Eight of Cups – Mermaid Tarot

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I. Image description on Eight of Cups Mermaid Tarot

Image description on Eight of Cups Mermaid Tarot

Things that seem like a good idea at the moment may not be sustainable for a long time, like the lovers in this Eight of Cup card. The state of their relationship at the moment no longer makes it permanent. There was a time when love seemed to conquer all, but the light of the full moon clearly illuminated the reality of this relationship. Two people from two different worlds dream of two different futures. In order for the mermaid to be true to herself, she is forced to leave her lover and let him sleep on the sand, telling herself that it is all a dream.

II. The message of Eight of Cups Mermaid Tarot in a reading

One of the first emotions each person can feel through the Eight of Cups Mermaid Tarot is disappointment. Although it is true that the card shows a certain sadness when what you achieve at the present time is not what you expected. But from the bottom of the heart, the card tells that this is the time to change and make a breakthrough. Finding true inner joy is never easy, so even if you have to leave what you have achieved, keep walking on a new path.

In a spread, when combined with the cards of the Swords suit,  the appearance of the Eight of Cups indicates a source of motivation for you to accelerate and move forward such as courage in the face of fear, patiently waiting for the final result. 

When combined with the cards of the Wands suit, the Eight of Cups advises you to follow your dreams, using your inherent abilities to make the world a better place. When coupled with the cards of the Pentacles suit, this combination reveals what is closest to home. When combined with the cards of the Cups suit, the Eight of Cups Mermaid Tarot encourages self-improvement activities such as writing a book and learning more about a specific field.

III. Meaning of Eight of Cups Mermaid Tarot in the upright position

It is not easy to accept that something you have invested your time in will not work. Leaving can be a painful thing. Unfortunately, the problem is that if you do not go now, you will only make the situation worse when it all comes down to you in the end. Staying will only bring you lasting pain. Leaving will be painful, but that pain will also be temporary.

This is the time to ask yourself what you can do to bring satisfaction and joy to your life, other than money and material things. You are searching for the true meaning of life and are focused on finding out who you are. You want to escape the hustle and bustle of life and pursue a higher spiritual goal. You are willing to give away material possessions in return for something more meaningful. As such, the Eight of Cups Mermaid Tarot often reflects the beginning of a journey of discovery, especially the spiritual aspect.

The Eight of Cups also indicates that you are so frustrated that you can give up everything you have built so far. Be it love or materialism. It could also indicate that you have exceeded your limits and become emotionally exhausted. Maybe you have tried your best until today, but right now, you feel like you do not have the energy to go on so the only option is to give up. You feel frustrated with yourself, but here is what to do before you completely burn out. You may also feel that you are giving too much but not being compensated properly.

In terms of work and finance, the upright Eight of Cups Mermaid Tarot shows that in the upcoming time, you may leave a position where you no longer feel favorable. If you are raising funds for a business, the high potential of the current industry is no longer feasible. Or maybe you are looking for improvements and new ideas to advance your career path. As for the spread related to financial elements, the appearance of the card is a warning that you need to make a careful financial strategy and have a specific spending plan.

Make sure you are aware of what is going on around you and determine if the decisions you are making are right. In addition, the card also shows a financial loss, so do not be too subjective.

In terms of romantic relationships, the upright Eight of Cups Mermaid Tarot does not show too positive signs. This card shows that you are still haunted by problems related to feelings of abandonment that occurred in the past or also a feeling of irreparable separation between you and your partner. You may even feel so tired of your current relationship that you feel you have no choice but to let it go.

In case you are still single at the moment, the card can represent the feeling of loneliness and emptiness when entering a completely new romantic relationship. In addition, this is also a sign that the fear of rejection in the past has somewhat prevented you from believing in love in general and in relationships in particular.

In terms of health and spirit, the upright Eight of Cups Mermaid Tarot points out that you are currently letting negative things affect your personal life. This situation not only affects your mental health but also makes you feel physically drained. Try to purify the negative state by starting a more positive habit to improve your body condition. Spiritually, the card means that you are on a journey of self-discovery. It seems that in recent times, you have been very active in developing your psychic abilities to find your true self.

IV. Meaning of Eight of Cups Mermaid Tarot in the reversed position

Regardless of the situation or problem you are trying to leave behind, as long as you know where you need to go, you will go on your own. To make sure you will not make the same mistake again, you have to deal with the constant in this equation – which is yourself. Make it clear what you want so you do not have to go through this pain again.

Meaning of Eight of Cups Mermaid Tarot in the reversed

The Eight of Cups Mermaid Tarot in reverse says that you are feeling confused about your choices. You want to explore new horizons and new possibilities but on the other hand, you feel afraid of missing out on what you already have.

You know when to stop in time because what you are doing will not bring the results you deserve. While there are still some fundamental issues left unresolved, you know for sure that no matter how hard you try, you will fail. You will probably feel a lot of pain when you have to give up everything, but this is the best decision. Sometimes, however, nothing can guarantee that you will leave, maybe today you want to but maybe tomorrow you will think again.

In general, the reversed Eight of Cups Mermaid Tarot can indicate stagnation. When that happens, you may be accepting many of your things in life or being in a bad situation that makes you oddly happy because you are afraid to move on or are worried about what the future might bring if you let go. You may appear comfortable with the people around you but inside all of that, you know that you need to let go of certain people or situations in your life in order to move forward.

You are resisting this change because you are paralyzed by fear. It can also be a sign of running away from problems, not because they are bad but because you are afraid of losing opportunities and being vulnerable. This card in the reversed position can indicate emotional immaturity and can also be a sign of low self-esteem or low self-worth.

In terms of work and finance, the reversed Eight of Cups Mermaid Tarot is a harbinger that your work has become stagnant for too long and everything seems to be moving in an unfavorable direction. Although you have recognized this fact for a long time, it may be because you are afraid to change that you have remained in this position throughout the years. Therefore, the appearance of this card forces you to accept change and explore all other options to find motivation in work again. 

Be brave and move forward because even if you cannot achieve what you want, at least you have really tried on the past journey. Similarly, in the financial aspect, this card can show that clinging to a certain business is no longer suitable for you.

In terms of romantic relationships, the Eight of Cups Mermaid Tarot in reverse advises you to end your current relationship. Although you are always aware that your partner is not the ideal half for you, there is still something holding back your decision. It seems that having to give up something that you have worked so hard to build over the past time makes you regret it. But sometimes, it takes wisdom and reason to get rid of what is no longer relevant. Allow yourself time to consider whether your current relationship has truly come to an end or is still salvageable.

In terms of health and spirit, the reversed Eight of Cups Mermaid Tarot indicates that there seems to have been a situation that has had a negative impact on your health. Therefore, it is necessary to take a serious look and consider what you can do to improve this aspect. It could be changing your diet, getting more exercise, or even letting go of things in your life that are causing you to become overly stressed.

Spiritually, the appearance of the Eight of Cups in reverse shows that you are limited in developing the spiritual aspect or may not be able to fully realize your capacity. Regardless of the situation, the best solution is to find a way to connect with your inner child. Do not be afraid of anything because, in the end, the Above is always there to help each person overcome difficulties in life.

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