Your Chosen Card – Eight of Cups Upright Thoth 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 Cups 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 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 upright card reading for Eight of Cups using cards from the Thoth 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: 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.
Creative Tarot: Now, coincidence can be seen as being meaningful or not. Certainly Carl Jungwho was a great fan of the tarot and astrologywould see coincidence as meaningful. It is our unconscious guiding our hands; it is an outer reflection of our inner state. He called it synchronicity, or meaningful coincidence. Synchronicity can be explained a bit like this: You know how sometimes you are thinking all day long of someone you havent heard from in years, and then that person emails or calls you? That is a meaningful coincidence. It wasnt the power of our thoughts that caused him or her to call us; the coincidence is that both you and this person were moved simultaneously to think of the other, like some impulse springing up from the memory banks.
Complete Book of Tarot: My background in medicine and psychotherapy has prompted me to apply the same ethical standards to tarot readings that I use when seeing patients in the consulting room. Perhaps the most famous set of ethical guidelines was elaborated by Hippocrates late in the fifth century BCE. These standards have become a cornerstone of medical practice. Paraphrasing Coplands 1825 translation of Hippocratess original Greek text, I have adapted the Oath of Hippocrates for modern tarot readers: 18
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