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Eight of Cups Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Eight of Cups

About the Deck

Vivid Waite Smith

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.

Provenance

Loren Lundgren, © 2021

Tags

cups-8, eight-of-cups, eight, cups

Description

A 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

Upright

The decline of a matter; something thought to be important is really of slight consequence—either for good or evil.

Reversed

Great joy, happiness, feasting.

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.

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