Eight of Cups Tarot Card
Symbolism in Eight of Cups tarot card
The eight cups symbolise material goods. The man is walking away from them representing turning away from the physical world to seek something more meaningful. The terrain in front of him is uneven symbolising new challenges and opportunities for learning. The red cloak represents the seeker’s passion for this journey. The water separating the land symbolises subconscious versus the conscious. The mountain in front of him symbolises new stability if he stays on his path. The moon symbolises the seeker’s dreams.
Eight of Cups tarot card and Astrology
Eight of cups tarot card meanings upright
Eight of cups in a general reading
Eight of cups is the tarot card for turning your back at something to go and follow your dream. The day dreaming that happened in Seven of cups has materialised in a vision that the seeker is now going to pursuit. This dream has deep spiritual meaning behind it, as the material world wasn’t truly satisfying. If Eight of cups tarot card shows up with the Hermit you most likely want to go on this path alone. Eight of cups is the tarot card to find what is truly satisfying on a soul level.
Eight of cups in a love reading
In a love reading, Eight of cups tarot card denotes a time where relationships take second place in the Seeker’s life. The Seeker knows he/she must fulfill their soul before any relationship can deepen. The Seeker needs to cut loose, go into the wilderness, and return a new person. The wilderness represents the place in the Seeker’s life where everything is put on the line to achieve something more meaningful. If in a relationship, this card can mean the couple will go on a spiritual journey together. If single, this card can also mean the Seeker will find love while seeking spiritual enlightenment.
Eight of cups in a career reading
Eight of cups can mean casual work supporting the Seeker while on a spiritual journey. Eight of cups can also mean pursuing what the Seeker always wanted to do, but was too afraid to do. In Eight of cups, the fear is gone, and the desire to live a new life has triumphed.
Eight of cups as feelings
Eight of cups speaks of feeling connected to your soul. The Seeker feels a stronger than a normal connection to who they really are. Eight of cups as how someone feels about you can denote the person feels curious about who you are as a person. They are observing to learn if what you have is a real soul connection. If you are already in a relationship, eight of cups can mean the person wants to share a spiritual path with you.
Personality types in Eight of Cups tarot card
Eight of cups tarot card indicates someone who seeks success and happiness away from the material world. They abandon the mainstream way of life in search for substance. They know there is something better out there and they want to get to it. They are often on a deeply spiritual journey. They’ve changed their priorities and many speak of them as someone who has changed altogether. They have turned their life around in some way and have grown up emotionally to the point that their friends and family hardly recognise them anymore. Eight of cups people are often very introverted as they are seeking inner meaning and answers rather than earthly pleasures. They can at times seem to be unattainable as they are very private people. They need to persevere as giving up to group pressure will be a huge step backward. Eight of cups people need to do what is right for them rather than what is right for everyone else.
Eight of cups tarot card meanings reversed
Eight of Cups tarot card reversed indicates the seeker has given up their dream to surrender to an uncomfortable, loveless and miserable reality. The seeker might have surrendered their life to please someone else, like selling their business to work in a job they dislike. Eight of cups sometimes shows up reversed when the seeker feels completely lost in the world, and they have issues with shame and guilt. There are meaningless change and purposeless journeying. The seeker has stopped growing.
Personality types in reversed Eight of Cups tarot card
Eight of cups tarot card reversed indicates someone who feels old and useless. They believe they are over the hill and that they have nothing left to offer the world. Everything seems to be too difficult and hopeless for an Eight of cups reversed person. It is easier for them to give in to demands of others than to focus on their own needs and desires. This is someone with a tendency to escape through prescription drugs or in some cases illicit drug addictions. They are battling lethargy and apathy, and they believe things are a lot worse than they actually are. Eight of cups reversed people tend to go towards the path of least resistance as any challenge seems to overwhelm them. However the lack of growth in their lives end up hurting them in the long haul, and they will have to participate whether they like it or not. This is someone who is hiding in the background and is at times hardly noticed. They feel very emotionally misunderstood.
Eight Of Cups Tarot Card Combinations
Some important tarot card combinations including Eight of cups:
8 of cups + The High Priestess: Developing psychic abilities. Empowering yourself.
8 of cups + The Empress: Investing in health and beauty.
8 of cups + The Emperor: Self-employment. Realising a dream.
8 of cups + The Hierophant: Finding a community to belong.
8 of cups + The Tower: Necessary conflicts to have individuality.
8 of cups + The Sun: Becoming a leader.
8 of cups + The World: Teaching. Seeing the world.
8 of cups + Ace of wands: Learning new technology.
8 of cups + Three of wands: Going Freelance.
8 of cups + Six of wands: Using your talents to make the world a better place.
8 of cups + Knight of wands: Moving to a place where your dreams can come true.
8 of cups + Queen of wands: Teaching something you are passionate about.
8 of cups + Two of swords: Playing a long game to get what you want.
8 of cups + Five of swords: Finding the truth about a dark secret.
8 of cups + Eight of swords: Special needs expert.
8 of cups + Nine of swords: Facing your fears.
8 of cups + Knight of swords: Craving danger. Thrillseeker.
8 of cups + King of swords: Becoming a professional, then a master within the field.
8 of cups + Two of pentacles: Seeking more job satisfaction even if it means less money.
8 of cups + Five of pentacles: Going back to school.
8 of cups + Seven of pentacles: A hobby farm.
8 of cups + Ten of pentacles: Needing family. Wanting to retire.
8 of cups + Queen of pentacles: Wanting to care and nurture people, animals, and plants.
8 of cups + Two of cups: Seeking a soul mate.
8 of cups + Ten of cups: Seeking perfection in a relationship. Some will seek fame.
8 of cups + Page of cups: Auditioning. Showcasing your talent.
8 of cups + Queen of cups: Writing a book, lyrics, storytelling. Creativity.
8 of cups + King of cups: A healer. Emotional evolution.
Eight of cups tarot card meanings summary
Eight of cups tarot card meanings denotes it is time to go and chase something big. There are no guarantees where it will take you, but you can’t keep doing what you are doing either. Something’s gotta give, and it is most likely going to be the routines you are dreading each day. Make small steps if your dreams scare you. Time will pass, either way, so you might as well get started now.