Isn’t it horribly disappointing when something doesn’t work out the way you hoped it would? When the Eight of Cups appears in a tarot reading, you're given a moment to reflect and evaluate on whatever you've been putting your energy into. This tarot card is asking a question: Is this really worth your time and effort? Honestly, if this card is coming up, it usually means it's time to let go and walk away because this will NEVER be what you want it to be.
Sometimes we all caught up in the desire to stay in a relationship because we've invested so much time, patience, and emotions into the other person. (Hello, emotionally unavailable people who refuse to change, despite the fact that we can see their potential!) But you know what? That’s not how relationships work, and sometimes it’s better to cut your losses and get out of there before you waste even more of your time. This might sound a bit dismal, but the Eight of Cups tarot card actually carries uplifting energy because once you choose to end this situation, you open yourself up to a world of possibility. Whatever comes next has the potential to be far better and more satisfying. When the Eight of Cups tarot card shows up, don't afraid to let go and move on.
Eight of Cups Keywords
Letting go, transition, change, walking away, abandonment, acceptance, moving on
Eight of Cups Upright Meaning
It’s never easy to walk away from something that once brought you so much joy and satisfaction, whether it’s a career path that has lost its luster or a personal relationship you have grown out of after some time together. But I assure you, it’s FAR worse to stay in something that is no longer working. Life is for living, not for wasting time hoping something will magically go back to the way it used to be.
This is your moment to be radically honest with yourself. Is it time to confirm those lingering thoughts telling you to choose to walk away and see what else is out there? Do yourself the favor of seeing the situation the way it really is, not the way it used to be or the way you wish it could be. Then, move forward from there. Yes, it’s scary to make a change, but there is excitement in the mystery of the unknown. The possibilities are endless, and it's never too late to begin again.
Eight of Cups Reversed Meaning
Is it really over? Do you stay or do you go? Do you have it in you to give it one last try to see if you can change your current situation for the better? So many challenging questions remain! I find it to be easier to end a circumstance I know I've given it my all and truly done my best to make improvements. Sometimes all it takes to salvage a situation is a few minor adjustments and better communication around our needs and desires, and sometimes you really do need to walk away. So what’s your next move? Others may judge or offer their opinions, but only you can know what’s best. Listen to your heart and you’ll know exactly what to do.
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