8 OF VOICES
— The powering or disempowering effect of belief —
EIGHT OF VOICES (SWORDS) TAROT CARD MEANING
THE 8 OF VOICES TAROT MESSAGE
feeling stuck, bound, believing you have no choices, a self-tethering, no way out, unleashing your ties, seeing truth
Are you stuck in the weeds of your own creation? Caught in the minutiae, assuming you have no choice? See things from a higher place – a longer timeline – a better mindset, and notice that you can choose to move any time you want.
• The chains of security
• The bindings that lie
• Clasping at my scream
EXPERIENCING the Tarot 8 OF VOICES
She found herself in a dark place… the walls seemed to cave in and the lights were blotted out from the sky. She felt around in the dark. It was cold, and she was sure she was lost. Stuck in one spot with no way to move She always had the worst luck. Always. And her heart began to beat faster as she imagined her prison. She must be underground somewhere. A cave. A horrible place. She felt her blood rise and she was getting thirsty. So thirsty for serenity. Freedom. For those summer days that lasted forever… with their carefree giggles and easy smiles. Thirst. She was thirsty! There must be water here somewhere to drink… but she simply couldn’t see where it was. “I can’t,” she said out loud, and as she said it, it felt like a strap clasped at her wrist. She tripped, trying to escape. “I can’t,” she called out again, and another rope anchored onto her arm. She began to give up, “I can’t, I can’t, I can’t…” and with every subsequent sob, cry and scream the ties multiplied. She looked up, and begged for help from the Universe. as she was sure she couldn’t do this on her own. The Universe replied with the quietest whisper, “You’re not stuck. Look around you.” She slowed her breathing, and her blindfold fell away. She opened her eyes, and watched the sun peek over the mountain behind her, and she remembered that she had been outside all along. Free to leave. Free to change. Oh, what suffering we create, when we allow hopelessness to manifest in our hearts.
Imagine yourself in the dark, watching the sun peek over the horizon. As soon as it rises, you see the different paths of your many options that lie ahead. Notice the ones you assumed were not available to you, but are. Notice that you are free to leave at any time.
• Draw expanding spirals to unstick what’s stuck.
• Think about how your inner voice and the words you speak to yourself bind your potential or free your mind. Notice how your thoughts either help or hinder your feelings, and open or close possibilities for the future. Notice any recurring negative phrases or words that you tend to use, and find their opposites. (i.e.: change lazy to motivated.) Use your new words in a creation.
“The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson