Eight Of Cups – A Complete Tarot Guide

Did you know? If you unfold tarot cards & Eight Of Cup occurs, then you may have a habit of walking away from those places where you have not been served nicely. LOL, for those who are not able to understand, hold your horses. Will clear your doubts about ‘8 Of Cups Tarot Cards’. So, 3… 2… 1… let’s get started…

Eight Of Cups Tarot Cards

Upright – Abandonment, letting go, travel
Reversed – Faking happiness, stagnant, hesitate to move on
Number – 8
Element – Water
Planet – Neptune
Astrological Sign – Pisces

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Understanding Minor Arcana Tarot Cards

The most significant chunk of the Tarot deck, 56 of the 78 cards, comprise the Minor Arcana. 40 cards out of these fall exclusively under the Minor Arcana, while the other 16 also form a part of the Royal Arcana or Court Cards. If the Major Arcana can be said to convey the big picture, the Minor Arcana signifies the specifics in the life of a person. Not exactly but like different promos of a full movie. Don’t grab its tickets, huh? After all, you are the only main actor in it.

Minor Arcana Tarot Cards divided into four parts:


  • The Suit of Swords signifies the realm of the mind and intellect, our decisions and insights.
  • The Suit of Cups has to do with the things of the heart, things we love and care about.
  • The Suit of Wands represents our power and life energy as applied to the situations and events we face in life.
  • And lastly, the Suit of Pentacles represents our labours and the rewards we gain from them.

Basically, four of them include everything to make your life full of tadka & masala (flavors, aspects).

Quick Definition 8 Of Cups Tarot

  • This tarot card brings with it a period of evolution in relationships.
  • We feel that we have achieved emotional nirvana, and we seek greater fulfilment – either from our existing relationships or form new relationships. Bogo Deal!
  • This card tells us to focus on all that we have learned and achieved in the past and foretells a blessed journey ahead.
  • We also need to be open to change and contemplate its role in the realization of our goals. Eat, sleep, learn & repeat!

All About Eight of Cups Tarot Cards- Upright & Reverse

Upright 8 Of Cups Tarot General Meaning

It may signify walking away from people or circumstances in your life or abandoning your plans. Similar to those friends who cancel Goa plans at the last moment #JusticeForTrip. It can prove a disappointment, turning your back on, or exiting a bad situation. Lastly, The Eight of Cups can mean feelings of isolation, introspection, self-analysis, and the search for the ultimate truth.

Reverse 8 Of Cups Tarot General Meaning

If we describe reversing eight cups in one word, then we would say ‘stagnation’. When it appears, you are already in a bad situation and stuck in your mind. You may be so insecure about suture that you are not able to do anything. Deadlock. You’re happy only with your mains. T&C apply*. Remember, you are not bad; it’s just about the time that is not in talking terms with you as of now. It may also define returning home after a long period of travel or living in another country.

Unfolding Upright Eight Of Cups - Love and Relationships

If you are curious to know then we must tell you that Eight of Cups is not a great omen in Tarot’s love or relationship. It represents abandonment issues. If you are in a relationship, it means that your partner is walking away from it. For the singles, it means complete loneliness. Sorry for the bad news!

All about Upright 8 of Cups - Money & Career

After a terrible eight cups of love, welcome to another scary ride. But let’s believe, scary for the one who has no spirit, we must fight and turn the tables, HAINA (isn’t it)? It indicates that you may walk out from a job that you no longer find fulfilling in a Career Context. You may be thinking about taking a 180-degree career change. More power to you! Money-wise, it may indicate some severe financial loss but look to supporting cards as well for confirmation.

The Eight Of Cups Indicating Health (Upright)

In terms of health, you may be drowning in the consumption of bad stuff that is affecting your health terribly. Don’t wait for a wake-up call. Try having a positive approach and change your lifestyle in order to ultra-fit folk. Before you do these things, all the very best pals!

Reverse Eight Of Cups - Bad News For Love and Relationships?

You may be doing a great job in your relationship with the outside world, but the story may differ inside. It may also reflect that you’re just afraid of losing your partner. Your self-esteem may start turning low. On the other hand, you may run from a serious relationship as you don’t wanna be in a committed relationship. But hey, there is some good news. Once you emerge from all these negative qualities, no one can stop you.

Eight of Cups Reversed - Money & Career, unfulfilling dreams?

In a career context, the reversed Eight of Cups indicates that your professional life may have become stagnant and unfulfilled, but you are sticking to it because you are scared to challenge. You haven’t even tried changing or exploring options available for you. Hey, lonely duck, why so frightened? If your career is unfulfilled for you, the only person who can change that is you; even if that means making a complete change, just go for it. No one is gonna do it, and you ought to lead.

The Eight Of Cups Indicating Health (Reverse)

In the context of health, you know that things are not good, but still, you are not changing it And not even trying. Stand up and evaluate what is having an impact on your health and what you can do to improve your health. Time to vanish all the uninvited evils from life!

8 of Cups as Feelings

If you’re asking about your lover’s feelings about you, the Eight of Cups will warn you that they’ve already considered leaving the relationship. Cheers! However, although this is something that could bother you right now. The Eight of Cups is also a sign that you will soon be moving past this relationship. You will come to realize that your lover is not in a position to give you what you want.


The highlight of this whole article is, a person is walking away from circumstances. But this does not always mean bad too. It seems an individual is tired of those cups and setting a specific target for the future. A bigger and better adventure to explore! So, all the folks reading this 8 of cups tarot guide, don’t hesitate in working on self-improvement, self-understanding, and growth. It will be beneficial for you only.