Rider WaiteTarot Reading



Properties of 8 of Swords


Alternate Names: Interference


Keywords / Additional Meanings:

For a woman, scandal spread in her respect. Reversed: Departure of a relative.



A woman, bound and hoodwinked, with the swords of the card about her. Yet it is rather a card of temporary durance than of irretrievable bondage.

Divinatory Meaning:

Bad news, violent chagrin, crisis, censure, power in trammels, conflict, calumny; also sickness.

Reversed Meaning:

Disquiet, difficulty, opposition, accident, treachery; what is unforeseen; fatality.


Astrological / Elemental Correspondence: Jupiter in Gemini