Eight of Cups Tarot Card Meaning and Art Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionA dejected-looking man abandons the cups of his celebrations. They symbolize an enterprise, undertaking, or previous concern.
Meaning of Eight of Cups from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
The decline of a matter; something thought to be important is really of slight consequence—either for good or evil.
Great joy, happiness, feasting.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
Jealousy and trouble.
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
Marriage with a fair woman.
Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings
Honours. Approbation. Jealousy. Misery.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
A fair Girl, Friendship, Attachment, Tenderness
Gaiety, Feasting, Joy, Pleasure.
P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings
Thoughts of marriage, affections of a fair person
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.