Golden Dawn title of Eight of Wands
Lord of Swiftness
Divinatory meanings of 8 of Wands
Short-lived perfection; an uncovering of hidden motives or aspects of the affair at hand; secrecy with a tendency toward stubbornness; plots. Rapid thought and action.
Understanding, Observation, Direction.
Quarrels, Intestine, disputes, Discord.
Astrological attributions of 8 of Wands
The first or Ascendant decan of Sagittarius is ruled by Mercury from November 22nd-Dec 1st
Magical Image of the First Face of Sagittarius in Picatrix
In the first face of Sagittarius ascends the form of a man armed with a coat of mail, and holding a naked sword in his hand; the operation of this is for boldness, malice, and liberty:
Mercury ruling this decanate of Sagittarius gives the sense of swiftness and ease of movement, to which we can add boldness and liberty from Picatrix. How the malice fits in is not so easy to establish.