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Eight of Cups ~ Transition

By Caroline :: :: 13 comments

Your card today is the Eight of Cups. This is a card of change and transition and it’s a sign that it’s time to reassess your life and priorities. It’s likely that you are giving too much and not getting nearly enough in exchange, or perhaps a relationship or situation just isn’t working out. No matter your circumstances, something has to change so that you can start moving forward again.


In the Mythic Tarot and in almost all Tarot decks, we see an image of a person walking away from all the Cups they have created. It was something the person thought they wanted and were so invested in, but just wasn’t right and something vital was missing.

Do you need to let go of a relationship, job, or location? It’s easy to stay invested for all the wrong reasons. Perhaps you feel obliged or pressured, but what is it that what your heart really wants? It’s time to cut your losses and be true to yourself.

If you want to change your circumstances, you often need to start by changing yourself in some way. Healing emotional hurt and putting the past behind you can put a fresh new perspective on your life. Healing you will also change the energy of a relationship or situation that hasn’t been working: it will either change for the better, or you will leave it behind and move forward.

keep-calm-and-moving-on-7The Dalai Lama once said ‘sometimes not getting what you want can be the most wonderful stroke of luck’. Take heart if you are hurting right now. Sometimes we don’t get what we want, but just what we need. Moving on could create the space for new and better possibilities beyond your wildest dreams.

Perhaps a better future or new person is just around the corner? How can you get there? Come for a reading and together we can see where your choices may lead, and what may be ahead for you.

I would also love to hear your experiences with the Eight of Cups, so please post your thoughts and feelings in the comments section on my blog post if this card resonates with you. I’m really looking forward to hearing from you.

In love and blessings, Caroline Anna


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  1. donny lalonde says:

    It is almost surreal reading this. Currently I am at our home and my wife is at her parents home. She is contemplating whether or not we should continue our marriage of 22 years this May 4th. It was me who after a longggg time of “trying to make it work”I suggested she look at this as I was unprepared to continue as we had been in our relationship.

    Also, I am negotiating with my business partner him taking over our business and me walking away after 7 years working on a particular couple of projects daily, it has been my life. Part of the ” why” of above actually.

    BIG changes are happening for me. I do not like change or stopping before finishing anything and these two major aspects of my life look at major change as your reading suggests. It suggests to me that these changes are in my best interests, that something”better” may be around the corner. Well, I am ready to let the world take it’s course and adjust but I love my wife so much and I love us, we just have really struggled in harmony for a long time and it may be time, both aspects I am suggesting actually.

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    • Caroline says:

      Hi Donny, thanks for your post. Please get in touch if you would like a reading to look at everything for you. Love and light, Caroline x

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  2. ulonda says:

    Hello, yes I have left a relationship that I don’t wanna go back to. I’m trying to move forward but the pain from the past makes it so hard. I have a job but its not where I wanna be at this time but I have no choice. I moved here to be with him and all he did was hurt me n make me feel like less of a woman. I’m hoping for better. Thanks for the reading..

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  3. Che says:

    Couldn’t have been timed better. But its painful.
    I left my husband 13 months ago and we now can put paperwork through for a divorce but he is holding back. Its was six years of abuse and I really think I should cut the ties. Also a month ago, a past flame who meant a lot to me came back into my life. It was very intense back then and it is for me too now. There are mixed messages coming from him though and I feel I should cut this loose also.
    If this isn’t enough, I recently had a motor bike accident and it stopped my remedial massage work dead. I had to hand in my clinic keys because i couldn’t afford the lease while I wasn’t working. I am starting to feel this is no longer for me, because as much as I love the work, I have never made a good living from it. I have been offered marketing work from home that seems promising. In fact I have been offered three different contracts and although I dont love the work much, I do need to start thinking about my financial security because Im 58 and have nothing put away.

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    • Caroline says:

      Hi Che, I think you’re going to love the next card coming up. I’m here if you want to talk xx Love, Caroline Anna

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  4. rosa adames says:

    I’m in love with a man and my instincts most of the time say he is in love with me too. Yet sometimes I have my doubts.... I really just want the truth for this matter. Please help me or enlighten me!!

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    • Caroline says:

      Hi Rosa, I feel there is actually more than one man interested in your right now. Would you come for a live reading with me and we can look at this for you? Lots of love x

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  5. Jennifer says:

    This card came up in my email last week. I am currently not sure where I stand with my current job. I have no idea if I will still have this job tomorrow or next week or if I will be moving on. Need help!

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    • Caroline says:

      Hi Jennifer, I would love to help you with a reading and can see what is happening for you with work. Please give me a call x

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  6. bluecamas says:

    I use tarot in my life as tools.I also will consult gifted spiritual people when anywhere there seems to be no answer. The 8 of cups came up the other night to let of of some heartbreak, illusions and to rest to get ready for the change.
    I soon leave for Bombay, India from Canada to live my full married life with my husband. Long time best friend. The biggest heartbreak was my belief Canada was a free country. The bizarreness and things not as believed or told.It feels like and is a cage here for me because my husband is not here. We were deemed not genuine marriage! Valid legally,yes.My life as I know it here destroyed by government in a country with a very high divorce and low marriage rate.
    It challenged me to turn my practice ( accountant)another way. More global and in the cloud.It brought me wonderful global minded people as clients.I found true love in my husband.Something that just did not come to me here. I found a country I love. I go for visits.
    I am ramping up for the transition.Excited and still with a need to forgive, let go of some things. I know I won’t miss the snowbanks at all.I do have two grown children married with children. I will be back to visit in summers.Truth is I will likely have MORE quality time with them then I do now. I bring them a richness of another culture also.
    This has not been an easy transition.I found surrendering to higher powers helps. I am meant to go exactly where I am going. I can’t ever view my birth country in the same way.Looks at snow banks here, dull days. Dreams of palm trees and Arabian Sea breezes.Coming back “home” to the arms and heart of my husband.

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  7. greenlady says:

    Today this is the card that was sent for me to learn about. Two days before I received this card I had come to terms with the fact that I will be moving and heard a man I’m interested in will move to be near me too. It would seem that we are on the same page and realize that transition is needed for us. Now to keep the fingers crossed and prayers going. Not only because I’d love to be nearer my man but also it will have him working for a company that pays well, has benefits and a retirement plan.

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