Eight of Cups

To gain a more complete understanding of the Eight of Cups, an overview of the suit and number is provided first.

Overview of the Cups

Aliases: Chalices

Element: Water

Zodiac: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio

Playing Card Suit: Hearts

Class: Artists and Visionaries

Rules: The Heart

The Cups focus on emotions and matters of the heart. 

Tarot card meanings for the Cups suit tend to guide emotional questions of almost any nature.

Connected to the element of Water, this suit rules the Zodiac Water signs of Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio. 

If you want to see all of the Tarot cards in the Cups suit, visit The Cups

The Cups is the Tarot suit long connected with any issues of emotion. 

Ruled by water, feelings can run high when this suit makes an appearance.

When looking at the meaning of each Tarot card in the Cups suit, make note of what other suits are present. 

If there are also a lot of Coins or Wands, this indicates what is actually happening.

The presence of a number of Cups or Swords cards can suggest that this is more subjective, what the querent is feeling.

If you're just learning to read Tarot cards, use the position in the Tarot layout as well as the meanings to guide you. And never forget to listen to your gut instinct, even if it means the changing the official definition slightly.

Synopsis of the Eights

With Eight, we begin to understand the fine balance needed for power and growth.

Eight connects to the idea of karma, that whatever we reap, we sow. If we have been spending our time positively, we can expect wonderful rewards.

If we have been destructive, we also have to accept the consequences of this. With Eight, we are progressing and not just randomly changing things. 

Eight brings our destiny now that we are strong enough to work with it.

Upright Tarot Card Meaning:  

With the Eight of Cups, there is the sense of abandoning an emotional relationship.

It may be that this relationship has not brought you the happiness you thought it would.  It can also indicate a relationship that has a great deal of emotional pain connected to it - you may have tried to resolve things in other ways but now your best option is to leave.

The Eight of Cups leaves you questioning yourself and searching for greater meaning.  While this may take place with a physical journey, you'll likely discover what you need inside yourself.                                                                             

Reversed Tarot Card Meaning: 

When the Eight of Cups is reversed, you have entered a depressing period of emotional confusion where fantasy and reality have blurred.

Desperate from emotional wounds, you have shut yourself off from the people around you and are suffering from emotional exhaustion.

At the core of this is your need for perfection, in yourself and in others.Reach out for help to move beyond this point.   

Tarot Card Keywords: 

abandoning relationships, moving away emotionally, travel, lack of substance, futile success, rejection, search for meaning, unsettled, depression,emotional confusion, exhaustion, lack of energy, perfectionism.

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