The Eight of Swords card, Minor Arcana, represents feeling trapped, imprisoned. Your thoughts and fears have paralyzed and imprisoned you physically and mentally. You feel shackled and are unable to think clearly. Thinking of change is overwhelming. You think it is better to stay where you are than to take a risk. You also have an overwhelming fear of getting hurt.
You will start thinking more clearly. Recognize that you possess the power to rebuild your self-confidence. You are no longer the victim of circumstances. Use your intuition to liberate you from oppression. Now is the time to question if your energies are being used to the best of your ability. Let go of the past and start planning and living for the future. Everything else is just water under the bridge.