Tag: Eight of Swords

Eight of Swords, The Wild Unknown Tarot

A butterfly, tightly wrapped in its cocoon, hangs from a sword. She is surrounded by seven swords which are not touching her, but if she opens her wings the swords will rip her to pieces. It appears there is no way of expanding. The butterfly is stuck and unable to open her wings in fear of what may happen. The energy of the card is frozen and unable to make any movement. The butterfly cannot see as she is hidden within herself, and this does not allow for even the slightest movement. This keeps her trapped, unable to expand. What is it that keeps the butterfly bound? Her sight is blinded, keeping her immobile and fragile. There must be another way.