I’ve been working on purging belongings—one of those messages I was trying to ignore. It’s not going super fast or anything, but it IS going, bit by bit, and it does feel better, I have to admit. While it’s physical stuff I’m cleaning out, the ultimate result is that energy cobwebs are being dissipated at the same time. Stuff holds vibes, y’know?
Today’s Tarot forecast is the Eight of Cups or Lord of Abandoned Success, associated with Saturn in Pisces. Coming on the heels of the reversed Tower, it’s looking like survivors are preparing to move on, you know? Can’t say that’s a bad thing.
What always strikes me with this card is not the leaving so much as those remaining cups. They are standing, intact. They don’t have to be knocked over before the figure walks away. I also note the cup grouping—five, which is conflict and change in Tarot, and three, creativity and birth. There was good and bad in what’s being abandoned. But both existed as part of a whole. Here, you cannot pick and choose which to keep and which to leave. It’s a package deal.
So really, it’s not just about cutting losses, although that’s part of the picture. It’s also walking away from a significant emotional investment. This is the energy of spiritual transformation, but you have to work (Saturn) to transcend (Pisces). It’s growth, accomplishment (Saturn) absolutely, but unquestionably requires sacrifice (Pisces) to move on.
Coming between the Seven of Cups, where some choices may not have been all they were cracked up to be, and the Nine of Cups, where wishes do come true, the Eight is about the transitional phase. It’s a very considered, conscious decision of what to leave behind. Without doing so, you’re forever in emotional limbo. And who wants to live there?
We don’t leave because there’s nothing of value remaining, or never has been. We leave because it isn’t working, or because we know what’s there is not what we ultimately want. The Eight of Cups in it’s simplest form is a decision to detach.
Have you been working on emotional purges?
|Mystic Dreamer Tarot |
by Heidi Darras
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