Your Chosen Card – Eight of Chalices Reversed Mage 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 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 Chalices 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 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 reversed card reading for Eight of Chalices using cards from the Mage 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: Fertility, the first fruits of a joint venture, cooperative endeavors, triadic relationships, creating something new, the offspring of combining complementary pairs
Complete Book of Tarot: 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.
Reversed Cards: In this chapter you will find spreads and spells designed for deliberately reversed cards. I want you to get comfortable with using upside-down cards. I want you to seek them out and use them as allies, friends, and part of your magical support team. I have deliberately not listed crystals, candles, incense, or other altar items for the spells because I find the addition of objects to spellwork to be an intuitive process. Add what you feel you need to your altar while casting your spell. This will make the ritual personal and connect you physically with the casting process.
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Reversed Cards: Like it or not, there is a bit of drama-queen energy around this card, the whole ‘Im going to be as emotionally difficult as possible and youre all just going to have to deal with it’ vibe. It is one thing to need some time to process your current emotional state. It is quite another to use it to be a prima donna and be deliberately difficult. If you have gotten this card in the shadow aspect, there is a good chance you are just going out of your way to piss people off. A word of warning: it will come back and bite you in the butt. Diva it up while you can because no one will want to be around you too long while youre being this emotionally indulgent.