Eight of Cups
card meanings

The eight of cups tarot card represents a period of contemplation, a moment of transition, and departure. You’ve probably been considering a move, or perhaps a change of career or lifestyle for some time now. This is a card of examination, and the change will come only after you have given these options consideration. A journey must be undertaken, a decision must be made, and then only may you move on and be free. The Eight of Cups tarot card appears when you feel you have lost direction, and you doubt if this is the right path to follow. This card represents a period when you are re-evaluating your life, and you wish to re-examine every choice you have made.

Characteristics of Eight of Cups Upright

Upright Keywords Positive: new beginnings, leaving behind, letting go, finding your calling, discovering your authentic self, seeking truth, walking away from unhealthy relationships, taking a break from work.

Upright Keywords Negative: walking away, severing all ties, running away, abandonment, unhappiness, detachment from love, being alone, finding your life purpose, loneliness, depression, being unable to choose, no clear answer, no choices, being led astray, finding purpose.

Description and Symbolism of Eight of Cups

In Numerology Eight of Cups card contains number 8, a number of transition, a place of change. Eight is also the number of infinity, eternity, and spirituality. Eight in this position represents the cycles of life. There is a cycle of birth, growth and development, maturity, and growth towards death.

Astrological planet for Eight of Cups is Neptune, a symbol of spirituality and creativity. Neptune is also associated with illusion, dreams, and imagination. If this card shows up in your reading, your creative projects and ideas will come true, but you will need to develop a better understanding of what is actually real and what is only an illusion. Neptune reminds us that nothing is permanent and that if we are to have a happy life, we will need to learn how to be more in tune with our own instincts and emotions.

The astrological element for Eight of Cups is water and astrological sign for Eight of Cups is Pisces. Pisces is the fish that is constantly swimming forward in water, never settling down on land. In Tarot, the fish symbolizes the ongoing quest for spiritual enlightenment. In Pisces, this is achieved, but it takes effort to make this happen. Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac, the oldest sign, they say. Pisces is the mystic fish that is linked to the depths of the soul. Pisces is ruled by Neptune which rules fame, creativity, idealism and compassion.

This card indicates that you are highly creative and at times even idealistic. You have many talents and are not limited by what you can create. You may be an inventor, poet, painter, musician or something of this nature. You are also very good with children. You are deeply spiritual, intuitive and even psychic, but you do need to retreat now and then to go within yourself. You are highly creative and at times even idealistic. Pisces is ruled by Neptune which rules fame and intuition.

On the Eight of Cups card we can se a man walking away from eight golden cups, that stand tall in the foreground of the card and might represent the desires that our hearts might have. The man can be seen wearing a red cloak and shoes, symbolizing passion and desire to explore. The eight cups are separated by vast mountains and are out of his view, meaning that he is now free to discover his destiny and his path. The mountain range symbolizes the end of the illusion, but also obstacles he has to overcome, this is why the Eight of Cups is a card that represents searching for what is important to us. Abundance of water symbolizes emotions the man is dealing as he walks away from the cups uphill. He is holding a tall wand symbolizing wisdom, and he is looking down as if he is contemplating the path ahead and the choices available.

General Meaning of Eight of Cups

Eight of Cups card describes a situation when you need to move on from something or someone, but there is some resistance to it. This card illustrates that you need to take your hands off and walk away with something. Eight of cups card indicates you are tired of something and are searching for a change, but your desire to make this change keeps stopping you from moving. If you are struggling with indecision, you must face your decision, and then move on. This card tells you to be aware of your fears, and you must face them. This card also represents you have some fears or doubts about moving on or changing. You need to work on your relationship with your subconscious mind and overcome these fears. These fears can be related to something that happened in the past or your insecurities.

When you pull Eight of Cups card in a general Tarot reading, it indicates that you are considering leaving the comfort and security of your current environment. This could be for a variety of personal reasons. The environment that you have been in for a while would change suddenly, and everything will be so out of your comfort zone that leaving that comfort zone will feel great. Even if there are problems in the current situation, leaving it will feel relieving. But you are not moving far away from your comfort zone, you are moving within yourself.

