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Extreme Eight of Division - Spade -Sword

The Narrow Perspective:
Provincial Phobia Constricting
Confining Bondage Encroaching


Disease - SUFFOCATION - Depression
Despondent - Deflating

point of view.


The Wraith:
Agent of Disease and Infirmity
... and The Sickling

Energy purging, hope is dying
Strangulation, no sense trying
Naked, cold, starry night
Depression, distant fading light

A stifling pessimist is paralyzing
A despondent melancholic is pining


E 8 of [ / ] Spades - {00001}
The Narrow Perspective:
-- Provincial & Constricting

Provincial, narrow, and encroaching
Phobia, darkness, death is approaching
Suffocation, no way out
Confining depression, choke and pout

Provincial phobia constricting
Confining suffocation encroaching

COURT - (one half)

The Dilatory Phobic
Provincial, encroaching narrow mind
Confining, constricting, phobic in kind

Seeing the Eyes
of a Visual Spirit
and the Visions from a
Discrete Atmosphere.
















E 8 of [ / ] Division - Spade -Sword - {00001}

[0] [0] Persuasion of Person:
--Imagine... drowning.

A person who is narrow-minded and prejudiced.
--Imagine... a bigot.
A person who is depressing and cynical.
--Imagine... a pessimist.

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Precession of Cycle:

Early March, 5:00 am.
Piles of snow and freezing cold suffocate the land.
--Imagine... a desolate landscape.

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Perception of Thing:

Seeing it as darkness encroaching.
Seeing it as space that can't be held.
Darkness that can't be pushed back.
Something that depresses the spirits.
Something confining.
Cabin fever.
--Imagine... being shot down or sinking.

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Progression of Event:

A result that is depressing.
--Imagine... a bad critique.
A result that is not fair.
--Imagine... things lopsided.
Wearing a mental straight jacket.
Taking a narrow-minded view.

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Perspective of Place:

A place that is claustrophobic.
--Imagine... someone buried alive.
--Imagine... someone bound with ropes.
--Imagine... someone in a wasteland, encircled by swords.
--Imagine... a log cabin snowed in.
A place that is suffocating.
--Imagine... a smoke filled room.

[5] [1]
Pulsation of Phase:

A situation that is absolutely desperate.
--Imagine... a snowball in Hell.
--Imagine... a naked person on a cold night.
--Imagine... a noose tightening around a neck.
An emotion of desperation.
A nervous breakdown.
--Imagine... darkness closing in fast.
--Imagine... someone with a blindfold.

A Constellation of Influence about:

The Equilibrious Undulation of
Opposite Relational and
Adjacent Separated things.

The Commensurate Emanation of a
Decremental Process amid
Flexible Random Chaos.

The Displacing Space of
Intangible Proportionality in a
Waning state of Depreciation.

The Diminished Presence
and Deteriorate Influence
of the Element of Water
and the Negative Influence
of the Perceptual
In the Sustained Darkness of
Winter's Terminal Cold
Early March, 5:00 am.

The Wholistic Leaps of
Divestive Division and the
UnConscious Emotions
of a Subtle Wave
in Catabolic Capitulation.

Subjectively Passive Emotions
of the UnConscious
Yielding Recessively
to the Dark.

Actively Expelling toward the
Flowing Movement and
Rarified Sparsity of the
Cool Wet Water of an

The Diverging or Dissemination
of the Peripheral Outsides
at a Transitory Instance
of Flux.

The Excessive Antipathy of
Negative Revulsion
and the Frowns of the
Bad, Sad and Mad.

Beside a Bottomless Lake
in the Darkness of a Winter Moonset
with Cold Air and a Cold Wind
through Snow Covered Pine Trees
a Black Female Cat
Runs through Frozen Snow
Watching with Eyes the Flowing Water
of Death's Deteriorate Projections

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Below are a few examples of what might be derived from this Quintagram / Tarot Card / Number of Numerology / Constellation of Influence by way of acts of interpretation. Some are from personal experience. Some are just brainstormed possibilities being tossed out there. If nothing is found anywhere on this page that seems like it might fit the situation at hand, be sure to examine the other pages of possible interpretations and important keywords found at the bottom of this page, as well as other locations around this site. Don't be literal. Try to grasp the essence.

