Eight of cups Tarot Card Meanings for Minor Arcana

Eight of cups Tarot Card Meanings

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Eight of cups Meanings

Eight of cups Upright Keywords

Mildness, timidity, disappointment, abandonment, escapism, decline of a matter

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Eight of cups Reversed Keywords

Great joy, happiness, feasting, trying one more time, indecision, aimless drifting, walking away

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Eight of cups Tarot Card Description

The moon in the distance of a blue gray sky. The sun is returning to his slumber and twilight is all that remains but is quickly fading. A dark and burdened mountain landscape is greeted by a dejected figure. He has a red tunic and a walking stick. He holds no possessions. There are 8 chalices that he has rejected. They are full and upright but he is walking towards the sobering landscape of the unknown to leave the cups behind.

Eight of cups Upright Tarot Card Meanings

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Eight of cups Tarot Card Meanings

Upright Card Meaning

Not all journeys are undertaken out of hope, some are begun due to despair. The Eight of Cups represents leaving it all behind. The card has decided there is no point in struggling. There is no more left to salvage in the ruins of what was once hard work built upon hopes and dreams. The fates have used their little finger to push it all into rubble.
You may be entering a period where you are feeling especially lost and disillusioned. It seems as if the cards are stacked against you no matter how hard you shuffle. Your hard work has not come to fruition, all you have earned for it are aches and pains. You no longer have faith in what you once hoped for and are maybe willing to discard all your dreams, feeling as if they are stupid and worthless.
Perhaps it is time to start anew, you may find fresher pastures elsewhere. Even if you do not find what you are dreaming of, you may be able to rest and rejuvenate with a little change of scenery. However, is your escape undertaken out of necessity or out of desire to avoid the hard work of rebuilding?

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Eight of cups Tarot Card Meanings

Reversed Card Meaning

Eight of cups Reversed Tarot Card Meanings

The Eight of Cups reversed is not walking away from failure but running towards joy. You are entering a period of feasting and celebration. Your trials are over, your reward has been won. The discomforts of the previous era have been avenged and you can look back on your despair as nothing but a bad memory or a period of character growth.
Alternatively, the Eight of Cups Reversed could signify that the disaster depicted in the card right side up is not present physically in your life, but occupies your mind. Are you dreading failure or change? Your avoidance of any action that could result in unhappiness is what is standing in the way of even greater joy. You cannot find success without taking some form of calculated risk. If you allow yourself to dwell on the possibility of failure, you will be unable to enjoy even the happinesses that you have in your life now.

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