8 of Cups

Card of the Week: 8 of Skulls

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Hello, Monday! I just received such a unique deck in the mail last week for review, it’s the Sickly Tarot by F. Raymond Sickly. This deck is truly blowing my mind and I just finished writing that full review of this deck for the Indie Deck Review, I’ll be sharing it soon with you all. In the meantime, you can find this deck straight from the artist himself over on his website here!

I thought it would be great fun to use this deck for the card of the week. It was a mystery as to see which card would show up as this deck has 109-cards with a total of 7 suits. Yes, you read that correct!

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8 of Skulls (Cups)

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The 8 of Cups has always been a card of emotional transition for me. We’ve exhausted our efforts and our hearts just can’t handle any more, it’s waving a flag to us in surrender.

I often see this card in more traditional RWS decks as “leaving to search for that missing cup” since it usually illustrates a person leaving behind 8 neatly stacked cups with one missing. What we have or what we’re doing is no longer satisfying us or it never was from the start. It’s time to find something that will fill this space and make us feel better.

The 8 of Cups asks that we listen to our heart and follow it. This is no longer a matter of the mind, it’s about what the heart wants. This can be a spiritual journey or transition, one that invites you to follow your spirit.

So what does this card mean for the week ahead?

It’s time to admit that what you’re trying so hard to make work, isn’t working. If you’re feeling pretty empty, depleted or just a loss for excitement, perhaps it’s a sign that it’s time to move onto something different, fresh and exciting! If you’re feeling the call to change paths right now, listen up and take note! Let your heart be the captain of your ship and pay close attention to it’s subtle pulls in the direction you feel you may need to explore.

Don’t force things this week, rather go with the flow. As an artist, maker, and (wannabe) writer, this card often shows up when I’m trying way too hard to make something work. When we aren’t in love with a project that we’ve been dedicated to, yet we keep at it and keep changing things in hopes it will finally be just right. In the end, we know we should have abandoned this project weeks ago. It’s time to just let it go and admit that it just wasn’t meant to be and that’s ok. You can now pour your heart and soul into something fresh that will be a million times better and more aligned with what you originally had hoped to create!

It’s ok if things don’t work out, you learned something about it and that alone is priceless. Be gentle with yourself this week!

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What do you think about the 8 of Cups card?
How do you see this card coming in play for you this week?

Let me know in the comments!