For each card interpretation, I use my knowledge of the card’s history paired with a literary and artistic analysis of images and symbols interacting on the card’s face. I chose the Rider-Waite deck because the images are clean and great for interpreting. This deck was originally published in 1910 and is one of the more popular decks used in the English-speaking world. Following each card description, I provide readers with a few bullet points they can use to apply the card’s meaning to that of their own lives.The questions are only meant as a guide; the person receiving the reading needs to take charge, deciding how the card is applicable to them.
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.