Another meaning of the Eight of Cups is to take yourself out of the situation in which you are right now. For whatever reason, something is holding you back, and you want to get out of that. When this card comes, you realize that there are other options, and you can find other options to enjoy yourself. And that’s why you ask for help, for advice, and for the best ways to enjoy yourself. You can realize that you have other options, and you need to take them.

When Eight of Cups card appears in a positive, strength, or advantage Tarot spread position, it means that you are embarking on a journey of self-discovery and personal rediscovery. This can be in the form of journaling, spending time alone in a silent place, reading a book, or spending time with one of your closest friends or family. This time will be one of personal development where you will feel more self-aware and empowered. You will be open to sharing your views and knowledge with others because you are ready to let go of the past and embrace your personal power.

This card generally signifies a rediscovery and a journey away from the distractions, trappings, and clutter of daily life. You are looking inward and seeing what is important in your life, and what you wish to let go of. The Eight of Cups (upright) indicates that you have realized that many things in life are not worthwhile and are actually holding you back from real success, happiness, and fulfillment.

If you’ve pulled Eight of Cups card in a negative, weakness, or obstacle position in a general Tarot reading, the upright form of the card suggests change is close or in process. You might be considering leaving some parts of your life since it can be hard to stay in one place. You anticipate a lot of changes, or your current circumstances may feel so intolerable that you are considering switching your residence.

Your residence. Your work. Some of your friends. Your financial state. Your religion. There is no need to feel constrained in any of these areas or tied to your current circumstances. Rather than clinging to what you have, try to be more receptive to making decisions or leaving wherever needed. The Eight of Cups serves as a caution to make sure that any decisions you are making are rooted in your ultimate spiritual truth and that they are in your best interest, regardless of the possible consequences. The Eight of Cups tarot card advises you to leave your comfort zone if you are holding back on any endeavours or life initiatives, as it is time to let go and to be more adventurous.

Eight of Cups in the Context of Love and Relationships

In love and relationships Tarot reading Eight of Cups card is all about leaving and moving on. If you are single, you may want to move on from an unsatisfying relationship to be with someone who has more to offer. If you are in a committed relationship, you are leaving it for a new adventure, as you believe that the two of you have all that you need. This card also indicates that the relationship is not stable enough for both the partners. The lack of communication in the relationship can be a reason for this.

It means that you or your partner may be thinking of leaving the relationship. The feeling of dissatisfaction is the reason for leaving. It is good to leave a relationship that does not feel mutually beneficial and productive. The Eight of Cups also hints at a romantic relationship, but it should be kept hidden for some time to avoid unwanted attention and heartbreak. Even if you want to end the romantic relationship immediately, make sure that you both get to enjoy one last thing before the separation, such as a passionate kiss or a night out with the partner.

Eight of Cups in the Context of Career

In a Tarot career reading, Eight of Cups can predict a career transition at work. Sometimes, this card can also indicate leaving on a long journey. If you own your own business, take the time to assess whether or not the venture is worthwhile. Most times, this card can also indicate moving on when it comes to a job search. The searching will be a bit uncomfortable but worthwhile.

Eight of Cups in the Context of Finances

If you have questions about money and finances, the Eight of Cups Tarot card indicates money doesn’t come easily in these situations. When Eight of Cups shows up, you may be testing the waters to see if you have what you need. This is not a card for instant gratification. Don’t be surprised if things feel a little tight right now. But don’t be afraid to face your situation either. This is your chance to make a change.

Eight of Cups in the Context of Health

In a health reading Eight of Cups card indicates problems with your digestion system, irritable colon, ulcerative colitis, problems with endocrine system. If you are being treated for an illness, there might be symptoms of incontinence, constipation, vomiting and diarrhea. Eight of cups tarot card also signifies issues with breathing, sinuses, lungs, circulation, colon, intestines, stomach, kidneys, liver, and pancreas.

Eight of cups speaks of the need to travel to a place of healing and restoration.

