Eight of Cups Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
cups-8, eight-of-cups, eight, cups
DescriptionA man of dejected aspect is deserting the cups of his felicity, enterprise, undertaking or previous concern.
Meaning of Eight of Cups from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
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.
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.