Walking Away - Dissatisfaction - Contemplation - Leaving Behind Dis-serving Situations
The 8 of Cups signifies walking away from a situation that no longer serves you positively. Being the suit of Cups this is in relation to emotions, relationships and usually painful decisions. You may begin to feel drained if you don’t remove yourself from what is negatively affecting you - prohibiting you from moving forward into a more positive state depicted in the 9 of cups.
Remember - we deserve to receive from others exactly what we are prepared to give to ourselves. So if we give ourselves scant attention, why should anybody else do any more for us? But, on the other hand, if we treat ourselves with love and respect, then we have every right to expect that from those around us.
Avoidance - Fearful of Change - Uncertainty - Disillusionment - Agitation
Are you closing others out without knowing why? Have you come to a point where you are numbing your emotions purely out of fear - because you haven't found the courage to ace them...? The Eight of Cups when drawn reversed is a good indicator that it is time for you to let go of this strange complacency and lack of emotional acknowledgement that is holding you back and replace it with a renewed excitement for what positive things that uncomfortable change may bring you! creating distractions to avoid dealing with reality will never create the outcome that you desire.