Eight of Cups

Meaning of the Eight of Cups Tarot Card

Eight cups are stacked in the foreground. You can see a figure with their back turned to the viewer. They are walking down a path that goes towards distant mountains

Eight of Cups Tarot Card Upright Meaning

A journey is definitely implied with the Eight of Cups but depending on the surrounding cards there could be a bit more to it than that. Notice how the figure’s back is completely turned. This can indicate literally turning your back on the past or old ideas. That’s never an easy thing, as those mountains in the path indicate. But you have the strength and resources necessary to make the trip.

Eight of Cups Upright Keywords: journeys, breaking ties, leaving, leaving your past behind

Eight of Cups Tarot Card Reversed Meaning

Is this trip really necessary? The Eight of Cups reversed asks you to check in with yourself before you burn any bridges. There may be something worth holding on to, making a complete break unnecessary. Make sure you aren’t doing something you won’t regret later. This card can also indicate a fear of commitment.

Eight of Cups Reversed Keywords: a reason to stay, fear of commitment, reconciliation possible, something worth keeping