The Eight of Spades, when surrounded by negative cards, brings a huge warning. The querent may be ill and unable to move forward because of it. If illness is indicated, the querent is probably ignoring their need for treatment. When no physical illness is involved, they may be unwilling to move forward due to anxiety or even fear. This is a card that often turns up in cases where a querent is refusing to leave an abusive relationship. Still further, the indication of loss of freedom and inability to move may be quite literal; your querent might be looking at time in jail. Whatever the issue, this card is a call to action. The querent needs to take the steps necessary to rectify their situation and move on.
If the Eight of Spades is surrounded by more positive cards, there is a good chance that your querent has gotten through or bypassed the issues above and is indeed going forward with positive energy. They should be encouraged in their pursuits, and other cards in the reading will probably point to more opportunities for growth and self-empowerment. Vendredi heureux ~
Header: Girl Drawing Cards (Young Girl Seated Among Cactus) by Alice Bevin