Deck: The Witches Tarot
Spread: Card of the Day
Date: Mon Jun 08 09:12:48 EDT 2015
Eight of Cups (Reversed)
In the foreground are eight silver cups all stacked and balanced neatly in rows and sitting on the shoreline. Behind the eight cups, we see a young woman in a blue traveler’s cloak with a sprig of blooming sweet peas tucked in her hair. The young woman is walking away from the cups, leaving them behind, and she is traveling at the water’s edge. That she is walking in an in-between place is significant here. She is at the boundary of one realm and the next, namely the earth and sea. An unseen breeze blows/ruffles her cape a bit behind her. A crescent moon shines down from a nighttime sky where eight tiny stars twinkle. There are high cliffs in the distance, but the traveler keeps her eyes on the horizon. She has chosen to abandon things that are no longer necessary or are detrimental. As she travels down the beach, a dolphin spyhops out to see her. The dolphin was considered to be a messenger by the ancient Greeks. He appears in this card as if he is checking on the woman’s progress. The young woman is moving on and moving forward. The blossoms in her hair are symbolic; in the language of flowers, pink sweet peas symbolize departure.
This card symbolizes the need to move on in your life. The need to move forward might be a physical relocation such as moving for a job or moving to a new home, or this may be an emotional shift. Either way, the message of the Eight of Cups should be honored. If your move is emotional, then set some healthy boundaries. Put the past behind you and go forward with determination to a better, happier, and healthier place. If you are physically moving, then go forward and enjoy the positive changes in your life.
Keywords: Moving on with your life, leaving the past behind you, setting healthy boundaries.
Reversed: Abandoning success, risk of making a bad decision.