Eight OF Cups DETAILED MEANINGRebirth
A figure turns from Eight stacked Cups. Behind the Cups a river needs to be crossed, the moon pulls at the emotions. What situation or behaviour is no longer in your best interest ?.
I try to avoid the sugar coated view of Tarot favoured by many. The undeniable truth is that the Tarot covers all aspects of the human experience, certain cards simply do not have a universally happy interpretation. This card, The Eight of Cups is one such card. Whenever I am performing a reading for someone & this card is drawn from the deck I know that some emotional discussion is set to follow. In a relationship spread it usually indicates that a relationship has been suffering and it is time to accept, however painful, that perhaps it is beyond repair in it's current form. Perhaps a break & an honest discussion is needed. Depending on surrounding cards there is a slim chance that the relationship can possibly recover but only with superhuman effort on the part of those who are involved, who must be scurulously honest & accept responsibilty for their actions. The message is if you continue to bang your head against the brick wall or continue fighting an impossible challenge, you may eventually lose the battle or your dignity. You may as well let go and relinquish this frustration, move on to new experiences. Your ego may tell you that you can turn the situation around, in reality this will be a challenge. Salvaging the best part of relationships that are unstable is a difficult trick to pull off, though if you manage it the deepest form of friendship can be discovered.
Alchemical Element : Water