the eight of wands is a card of action, of change, and of realizing our dreams or potential. it signifies a time when life is moving rapidly forward in a positive way. this tarot card calls us to stay alive with this flow, to move with this momentum, to stay alert with this forward motion. we are so close to achieving our goal or being in a place in life that we have been striving for and the universe urges us to continue forward with vigor and stamina. if it is a sudden change that has arrived with the appearance of the eight of wands, rest assured that this change is pushing you in a way that you will be pleased by, so accept it and follow what is being laid before you. as we progress forward, we must also recognize that along with greatness also comes greater challenges. stay focused so that you may draw in your awareness of what may arise. with this momentum, nothing can stop us now. but we may have to jump over some hurdles, and while focused on what we are moving towards, we may do so with grace. what we desire and dream of lays ahead and is ours to grasp soon.
sometimes we are working on something for so long that it can be startling when it all starts to fall into place and begins to progress rapidly forward. sometimes we have been waiting for this to happen and are beyond ready. other times we have been holding ourselves back from moving forward out of fear of the unknown, of leaving of comfort zone, or of what may be expected of us when we reach our goal. sometimes we have been halted by circumstance and need a major change to jolt us back into motion. whatever the reason the time is now. we must move forward and the universe is going to create the waves that ensure that motion. ride the wave. own the wave. this is your dream, so do not hold back or hide from this opportunity to realize it.
as we move forward, as we elevate, as we grow into greatness, greater challenges will arise. if we play small, we will receive small, smaller challenges and smaller benefits. so we rise to the occasion because we are capable. the path that has brought us to this point has provided us with the lessons and experience to easily tackle what comes before us. and we deserve to know all of the greatness that lies before us. so do not allow the challenges block your path, do not become discouraged, and by all means do not turn back around for safety and comfort. growth can be a lonely and uncertain path. it pushes us past what we know, where we have been stuck, or where we have been resting comfortably. when we are comfortable, we are settling, for less, for small, in a place where we will not know greatness. as Kahlil Gibran states, "The lust for comfort murders the passions of the soul." but when we push ourselves, and our growth is aligned with what we desire in our core, it will provide immense fulfillment. all of the challenges, all of the work, all of the waiting, all of the heartbreak, all of the worry, all of the striving, all of it will be worth it. and we will see that all that came along the path was entirely necessary to bring us to where we are now, to who we are now. when we set our intentions towards what we desire, and we stay in active pursuit of our dreams, and follow our authenticity while seeking more, we are destined to have it all.