Tarot Card of the Week: Eight of Cups


Tarot Card of the Week: August 3 – August 9

Eight of Cups

This week’s card is the Eight of Cups from the Druid Craft Tarot created by Stephanie Carr-Gomm, Philip Carr-Gomm and Will Worthington.

Are you on the right path in regard to relationships, career or a yearning for something more meaningful in an area of your life? Do you have a deep desire to take some sort of action, or even relocate to a new area? Perhaps you are needing a retreat to recharge?

The Eight of Cups indicates it may be time to ask yourself what you can do to bring a deeper satisfaction and meaning to your life.

You may be seeking a deeper meaning to an area of your life or need to focus on your personal truth or pursue deeper, more spiritual goals at this time.

Thus, the Eight of Cups is often reflective of the start of a journey of discovery, particularly on an emotional and spiritual level.

Is something calling you that you are prepared to walk away from? Or are you holding on to something that needs to be let go?

In this deck we see a figure climbing up a path into a mountain. In the night sky, we see the eclipsed moon, indicating change and transformation. There are eight cups on a flat rock in a swirling pond representing what he is leaving behind. The cups and the water are associated with feelings, emotions and the deep unconscious.

Often in life we may need to leave something behind us to move forward. This is often a decision involving deep feelings and emotions … as change often arises from this level.

The path of the unknown can be a risky and exciting undertaking! Like the person in the Eight of Cups, you may be seeking more and are prepared to walk away from it all. You may have given all that you have and have gone in search of the ‘other cups’ – If this refers to a relationship you may have given everything you had and lost some of your life force energy.

It may have felt as though you have received nothing back. Or you may be feeling the pull to be moving on in search of a more fulfilling one that resonates with where you are at. It does not have to be a relationship though — it could be something else that you have put a lot of emotions and feelings into.

The Eight of cups is about transition or a cycle in your life that means you are ready to move on or follow a new direction in your life. This card reminds us that there is nothing permanent in life but change itself. Everything moves or changes.

You may have arrived at an interchange in your life and are being called to explore the deeper meaning behind a current situation. You may need to make great changes such as leaving an unfulfilling job or starting a new business, moving to a new location.

Change takes great courage but the rewards are worth the effort. Imagination is the keystone to any great change .. if you can visualise it you can create it!

You may be ready to ask yourself:

  • Where in my life am I ?
  • What have I attained?
  • What action can I take?
  • What do I need to reclaim?
  • What is hindering me from fulfilling this dream or goal?

There are infinite possibilities in every moment where you can choose your next project or experience. Start looking at ideas that feel good to you and then the steps you need to reach these goals.

You are now clearing the path that will assist you in recognising the places, persons and events that will support and energise this goal. Enjoy the journey! Knowing that nothing is ever complete — All things are always in a state of growth or movement.

As you clear away old fears new doors will open to you. If you have completed one project then the next one will bring you closer to what you truly desire. Be curious along the way … rather than being blocked by fear or worry perhaps you can adopt an attitude of curiosity? I wonder where this will take me? What is behind this door?

The treasure you seek may lie deep in the mountains!

druidcraft-setThis week’s card — Eight of Cups — comes from the Druid Craft Tarot by Philip Carr-GommStephanie Carr-Gomm and Will Worthington.

This deck represents the Celtic and Druid tradition and emphasises a connection with the natural world containing vibrantly colored life-like images and lush landscaping, megalithic structures and wise druids. This deck is not just for those who follow a Druid path, but for anyone who connects with nature. In ancient times Druids were considered to be philosophers, counsellors and alchemists. Druids are always learning, seeking the souls truth and seeking balance!

The Druidcraft Tarot is published by St. Martin’s Press and is also available for iPhone/iPad and Android devices through the Fool’s Dog website. 




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