Eight of Cups Tarot Card in its core represents abandoning things and people that no more invest in your growth or have become toxic. This card is associated with the Water element, representing the Zodiac signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, and its season is Summer.
Eight of Cups, being the eight card of the Cups Suit, carries all the qualities of number eight. In a psychic reading, this is translated to move from one phase to the next, re-evaluate, move forward, evolution, progress, straight priorities, steps that need to be taken, change, movement, attainment.
Table of Contents
- 1 Eight of Cups Meaning
- 2 Eight of Cups – One card pull [Yes or No]
- 3 Eight of Cups – Love and Relationships
- 4 Eight of Cups – Finance, Business and Career
- 5 Eight of Cups – Timing
- 6 Eight of Cups – The Message Answer
- 7 Eight of Cups – Cards Combinations
Eight of Cups Meaning
When drawing tarot cards, usually they are put in a vertical setting, spread on a timeline of the past, present, and future. In this kind of drawing, the Eight of Cups may come up straight, as well as reversed. Some psychic readers do like to read reversed tarot cards. Some don’t. Either way, the other tarot cards in the drawing will make up for the way the psychic readers conduct their readings, because a Tarot Card deck is connected to the energy of the psychic reader, so it ‘talks’ to them.
Merging the qualities of number “Eight” and the qualities of the “Cups Suit,” the Eight of Cups card would represent:
|Searching for deeper meanings||Finding personal truth|
|Finding out facts||Looking for answers|
|Abandonment, moving on||Realizing a cycle is over|
|Giving up on a hopeless situation||Walking away|
|Being weary||Feeling drained by demands|
|Lacking energy||Feeling burned out|
|Worries weighing you down||Leaving others behind|
In a reverse position, the Eight of Cups would mean precisely the opposite of its core qualities, bringing in the drawing:
|Afraid of moving on||Accepting your fate|
|Fearing abandonment||Fearing commitment|
|Feeling stagnant||Lacking emotional maturity|
|Staying in a toxic situation||Faking being happy|
There are also spreads where the tarot cards pulled are placed on vertical as well as horizontal positions. If the Eight of Cups would sit in a horizontal position, it advises you to recognize the strength within you.
You may be facing a toxic situation or dealing with a toxic person that seems to be keeping you stuck in your situation. You want to move on and leave everything behind, but you don’t find it easy because you fear the future, the unknown, or you believe that you will be alone, so you choose to stay in a situation that is not providing anything for you. You need to realize that only you have the power to make choices for yourself and your life, so choose to recognize your strength and make the best decisions for yourself.
Eight of Cups – One card pull [Yes or No]
One Card Readings are best used when you need a fast, straight to the point answer, you wish not to see the future events or the past events, you just need a specific answer on the question, for a present situation that is bothering you. You shuffle the cards, then choose only One Card, or you read the One Card that falls out while you are shuffling. Whichever method you use to pull the card, listed below are some of the questions and answers you may get when you pull the Eight of Cups.
Yes or No Answer
Upright Position: If you pull the card in an upright position, it means Yes, but you may find out that it is not what you want.
Reversed Position: If you pull the card in a reversed position, it means No.
Eight of Cups – Love and Relationships
The Eight of Cups would signify that your relationship is already over, or it may be over soon. You are just postponing the moment you will take the decision. On a brighter side, it could signify that you have dealt with many problems with your partner, and you are choosing to leave all those mixed feelings behind and start anew, on a blank page.
It rarely signifies a new start at something old, but it does signify finding yourself and putting yourself first. You may realize that your partner is not all you have made them up to be, maybe they do not fit into the list you have created for your ‘dream partner’, but they are their persona. If you let go of the high expectations, you may see that your partner is what you want in your life, not some made up idea.
How someone sees you or feels about you?
The answer would be they see you as someone who is not paying attention to their partner, indecisive about what they want. They may be feeling like you want to go, but you still hang on to the relationship for some reason. They feel you are not committing in the relationship or being so doubtful about your partner that you don’t invest yourself emotionally, yet you stay in the relationship.
Just starting dating?
If you have started dating this new person, the Eight of Cups may indicate that they see you as someone who is afraid of being alone and wants to date them just for the sake of being with someone else. They see you as someone who can stand up and leave at any moment, and they are not sure where you stand with them, or what you want out of the relationship. This can also indicate that this relationship will not work out, or even if you both decide to get into one, you will soon find yourself breaking it off.
What not to do?
In terms of what not to do, it would advise you not to lose yourself in this relationship just because you are afraid of the future and changes. If you are not enjoying your relationship, if you are always thinking about breaking up and breaking free, then you need to take the necessary steps to move on. You may be alone for a while, but you are not lonely, and you won’t be alone forever. You need to value yourself more and break free of these chains that you are tying yourself up with.
