Daily Mindfulness - Vice Versa Tarot
This is a great deck I used to walk the Fool's Journey with last year. You can read that here.
The cards have 2 sides, the front, which is the main side in a regular deck is referred to as This Side. The reverse/back is called That Side.
Eight of Swords (That Side)
From this POV you can see that the bound woman's ropes are very loose and in fact she has a sword in her grasp - making it much easier for her to cut her ties and walk into the gentle landscape that awaits her. The eagle hovering over her symbolizes a far-seeing perspective, one you get when you remove the blindfold. We are being told here that rescue is US. No one is coming to cut us loose because we are well able to do it ourselves. If we choose to stay then we are playing the victim and that is never a good thing. However we ended up here, it was through our own doing and the best thing we can do is marshall our thoughts, focus and break free.
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.