This is the card of work in progress. If it comes up in a reading, it refers to a situation that's developing. You're not at the pinnacle. It's also about learning something new; you may need to sharpen your skill set. If more than one person is involved, the person that this card represents will be in the apprentice role.
When you see this card, there is a need to watch the details. If you're not up for the mundane stuff, this may not be the right endeavour for you. This card reminds us that Virgo season is about improvement and fine-tuning. Ego is set aside and the focus switches to necessities. Those necessities can be elevated to a fine art (craftsmanship) or they can be the routines that make up your day.
This version of the 8 of Pents is from the Deviant Moon Tarot by Patrick Valenza.