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Eight of Cups/Chalices ~ Mystic Dreamer Tarot

- Leaving the past behind -

A musician is turning her back on her emotional past. She leaves behind 8 neatly stack cups full of emotions and history. She has not yet let go of her instrument, but it looks like she is going to.

The full moon, full of promise, hope and new emotions fills the sky. Ravens, messengers from our intuition, circle over the water in front of her. She is not casting off emotion, the water and the moon that she is walking toward will fill her with emotional fulfillment, but it will be fresh and new, as she is leaving behind the stagnant and old. The lighthouse in the distance also casts light on a castle partially hidden in the mists. Is this the goal she is watching (moving toward)?

[http://atarotcard.blogspot.com/2011/04/8-of-cups.html]

- Transcending the Familiar -

Numerological wisdom attributes the number 8 to the planet Saturn, the Lord of Sorrows and Karma. The 8 symbolizes success through struggle and honour through hardship. Those born under its influence have the potential for great financial power, but so too exists the tendency to abuse the human and fiscal resources available to them. Often, those who have the number 8 in their numerological makeup are no strangers to hard work: for them, success is commeasurate with the effort put in. Highly karmic, the 8′s portend struggle, perseverance and ultimate transcendence of the ego by merging the lessons of the 2′s (balance, decision, opportunity) with the 4′s (caution, detachment, achievement).

The 8 of Cups brings Saturnian lessons to bear in matters of the heart. Cups, being emblematic of the element of Water, rule our emotions, attachments and most deep-seated spiritual needs. The 8 of Cups represents detachment, withdrawal and transcendence – typically Saturnian traits – and herald a time when we voluntarily leave a situation or a relationship behind. It is important to note that this transition is not forced. Rather, it is the culmination of experience and prolonged soul-searching….an honouring of a gut feeling that someone or something is no longer right for you. This decision is the product of *choice*.

Decks in traditional Rider-Waite style show a figure walking into the distance, leaving 8 standing cups behind. Is there a difference in that they are standing as opposed to lying strewn on the ground? I think so. I view these as situations/relationships/concepts that are intact and without flaws, but no longer suit a higher purpose. The dual lunar symbol of crescent and full moon can be said to represent the ‘many moons’ it might have taken for the figure to decide that the cups no longer fulfilled him and that to seek true meaning, he'd have to journey across the river to unfamiliar lands. It would hardly come as a surprise then that one of the more traditional meanings of this card is to go on a pilgrimage.

The river (symbol of emotions/ attachments) lies between the cups (the ego/material desires) and the figure (the enlightened soul). Frequently, the individual is depicted wearing a red cloak and I choose to see this as the courage to go (literally!) the distance. Leaving the safe and familiar behind is never easy. Indeed, it is a tremendous and potentially foolhardy risk, with no guarantee of success and save for that warmth in the pit of your soul (intuition/truth) nudging you onwards, you may in all likelihood receive little if any reassurance of the future at all.

In the Thoth tarot, the 8 of Cups is titled Indolence and is associated with Saturn in Pisces. When the twin qualities of Pisces (Jupiter and Neptune) merge with Saturn, the result can be an odd mix of desire and detachment. Jupiter expands what it touches while Neptune dissolves what it comes into contact with, indicating people or situations that might initially seem appealing but are experienced as tedious or disappointing once the glamour wears off. Contempt breeds frustration, and kicks off a vicious cycle with no discernible beginning or end.

The Piscean principle of evolution is rooted in the desire for transcendence, and while the material can be satisfying initially, this sense of meaning is rarely if ever sustained. It is no secret that those with Pisces prominent in their natal charts frequently drown their 'worldly' sorrows in drugs, alcohol or some other form of addiction, in a bid to reach higher planes of existence. While great spiritual enlightenment can result, it often comes as a consequence of years of self-abuse and self-damage. Bring Saturn into the picture and restriction, struggle, and frustration become amplified. Saturn aims to teach through deprivation and detachment, and in the 8 of Cups, we are gifted with success/happiness (Jupiter) only to find that it is an illusion/unfulfilling/unreflective of our true soul needs (Neptune), and must then make a decision that will change the course of our life path (Saturn). Do we stay with what is familiar and risk perpetual malcontent, or do we take a risk and trust that our truth will take us where we most need to be?

