Wildwood COTD : Eight of Arrows

Today we have the Eight of Arrows come out and join us. It’s keyword is “struggle” and is a totally new card. I did draw the Six of Stones first, so I hope no one else has died! As you can see from the image of this card, it shows a woman, holding a lantern close to her, a staff for the support with eight arrows on the ground. Arrows in this deck are Swords in RWS, so I have a question already, which is: What else is she struggling with? The landscape is as cold and snowy as the deepest winter, yet the river still runs, her emotions still flow. The trees are bent from the wind and the woman is wrapped up in furs to keep the elements at bay. What is she struggling with, beyond the elements? In RWS, the 8 of Swords indicates self entrapment, but…