The Thoth Tarot 8 of Cups, is subtitled- Indolence and/or The Lord of Abandoned Success. The Legends Tarot, Eight of Cups is the corresponding Tarot card in this element of Water, even thought not subtitled.
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 so the 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 Legends Tarot- Eight of Cups, depicts a blue background , with the ubiquitous full moon with Wolf and/or "moon dog" face. Both moon and blue illustrate that water is the element of this card.
The Silver Moon Chalice, with central moon stone and surrounding crescents also reinstate the Moon Goddess as central figure to this card.
The eight wolf sigils, declare this card to be 8.
There is no other clues as to this cards interpretation. Therefore, one must know tarot by heart, or read the light accompanying booklet to know the meaning this card suggests.
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. Sometimes there is just too much past emotional baggage and one needs to let go and move on.
When the 8 of Cups or Eight of Cups, is thrown during a reading the querent maybe experiencing:
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