The Eight of Cups ~ Time to Release the Past!
Tarot Tuesday! The card for the week is the Eight of Cups, representing: Disappointment, reflection, emotional stagnation and releasing the past. Perfect for the Pisces New Moon/Total Solar Eclipse today!
The Eight of Cups or water—the element of emotions, the spiritual realm, dreams and the unconscious--is a card of change and transition. The image shows a fairytale couple—a knight and a princess, embracing in a passionate dance. Behind them are eight cups reflecting old, stagnant waters. Each cup holds a different memory, some wonderful, some sorrowful. You could say the couple is lost in a seductive dance of the past.
These cups are perhaps too full, and need to be released to welcome in new energy, new love, relationships and experience. The shadow side of this card is disappointment. When life doesn’t meet our expectations, it’s easy for disillusionment to set in. Yet, when we can let go of the fairytale and become present in the moment, a whole new journey begins! In the highest sense, the Eight of Cups is a spiritual journey of self-discovery. A time to reflect upon the past—and then it let go. This will free you to discover what you truly need and want on a whole new level.
So this week, take time to reflect on the past, old illusions that no longer serve you. This is as a part of a process of letting go. Then begin to dream anew—what do you want to manifest next is your question now!