Eight of Cups – International Tarot Day 2017

Hi and welcome to Readings by Dauna’s celebration of the Eight of Cups. This is a card that has never called to me, I was always a Seven of Cups kind of girl. That being said after doing this project I have a better appreciation for this card. I will say Jennifer did an excellent job with the Seven of Cups. (Want another look click here. )

The deck, I normally read with is the Cosmic Tarot and that card always has me feeling that the guy is looking at all that he has lost and not what he still has.


However, the more traditional meaning is more about walking away from the situation. 20170706_230204

There are many decks that reflect this image.


Moving is a nice way to put abondoning something. However, as we explored with the review of Temperance that not every creator feels the need to share the same message.

It can be something as simple as Eight Chalices standing tall.

Oa an image of showing of us breaking free from the past or things that have been holding us back. THat we are finally willing to break free and strive forward to a Dream.

Yet those same cups can be the illusive barrier that keeps us in place.

Some turn the Cups into hearts,


Some show life while others show death.

Some shows a creative jugling act while another shows that the Eight of Cups relates to Neptune and Pisces.

Fire Agate is it’s stone of Choice and Gravel Root is it’s Herb.

Yet others such as Dali offers us just the pure Art and a slight take on the traditional.Dalicup

While others like Maggie Stiefvater in her Illumiating the Prophcy deck let’s us wonder about her interpertation.


Traditional or not, Tarot is not merely a game or a divination tool. Tarot has become an art form all into itself and that is why I am happy that I’ve gotten to Celebrate Tarot on this International Day of Tarot.



I hope you hop on over to Robbie Plumb for his take on the Nine of Cups. Since the 9 of Cups tells the story of wish fulfillment, contentment, and enjoying our successes. It’s only appropriate that in his post you’ll discover his post about helping others build “success momentum” by creating their own autobiography of accomplishments.  Click here to head on over.

Here is a link to the Master List.



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