The Eight of Swords represents being trapped by overwhelming thoughts and feelings. Not knowing which direction to go, or being to see the way out of a problem or situation. Self doubt and perhaps doubt from others is clouding our judgment on an issue and we are playing the victim rather than do what we need to do to fix the problem. It is time to look at the situation from a new angle or perspective and realize that many of lifeâ€™s mistakes and choices are from our own doing. And as easily as we have gotten ourselves into a situation or mess, just as easily we can get out.