Marseille Tarot (Jean Dodal 1701): Eight of Cups
Cups are also referred to as chalices and may be represented by religious grails or goblets. They correspond to the playing card suit of Hearts. This suit represents the element Water, and the social class of Clergy. Cups are considered a Feminine suit. Cups typically represent emotions, love, and spiritual beliefs.
The Eights typically concern solidity, thick walls, skill, patience, achievement, change, and future contentment. Eights may also concern being enmeshed in the material world, trapped, caught between a rock and a hard place, revolution, travel, and showing strength to move quickly and escape a difficult situation.
Escapism. Disappointment. Abandonment. Withdrawal. New perspective.
This indicates changes in affections and the breaking of irrelevant links with the past - a turning away from existing relationships and objects of affection with the intent of progressing to a more meaningful life. A change or gaining of perspective, this can indicate disillusion with the present, inaugurating the growth of greater future contentment and depth. This card usually carries the meaning of disillusionment and abandonment of things which have not been emotionally fulfilling.
Reversed Meaning: Hopelessness. Aimless drifting. Walking away.
This card can indicate that the questioner feels disillusioned but is unable to clarify why. The questioner may be drifting aimlessly through life, without a clear purpose. They may be neglecting loved ones or a relationship due to uncertainty and confusion.