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Eight of Cups

Updated: Feb 19

Eight of Cups is about a man who is successful, and yet there is a sense of dissatisfaction. He is in search of something else, that makes him walk away from all his glory.

Eight of Cups Tarot

Eight of Cups Meaning - General

The man in Eight of Cups moves forward to seek the unknown. He is leaving behind a very successful journey and plenty of accomplishments in pursuit of self-awakening. This card symbolizes the search for deeper meaning in life. When we set out on a spiritual path to find the true purpose of life, we feel ready to forsake existing comforts and reach out for the unknown.

Eight of Cups means moving out of comfort zones. This is never easy but almost always sets you on the path of growth.

See what beckons you, what do you feel passionate about. Your current life, probably very successful, yet may be one of drudgery. Something that doesn’t excite you anymore. Certain journeys in life need to be taken, they may be difficult and sorrowful. But change is healthy.

Eight of Cups in tarot could also indicate moving out of a vice or addiction. It could indicate a sense of tiredness and therefore, seeking out newer ways of life to bring back that lost passion in life.

Let us look at the Eight of Cups in specific contexts of a love tarot reading and career tarot reading. Remember to apply all the above general readings to the below readings as well.

Eight of Cups Love

Love Reading for Relationships

Quite literally, Eight of Cups in love and relationship could mean one person walking away in search of soul satisfaction. Has your relationship lost its purpose, and is restricting your personal growth?

However, this card need not necessarily be about separation. Probably it signifies a need to step back and reassess your life. What direction do you wish to take? Take some time off, heal!

Love Reading for Singles

Have you been in relationships that have hurt you in the past, and is that making you walk away from newer ones? Ask yourself if you are avoiding your true emotions? Are you escaping?

Alternatively, you might have feelings for someone who is in a very philosophical mode right now. This person may not be ready to explore a relationship with you.

Eight of Cups in love reading advises you to find a deeper meaning in your life. Heal your emotional issues first before seeking out new love.

Eight of Cups Career & Finance

You are probably feeling dissatisfied in a job or business, and it no longer stimulates you mentally or emotionally. The rat race is not what makes you happy.

Eight of Cups in career validates your wish to walk away, if that is what gives you soul satisfaction. Take some time to heal your burn out. Find something that helps find your personal truth. Let go of things that are no longer serving you.

Financially, you might be leaving behind security and your wealth to look for deeper meaning in life. You might want to structure and reallocate your finances well, before you make any uncomfortable choices. Do not make investment decisions blindly.

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