Upright: Bad news, violent chagrin, crisis, censure, power in trammels, conflict, calumny; also sickness. Additional: For a woman, scandal spread in her respect.
Reversed: Disquiet, difficulty, opposition, accident, treachery; what is unforeseen; fatality. Additional: Departure of a relative.
Eight of Swords – Tarot Card Description
A woman, bound and hoodwinked, with the swords of the card about her. Yet it is rather a card of temporary durance than of irretrievable bondage.