While seemingly negative on the surface, the 8 of Cups does in fact have a very positive underlying message, though this may not be apparent initially. This card appears in an individual's life most frequently when they are at a crossroads. The challenge of the 2's comes to bear (what choice will you make?) and is amplified by the lesson of the 4's (be truthful about what gives your life meaning: stability vs. spontaneity) which leads to the crux of the 8's: are you willing to own your power and honour the truth of your being?

Difficult decisions that involve the severing of ties are always painful, no matter how aware we are of the situation's limitations. I've found this card to show up when one door closes and another has (or is about to) open. The question that needs to be posed to the querant is this: Are you brave enough to walk through it?

“Often the thought of pain is actually worse than the pain itself.” ~ Greg Behrendht

Healthwise, the 8 of Cups signifies recovery from a long drawn-out illness or period of convalescence. Oftentimes, this can mean a prolonged period of depression in which the person might have 'lost themselves', and after much soul-searching and guided therapy, have emerged reborn with a new sense of self and identity. Any physical complaints are likely to be psychosomatic in nature, and stem from clinging on to outmoded ways of feeling and behaving despite knowing that better times await elsewhere. Any form of therapy or intervention should target the emotions and spiritual needs (Cups) as opposed to being focused on treating the physical manifestations.

The 8 of Cups is a sign that the change that you've been hoping for (even if not consciously acknowledged) is within your grasp. *Speak up, take charge of your life, and let truth be your guiding light in choosing the right path to tread.*

[http://shadesofmidnight.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/the-8-of-cups-transcending-the-familiar/]

Usually this card talks about letting go of a certain idea or situation. It's about moving on and leaving the past behind. If this picture can talk, it would say, "Just leave it to the universe..".  I think this card is telling us to stop worrying anymore and just let life take its course. Maybe these cups are meant to be left floating in space so we can find or create new ones…better ones.

[http://iceclone.wordpress.com/2009/11/]

~ I'm in Here ~ Sia

I'm in here, can anybody see me? Can anybody help?
I'm in here, a prisoner of history, can anybody help?

Can you hear my call?
Are you coming to get me now?
I've been waiting for you to come rescue me
I need you to hold all of the sadness I can not,
living inside of me..

I'm in here, I'm trying to tell you something, 
can anybody help?
I'm in here, I'm calling out but you can't hear,
can anybody help?

Can you hear my call?
Are you coming to get me now?
I've been waiting for you to come rescue me
I need you to hold all of the sadness I can not,
living inside of me..

I'm crying out, I'm breaking down 
I am fearing it all, stuck inside these walls..
Tell me there is hope for me..
Is anybody out there listening?

I'm in here, can anybody see me?
Can anybody help?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4A8al4MSvU
Eight of Cups/Chalices ~ Mystic Dreamer Tarot

- Leaving the past behind -

A musician is turning her back on her emotional past. She leaves behind 8 neatly stack cups full of emotions and history. She has not yet let go of her instrument, but it looks like she is going to.

The full moon, full of promise, hope and new emotions fills the sky. Ravens, messengers from our intuition, circle over the water in front of her. She is not casting off emotion, the water and the moon that she is walking toward will fill her with emotional fulfillment, but it will be fresh and new, as she is leaving behind the stagnant and old. The lighthouse in the distance also casts light on a castle partially hidden in the mists. Is this the goal she is watching (moving toward)?

[http://atarotcard.blogspot.com/2011/04/8-of-cups.html]

- Transcending the Familiar -

Numerological wisdom attributes the number 8 to the planet Saturn, the Lord of Sorrows and Karma. The 8 symbolizes success through struggle and honour through hardship. Those born under its influence have the potential for great financial power, but so too exists the tendency to abuse the human and fiscal resources available to them. Often, those who have the number 8 in their numerological makeup are no strangers to hard work: for them, success is commeasurate with the effort put in. Highly karmic, the 8′s portend struggle, perseverance and ultimate transcendence of the ego by merging the lessons of the 2′s (balance, decision, opportunity) with the 4′s (caution, detachment, achievement).

