Eight Of Cups – Gilded Tarot Deck
I. Meaning of the Eight of Cups Gilded Tarot
On the Eight of Cups Gilded Tarot, we can see a young man with his back to a pile of fallen cups. The sleeping mole indicates blindness. He gazes at the horizon as if assessing the landscape before he begins his journey. He tasted every cup and felt that something was missing from them. Though they may have satisfied him for a moment or helped him hide his true feelings, they are really just a way of escaping from what he has to do. The full moon rises high, and he can no longer ignore the light and its call, just as he can no longer ignore the voice of his heart. The time for evasion is over and the young man has to quickly adapt to the light, and like Strength Gilded Tarot, the card numbered VIII in the Major Arcana, he has to move forward with determination.
II. Message of the Eight of Cups Gilded Tarot
The message of the Eight of Cups Gilded Tarot is that you have allowed your desires and preferences to distract you from your direction, from what you know you have to do. Now is the time to let go of superficial gratifications and move forward. Be careful not to let the moon fool you. Don’t confuse the desire to run away from your mistakes with the calling from your heart. If the cups here represent clutter in your life, you may need to stay and clean them up.
III. Interpretation of the Eight of Cups Gilded Tarot in a spread
Some changes can cause feelings of exhaustion or fatigue. The ending is not always easy. One of the signs of a willingness to leave is a lack of energy. When you feel tired and depressed, you know something is wrong, and it is time for a new direction. Take a look at your life and your priorities. You will find out what areas of your life you need to get involved in. The Eight of Cups Gilded Tarot indicates that you are so frustrated that you can give up everything you have built so far. Be it in love or materialism. It could also indicate that you have exceeded your limits and become emotionally exhausted.
You need to ask yourself more deeply what makes you truly happy. This life is yours, but so far, something seems wrong, and you are not as happy as you should be. The Eight of Cups Gilded Tarot tells you that this is the time to change that. You have the power to do it, even when the future is uncertain. You may be feeling frustrated with yourself, but you also need to accept that the best thing you have done is already done, and you need to put the past aside. In front of your eyes now is a journey that will lead you to the true happiness you have always been looking for.
In terms of work, the Eight of Cups Gilded Tarot means that the thing to do now is seriously considering the level of happiness brought by the current job. If you still want to keep your current job, perhaps you can do some extra side work like volunteering to increase your happiness level. If you have been thinking about quitting your job, now is the time to do so. Don’t be afraid to quit, which you have already thought about a lot. Maybe a hobby leads you to a more potential job opportunity, or at least, more joy in your life than before. You need to put your compass in the direction of happiness and follow it from now on because the path you choose is probably not enjoyable at all.
In terms of love, when the Eight of Cups Gilded Tarot appears, maybe love is not your top priority right now. However, you totally feel alright with that, no matter what people say or think. Right now, you are more concerned with yourself before entering into a relationship with someone new. Your number one priority is personal happiness and a sense of wholeness.
In terms of finance, the Eight of Cups Gilded Tarot implies that you have learned and accepted that this is not the path to satisfaction as you thought. You know that material possessions can only give you joy to a certain level, and you need something that feels truly heartwarming. It is very important to remember that, when this card appears, it is better to try something new and maybe fail than to try nothing at all and regret it later. If there is any self-improvement opportunity you have considered, go for it. However, don’t get attached to something simply just because it shows up in your life when it apparently does not bring you any happiness at all! Volunteering, again, is an activity you might consider.
In terms of health, the Eight of Cups Gilded Tarot tells you to stop comparing yourself to others. You are as beautiful as you really are. Try taking a break from the ordinary routine to make room for other activities. For instance, going to the park, going for a walk, or hitting a road trip, those activities should be considered. If possible, spending a day at the beach or by the lake will benefit your health. The important thing is that you need to do something out of nature, and let the beauty of nature remind you of who you are. The world is diverse and rich, and you yourself have added your beauty to that picture. You don’t have to be, or be like, anyone else, except the one that appears every time you look in the mirror.
In terms of spirituality, you may need some alone time. Embrace that time. You will see inside and find wisdom in that quiet space, and listen to the still, small voice from the heart.
When the Eight of Cups Gilded Tarot is reversed, the meaning is that you are struggling with guilt about a decision you have made. Maybe it indicates feelings of despair, wanting to give up your dreams to please someone. Maybe it also refers to accepting a job that does not bring financial satisfaction or you have given up your own business for someone else. Whatever change has taken place, it feels meaningless to you, and you are stagnating whether as an individual or in your profession.
When the Eight of Cups Gilded Tarot appears in reverse, it is important to remind yourself that your good times are still ahead. If your inner voice tells you that you really need to step out of a relationship, job, life-related preparation or arrangement, then trust yourself. But first think thoroughly and carefully enough. Consider and evaluate the situation before you make a decision, and estimate all the possible benefits and losses you might receive from making that decision, if possible.
In terms of work, you may be feeling a strong urge to get out of your current work situation quickly when you draw the reversed Eight of Cups Gilded Tarot. There is always a reason why you feel that way. So don’t ignore your own feelings, but at the same time, you don’t need to act immediately. Talk to someone you trust before making plans to leave your current job.
In terms of love, you may feel like you are ending a long-standing relationship (if you are in one). The reversed Eight of Cups Gilded Tarot is a warning that you should take more time to think more carefully about the upcoming decision. Every relationship has its ups and downs, and the hard part is that we need to live with such difficulties. Maybe the two of you will eventually leave each other. But remember that you will only do so if you are calm, clear-minded and sure of your decision. And if you are looking for the love of your life, this is the time to immerse yourself in your community and the world in any way you can. Don’t just sit at home and feel lonely. Try to make other people feel happy, your loneliness will disappear.
In terms of finance, in the current situation, you may be thinking that you can hardly live another day with a bad financial situation, but the truth is that you can completely handle it. Do not rush to judge, but think slowly and carefully about your financial situation, consider what should be done and must be done, and then get down to the business. Ask for advice if possible. It may take you all day to really appreciate your financial situation.
In terms of health, with the Eight of Cups Gilded Tarot in reverse, it can be a sign that stress is overwhelming you. Always remember that you are completely in control of yourself and can control any stress. Take some time to balance yourself and consider whether your habits are adversely affecting your health. You always know and control what you think or want.
In terms of spirituality, you need to integrate more with the outside world when the Eight of Cups Gilded Tarot appears in reverse. If this is too difficult for you, at least find a trusted friend or a group of friends with whom you feel comfortable, and go out and have fun chatting with these people. Much good will come from this simple act, including finding yourself more connected with the theological and spiritual aspects, both within you and with the world outside. Don’t isolate yourself from others.