DECK: Mystical Cats Tarot
CARD: Eight of Sky (Eight of Swords)
POSITION: Reversed / Inverted
In Mystical Cats Tarot, the Sky Clan cards correspond to the Suit of Swords in any of the Waite Tarot decks. While the artwork on the cards is considerably different than on traditional Waite tarot cards, they can often be read in similar ways. However, the reading for the Eight of Sky in the Mystical Cats guidebook says is rather different from traditional readings of the Eight of Swords in Waite Tarot, especially in the reversed position.
According to the “Tales of the Mystical Cats,” the Eight of Sky reversed means that you’re being tested. Whether that’s by others or by the universe in general, it’s time to show your ability to improvise and find innovative solutions for your problems. This should be considered an initiatory experience. Once you’ve passed this test, you’ll feel great achievement and find new self-respect. Others will recognize this, as well.
This card suggests that you’re open to new perspectives and are ready to release things that are holding you back. Seeing this card reversed by the Eight of Swords meaning indicates that you’ve already gone through difficult times and you’re becoming more open to self-acceptance and change.
The Eight of Sky tells you that you’ve already reflected on what’s worked and what hasn’t in your life. Now, you’ve changed your approach to things on your perspective on life. Perhaps in the past you played the role of the victim to your circumstances. But now you always are able to see that there are options. You’ve also learned to take greater accountability for where you’re at in life.
Still, seeing the card reversed means that despite the progress you’ve made, you still have to free yourself from some things from your past. There are still some skeletons in the closet that still need to be cleaned out. The advise of this card is to let go of old beliefs and behaviors that were holding you back before. You’re on the right track, so don’t be afraid to improvise.
What does the Eight of Sky (or Eight of Swords) card in the reversed position mean for you?
~ Phoenix <3