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  • Tarot Card Study - The 8's

    8 of Wands
    8 of Swords

    8 of Cups
    8 of Pentacles

    Strength
    Star

    Please put pictures of your favorite versions of these cards if you have them. They can all be from the same deck or different decks. If you have more than one favorite, feel free to post all of them! Part of the fun of this will be showing off our decks and the fun for others will be seeing the images!

    Please discuss why this / these are your fave version(s) of the particular card. What in the card speaks the most to you? How does it relate to the other #8 cards? Can you see Strength or The Star cards in the minors? The suits in the Majors? Does looking @ the cards in this way change your perspectives?

    How would you interpret this card in different types of readings? What is your most frequent interpretation of this card, or what is your keyword or phrase for it?
    :fpraise: All hail the mighty SEARCH function! :fpraiseyo

    See the completed cards from the MW Tarot Project @ the link below:


    If "a gentle touch speaks volumes" imagine what a bitch-slap can do! ~ me

  • #2
    8 Positive Traits: Executive character and abilities, political skills, expert handling of power and authority, working for a cause, achieving recognition, exercising sound judgment, decisive and commanding.

    8. Negative Traits: Workaholic, overly ambitious, lacking humanitarian instincts, mismanaging money, repressing subordinates, impatient with people, stressed, materialistic.
    :fpraise: All hail the mighty SEARCH function! :fpraiseyo

    See the completed cards from the MW Tarot Project @ the link below:


    If "a gentle touch speaks volumes" imagine what a bitch-slap can do! ~ me

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    • #3
      My only Deck is the Mythic and I plan on making my own deck when I need to retire the current one I have.

      Strength: Overcoming a great obstical in your path, or the need to have strenth in a situation. A time when you need to let your strength out and use it.

      The Star: Unleashing of problems, chaos released. Yet from this chaos there is a chance to better yourself or the situation. The innocence of one person.

      Cups: Taking an unwanted journey into the unknown, the fear yet hope that by doing so you will gain what you are looking for. Leaving behind something dear for something unwanted.

      Wands: A journey, the steady pace after much turmoil in ones life. The joy of companionship at your side. Meeting good a few good friends.

      Swords: A difficult descion is in the making, you need to chose between one or the other. You can't sit in the middle anymore.

      Pentacles: Your very talented at what you do and have found that job your really good at. Good finacal balance in on the way.
      I danced within a circle, and a flower of light blossomed within my heart!

      my deviantart

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      • #4
        Here are the images of the 8's from the Magical Forest Tarot.
        :fpraise: All hail the mighty SEARCH function! :fpraiseyo

        See the completed cards from the MW Tarot Project @ the link below:


        If "a gentle touch speaks volumes" imagine what a bitch-slap can do! ~ me

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        • #5
          that's a photoshopped color version of my 8 of swords - the only eight I have done.

          Eight of swords- being boxed in- prisoner of society- forced to conform.

          eight of cups- running away from your feelings

          Eight of pentacles- preserverance, hard work, gain.

          eight of wands- speed, the written word , communication.

          strength- inner power, making a stand. the strength isn't the strength to overcome, like the chariot. it is the gentle strength that lets you stand, even if you fail.

          The Star- all good things. the best omen. things turning out for the best. this is the only card i don't read inverted- it is always a good thing coming.

          I gotta get painting! I don't even have sketches for most of these yet!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Taliesyn View Post
            I gotta get painting! I don't even have sketches for most of these yet!
            Stop being a slacker!

            That dude in the box is scary. I would NOT want to trade places with him! He looks like the victim of a very sadistic Magician. *makes note to self not to anger the Taliesyn*
            :fpraise: All hail the mighty SEARCH function! :fpraiseyo

            See the completed cards from the MW Tarot Project @ the link below:


            If "a gentle touch speaks volumes" imagine what a bitch-slap can do! ~ me

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            • #7
              Wow, that's an intense image, Taliesyn.


              I mentioned an idea to Lisa when I pmed some spreads, and she suggested that we try it here.

              My thought was pulling a symbol out of a card, such as the ropes that often bind the figure in the 8 of Swords, and talking about what rope symbolizes for us personally, and talking about what rope symbolizes traditionally.

              To me rope is a symbol of not just being bound up and restrained, but it's also a symbol of hope.

