Eight of Cups

Additional deck interpretation:

The Eight of Cups points you towards a path of feeling somewhat hopeless because you are unable to repair a current relationship as you continue your journey through the seventy-eight passageways of growth.

This is the level on your continuous cycle of change when you cannot live with disappointment any longer, you despair of finding a solution to your quandary, so you decide to say goodbye and move on, not knowing what lies ahead.

You might walk away from your partner because you have overextended yourself to the point that you are over your limits and cannot give anymore.

It's possible that your feelings have vanished for your partner and you feel forced to let go of an unhealthy relationship that no longer works for you, or you feel it is the right time to express your feelings of unhappiness to complete a deep emotional cleaning that is long overdue.

This might be the time when you will revisit the fears and beliefs that have held you back and kept you hostage in a personal or professional relationship that is not working for you.

Numerical Number 8: This number signifies power, personal achievements and the courage to overcome obstacles and break down barriers to transform your life.

The Element of Water: The Eight of Cups is associated with the elemental water qualities of the planet Neptune (the spiritual awakener that helps you make an adjustment) and the zodiac sign of Pisces. The combination of Neptune in Pisces during the Solar Eclipse brings you into the time of an inner realization that you need to make a heartfelt decision.

Probable Outcome: You might walk away from a personal or professional relationship (leave a partner, family, job or career).

Or you might decide to relocate or make other changes that need to be made to fill a void.

This might be the time when you are withdrawing from others because you are revisiting your fears and beliefs that have held you back and kept you hostage in a personal or professional relationship.

You might decide to let the cat out of the bag and express your unhappiness to someone close to you, or how you felt betrayed and used by this person.

Maybe you are reflecting about what is missing in your life, or you have decided to get away and find solitude so you can look inwards to think about the changes you want to make.

Possible Outcome: You are not ready to leave a personal or professional relationship (a partner, family, job or career) or make other changes to your lifestyle.

You may be opening up to others and talking about your situation and reaching out for help.

Then again, you may be unable to channel the energies of the Eight of Cups into your life. If this is the case, you are probably ready to return from solitude and start working on your problems.

Timing: The Eight of Cups predicts that an important event is turned inwards, then outwards. This event may occur in the next weeks or months to come.