Inverted Eight of Rods

Interpretation

Inverted Eight of RodsInversions are often a study in opposition. Depending on the context, this could either indicate stuck or explosive energy.

If the energy seems stuck to you, you could be coming up against a series of obstacles, cancellations, or delays. If the energy is explosive, it could represent a surge of adrenaline, that may or may not work in your favor. Whatever the situation, try to keep your wits about you. You might not have a great deal of control in this situation. Try not to react impulsively.

The Suit — Rods, Wands, Staves, or Clubs

The Rod is a tool with a spark of life in it. This suit is associated with the element of fire, due largely to an ancient belief that fire is held captive in wood. Certainly, sensitive souls can feel the energy of wood, but we don’t expect it to combust on its own. When we refer to this suit as Wands, we acknowledge its power. Rods are creative and fiery. They can also feel like a burden in excess.

Number — 8

Eight is a number of movement, power, and adjustment.

The Inversion

There is nothing to fear with an inversion. Mary K. Greer explains in her book, The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals, that an inverted card may be interpreted in one or more of these twelve ways:

  1. Blocked or Resisted
  2. Projected
  3. Delayed, Difficult, Unavailable
  4. Inner, Unconscious, Private
  5. New or Dark Moon (if you are reading cards from a round deck)
  6. Breaking Through, Overturning, Refusing, Changing Direction
  7. The Opposite of the Upright Meaning, or Lacking
  8. Excessively
  9. Misused or Misdirected
  10. The Upright Meaning Backward
  11. A Rectification or Cure
  12. Magical, Unconventional, or Humorous

Interactions

The Eight of Rods only interacts with the Pages of each suit.

Minor Arcana

Pages: Any of the Pages in combination with the Eight of Rods (Wands, Staves, or Clubs in other decks) indicate a message could play a key role in events. You can expect its arrival soon.

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