The Thoth Deck 8 of Cups, is Indolence and/or The Lord of Abandoned Success. The 8 of Water is the corresponding Erotic Tarot card in this element of Water.
Attributed to this card is Saturn in Pisces. The Angels of the Decan: Vabaliah and Yeshivah.
Hod is in Briah, the Mental World.
To reiterate, (past blogs) Hod is the concrete
mind; However, with Saturn in Pisces the 8 of Cups, being a Water sign
doesn't balance Saturn's energy well.
Saturn in a water sign, a certain amount of introspection, manifests
as disinterest with material conditions. The effect, is discontent or a
decline in interest in anything. Thus, one's tendency is to abandon
The interpretation of the Eight of Cups, is based on the fact
that Pisces, is calm and stagnant water, that is completely deadened by
the heavy influences of Saturn.
We know Water, is the Element of
consciousness, so what is going on within one is a deadening of
interest, a complete lack of wonder.
The lotuses of enlightenment
droop,for lack of sun or rain. The Sea of mind has become little
stagnant pools, in poisoned soil. All the cups are old and broken,
symbolizing "an old and worn out" way of thinking.The Sun of Spirit, is a
pallid yellowish light barely shinning through the leaden clouds of
indigo. Mind and emotions on autopilot, thought process is not conducive
to expanding and liberating the Life of the person. The blood in the
body is moving like molasses. This person needs stimulation!
Not my favorite card, but this dullness of mind, is often necessary to warn us that it is time to evaluate our feelings.
The Erotic Tarot of Milo Manara, 8 of Water, depicts a young woman wading out into the water (element of this card), maybe uncertain of her surroundings, until in a startled and thus recent evaluation of her path, she spies an arrow in a foreground tree. She also may have waded out to hide under a tree, from arrow shooting primitives, that obviously are a threat. However, this is not a well chosen hiding place and she is in need of another.
This makes a kind of artistic sense if one applies Manara's meanings of renunciation, responsibility, and reversal of a mistaken path to the illustration on this card. She definitely must reverse her path.
He also assigns the astrological meaning of Saturn in Pisces, implying, the need to focus and consolidate in an inspired way, idealistic, and subtle.
the 8 of Cups or 8 of Water is thrown during a reading the querent maybe
- exhaustion, being overly tired, drain and dull emotionally.
- There is an unconscious change taking place, on a deep inner level of
- There is a warning here to Pay attention to your self...stop
and examine your perspectives, this is the end of something and the beginning of something new!
- The emotional state of stagnation and stillness.This could go on for 8 weeks or 8 months, depending on the querent's actions.
- there is a need to focus and consolidate your emotions in an inspired way.
you for your interest and comments. May you live long and
THERE IS A NEW PSYCHIC FAIR IN RENTON WA. this Saturday, April 12, 2014.
Where: The Renton Community Center
1715 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton WA.
From: 12pm to 4pm.
I will be there, doing Thoth Deck Tarot Readings and/or Hand drawing, coloring, your personal Aura and chakra charts. Walk in and see me, you'll have a great time!