Eight of Cups Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck
About the Deck"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 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
Jealousy and trouble.
Marriage with a fair woman.
Honours. Approbation. Jealousy. Misery.
A fair Girl, Friendship, Attachment, Tenderness
Gaiety, Feasting, Joy, Pleasure.
Thoughts of marriage, affections of a fair person
parents and children live together in unity and love; the parents will receive birth-day gifts from their children.