Eight of Cups | Symbology & Interpretations | Tarot Card Meanings

Eight of Cups | Tarot Card Meanings & Interpretations.

The Eight of Cups is a card rest and retreat. In life, it is important for our mind, body and spirit to have adequate rest so we can function to the best of our ability. Without it, we may experience a lack of focus, motivation, and needed stress.


Keyword Meanings

Upright: Withdrawal, escapism, abandonment, giving up, letting go, discovery, exhaustion, walking away, contemplation, retreating to find courage, going into hibernation and rest, seeking answers and insight.

Reversed: Fear of commitment, guilt, low self-esteem, not willing to face difficulties, lacking courage, avoidance, fear of loss of change.


Symbology & Imagery:

Eight of Wands
  • Mountains: In divination, mountains represent the obstacles and challenges we face that hinder our growth.

  • Nightime: This tarot card shows us the time of day, this can often represent the moment just before going to bed. Putting away our troubles so we can get a good nights sleep is important.

  • Moon: In divination, moons are seen as highly spiritual and similar to a light that shines the path. They represent the emotional-self and guidance. In this card, we can see two phases of the moon, a Full Moon, and a Waning Crescent. Full Moons are significant of endings and reflection of how far we have come. A Waning Crescent moon signifies fertility, opportunities, and surrender.

  • Water: In divination, water represents emotional flow, spirituality, and intuition.