Eight of Cups Card Through Spirituality and Self-Development

If you’ve pulled Eight of Cups in reading about your spirituality and self-development, it means that you are considering leaving the security of your present circumstances and embarking on a new journey. As you look to the future at what comes next, don’t be afraid to have a vision for where you would like to be and plan an action strategy to get there.

The Eight of Cups stands for wanting more than what the current situation offers you. You are considering your options and may be searching for something better. You are considering what is next in your life, not just what you may have.

You may have lost your initial enthusiasm for the things that you are currently doing. Life is so busy that you might be finding it more difficult each day to connect with your spiritual journey. You may feel that the path is closed to you and you don’t see any way forward. There is not much hope to see out of this situation. Eight of Cups suggests that you are thinking about what is next for you but your heart is not in it.

Is Eight of Cups Yes or No Card?

If you have a yes or no question, Eight of Cups card in a reading exposes a more mature answer. This tarot card reminds us that the decision isn’t black and white. Look to your intuition, what is your gut telling you? What is your higher calling? This is the wisest thing you can do.

In a yes or no Tarot reading Eight of Cups calls you to take a step back and observe. Things will fall into place the way you desire if you stop and tune in. The answer to your question is yes, but only if you can be sure of your intuition.

Eight of Cups as a Person

In a card as a person reading, Eight of Cups card is all about having regrets and the inability to avoid bad things. The seeker is feeling trapped and doesn’t see an easy way out. The Eight of Cups card reminds us to find our joy in the here and now instead of in the past and the future. If the Eight of Cups shows up reversed, it might mean that there is a blockage between the seeker and their soul and that they need to be reminded of their true purpose. On the more positive side, Eight of Cups reversed means healing and finding a new perspective.

Eight of cups as personality type is someone who fears rejection. Eight of cups is someone who needs to feel at home to feel whole and content. When Eight of cups is reversed, the person becomes emotionally unstable and feels like they don’t belong anywhere. The seeker feels like their life is meaningless and they are being forced to live through a heavy duty routine. No matter how hard they try, they always feel like they are not good enough.

If you are seeking an emotional description of Eight of Cups card as a person, the main aspect of that person is one of disillusionment, loss, and disappointment. This person is dissatisfied with his life and feels depressed about it. This card depicts the feeling when you know a wonderful thing is close to your hands, but you reject it because you know it is not the right time and that you need to reintegrate. This card gives you a sign to go within and think about your feelings and thoughts. Then you will know whether you should go and find that thing or not. The thing may not exactly be what you think it is, so you need to make a decision whether you should go and search or not and then go within. If you have faced any losses in your life, it indicates that you have found an emotional feeling of relief. The seeker has realized that life offers a lot more to him and that he needs to be more sensitive and emotional about things. You have learned the right lesson that you will not face any more setbacks, and in your life, these are helpful to you.

Eight of Cups as a Feeling

When it comes to feelings Eight of Cups reveals a strong sense of emotional maturity and understanding. For most situations the cups represent a choice of moving ahead or staying put. In this case you have all that you need, and a clear path to take. You realize you need to take responsibility for your own feelings by understanding how to make good decisions based on your own values and beliefs.

At this stage in your journey, you are not motivated by material rewards or social status. You are searching for a greater meaning and purpose, one that feels authentic and fulfills your true self. You are open to what you need to experience personally. Eight of cups tarot card denotes that you have hit a crossroads where you are faced with a choice or multiple options. There is a strong sense of emotional and spiritual conflict. You have an opportunity to re-evaluate your personal beliefs and make choices that are more in alignment with your higher self. You will feel a great sense of liberation after you take this decision and realize that life is about you, not about what other people think.

What Is Eight of Cups Card as a Positive Card, Strength, and Advantage?

Eight of Cups can also appear as a positive Tarot card and advantage in a reading when feeling uncertain about the future, especially about making a big decision in your life. On the one hand, you are fearful of making a choice you believe will have lasting implications, while, on the other hand, you feel too restricted to make your own decisions. Eight of Cups encourages you to think about what you truly desire rather than what your mind is telling you. This will help you to make the right decision.

