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Eight of Cups Art and Meaning

Sola Busca Tarot Deck

About the Deck

The oldest complete tarot deck we possess, and one of the only early decks to be fully illustrated.

It is by no means certain, but it has been alleged that the Sola Busca tarot deck was commissioned to honor Alfonso d'Este on the occasion of his wedding to Anna Sforza, granddaughter of Bianca Maria Visconti.

Provenance

Italy, c.1491.

Meaning of Eight of Cups from the Sola Busca Tarot Deck Deck

Upright

Recreation; fun.

Reversed

Wasted time; disarray. Neglect.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Jealousy and trouble.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Marriage with a fair woman.

Reversed

Perfect satisfaction.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Honours. Approbation. Jealousy. Misery.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A fair Girl, Friendship, Attachment, Tenderness

Reversed

Gaiety, Feasting, Joy, Pleasure.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Thoughts of marriage, affections of a fair person

Reversed

unresponsiveness.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

parents and children live together in unity and love; the parents will receive birth-day gifts from their children.