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Eight of Cups
Eight of Cups - Tarot Card Meanings - Tarot Card by Card

Keywords: leaving, moving on, retreat, abandonment, travel, quest, solitary, journey; withdrawal

General meaning:  The Eight of Cups signals that it may be time to move on.  You’ve outgrown the current situation.  Sometimes a playa just needs a new perspective.  What’s on the other side of that mountain? You won’t know by staying in your comfort zone.  Move along, little dogie.  You might be surprised at what you find – or learn about yourself. Going away.  A great card for hitting the road or leaving for a retreat.  (In a negative spread, this can indicate going to prison.)

Reversed:  You’re not ready to leave.  You keep going back to the scene of the crime. What lesson are you clinging too?  On the other hand, perhaps it is not time to walk away just yet.  Return to the situation until you fully understand it.  Travel problems.  Having to turn around and go right back home.  The prodigal son (or daughter or wayward lover) returns.

Affirmation: I am ready to leave behind anything that is hindering my spiritual growth.

Theme song:  “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” by Led Zeppelin

Journaling prompt:  What are you ready to leave?  Where are you holding on?  Why? Journal about that shizz.


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2013


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