When Eight of cups appears in a Tarot reading, it is usually because you have been questioning some aspect of your life. For example, you may be considering leaving your job or your current living situation. You may feel as though you have tried everything you can to feel fulfilled and that there is no other way to go. This is completely normal. But, when faced with something that seems so unchangeable, where you have come to the conclusion that there is no other choice but to accept a ‘less than desirable situation’, this card shows up.

Eight of Cups as an Obstacle

When you’ve pulled Eight of Cups card in a negative position that describes weakness or obstacle in a Tarot reading. You don’t seem to have anywhere to go. It might be as a result of your own inner work or self-sabotaging actions. If so, you could be in a dilemma regarding where you are and where you should go. Consider the Eight of Cups’ meaning when pulled in a favourable position, which indicates that you have left behind whatever was previously holding you back and are on a path of discovery. Now is an excellent time to start fresh.

Eight of Cups is one of the minor arcana cards that represents new beginnings and journeys of discovery. Like the other cups’ cards, it can represent new life changes, the appearance of a new friend, the beginning of a new romance, or moving to a completely different area to live.

It might also mean that you might be embarking on a trip in the near future, or you might be planning one. Travelling and exploring different sights, sounds, and experiences can be a really wonderful experience.

Eight of Cups Card as a Future Outcome

Eight of Cups card in a future outcome Tarot spread position tells you that you have been through much turmoil in your life lately. The Eight of Cups indicates that you have left situations behind that have caused you a lot of pain and have been trying your best to forget because you may feel like you shouldn’t remember the past. You need to start accepting the past, and if you are ready to leave it behind and start a new one, you are advised to do this. You are at a stage of your life where you do not have to worry about the past and have a new beginning to look forward to.

Eight of cups signifies that you have left situations behind that have caused you a lot of pain and have been trying your best to forget because you may feel like you shouldn’t remember the past. You should accept the past and start a new one because you are in a good position to do so. Because you don’t have to worry about the past anymore, you have a new beginning to look forward to.

Drawing Eight of Cups in the future position also suggests your inability or unwillingness to commit to a specific plan, strategy, or decision. Are you walking backward, or is this a delaying tactic to avoid making a decision? Your situation now is ripe for a resolution. Take a moment to honestly consider where you are headed and what you will need to do to be successful. Now is a great time to take action. Be ready to give up on things that no longer serve you, so you can focus all of your energy on the things that you will benefit from.

Drawing Eight of cups tarot card indicates the need for more independence. It appears to be asking you to give up dependand positions or commitments such as your job, home, and family. You need to focus your time and energy on finding your true self and your purpose in life. The Eight of Cups encourages you to quit the rat race and take a step back to think about what really matters to you and what gives your life meaning. The Eight of Cups invites you to contemplate your values and whether you are living your life in alignment with your highest ideals and goals.

Eight of Cups Card as a Prediction of When an Event Will Occur

If your question is when will some event happen, Eight of Cups card in the reading signals that your wish or desire will come true after all the efforts you have made. It means that you have already started the path to achieving your goal. So the time is not the issue; the thing that you lack is. You are still at a point where you have a lot of dreams and desires, but you are not yet ready to leave your comfort zone and realize these desires. That time is coming soon. You have to make up your mind and go for your goal. All you need to do is stop procrastinating. You need to take at least one step forward, and then another to make progress. Make a plan according to a timeline. It would help a lot.

Drawing Eight of Cups when asking Tarot when will a certain event take place, reveals that it won’t happen soon. According to this Minor Arcana card, one has to take time out and allow oneself to take the necessary steps in order to achieve their goals. The Eight of Cups urges you to let go of any distractions and enjoy the time since it is going to be a learning experience for you.

The Eight of Cups indicates wandering at a place that is secluded. It suggests that you are thinking strategically about what kind of decisions you need to make in your life. You are considering the pros and cons of your decision and are willing to take advice from an unbiased source. This tarot card from the Suit of Pentacles shows you that you are still in the brainstorming stage and have not yet come to a conclusion.

The eight cups in your hand are a sign that you still need more time to think more about your choices and to come up with a sound option. The Eight of Cups is here to tell you that there are many options available to you.

