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This week, our card is the Eight of Cups. This card is very bittersweet, as it represents a lot of beauty, while simultaneously presenting a lot of challenges. The Eight of Cups requires us to tap into our intrinsic strength - ruled by Saturn and Pisces, this card represents our need to walk away from something that is not so cut and dry. While it may not be easy, it is necessary.
This can involve walking away from a relationship that you've outgrown. Even if you've had some really beautiful memories and that person has taught you a lot, consider it your time to exit gracefully. It can also point to leaving a job that you've come to see as not your sole purpose, but you worked with some really awesome people and formed friendships.
The challenge in Eight of Cups comes from the Pisces energy. This represents the pull on our heartstrings.
We often get caught up in the traditional imagery of the Eight of Cups, of this man walking away from a pile of cups, he's looking really somber and kind of sad. Yes, while it's undeniably a bittersweet passage, I think it is really overlooked. The energy of the Eight of Cups is where we can offer gratitude for our experiences.
It can be tempting to move on from our relationships or jobs without appreciation, but take the time this week to reflect upon what you are grateful for and what you have learned from these situations.