Your Chosen Card – Eight of Chalices Upright Salem Deck
When upright, the Eight of Cups indicates that you have surveyed your current situation and it no longer feels emotionally satisfying. Because of this dissatisfaction with circumstances, you have decided to move on in search of greener pastures. Perhaps a project or a relationship has not lived up to expectations. You may be feeling ‘stuck in the mud’ and wanting to look for fulfillment elsewhere. The bottom line is that you are seeking greater joy and happiness because it does not appear to be available in your present circumstances. It is important to determine whether your discontent is based on a valid assessment of your situation or whether you are acting on some illusory notion, for instance, that blonds have more fun.
Keywords Upright: Renewed interest, walking away from a relationship or situation that is no longer satisfying, a new perspective, travel, a journey, seeking greater meaning in life, searching for something that is missing, renewal of intimacy, lifestyle changes, feasting, joy, finding happiness; the grass looks greener on the other side; a blonde girl loses interest.
Timing: 0 Pisces10 Pisces. Tropical, 19 February28 February. Sidereal, 14 March23 March.
Astrology: The stern taskmaster Saturn in the first decan of watery Pisces, realm of the Prince of Cups (Fire of Water) and the inconstant Moon (Pisces). Saturn is linked to the World.
Number Symbolism: 8 – movement, action, power, determination.
Crowley/Thoth: Indolence, abandoned success, decline of interest, sloth, laziness, ennui, the soul poisoned.
When Eight of Chalices is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Eight of Chalices is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Eight of Chalices is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for Eight of Chalices using cards from the Salem Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Elements of the Psychic World: Waites thinking was heavily influenced by the spiritualist movement and by the writings of Madame Blavatsky. He entered the Order of the Golden Dawn and passed through the grades of the first order, but then resigned due to internal conflicts. A few years later he rejoined and entered the second order, rewriting its body of ceremonial from the viewpoint of Christian mysticism. Later his interest turned towards Freemasonry, where he attempted to chart a secret tradition underlying various aspects of occultism. He wrote numerous books and poems, which have largely been forgotten mainly due to his scholarly, tedious and at times pompous style. The Rider Waite Tarot deck he
Complete Book of Tarot: Card 7, the querents experience of the matter, was the Eight of Cups depicting a character walking away from eight cups, perhaps in search of a more satisfying situation.
Complete Book of Tarot: Playing cards could only exist after the invention of paper, which historians attribute to the Chinese roughly a hundred years before the birth of Christ. Many historians believe that the ancient Chinese invented playing cards as well as games such as dominos and mah-jong. Playing cards eventually made their way eastward along trade routes and became popular among Arab countries in the Middle East. The Mamluk playing cards of fourteenth-century Egypt are strikingly similar to modern playing cards as well as the pip cards of tarot decks.
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Complete Book of Tarot: There is a correct and established way to read the cards, and you must follow these rules if you wish to make an accurate interpretation, but let your intuition be your guide.