Hearts: Love, romance, happiness, peace, contentment, the emotions, family, friends, honesty, trust and goodwill.
The Number 8: Balance, adaptation, harmony, equilibrium, yin/yang, power, money, status, strength, infinity.
How To Read The 8 of Hearts:
Traditionally the 8 of Hearts is a card of celebration and good tidings. The combination of the Suit of Hearts and the number 8 brings emotional balance, harmony and fair play.
The 8 of Hearts is a card of pleasure and happy times. It indicates sharing good times with friends and family. It represents mutual love and respect, mutual faith and trust, and emotional fulfillment.
The 8♥ can tell you if the object of your affections is feeling the same way about you. In a business spread, the 8♥ can indicate a fair deal or a mutually beneficial venture. The 8♥ can also represent an existing relationship, or a specific loved one in the querent’s life.
My grandmother read the 8♥ as “the relationship card.” It didn’t mean a new relationship was on the way, but that there was an existing relationship that might influence the situation. For example, when asking about a potential love interest, if the 8♥ turned up in the reading, it would signify that this person is already involved in an existing relationship. The surrounding cards would indicate if the existing relationship was happy or not.
It’s important to note that the 8♥ doesn’t necessarily indicate a romantic relationship. The existing relationship might be a controlling parent or friend. It might even be that the person is still attached to an “ex” even though the actual relationship has ended. In this case, the 8♥ would indicate that the person is not emotionally available at this time.
The 8♥ can also represent a couple when referred to as a unit.
Two 8s: Pleasure, having a good time. Can indicate “music” from the symbolism of 88 keys on a piano.
Three 8s: Major change.
Four 8s: Weighing the pros and cons of a situation.
Suggested Card Combinations:
Face Card + 8♥ = someone involved in an existing relationship.
9♣ + 8♥ = going on a trip with a loved one, double occupancy.
8♥ + A♥ = roommate.