The 8 of Cups brings Saturnian lessons to bear in matters of the heart. Cups, being emblematic of the element of Water, rule our emotions, attachments and most deep-seated spiritual needs. The 8 of Cups represents detachment, withdrawal and transcendence – typically Saturnian traits – and herald a time when we voluntarily leave a situation or a relationship behind. It is important to note that this transition is not forced. Rather, it is the culmination of experience and prolonged soul-searching….an honouring of a gut feeling that someone or something is no longer right for you. This decision is the product of *choice*.

Decks in traditional Rider-Waite style show a figure walking into the distance, leaving 8 standing cups behind. Is there a difference in that they are standing as opposed to lying strewn on the ground? I think so. I view these as situations/relationships/concepts that are intact and without flaws, but no longer suit a higher purpose. The dual lunar symbol of crescent and full moon can be said to represent the ‘many moons’ it might have taken for the figure to decide that the cups no longer fulfilled him and that to seek true meaning, he'd have to journey across the river to unfamiliar lands. It would hardly come as a surprise then that one of the more traditional meanings of this card is to go on a pilgrimage.

The river (symbol of emotions/ attachments) lies between the cups (the ego/material desires) and the figure (the enlightened soul). Frequently, the individual is depicted wearing a red cloak and I choose to see this as the courage to go (literally!) the distance. Leaving the safe and familiar behind is never easy. Indeed, it is a tremendous and potentially foolhardy risk, with no guarantee of success and save for that warmth in the pit of your soul (intuition/truth) nudging you onwards, you may in all likelihood receive little if any reassurance of the future at all.

In the Thoth tarot, the 8 of Cups is titled Indolence and is associated with Saturn in Pisces. When the twin qualities of Pisces (Jupiter and Neptune) merge with Saturn, the result can be an odd mix of desire and detachment. Jupiter expands what it touches while Neptune dissolves what it comes into contact with, indicating people or situations that might initially seem appealing but are experienced as tedious or disappointing once the glamour wears off. Contempt breeds frustration, and kicks off a vicious cycle with no discernible beginning or end.

The Piscean principle of evolution is rooted in the desire for transcendence, and while the material can be satisfying initially, this sense of meaning is rarely if ever sustained. It is no secret that those with Pisces prominent in their natal charts frequently drown their 'worldly' sorrows in drugs, alcohol or some other form of addiction, in a bid to reach higher planes of existence. While great spiritual enlightenment can result, it often comes as a consequence of years of self-abuse and self-damage. Bring Saturn into the picture and restriction, struggle, and frustration become amplified. Saturn aims to teach through deprivation and detachment, and in the 8 of Cups, we are gifted with success/happiness (Jupiter) only to find that it is an illusion/unfulfilling/unreflective of our true soul needs (Neptune), and must then make a decision that will change the course of our life path (Saturn). Do we stay with what is familiar and risk perpetual malcontent, or do we take a risk and trust that our truth will take us where we most need to be?

While seemingly negative on the surface, the 8 of Cups does in fact have a very positive underlying message, though this may not be apparent initially. This card appears in an individual's life most frequently when they are at a crossroads. The challenge of the 2's comes to bear (what choice will you make?) and is amplified by the lesson of the 4's (be truthful about what gives your life meaning: stability vs. spontaneity) which leads to the crux of the 8's: are you willing to own your power and honour the truth of your being?

Difficult decisions that involve the severing of ties are always painful, no matter how aware we are of the situation's limitations. I've found this card to show up when one door closes and another has (or is about to) open. The question that needs to be posed to the querant is this: Are you brave enough to walk through it?

