The Thoth Deck 8 of Cups, is Indolence and/or The Lord of Abandoned Success. The Witches Tarot, Eight of Cups is the corresponding Tarot card in this element of Water.
Attributed to this card is Saturn in Pisces. The Angels of the Decan: Vabaliah and Yeshivah.
Here, Hod is in Briah, the Mental World.
To reiterate, (past blogs) Hod, the 8th Sephiroth-Splendor, is the intelligence of the concrete mind; However, with Saturn in Pisces the 8 of Cups, being a Water sign doesn't balance Saturn's energy well.
With 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 success.
The interpretation of the 8 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 progressing 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 Witches Tarot- Eightof Cups, depicts a young woman, in blue traveler's cloak, walking out towards the water of the Sea ; water being the element of this card.
She seems certain of her surroundings, and destination, as she is leaving behind the eight stacked silver cups in the foreground. Therefore, doing a recent evaluation of her path, she decides to travel to the sea, which represents the Universal Collective Unconscious. The Crescent Moon and the eight shining stars, are all symbols of the Creatrix.
With pink sweet pea flowers in her hair, she is now striding between 2 worlds, one of earth and one of water. This "in between place" is significant and implies one has evaluated and changed her path. She has chosen to abandon the detrimental things and emotions in her life. In the language of flowers, Pink Sweet Pea flowers, symbolize departure.
There are rocky cliffs ahead, but she keeps her eye's on the horizon, filled with stars and a crescent moon, knowing that all things may seem negative but she has an expectation of a result that would have normally been an impossibility.
Here the card implies the meanings of renunciation, responsibility, and reversal of a mistaken path to the illustration on this card. The Eight of Cups in Tarot, is supplied with the astrological meaning of Saturn in Pisces, implying, the need to focus and consolidate in an inspired way, idealistic, and subtle.
When the 8 of Cups or Eight of Cups, is thrown during a reading the querent maybe experiencing:
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