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Eight of Cups Art and Meaning

Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

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

About the Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Meaning of Eight of Cups from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck

Upright

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 shews the decline of a matter, or that a matter which has been 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.