“Often the thought of pain is actually worse than the pain itself.” ~ Greg Behrendht

Healthwise, the 8 of Cups signifies recovery from a long drawn-out illness or period of convalescence. Oftentimes, this can mean a prolonged period of depression in which the person might have 'lost themselves', and after much soul-searching and guided therapy, have emerged reborn with a new sense of self and identity. Any physical complaints are likely to be psychosomatic in nature, and stem from clinging on to outmoded ways of feeling and behaving despite knowing that better times await elsewhere. Any form of therapy or intervention should target the emotions and spiritual needs (Cups) as opposed to being focused on treating the physical manifestations.

The 8 of Cups is a sign that the change that you've been hoping for (even if not consciously acknowledged) is within your grasp. *Speak up, take charge of your life, and let truth be your guiding light in choosing the right path to tread.*

[http://shadesofmidnight.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/the-8-of-cups-transcending-the-familiar/]

Usually this card talks about letting go of a certain idea or situation. It's about moving on and leaving the past behind. If this picture can talk, it would say, "Just leave it to the universe..". I think this card is telling us to stop worrying anymore and just let life take its course. Maybe these cups are meant to be left floating in space so we can find or create new ones…better ones.

[http://iceclone.wordpress.com/2009/11/]

~ I'm in Here ~ Sia

I'm in here, can anybody see me? Can anybody help?
I'm in here, a prisoner of history, can anybody help?

Can you hear my call?
Are you coming to get me now?
I've been waiting for you to come rescue me
I need you to hold all of the sadness I can not,
living inside of me..

I'm in here, I'm trying to tell you something,
can anybody help?
I'm in here, I'm calling out but you can't hear,
can anybody help?

Can you hear my call?
Are you coming to get me now?
I've been waiting for you to come rescue me
I need you to hold all of the sadness I can not,
living inside of me..

I'm crying out, I'm breaking down
I am fearing it all, stuck inside these walls..
Tell me there is hope for me..
Is anybody out there listening?

I'm in here, can anybody see me?
Can anybody help?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4A8al4MSvU
Picture Added 06-26-2012 03:19 PM
Added by CosmicBlyss

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  1. CosmicBlyss
    07-15-2012 03:33 PM
    CosmicBlyss
    - Transcending the Familiar -

    Numerological wisdom attributes the number 8 to the planet Saturn, the Lord of Sorrows and Karma. The 8 symbolizes success through struggle and honour through hardship. Those born under its influence have the potential for great financial power, but so too exists the tendency to abuse the human and fiscal resources available to them. Often, those who have the number 8 in their numerological makeup are no strangers to hard work: for them, success is commeasurate with the effort put in. Highly karmic, the 8′s portend struggle, perseverance and ultimate transcendence of the ego by merging the lessons of the 2′s (balance, decision, opportunity) with the 4′s (caution, detachment, achievement).

    The 8 of Cups brings Saturnian lessons to bear in matters of the heart. Cups, being emblematic of the element of Water, rule our emotions, attachments and most deep-seated spiritual needs. The 8 of Cups represents detachment, withdrawal and transcendence – typically Saturnian traits – and herald a time when we voluntarily leave a situation or a relationship behind. It is important to note that this transition is not forced. Rather, it is the culmination of experience and prolonged soul-searching….an honouring of a gut feeling that someone or something is no longer right for you. This decision is the product of *choice*.

    Decks in traditional Rider-Waite style show a figure walking into the distance, leaving 8 standing cups behind. Is there a difference in that they are standing as opposed to lying strewn on the ground? I think so. I view these as situations/relationships/concepts that are intact and without flaws, but no longer suit a higher purpose. The dual lunar symbol of crescent and full moon can be said to represent the ‘many moons’ it might have taken for the figure to decide that the cups no longer fulfilled him and that to seek true meaning, he'd have to journey across the river to unfamiliar lands. It would hardly come as a surprise then that one of the more traditional meanings of this card is to go on a pilgrimage.

    The river (symbol of emotions/ attachments) lies between the cups (the ego/material desires) and the figure (the enlightened soul). Frequently, the individual is depicted wearing a red cloak and I choose to see this as the courage to go (literally!) the distance. Leaving the safe and familiar behind is never easy. Indeed, it is a tremendous and potentially foolhardy risk, with no guarantee of success and save for that warmth in the pit of your soul (intuition/truth) nudging you onwards, you may in all likelihood receive little if any reassurance of the future at all.

