8 of Cups

Meaning

If you see the 8 of Cups appear in your day, there is a sense of loss or abandonment. You may feel like someone is pulling away from you on a key issue, or doesn't really seem to be “hearing” your tokens or gestures of love. The man in the card could be you, and perhaps you are the one that is withdrawing in the hopes of greener pastures. The message from this card in your day is, if your cups of love are not being filled, it may well be time to leave the empties on the shoreline and move onto a better and more beautiful thing. This card could also simply mean you need to escape a situation temporarily, to clear your head and get some clarity on key love matters.

Symbolism

There is no mistaking the pain and loss of the 8 of Cups. This is a card of abandonment. A man is shown here leaving a darkened shoreline at night, and leaving all of his cups of love behind. There is a sense of loss of love with this card that is palpable, and could be palpable in your day. This card may arrive when you are leaving a relationship, or feel like you are being left. Someone may be turning back on your tokens of love, or departing an experience without your knowledge. There is definitely a sense of grief and moving on with this card, or a sense of withdrawal and moving away.

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