              ACK! I'm late for work. Will edit when I get home. heh. :o
              Each man performs his service to the Holy according to what he is, not according to what he is not; after all, the sacrifice must not surpass the proper measure of the worshiper. - Iamblichus



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              • #8
                The rope is a great choice, Zephyr! I think it has sort of a dual meaning for me... rope can hold things down, restrain and bind... but it can also provide the means of escape, as in lowering someone or something down a rope.

                Lasso, anyone?
                :fpraise: All hail the mighty SEARCH function! :fpraiseyo

                See the completed cards from the MW Tarot Project @ the link below:


                If "a gentle touch speaks volumes" imagine what a bitch-slap can do! ~ me

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                • #9
                  Exactly what I was thinking when I wrote that.

                  Think about the sayings we have. "She's tied up", He's "asking me to throw him a rope." I'm "at the end of my rope."

                  My book on symbols (Penguin's guide to symbols) talks about ropes being a symbol of the desire to ascend as well as the means to do so. It's associated with freedom and with being bound. Ropes are also related to the Fates, because of the threads of Fate, and because the Roman Goddess Fortuna often held ropes, demonstrating that she can decide when your Fate will come.
                  Each man performs his service to the Holy according to what he is, not according to what he is not; after all, the sacrifice must not surpass the proper measure of the worshiper. - Iamblichus



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                  • #10
                    great Idea, Zephyrstorm!

                    ropes. well, to me I see them as binging and restricting- in the eight of swords, I see the rope as the ties of society, mom's apronstrings, the chain of events, emotional "cords" .

                    ropes are also symbolic to me of the obligations we have chosen to take- feet neither bound or free. to me it is this sence that they allow us a means to escape, or free ourselves. because it is the accecptance of such obligations that we are given the wisdom to find freedom.

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                    • #11
                      That is a wonderful idea. I've always seen my ropes as binding me down.. until these past few months where they have been my means to climb out of the hole I was living in!

                      Ropes are wonderful tools. There is good binding as well, like in handfasting! Ropes can symbolize the union of people, not just as lovers and mates, but as friends and family!
                      I danced within a circle, and a flower of light blossomed within my heart!

                      my deviantart

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                      • #12
                        So what about the fact that in the Rider Waite, the eight of Wands shows them seemingly flying through the sky?

                        The sky is a place that is, to me, for dreams and hope, but also a changeable. Yet there are sayings like "head in the clouds" or "floating on air".

                        Or what does it mean that the R-W Eight of Cups shows the figure walking away from the cups? What does the act of walking away mean to each of us?

                        It can mean leaving something that is/once was valuable, but it can also mean setting aside something that has been weighing you down. "Leave all your cares behind you."

                        and the Pentacles? How about the hammer?

                        "Hammering something home" It's a tool of work, of the craftsman, but also of the laborer and artisan. Hammers also have a sense of other earthy endeavors. Many of the euphemisms that various languages use for sex relate to words like pound, nail, hammer. Hammering away at something means you are working as hard as you can to do it.

                        I enjoy this stuff. *notes that when she finishes her degree, she needs to specialize in semiotics and symbols*
                        Each man performs his service to the Holy according to what he is, not according to what he is not; after all, the sacrifice must not surpass the proper measure of the worshiper. - Iamblichus



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                        • #13
                          the wands in the air- to me that relates quickness, like they are arrows.

                          the running from hte cups, that's the whole meaning of the card to me- running away. escapeisim.

                          the hammer on the eight- well, I've done a bit of balcksmithing (made my own armor in the SCA days) and belive me, that's hard work!

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                          • #14
                            I agree, Taliesyn, Smithing is one of the toughest jobs I've been witness to. (I did SCA from the time I was 12-19 or so.) I remember watching the heavy fighters struggle to keep their armor in good shape and to make good armor to replace damaged goods.
                            Each man performs his service to the Holy according to what he is, not according to what he is not; after all, the sacrifice must not surpass the proper measure of the worshiper. - Iamblichus



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                            • #15
                              heh- I graduated to knifemaking- I have a friend who has a forge. if you think cold-froging 16 gauge looked hard, try making a bowie knife out of an old crowbar! it's really neat though. the metal really shows it's spirit when it is hot. I just recently gave away my athame- which I forged myself. I guess it's timeto fire up that forge again....

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