When we see this card we know that opportunity is in front of our nose and we must strike while the iron is hot. We also must be prepared to move at a speed that we might not feel accustomed to. And as we move quickly, we must stay laser-focused. So we’re being asked to do an awful lot using a lot of energy at once.
I love this rendition because it shows how much energy is contained in this card. And it shows the importance of staying focused and moving quickly through this opportunity. I love how the artist chose to portray the figure as a young person. This gives us hints as to the kind of energy we are going to need. (My toddler never stops moving.) It also tells us the attitude with which we should approach this. Youthful exuberance and faith that it will all work out is key.
Know that when your Eight of Wands time comes, the time will speed by. The Eight of Wands says: get some momentum going because there is still a hill to climb (Nine and Ten of Wands) ahead of you. As Granny Weatherwax wisely says, if you want something done ask a busy person to do it. This is Eight of Wands energy!