43-Eight of Cups – Reversed Rider Waite Deck

Your Chosen Card – Eight of Cups Reversed Rider Waite 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 Pisces–10 Pisces. Tropical, 19 February–28 February. Sidereal, 14 March–23 March.
Astrology: The stern taskmaster Saturn in the first decan of watery Pisces, realm of the Knight of Cups (Fire of Water) and the inconstant Moon (Pisces). Saturn is linked to the World.
Number Symbolism: 8 – movement, action, power, determination.

Eight Of Cups: The Decline Of A Matter

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 Rider Waite 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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Complete Book of Tarot
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Complete Book of Tarot: Astrology: Lovely and affectionate Venus (debilitated) in the third decan of fiery Aries, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Pentacles (Air of Earth) and the Emperor (Aries). Venus is linked to the Empress.

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: Putting the cards together with the fact that he was a student of foreign languages, I suggested that the main theme of the reading might be related to seeking a scholarship (Ace of Pentacles) with the aid of a mentor or advisor (King of Cups) to pursue a goal of studying abroad (Chariot) to advance his career (Ace of Wands) because of a certain sense of dissatisfaction with what he could learn at his current university (Eight of Cups). This goal might feel like an obsession to him (the Devil) and would require careful management of resources (Four of Pentacles) and involve competition with other students (Five of Wands).

Complete Book of Tarot: Myth 5: The Catholic Church banned tarot as a form of heresy and as dangerous black magic.

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