Your Chosen Card – Eight of Cups Reversed Golden Deck
When reversed, the Eight of Cups cautions you to be thoughtful about a temptation to abandon your current life circumstances in search of greener pastures. You may be feeling dissatisfied with some aspect of your life, but now may not be the optimal time to walk away from difficulties; it may be wiser to try to resolve problems in your current situation. If you run away from troubles, you may take them with you because they are of your own making. The grass may not be greener on the other side. Ponder the words of Eric Samuel Timm: ‘We are often unaware of the gradual decline and the erosion in our lives but not unaware of the gnawing feeling it brings.’ 41
Keywords Reversed: The decline of a matter, disillusionment, abandoned success, instability, unsteady emotions, dissatisfaction, resignation, giving up, recklessly walking away, aimless travel, chasing an illusion, emotional withdrawal, fear of intimacy, dejection, loss of interest, feeling stuck, indolence, sluggishness, laziness; do blonds really have more fun?
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.
Mathers: A fair girl, friendship, attachment, tenderness; (R) gaiety, feasting, joy, pleasure.
When Eight of Cups is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Eight of Cups is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Eight of Cups 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 reversed card reading for Eight of Cups using cards from the Golden 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.
Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books
Complete Book of Tarot: As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. The images that appear on modern tarot cards are evocative of archetypal human conundrums, complex feeling states, and common life situations. Because the tarot is so effective at stimulating our intuition, it is a wonderful tool for brainstorming, shifting perspective, generating novel ideas, and developing creative solutions. If you are interested in using the tarot as a tool to enhance creativity, the following three books are highly recommended:
Complete Book of Tarot: The sleep-with-your-cards myth: you must sleep with a new deck of cards under your pillow to become properly attuned to them.
Complete Book of Tarot: A critic might object that the tarot reader is simply making up stories that coincidentally connect with the querents concerns. To some extent this objection is valid, but most readers soon discover that especially relevant cards often do appear in ways that can feel quite uncanny.
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