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I am in the process of sorting them from one form to this form, so there may be some repitition and other sloppiness for now.

EN8 of Swords - Adjectives:
Note: Sorting in progress, please be patient and read randomly for now...
(Might use with Position 1 of Binary Spread, or significator card)

  • 1. too critical of self ~ unable to see the forrest for the trees.
  • 3. hopeless.
  • 4. distant.
  • 6. depressing.
  • 7. very depressing ~ unfair.
  • 8. closed off.
  • 12. short sighted ~ biased ~ bigoted ~ critical ~ judgmental ~ prejudiced ~ narrow-minded ~ narrow of vision ~ very provincial - unable to see beyond immediate problems ~ hypocritical ~ pessimistic ~ cynical ~ neurotic ~ phobic ~ hysterical ~ too focused.
  • 14. provincial ~ confining ~ dark and confining ~ congested ~ suffocating ~ claustrophobic.
  • 15. exasperating.
  • 16. lopsided.
  • 18. suppressed.
  • 19. disappointing.
  • 20. mentally constipated.
  • 21. desperate ~ despondent ~ inhibited ~ decidedly straight jacketed ~ afraid to move beyond illuminated rage ~ severely depressed ~ disappointed ~ faint ~ exasperated ~ disenchanted ~ cooped up.

EN8 of Swords - Nouns:
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(Might use for Position 1 of Binary Spread)

  • 1. a death rattle ~ the gurgling sounds of death ~ tunnel vision ~ myopia.
  • 2. a limited view of self ~ too narrow in focus ~ a narrow - excessively focused world ~ a cynical view ~ prejudice ~ bias.
  • 3. great pessimism ~ a phobia.
  • 5. a hostage ~ a racist ~ a boston strangler.
  • 7. a ball and chain / straight jacket ~ a hangman’s noose ~ a popped balloon - bursted bubble.
  • 8. tears of sorrow.
  • 9. tuberculosis ~ angina ~ someone’s last dying breath.
  • 10. a mental straight jacket ~ a disappointing relationship ~ a crisis.
  • 11. cynicism ~ bigotry ~ hypocrisy ~ neurosis.
  • 12. a disappointing result ~ an unfair situation ~ a double standard ~ an unfair court decision ~ a gross injustice ~ a situation with hostages ~ physical bondage.
  • 13. inhibition ~ cabin fever ~ hysteria ~ tunnel vision closing you off from the world through excessive focus on your own problems.
  • 14. a personal disappointment ~ that hopeless sinking feeling in your chest ~ despair ~ suffocated hopes.
  • 15. a sense of urgency that is uncomfortably confining ~ unfulfilled hopes ~ a sense of hopelessness and despondency ~ vein hopes ~ emotional bondage.
  • 16. asphyxiation ~ strangulation ~ suffocation ~ encroachment ~ the world closing in on you ~ smoke inhalation ~ everything going dark.
  • 17. extreme scrutiny - blinded by a spot light ~ a cathartic revelation that leaves you empty.
  • 18. a sigh of despair ~ total immersement to the exclusion of all else ~ sleeping through it all ~ blacking out ~ that long walk to the electric chair.
  • 19. a narrow corridor.
  • 20. a shrinking sphere.
  • 21. a place that does not allow peripheral vision ~ a confined space ~ a very cramped space ~ a bleak place.

