Control, skill, deception
Hod – Splendour
Hod means Splendour. Hod is the 8th sephirah on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. Hod relates to the Eights Minor Arcana. Mercury is the planet associated with Hod.
Correct impulse leading to equivocal action; a sense of the matter at hand which cannot be put into words; a breakdown of communication; falsehood thought confusion, not malice. The sense of a confusing situation mishandled through lack of interpretative effort.
Sickness, treachery, accident.
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.
Great haste, great hope, speed towards an end which promises assured felicity
Bad news, violent chagrin, crisis, censure, power in trammels, conflict, calumny, also sickness.
Work, employment, commission, craftsmanship, skill in craft and business, perhaps in the preparatory stage.
The card speaks for itself on the surface, but other readings are entirely antithetical — giving joy, mildness, timidity, honour, modesty
4 Eights in Hod divinatory meanings
Book of Thoth Eight of Disks is called Prudence. This card is a great deal better than the last two, because, in purely material matters especially relating to money,
Swiftness is about: communicating, selling, promoting, marketing, making news about the actions.
Lack of interest