    In the Thoth tarot, the 8 of Cups is titled Indolence and is associated with Saturn in Pisces. When the twin qualities of Pisces (Jupiter and Neptune) merge with Saturn, the result can be an odd mix of desire and detachment. Jupiter expands what it touches while Neptune dissolves what it comes into contact with, indicating people or situations that might initially seem appealing but are experienced as tedious or disappointing once the glamour wears off. Contempt breeds frustration, and kicks off a vicious cycle with no discernible beginning or end.

    The Piscean principle of evolution is rooted in the desire for transcendence, and while the material can be satisfying initially, this sense of meaning is rarely if ever sustained. It is no secret that those with Pisces prominent in their natal charts frequently drown their 'worldly' sorrows in drugs, alcohol or some other form of addiction, in a bid to reach higher planes of existence. While great spiritual enlightenment can result, it often comes as a consequence of years of self-abuse and self-damage. Bring Saturn into the picture and restriction, struggle, and frustration become amplified. Saturn aims to teach through deprivation and detachment, and in the 8 of Cups, we are gifted with success/happiness (Jupiter) only to find that it is an illusion/unfulfilling/unreflective of our true soul needs (Neptune), and must then make a decision that will change the course of our life path (Saturn). Do we stay with what is familiar and risk perpetual malcontent, or do we take a risk and trust that our truth will take us where we most need to be?

    While seemingly negative on the surface, the 8 of Cups does in fact have a very positive underlying message, though this may not be apparent initially. This card appears in an individual's life most frequently when they are at a crossroads. The challenge of the 2's comes to bear (what choice will you make?) and is amplified by the lesson of the 4's (be truthful about what gives your life meaning: stability vs. spontaneity) which leads to the crux of the 8's: are you willing to own your power and honour the truth of your being?

    Difficult decisions that involve the severing of ties are always painful, no matter how aware we are of the situation's limitations. I've found this card to show up when one door closes and another has (or is about to) open. The question that needs to be posed to the querant is this: Are you brave enough to walk through it?

    “Often the thought of pain is actually worse than the pain itself.” ~ Greg Behrendht

    Healthwise, the 8 of Cups signifies recovery from a long drawn-out illness or period of convalescence. Oftentimes, this can mean a prolonged period of depression in which the person might have 'lost themselves', and after much soul-searching and guided therapy, have emerged reborn with a new sense of self and identity. Any physical complaints are likely to be psychosomatic in nature, and stem from clinging on to outmoded ways of feeling and behaving despite knowing that better times await elsewhere. Any form of therapy or intervention should target the emotions and spiritual needs (Cups) as opposed to being focused on treating the physical manifestations.

    The 8 of Cups is a sign that the change that you've been hoping for (even if not consciously acknowledged) is within your grasp. *Speak up, take charge of your life, and let truth be your guiding light in choosing the right path to tread.*

    [http://shadesofmidnight.wordpress.co...the-familiar/]
  2. CosmicBlyss
    07-15-2012 03:46 PM
    CosmicBlyss


    ~ I'm in Here ~ Sia

    I'm in here, can anybody see me? Can anybody help?
    I'm in here, a prisoner of history, can anybody help?

    Can you hear my call?
    Are you coming to get me now?
    I've been waiting for you to come rescue me
    I need you to hold all of the sadness I can not,
    living inside of me..

    I'm in here, I'm trying to tell you something,
    can anybody help?
    I'm in here, I'm calling out but you can't hear,
    can anybody help?

    Can you hear my call?
    Are you coming to get me now?
    I've been waiting for you to come rescue me
    I need you to hold all of the sadness I can not,
    living inside of me..

    I'm crying out, I'm breaking down
    I am fearing it all, stuck inside these walls..
    Tell me there is hope for me..
    Is anybody out there listening?

    I'm in here, can anybody see me?
    Can anybody help?



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4A8al4MSvU


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