The Eight of Cups card evokes a sense of grim and solitude. Just a glance at the card brings about an immediate reaction of sadness. Even the background is of nighttime - darkness. The moon in the sky also looks grave and somber. The card portrays a young man who has turned his back towards the worldly pleasures. The neatly arranged cups to his back represent all his accomplishments. He chooses to walk towards the hilly terrain by the darkness of nighttime - he embraces difficulties leaving behind all that is familiar to him. He is wearing a cloak and carries a stick in his hands. With only these he has embarked upon the journey, meaning that he has shunned the comforts of life. The man has experienced both the good and bad in his life. He has achieved what he desired for, yet he does not feel contented. This has made him restless. So he undertakes the spiritual journey. This card, as such, signifies change and transition.

Upright Position: In a reading, this card indicates that the subject is ready to explore the deeper meanings of life. She/he wants to escape from the mundane materialistic life and pursue a spiritual journey. It is time for change - it may be a change in job, residence, lifestyle or relationship.

Reversed Position: Reversed, the car suggests that the subject is being unable to escape from what seems redundant to her/him. It makes the person confused. As a result she/he may not comprehend when to walk away from a situation.

Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings

Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune

Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons