Eight of Cups Reversed

card meanings

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.

Characteristics of Eight of Cups Reversed

Positive: discovery, embracing reality, staying put, returning, making a choice.

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 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.