Eight of Cups Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Water, female, passive energy - emotions
Keywords and Phrases:
Abandoning a path, walking away.
Eight of Cups Tarot Card Meanings
The eight tarnished cups behind the man look as though they were previously stacked neatly but are now in disarray as he turns his back to walk away from them. As Cups represent emotions this card can indicate a situation where you’ve emotionally invested yourself but now decide to call it a day and move on, and this may be in any area of life.
There’s often a lingering sense of resignation, perhaps for the energy you have devoted to something but, realising it isn’t going where you hoped, it’s time to leave it behind and consider other avenues. It’s usually a personal decision to walk away from the situation although this can be for good or bad reasons, it can frequently represent something that has long since passed its sell-by-date and you now acknowledge it with a weary but realistic acceptance.
If reversed or ill-dignified, may show that continued efforts bring good result and worth persevering with.
Eight of Cups Tarot Card Combinations
Two of Wands > Eight of Cups: leaving a business partnership or group venture.
Five of Wands > Two of Pentacles > Eight of Cups: May suggest feeling weary of continuously trying to maintain balance in a fractious situation or fire fighting through multiple obstacles, and finally decide to walk away.
Two of Cups > Four of Cups > Eight of Cups: walking away from a relationship that has become stale or with a growing sense of weariness that no long fulfils you.
Knight of Swords > Eight of Cups: May indicate a sudden departure from the situation in question.
Eight of Cups > Wheel of Fortune > Ace of Pentacles: Walking away opens up new and favourable opportunities upon which to build a good foundation for the future.
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