8 of Wands – New Palladini Deck


Astro Sign: Sagittarius

Chakra: Brow, Crown

Medicinal Herb: Sassafras

ArchAngel: Raphael

Crystals and Stones: Carnelian, Citrine, Golden Topaz, Larimar, Mookaite Jasper, Pyrite, Vanadinite (Writers Block)


Energetically the 8 of Wands is about fast action, hitting the mark, news that comes quickly and positive change. Spiritual growth is at an all time high, healing is happening and we’re taking action to shift into a more active and challenging lifestyle. The advice with this card is to take the initiative and make some progress towards your goals in a direct and easy manner.

The number 8 relates to the Strength card, which represents our eternal inward search for courage, compassion and healing. Self-discovery leads to actualization by allowing our individuality room to explore and meet parts of self previously tucked away for safekeeping. By allowing our higher self to merge with and direct our lower self we’re able to allow our repressed unconscious desires to surface. Post-traumatic stress disorder, abuse, anger issues and panic disorders all fall under the tender, loving care of the Strength card (among some others). The key to healing here lies in the powerful passivity of the other energies such as the Queen of Cups, The High Priestess and The Hanged Man.

By giving ourselves time to go within and BE we’re sending a signal to our inner world that it’s safe to rise up and be seen. Often times exposing tender and wounded parts of self to a superficial and fast moving world is terrifying and can induce feelings of panic and therefore a powerful desire to avoid the challenges. This creates a desire to escape to a less daunting and stressful place. It’s here with the number 8 we find a sense of self in a safe, fun, calm and peaceful manner. A greater sense of wholeness emerges like the uncomfortable yet welcome awakening from the chrysalis.

What we find with the suit of Wands is fire energy; passion, anger, desire, love, action and creativity. This is the Divine charge, the active principle, and an inspirational quality not unlike the discovery of a powerful muse. The blending of the masculine and feminine in this way creates a powerful surge of enlightened energy and sends it soaring into the world. This is a bold energy although not egotistical, this isn’t hubris it’s action taken stemming from a deep belief in oneself. A desire to grow and change, to move and dance is born from a powerful connection with all that is. This is enthusiasm for life, love, well-being and fulfillment and it strives to lead us to our true path.

So this week it looks like events will be unfolding quickly and messages will be coming in just as swiftly. Steps taken toward healing your deepest wounds will lead to profound spiritual growth and place you on your rightful path. It’s onward and upward…and fast!

Have a great week.