Occultus Thesaurus - Eight of Cups

Eight of Cups

Eight of Cups from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith deck

A man of dejected aspect is deserting the cups of his felicity, enterprise, undertaking or previous concern.

Divinatory Meanings / Magical Uses

  • The card speaks for itself on the surface, but other readings are entirely antithetical
  • Giving joy
  • Mildness
  • Timidity
  • Honour
  • Modesty
  • In practice, it is usually found that the card shows the decline of a matter, or that a matter which has been thought to be important is really of slight consequence

Reversed Meanings

  • Great joy
  • Happiness
  • Feasting


The Pictorial Key to the Tarot” by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

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