The 8 of Swords card shows up in a reading, it means that your mind is giving way too much power to a situation or series of hypothetical situations that do not serve you. Since this reading is still high-frequency, the Universe is congratulating you on the hard work that you’ve been doing to release those anxious thoughts!
You are being reminded of the power of your mind and your spirit guides are celebrating you stepping into that power.
The traditional 8 of Swords card shows a woman that is blindfolded, chained, and surrounded by a cage of swords. Since the Swords suit represents the mind in tarot, this depicts a prisoner of her own mind.
However, you realize that all you have to do is slip in between the spaces of the swords by shifting your perspective. In fact, as long as you have breath in your body, you have options.
The Universe is giving you pat on the back for realizing that the key to handling stressful situations is slowing down so that your mind can also slow down.
You’re doing great work! Continue warping your reality with the powerful energy of the 8 of swords.