Eight of swords Combinations with the other Tarot cards – Good, Bad or Neutral?

Eight of swords is generally considered to be a bad card in tarot combinations. Based on the evaluation of six experienced tarot readers, its average rating for love and relationships is -3 points, which is at the lower end of the -5 … +5 valuation range.

In tarot combinations the Eight of swords is most frequently associated with these keywords: helpless, imprisonment, negative thoughts, paralysed, powerless, restricted, self-imposed restriction, trapped, victim mentality, victimised.

In a combo with the other tarot cards, Eight of swords may radically change its meaning, sometimes for better, and sometimes – alas! – for much worse.

Here are all 77 possible combinations of Eight of swords with the other tarot cards:

Eight of swords and Major arcana combinations
Eight of swords and Cups combinations
Eight of swords and Pentacles combinations
Eight of swords and Wands combinations
Eight of swords and Swords combinations