The Eight of Wands is the fourth of its suit to turn up since Saturday, along with a Cups card yesterday and the Chariot (Bearer of the Chalice) two days ago – all apropos of Holy Week. Passion, heart and the gift of the Eucharist.
This Eight card represents the energy of an arrow flying to its target. Crowley styles it “Swiftness.” It is the sudden burst of energy that we observe when a smoldering fire flares up, or when a chain reaction occurs at the atomic level. WHEW! Then it’s over.
Such bursts of energy may be spectacular or even magical, but they may also be difficult to control and direct. All we can do is wait for the effects after the wave of energy passes.