8 of Cups
Tarot Minor Arcana
The Minor Arcana cards contain answers to questions from everyday life, thus complementing to the aspects of the main Tarot cards. There are 56 cards in the Minor Arcana, divided into 4 Suits times 14 Cards. Each suit is represented by a symbol, Pentacle, Wand, Cup, or Sword. There is a one-to-one correspondence between these symbols and the four elements of the esoteric science: earth, water, air, and fire.
8 of Cups
“Look deep into your heart to see what ignites motivation in your life and what makes you dull and depressed.“
The card contains the image of a man walking away from the cups. The arrangement of cups indicates as if one is missing symbolizing the lack of emotional stability and fulfillment. The man turning his back from the cups reflects his fatigue of trying on the same ways. It seems as if he has decided to try new paths. The flowing river symbolizes his feelings and emotions. The mountains imply his awareness of the rugged and rocky paths. However, the bright moon indicates hope to illuminate his paths. The nighttime also refers to his avoidance or escapism from the present.
The appearance of this cup card suggests that you might have left seemingly the most suitable behind you to move forward. It could be your job, your old friend, or a longtime relationship. Whatever it is, the point of pondering is why it is necessary to leave the old behind to explore new horizons? The draw of eight cups reveals your wish to open yourself to new possibilities and accept the change.
You perfectly relate to the man on the card who is well aware of the hardships in the path, but because he has decided to move on, he is not afraid of anything. Similar is the case with you. You are determined to let go and move on. The card also symbolizes the repressed emotions that you are running from. Avoidance adds more to pain. Acknowledge your feelings. You may be sneaky about your partner because you have realized that you want a soul connection than a mere long-term relationship. Instead of avoiding your partner, share what you feel with them to find your true happiness.