A lot of things may be up in the air for you when the 8 of Wands appears. You may be frustrated, tired of waiting. This card is an indicator to be patient a while longer. You may have already done all you can do, and decisions now must be made by other people.
When this card appears, nothing seems to be moving ahead. Don't try to force things, as that is likely to backfire on you. Speaking metaphorically, sometimes our actions are all in the wrist, all you can do is put your best out there and see where it lands. You've put your best out there. Now wait.
Career & Employment
You are probably waiting on decisions that have to be made by others. Chances are good that the outcome will be positive, but don't try to push people before they are ready. Be patient. The logjam will break soon, but it isn't up to you to break it.
Love & Relationships
In the context of love, when the 8 appears, you probably are feeling ready for a commitment that doesn't seem to be forthcoming. Again, you must not push someone before they are ready. You can't get your needs met by force. Distract yourself if necessary, and your beloved may be back to you before you know it, offering the love you'd been hoping for, on a silver platter.
Finances & Income
Things don't seem to be moving, financially. This is not a good time to take speculative investments, unless you are looking at the very long-term. Things are in flux. Save money. Watch your spending habits. Again, patience is called for.
Mental & Physical Health
You may be anxiously waiting for test results or for information on what a particular health problem actually means. Take one moment at a time, think positively, and know that it may take a while to get to the bottom of what is really happening. Advocate for yourself, ask questions, educate yourself as much as you can. Your healers have a lot of patients to care for. You only have yourself. Keep plugging ahead and things are likely to be fine.
For most of us, patience can be a difficult spiritual lesson to grapple with. However when this card appears, it's a clear signal that stillness and patience are issues that you need to work on. Meditation is helpful now. If you can't sit still and meditate for twenty minutes, that's fine… start with thirty seconds. With stillness, very often, comes peace. Look for it.