Thursday, April 2, 2015

Eight of Cups

Eight of Cups

A man in red with a staff is going on a journey into a barren, mountainous land.  He is leaving behind eight neatly stacked cups, three upon five.  The moon is eclipsing the sun.

Three can represent understanding of wisdom that moves towards manifestation.  Underlying five is that all the laws of the universe work towards perfect justice.  The three cups upon five could speak of a practical understanding of life that has its foundation on the underlying principles of creation working for good in all situations over time.  Eight tells of cycles and rhythms and vibrations - we see them in life, in nature, in physics.  Together we observe that there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.

The man is leaving behind what he has built, what he is comfortable with.  He is walking into the barrenness, strengthened with the understanding that perfect justice is at work, and that while his plenty is waning, it will wax again according to the rhythms of the universe, and each cycle will work for good and has a purpose.

The moon eclipsing the sun also indicates a time of "darkness", blindness, not understanding the situation or the way, but holding onto the understanding of justice and purpose and cycles is the key to not fearing and not despairing, but instead being confident and hopeful.