8 of Swords (Cross Spread)

8 of Swords

The Eight of Swords indicates that you feel trapped by your own perspectives and thoughts. The woman in this card is blindfolded and thus, thinks she has no way out. However, if only she could remove the blindfold and change her thinking, she would see that she does indeed have options. So, the Eight of Swords suggests that you need to look at a difficult situation from a new angle.
The Eight of Swords is often a sign that it is best not to make any important decisions at this moment because your thinking is constrained and limited by boundaries you have imposed yourself. You are finding it hard to see a situation as it really is, and have come to believe things which may or may not be true.
The woman in the Eight of Swords is often regarded as powerless. She has given up her power to an unknown entity. If you see part of this woman in yourself, then it is critical that you take back your power and open your eyes to the options that lie in front of you. The fact is that you do have options, even if you do not like those options.
The Eight of Swords can suggest that your interests will be opposed by other people, and this may create restrictions to what it is you want to achieve. Retrieve your power and realize that you have options whether others oppose you or not. You do not have to be constrained by their rules or their way of thinking.