DECK: Mystical Cats Tarot
CARD: Eight of Sky (Eight of Swords)
In Mystical Cats Tarot, the Sky Clan cards correspond to the Suit of Swords in any of the Waite Tarot decks. In many cases, while the artwork on the cards is considerably different, they are often read much the same. However, what the Eight of Sky suggests by what the Mystical Cats guidebook says is quite different from traditional readings of the Eight of Swords in Waite Tarot.
Typically, the Eight of Swords would represent isolation, imprisonment, or self-imposed restriction. But although imprisonment is signified by the Eight of Sky, it's read with a far more positive connotionation. Let’s see what’s suggested by the cat in this card.
According to the “Tales of the Mystical Cats,” if you’re in a bad situation, it’s not as dire as you might think or as it first appears. If you feel trapped without any choices, stay calm. There’s a simple solution if you look for it. The best advice is to stay still and let your fear pass. If you thrash about, the situation will only get worse. Don’t let frustration get the best of you, and don’t let small annoyances only add to your frustration. Trust your own intelligence to find your way out.
By the Mystical Cats reading, the Eight of Sky signifies that you're currently being held back or have been isolating yourself for reasons that very likely aren't enough to keep you that way. In fact, you'd read this card much like you would the reversed Eight of Swords in Waite Tarot. That would be saying you should be open to new perspectives to release yourself into the life you could be living. In any case, this card means that whatever is keeping you stuck at the moment will soon pass if you keep an open mind.
What does the Eight of Sky (or Eight of Swords) card mean for you?
~ Phoenix <3