Characteristics of Eight of Cups Reversed

Reversed keywords positive: discovery, embracing reality, staying put, returning, making a choice.

Reversed keywords negative: avoiding pain, staying stagnant in bad situation, avoiding responsibility, remaining trapped, not accepting help, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in an abusive relationship, being too afraid to leave a bad job.

General Meaning of Eight of Cups Reversed

Eight of Cups reversed card describes someone who feels trapped in their life, and they are unable to find their way out from this trap. They are unable to accept the opportunities that are available to them, and they are not ready to leave their comfort zones. This Minor Arcana card often shows up reversed when there is someone unhappy at work.

Eight of cups reversed as a person indicates someone who feels trapped and in misery. They are unhappy and miserable and don’t know how to escape. Some of them feel very guilty about their misery and are afraid of their life choices. Eight of cups reversed indicates someone who feels that they have nowhere else to go and they are not moving forward. In their lives, it is just like a prison. No matter how hard they try, they aren’t able to change their situation. Eight of cups reversed people need to accept responsibility for their lives, their decisions, and where they are. They need to let go of their guilt and self-pity and realize that they need to stop dwelling on their past and focus on their present and future.

When you pull Eight of Cups reversed card in a general Tarot reading, you have abandoned your desire to escape yourself. In other words, you have overcome your sorrow and are ready to accept your responsibilities. Now, you are ready to face all the problems associated with your desire to change for the better. The time has come to let out your tears and move to a better place. You should focus more on making yourself comfortable in your current life instead of running away from it. You should be aware of what you desire and understand what kind of lifestyle is compatible with your values.

When Eight of Cups reversed card appears in a positive, strength, or advantage Tarot spread position, it means that you have reached a stage in life where you are feeling detached and unsatisfied. As a result, you are looking to leave behind everything that is no longer serving you. This shift in heart and consciousness happens on a soul level. Your heart is telling you that there is something better for you and you are beginning to understand this. You have a clearer vision of what makes you happy. Be aware that this shift from one state of being to another may be uncomfortable for you. You are facing your fears and letting go of what doesn’t serve you anymore. So you may feel as though something is missing from your life. While you are taking the leap and leaving behind what no longer serves you, you are unsure whether you will be successful. You may question whether this is the right thing for you, whether you will find what is left behind and whether it will bring you anything but more sadness, frustration, or anxiety.

At times, the Eight of Cups reversed card can show up when you are stuck between two paths.

Eight of Cups reversed card in a negative, weakness, or obstacle Tarot spread position tells you that you are not ready to move forward and achieve your goals. You believe that the end is just as good as the beginning. Perhaps you get discouraged easily and want to give up. Or perhaps you are so tired from pursuing your dreams that you no longer have the energy to keep going. Because you are attached to the material world, you are feeling lost and scared of trying something else. Or you feel there is no other way. Or perhaps you are being forced to leave your comfort zone. Take a moment now to sit and think about the dreams that are important to you. What is your end goal? What are your deepest desires? What will it take to fulfill them? Once you have an understanding of what you want, prepare for the first steps to get there.

You may find that the path to reaching these goals is different from what you might have imagined. However, as the saying goes, “If you don’t make a move, you will never know if the door is open or if it will slam in your face.

Eight of Cups Reversed in the Context of Love and Relationships

Eight of Cups reversed card in a love and relationships reading describes someone who is going through a difficult phase in their love life and the desire is there to leave their partnership, but they are unable to do so. This is someone who has lost their way and lost track of the love that they are seeking. This is someone who is unable to figure out what they want in a relationship, and thus, making it very difficult for them to find what they need in the kind of partner they most desire.

The Eight of Cups reversed says you are ready to leave the partnership, but you are unsure about leaving it and that is stopping you. It also indicates a need to find a partner of the same mind and who shares the same values as you.

Eight of Cups Reversed in the Context of Career

If you’ve pulled Eight of Cups reversed after asking your deck about career and profession, then it indicates that you are not happy in your current job. The job you are in right now is not up to your expectations, and you do not like the job. However, you just can’t walk away from it like that. You need to assess the pros and cons thoroughly before you make any decision and decide wisely because your situation is temporary. And for the future section, you may not be thinking about it, but your future is very bright. It’s up to you to decide what you want.

