From Halloween Tarot, Eight of Bats and Three of Bats.
In the world of the Halloween Tarot, Bats equate to the suit of Swords. Swords are generally a pretty fierce suit, tending towards the torturous aspects of letting the mind run wild. This is clearly seen in the 9 of Swords, laying awake at night, tormented by your own thoughts.
The Eight of Bats is feeling helpless, trapped, isolated and full of despair. The important thing to recognize here, it that you are inflicting these feelings on yourself. Everyone goes through hard times, yet it is how we choose to deal with them that makes all the difference. Try for a positive attitude, look at what you have, rather than what you don’t, and watch a hopeless situation turn to hope. It’s all in your perceptions.
There is no softening the impact of the Three of Bats. Here lies heartbreak, loss, rejection and betrayal. Often this indicates the sudden, and bad, ending of a relationship. This is compounded by the fact that, until now, you had thought everything was going fine.
There is a lot of pain contained within this card. In a lot of decks, the heart is pierced with three swords, that says it all really.
Even though the Three indicates pain and heartbreak, the Eight balance this out some. Remember, perspective! If we can look at a betrayal or painful experience as one of learning and growth, we can take the power back. With every hurt we have learnt a lesson, become stronger, wiser.
The very worst scenario can provide us an opportunity to, like the Phoenix, rise from the ashes, renewed, stronger and transformed for the better.