Eight of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

Eight of Cups Tarot Card Keywords

Changes, moving on, exploration, seeking the truth, self-discovery, recklessness.

Eight of Cups Tarot Card Description

Eight is the number of ambition, and it brings with it an inner drive for power and success. This is allied with the suite of cups which strengthens the intensity of our feelings, which in turn means you can reach your goals.

Upright Meaning

Everything may be in a state of flux, but this could suit you rather well, as it gives you the chance to consider what it is you really want. The Eight of Cups suggests there may be an imbalance in your life. The cause of the problem may not be immediately obvious, indeed, you may feel that everything in the garden is not only rosy, but peachy and tickety-boo too. Nevertheless, there is an aspect of your life which is not ‘quite right’. Once you discover what the problem is, you will be able to restore balance and overcome obstacles. You may find that you are stumped as to which direction to choose. However, when you are dealing with the suit of cups, you need to take note of your inner voice and gut feelings. The Eight of Cups also asks you to explore your emotions and dreams which can give you clues as to which is the best route to future happiness. Few of us enjoy change, but the time may have come to move on, be that finishing a relationship, moving home or seeking a new job. When you feel able to move away from the past you will be able to explore some exciting new ideas and begin a voyage of self-discovery, which could include exploring issues surrounding spiritual and emotional truths. If you are feeling very daring, you may even find yourself trying a whole new life style. Perhaps joining an alternative community or commune - even if only for a short time.

Reversed Meaning

You are primed and ready for action. The problem is, are the opportunities in front of you actually as appealing and fulfilling as they seem? Perhaps it is that you are so eager to do something that your dissatisfaction could see you leaping into anything, and that could prove to be a very big mistake in the long term. Or is it that you are likely to throw the baby out with the bathwater in a helter-skelter search for excitement? Yes, your relationship, job or home may seem a little lacklustre just now, but do not disregard them on a whim. In fact, for now, you would be wiser to avoid making any rash decisions until you feel somewhat calmer. Charging ahead like a bull in a china shop could see you damaging or losing something that is really good.

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