Eight of Cups Reversed in the Context of Finances

If you’ve pulled Eight of Cups reversed in reading about your finances, you may be experiencing a lack of control over your money. Sometimes, this can be tied to a feeling of anxiety and worry about what is to come. Even if you always have money, occasionally the constant flow of cash does stop and leave you feeling anxious. Make it your goal to be a better money-manager. Now that you recognize you might need to make these changes, get ready to make them. While you may not be able to change your economic situation, you can change your reaction to it. Do things to make yourself feel better, such as making a budget and investing in the long term.

Eight of Cups Reversed in the Context of Health

If your question is about what should you focus on regarding health, Eight of Cups reversed card in a reading exposes that you should start focusing on your spiritual growth rather than any physical problem. You are the only person responsible for taking care of yourself.

Eight of Cups Card Reversed Through Spirituality and Self-Development

When you’re asking Tarot about finding your purpose, and you’ve pulled Eight of Cups reversed, it may be a sign that you’ve lost your passion and feel as though you’ve wasted your time. You may have felt as though you went down a path that was destined to fail. Or you may have chosen the wrong path, one that was dead-ending and not leading to where you wanted to be. The Eight of Cups reversed has a similar message to the upright version but it also warns you to be mindful of those “what ifs.”

If you have allowed your fears to keep you from doing what you really wanted to do, know that it is never to late to start over. As tempting as it may be to just hide or avoid the painful emotions, it won’t help. What helps is accepting the truth and learning a new way of thinking that reframes the situation. It could help to talk with someone who has found their passion and purpose and learn how they found theirs.

Is Eight of Cups Reversed Yes or No Card?

When you’re asking Tarot yes or no question, and you’ve pulled Eight of Cups reversed in a spread, the answer is still yes, but it’s up to you to determine the answer. When faced with a choice or conundrum, you’ll need to dig a little deeper. You’ll need to connect to your intuition or go within for guidance. You’ll need to trust your gut and do what feels right. Even if someone or something else is telling you otherwise, your intuition knows best.

In a yes or no reading, Eight of Cups reversed card reveals some important interpretations. It usually means no. It indicates the inability to let go of negative things in your life and remaining in your current state. The Eight of Cups in reverse signifies that you need to focus on your personal development and find a way to get rid of what is draining you. Make sure you are not living negatively and have a clear vision of what you want to change. There is a lot you can do now since you have just recently started to focus on the big picture.

Eight of Cups Reversed as a Person

If you are seeking an answer about Eight of Cups reversed card as a person, the answer is that they might be full of anger and desire to let injustice remain. They might be filled with regret and have a hard time letting go. They are stuck in a place of dissatisfaction and misery. If you are asking how someone is feeling about you and the Eight of Cups is pulled out, the person might feel abandoned or have regrets about the past. This person is experiencing a period of loss, and because of grief they are unable to let go of their past.

Emotional traits of Eight of Cups reversed card as a person are they who are scared to live a life of their own. They prefer living in someone else’s house. They are depressed and unhappy most of the time. They are clingy with their partners. They are afraid of getting divorced. They are afraid of failure and they have a tendency to be a bad at every thing they try in their lives. The reversed Eight of Cups person is a loser in every aspect of their lives. So every time they try their hands on something, they fail. In their relationship, they have always chosen a partner whose character is not like theirs. So they feel unloved and deserted. This is due to fear of living life on their own. Because of this, they have chosen to stay in their own comfort zones.

Eight of Cups Reversed as a Feeling

When drawing Eight of Cups reversed as a feeling, a card describes your inner feelings: what you desire most, what you are lacking, and what prevents you from seeing the beauty that is already right here. For example, you might wish you were more independent, or that you weren’t so easily distracted by your job, but you might not see how your current lifestyle is bringing you closer to all that you desire. To uncover what you do and don’t want, you’ll need to go inward to find out.

Many times, the reversed Eight of Cups can also point to the feeling that you are no longer moving forward in life.

