Eight of Cups

Interpretation

Eight of CupsThis card represents leaving something behind. Since the cups are emotional, the thought of leaving is probably tugging at your heart.

Maybe you have looked forward to or dreaded this for some time. You may have been reassessing the situation for months, even years. You made minor adjustments as you went, and finally came to the realization that those adjustments just weren’t enough. You need to step away, even if it’s only temporary. Gain the perspective you need. Just don’t stay too long. That will lead to something worse.

The Suit — Cups or Hearts

The cup holds water, the heart holds emotion. Water nourishes, refreshes, revives. Emotions remind us we’re alive, give us reason to commune with others. Water can give life and take it away. Emotions can make us want to feel more and wish we could just stop feeling entirely.
This suit invites us to that place below the surface, to search for the Holy Grail, to get in touch with our creative side.

Number — 8

Eight is a number of movement, power, and adjustment.

Interactions

The Eight of Cups adds movement to the following cards.

Major Arcana

Fool: If the Eight of Cups (Hearts in other decks) is in combination with the Fool, it indicates travel and the need to leave a situation.
Chariot: If the Eight of Cups (Hearts in other decks) is in combination with the Chariot, it indicates the need to leave a situation.

Minor Arcana

Knights: Any of the Knights in combination with the Eight of Cups (Hearts in other decks) indicate the need to leave a situation.
Six of Swords (Spades): The Six of Swords (Spades in other decks) in combination with the Eight of Cups (Hearts in other decks) indicates the need to leave a situation.

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