The Druid Craft Tarot-Eight of Wands, illustrates a Celtic spear caster, dressed in his proud plaid. He is swiftly casting one of his 8 spears, and is shown standing on one foot, as if running before casting. Hence, the Druid Craft Tarot is following its predilection to assign the same definitions to its cards, as the Thoth Tarot.
The 8th Sephiroth, Hod, is called Splendor and all language relates to Hod. All eights are attributed to Hod that as the messenger Mercury, is the patron of Names and vesicles.
The Thoth Tarot-8 of Wands, Swiftness, is often called, The Lord of Swiftness and is Mercury in Sagittarius. The Angels of the Decan are Nithahiah and Haayah. The 8 of Wands, is Hod in Aziluth, the influence of Splendor in the World of Pure Spirit. Hence, the splendor of the tattoos on the free arm of the Celtic Spear-caster.
The placement of Mercury in Sagittarius, mitigates and diffuses into a rapid expansion the energy of Mercury. Thus, the energy of Mercury in the Sign of the Archer, is shown as electric arrows, going in multiple directions, both above and below. This illustration expounds on the meaning of swiftness and rapidity. A lot of energy, going nowhere and everywhere all at once.
The fiery colors invoke the concept of Fire as the element of this card, and we know that fire is the Vital Life Force, Spirit and/or Sex energy. Sex energy is the Swift energy that is used to create and achieve imaginings, goals or living beings and is not a sex of a species. This sex energy is shown in the Thoth 8 of Wands, Swiftness, as red-electric arrows.
However, these electricarrows of energy sustain and constitute the Material World representing the subtle energy of the Fiery Father, bringing down from Chokmah (wisdom), the message of the Original Will.
The Thoth and Druid Craft Tarot, both illustrate the geometrical pattern of the restored Universe (constantly restored by this Electric Fire). The rainbow above the double pyramid of the 8 of Wands, depicts the division of pure light into seven color rays of the light spectrum that exhibit interplay and correlation of the electromagnetic spectrum. . We are visualizing energy of high velocity; light speed.
Here, electric energy, because of the principles of Hod, (making concrete that which is subjective), has created intelligible geometrical form, as shown as the rainbow and double pyramid of the Thoth Card and as the Plaid of the Celtic Spear-man on the Druid Craft Tarot eight of wands .
When the Eight/8 of Wands is thrown during a reading, it implies:
- Haste, swift acceleration meaning that the querent's ideas will very soon be in Physical existence and/or easily expressed in words.
- This indicates a high energy period in which to initiate change, as in, a fast movement for spiritual growth.
- Time to put on Mercury's winged sandals, and move rapidly along the lightning Path towards Greater Self Awareness.
- A rapid descent of power to examine the self-identity, and thus expand its perspectives.
- An expedient creating of possibilities.
- Moving swiftly towards one's goals.
- If ill dignified by surrounding cards:
- Too much force applied too suddenly.
- A hasty communication.