A Lunar Eclipse happens when Earth gets between Sun and Moon casting her shadow onto the pale disc. This event take two hours to complete, but the effects are felt a week prior and after, building until the New Moon Solar Eclipse on the 21st.
No one can say exactly when or where Tarot cards originated, though their journey has been traced through Ancient Islam and Egypt (some find no links to ancient Egypt in Tarot), India, France, Italy, Greece, Germany, and many mystical traditions of Judaism, Catholicism, and also Gnosticism as well as secret sects such as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Like a diapsora of people, the cards have picked up symbols and meanings, new inflections and styles, and spawned a number of decks throughout their travels, and the deck continues to evolve today in the hands of artists and capitalists alike.
This week, with Sun in Cancer, be as water reflecting and absorbing light. Nothing is too difficult for you! Ptolemy says people fear and dismiss ideas with new information: “It is, however, a common practice with the vulgar to slander everything which is difficult of attainment.”
This week there is some seriously powerful, feminine energy going out into the universe. Goddess planet Eris sets up shop in Aries with Venus and Uranus this week, and on the 22nd and 23rd a slivering, waning Moon pays them all a visit. With this line-up, we are geared to take action.
The image on the card is that of a person turning away in disgust from the signs of his overindulgence, and interpretations of the Eight of Cups tend to be based around the end of a matter, even when the implications of that ending are more positive.