Eight of Cups

Eight of Cups

Cups: Beauty, Emotion, Desire, Inner Experience, Love, Fertility 


  • Parting 
  • Sadness 
  • Journey 
  • Pilgrimage 
  • Search For Higher Meaning 

Feeling saddened,  you turn and walk away from an emotional situation. There is disappointment in love and misery suggested. Although well planned,  as evident by your cloak and walking stick,  this may not be necessary,  for the Cups are still full. However,  you could be abandoning your present way of life,  leaving material success behind in search of something higher. A much nobler pilgrimage indeed. It is wise to try and avoid unpleasant situations at this time. In your current state,  you are more apt to take flight,  than stay and work out the problem.


  • Emotional Involvement 
  • New Love 
  • Search For Pleasures 
  • Abandoning Spiritualism 

You are becoming very attracted to a new love. Emotional involvement could cause you problems. As you find yourself searching for the pleasures of life, such as joy, success and material possessions,  be wary of abandoning your spiritual goals. It appears that your journey may take you into a barren land if you are not cautious. The search for pleasures on this plane of existence,  should be balanced equally for the search for spiritual truth and knowledge.

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