Eight of Cups

This tarot card brings with it a period of evolution in relationships. We feel that we have achieved emotional nirvana, and we seek greater fulfilment – either from our existing relationships, or from new relationships. This card tells us to focus on all that we have learned and achieved in the past, and foretells a blessed journey ahead. While challenges may be indicated, we are more than equipped to quell them, as long as we are tuned into our intuition. We also need to be open to change, and contemplate its role in the realization of our goals.

The biggest chunk of the Tarot deck, 56 of the 78 cards, comprise the Minor Arcana. 40 cards out of these fall exclusively under the Minor Arcana, while the other 16 also form a part of the Royal Arcana or Court Cards. If the Major Arcana can be said to convey the big picture, the Minor Arcana signifies the specifics in the life of a person. It is divided into four parts: The Suit of Swords signifies the realm of the mind and intellect, our decisions and insights. The Suit of Cups has to do with the things of the heart, things we love and care about. The Suit of Wands represents our power and life energy as applied to the situations and events we face in life. And lastly, the Suit of Pentacles represent our labours and the rewards we gain from them.