You may have lost a long-term goal, or you may have lost interest in something that you previously loved. You may have taken several detours in the quest for your heart’s desire, but now you realize that there is more to life than your current endeavour. If this is the case, be wary of anyone who tries to drag you down the rabbit hole. Allow yourself to walk away and re-evaluate your goals, while staying open to the possibilities for a new way forward.

What Is Eight of Cups Card Reversed as a Positive Card, Strength, and Advantage?

When Eight of Cups reversed card appears in a positive, strength, or advantage Tarot spread position, it means that you are making your mind up to go and leave a familiar place and community of people that are not beneficial for you anymore. You have made up your mind to move on and take a step forward. However, this step sometimes is not what we expect. Moving on from where you have been and starting a new life can be very challenging and distressing. You are already experiencing that because the Eight of Cups reversed card is also a representation of fear and a feeling of hopelessness. This position might indicate your hesitation to move forward when faced with some difficulties.

The reversed Eight of Cups can show that you are clinging to something without much hope of letting it go. You are holding on to someone or something that you believe is essential to you, but in reality, it is not. Eight of Cups reversed can be seen as staying where things are familiar and comfy, but there comes a crossroads where the only choice is to move and adapt and accept a new destiny.

Eight of Cups Reversed as an Obstacle

When it comes to challenges and obstacles, Eight of Cups reversed can represent being unable to walk away from your current situation. You may be stuck in the same relationship or toxic work environment, and you may not see another way out of your situation. This card is instead often associated with staying in control of your emotions and suppressing your feelings, instead of expressing and dealing with them in a healthy way.

When Eight of Cups is reversed, it indicates that you are delaying moving on after you have had enough of a situation, such as a friendship that has become toxic and draining. You may be choosing to stay in this environment, even though it is hurting you deep down. Things may be getting even worse, so it is time for a change, but for some reason, you are struggling to act on this. This can be due to feeling stuck, unable to move forward, or lacking the motivation to make the necessary changes.

Often, you may hold on to a situation that you may have believed would work out well for you, but has turned out to be a huge disappointment.

Eight of Cups Card Reversed as a Future Outcome

If your question is about your general future and challenges ahead, Eight of Cups reversed card in the reading signals that only you can decide on what you will be doing. You have to put all your work in making your dreams come true. There will be many obstacles in your way. You are the one who will have to face them and overcome them. You will be an expert in making things come true.

Eight of Cups reversed card in a future outcome Tarot spread position signals that the transition to a more inwardly focused life is taking longer than expected or planned for. In the meantime, you must keep on going – but you’ll have to make your own schedule. Alternatively, you might have a sense of lingering regret over letting go of the past that prevents you from moving forward with your goals and aspirations. You’ll need to work through this to ensure that you don’t carry any unnecessary baggage.

The Eight of Cups reversed card represents holding onto a certain idea of the past and refusing to let it go. It might also mean that you are trying to leave something you have given up on behind and thus avoiding the lessons you learnt from it as you move on with your life. As you move ahead, you’ll be in no rush to let go of your regrets and move on. You are perhaps experiencing a sense of loss as you are struggling to let go of something that was once very important to you.

Because you are not letting go, you have missed out on opportunities that were right in front of you.

Eight of Cups Reversed Card as a Prediction of When an Event Will Occur

Drawing Eight of Cups reversed when asking Tarot when will a certain event take place, reveals that you are planning to leave before the conclusion of your task, or you have already left and are waiting for your tasks to get over before you move somewhere else. It would also be noted that you must have already planned on leaving but faced some issues and delays, so you are now waiting for them to get resolved before moving somewhere else. Additionally, the eight of cups reversed indicate that you are waiting for people who have left you behind to return. This Minor Arcana tarot suggests that you will leave the things behind and make way for better ones.

Moreover, in the reversed eight of cups, it indicates that you may be on the way to a happier life. For those who are worried about leaving their friends and family behind, you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking so. It’s good to distance yourself for a while. However, once you are at a better place, you will feel satisfied, for now, you must leave behind the people who have hurt you. These people would also grow and develop in the future.