EN8 of Swords - Verbs:
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(Might use for Position 2, 4, 6 or 8 of Binary Spread)

  • 1. suffocating ~ choking ~ clamming up ~ withering away to nothing ~ cursing the darkness rather than lighting a candle ~ reading between the lines for cynical reality ~ being so focused on activities you lose sense of the world outside ~ being too focused ~ being intensely focused on something - not necessarily what you want to be - but on something that desperately demands your attention ~ being critical of others ~ being cynical ~ doing something that is unfair to others but serves your narrow view ~ making no effort to break out of current domain ~ passing judgement before hearing evidence ~ focusing only on the negative ~ giving up hope ~ seeing only one perspective ~ becoming so engrossed you loose sight of the outside world ~ focusing too hard on one thing ~ taking a very narrow view - a provincial view ~ suffocating others ~ suffocating others with your pessimism and lamenting ~ getting hysterical ~ developing cabin fever ~ falling into sever depression ~ dwelling on the negative ~ remembering things worse than they were ~ setting yourself up for a big disappointment ~ wearing blinders ~ clipping your own wings so that you never leave your cage ~ putting all your eggs in one basket ~ being cooped up too long ~ being bound and gaged like a hostage ~ being held hostage ~ being contained by a spot of light afraid of what lies beyond ~ being unjustly accused ~ being chained to your desk / computer / work ~ being stretched to your limits ~ being treated unfairly ~ being under house arrest ~ being up to your neck and treading water ~ having your nose buried so deep in your work you don’t even know what’s going on around you ~ having a limited view ~ having no space - no room to move ~ having to work in a straight jacket ~ having no hope ~ having bubble of enthusiasm popped by a disappointment ~ having your hands tied ~ having to work with one hand tied behind your back ~ having your ice cream melt ~ not being given enough room ~ running out of space ~ getting the smallest office with no windows ~ missing something very important because of your narrow perspective.

EN8 of Swords - Reactions:
(thoughts, opinions, feelings, observations, guiding voice)
(Might use for position 3, 5, 7 or 9 of Binary Spread)

  • 1. it’s suffocating me.
  • 4. it’s a big let down ~ it bursted my bubble of hope.
  • 5. get this straight jacket off me! ~ I guess this means the end is near.
  • 6. it looks hopeless ~ it’s a lost cause ~ what’s next a plague of locusts?! ~ looks dismal.
  • 7. I don’t handle criticism well.
  • 8. life is a shit sandwich - then you die ~ hope for the best - expect the worst ~ hope is as cheap as despair ~ the most wasteful of all days is the day we have not laughed------feel as though the wind has gone out of your sails ~ like your hands are tied ~ your enthusiasm fading fast.

EN8 of Swords - Predictions:
(what might happen)
(Might use for Position 6, 7, 8 or 9 of Binary Spread)

  • I see something that will result in excessive concentration and narrow focus.
  • I see you in a straight jacket ~ expect to be disappointed ~ you will develop phobias and neuroses from this ~ your hot air balloon will fall before you get to where you want to go ~ I see no justice for you - you will be treated unfairly.

EN8 of Swords - Life Biased Advice:
(admonitions, words of wisdom, proverbs, maxims, epigrams, aphorisms)
(Might use for any position of Binary Spread)

  • you are criticizing too much ~ don’t punish unjustly ~ don’t be so focused on your own dealings that you forget everything else, or become afraid of the outside world ~ don’t give in to your phobias ~ reach out in the darkness and you may find a friend ~ shed that cloak ~ loose those blinders ~ don’t let other people’s narrow views become your own.
  • you are not treating others as you would like to be treated - fairly!
  • don’t be afraid to move beyond illuminated range ~ negative thinking creates a narrow mind ~ criticism is easy - art is difficult ~ many complain of their memory - none of their judgement ~ don’t judge two when you’ve only heard one ~ when anger in the bosom lies - justice out the window flies ~ when there is no hope there can be no endeavor ~ not to have hope is the poorest of all conditions ~ hope deferred maketh the heart sick ~ it is the nature of despair to blind us to all means of safety ~ despair is the conclusion of fools ~ people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones ~ he that has a jaundiced eye sees everything yellow.

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