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Eight of Cups Art and Meaning

Moorish Playing Card Deck Fragment

About the Deck

From an uncut sheet found in a museum in Barcelona. This deck provides an important link between the Mamluk deck pattern and the Mediterranean deck pattern, because it shares features of both; in general it looks fairly European, but the wands look like Polo Sticks and the Cups still look like Myriads, harking back to Ancient Chinese money-suited cards.

Provenance

Spain, c. 1414.

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.