This card links to the 3 of Pentacles, the Master Mason card, here the Apprentice has risen in the ranks and has achieved the skills of his trade.
If this card turns up in your reading in relation to a work based question it could suggest that skills need to be honed, perhaps even a case of going back to basics with the 3 of Pentacles.
Tarot Insider Tip: the cards never stand alone; one lesson touches the next and so on. The number 8 of the suit is symbolic of continuity. We can apply this here to the never-ending process of learning and practice – gaining experience.
In numerology, 8 is also 4+4, two lots of perfect structure. The card shows building blocks – work – for its own sake, even if it is not appreciated by others. You are gaining experience, and that is what counts – your building blocks in life.