Reverse Position (Love and Relationships)
If you pull the Eight of Cups, reversed, indicates that you are suffering in the relationship, your needs or desires are not being met, but you are afraid to break up because you do not want to be alone. Instead, you choose to live in a toxic relationship that is causing you many more issues that you were dealing with in the beginning. You have this major need for freedom and to leave everything behind, but you keep giving chances and postponing the breakup. You may suffer from abandonment issues that make you feel alone even when you are in a relationship, or you continuously fear your partner will leave you.
Eight of Cups – Finance, Business and Career
In business and career, the Eight of Cups indicates that you are leaving your current job or giving up in your business. You may feel that your job does not satisfy you anymore, or you are not receiving any benefits from it. If you own your own business, it may indicate that you have not made your goals, or you see your business falling apart day by day, so you decide it is better to let it go and start something fresh. Regarding finances, it can indicate that you will be experiencing a financial loss, which you notice over time, or you may think you can regain what you lose, but in some time it may give you real headaches.
What not to do?
The Eight of Cups would advise you to be more courageous. If you find yourself at a job you don’t like, or where you do not earn as much as you thought you would, or you are struggling with your business, you may want to consider moving on to something else. Change is confusing and scary because you don’t know how worse you will have it, but what if you get at a better place. Sometimes, you need to let go of something to make space for something else to enter.
Reverse Position (Business and Finance)
In this case, it could indicate that you are in a job, or business, where you don’t feel satisfied, you may not be moving forward, making the income you dreamt of, or you may be struggling to keep your head above water, but you are afraid to let it go because you fear the process of finding another job and if you will find one. If you own a business, it indicates that you are holding on an old pattern of doing things even though you do not see any results. You need to embrace new approaches and see what works best for your business.
Eight of Cups – Timing
When will something happen answer?
If it is a question that involves around the timing of an event and you pull the Eight of Cups, this would mean that whatever you desire or wonder about will manifest slowly. Still, it will grow inflow, as a Water element indicates steady but assertive flowing movement.
How soon is that, it would be kind of complicated because it could mean Summertime, or that of a Zodiac Sign Season Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
It would also be counted in months, or around the 8th, 17h, 26th of a month. The way you want to interpret this is keeping in mind that whatever you are asking about is coming, slowly growing over time and becoming a steady flow of blessings. With the Cups Suit, the best way to go around figuring out the time, would always be to think at least one later, and it would go something like this: If it is already Spring, your best bet would be around Scorpio season.
Eight of Cups – The Message Answer
Sometimes, we don’t have a specific question. We just want to know how our day will look like, or how we should approach the day ahead. This reading is usually done in the morning, so you form an idea of what that day will bring you.
The Eight of Cups would foretell a day when you will feel the need to leave everything behind and just go in any direction you want to take. It may not matter for you where your journey takes you, as long as that is away from your current situation.
If you pull the Eight of Cups in reverse, it indicates a day when you may be scared of change or approaching a new opportunity. You know that there are better things out there. Still, you are not taking steps to go for it.
Eight of Cups – Cards Combinations
That’s why it is essential to have a look at how the Eight of Cups communicates with the other Tarot Cards. Taking into account, there are 78 Tarot Cards in a deck. We will have a look at how the Eight of Cups would be interpreted and affect the outcome of the reading in the light of Suits.
Interaction with the Cup Suits
The Cup Suits represent emotions, feelings, relationships, and contract-ships. This is a Suit associated with the Water element. If we were to draw the Eight of Cups along with the Cup Suits, this would indicate that your family life is burdening you. You may have been dealing with abandonment issues or heavy problems in your relationships, family, or friendships that you have chosen to be somewhere else in your mind and heart, so you don’t lose yourself in doubt, fear, or emotional whirlwind.
Interaction with the Pentacles Suits
The Eight of Cups, along with another card of the Pentacles Suit, would foretell job and business dis-satisfaction. If you are relying on someone else to guide you through your finances, but you notice they are not helping you much, you need to let them go and find someone else. Also, make sure you exhaust all your possibilities and opportunities at every given moment before accepting your current job situation, at least you will know you did your best.
Interaction with the Swords Suits
The Swords Suit, along with the Eight of Cups, is also an exciting drawing. The Swords Suit gets its share of being a negative suit. This spread would indicate that you are exhausted from dealing with situations. You are not solving anything, so you choose to be somewhere else, at least in your mental state. You have the choice to leave it all behind, be it situations, problems, or people. It may be because you have been dealing with the same issues for such a long time that you don’t have the energy to put up with that anymore.
Interaction with the Wands Suits
The Eight of Cups and the Wands Suit is a combination that foretells strategized action. Even though you may be fearing change, you know you want to change, so you may have made up your plan to move on from whatever situation you are in currently. It may suggest leaving behind a bad relationship, while you work on finding yourself, your true desires, your freedom, and going after them. It may also be about leaving your job, so you have worked on finding better opportunities, or you have made up your mind to study a different field. Whatever it is, you are ready.
Overall, the Eight of Cups, either by itself or pulled in a tarot card draw, is a card of moving on from a current situation, leaving behind things of the past that have made you feel bad or things you don’t like to deal with anymore, as well as it indicates dealing with fears of abandonment or major changes.