Eight of Swords
The Eight of Swords represents negative thoughts and imposing restrictions on oneself. When the Eight of Swords appears, there will be a sense of panic about an issue or situation. Negativity, pessimism and doom and gloom will govern. You cannot possibly deal with all Eight Swords at the one time for that would be too much for any of us. You need to take one Sword (stress) at a time and attempt to sort it before moving on to the next one. Think clearly and lose the victim mentality. Solutions to your problems are there if you are prepared to seek them out.
Eight of Swords (Reversed)
When the Eight of Swords Reverses, the force of gravity loosens the Swords that are stuck in the ground and they fall out and tumble onto the ground. This suggests that all the stresses and worries that you have been dealing with are beginning to weaken their hold on you and they lose their strength. Suddenly, you see a way out of your situation. You can now see your situation for what it is, and for the first time in a long time, are able to take action. If you have been consumed with troubles and fear in your personal life or health-wise, then they will begin to resolve, allowing peace of mind to return.