Daily Angel Oracle Card: Eight Of Cups, from the Tarot Of The Hidden Realm, by Julia Jeffrey and Barbara Moore
Eight Of Cups: “The moon’s light is reduced to a soft glow, her outline obscured by the thick, billowing clouds blown about by the strong wind. Chaos reigns in the sky, in the air, and in his heart. His thoughts are tossed about, and he feels unsettled and uncertain, as if he is being pushed and pulled in every direction at once. If only the wind would stop; if only he could clearly see the moon. Then he would know which way to go.
But he does not need to see his beloved moon, for even though she is hidden from sight, he is connected to her energy. He wears her stone, a moonstone, near his heart. It is only the wind, only his thoughts, that are getting in the way. And so he settles himself before his stone basin and contemplates the water within, searching for his sign. He runs his hands lovingly around the outside of the basin, which is carved with images of the moon in all her incarnations, reminding him that by her very nature, she is changeable. Gazing into the water, he sees himself, his life, ever in motion, like the moon. He sees his heart, beating rhythmically, always true, resonating with the moon, together creating a strange and beautiful dance of steadiness and motion. Deep within, he finds his answer, and thus guided, he takes the first steps into darkness, not knowing his destination but trusting his inner direction.”
Divinatory Meaning: “There are times in life when everything seems fine. Life is stable and you should, logically, be quite content. There is nothing wrong, nothing that you can put your finger on. Yet in your heart, you know something is missing. The Eight Of Cups marks such a time. It tells you to quiet your thoughts, for you will not puzzle this out logically. The call comes from your heart. It is telling you that it is not satisfied, that it yearns for something else. It pushes and pokes you, increasing the unsettled feeling until you pay attention. Under the rational argument that everything is fine, that nothing needs to change, you will find the truth. You will know what needs changing and in which direction to go to begin your quest. You may not know your destination, but you will know how to begin.”*
~by Julia Jeffrey and Barbara Moore
One of the functions of the Soul is to nudge us towards our true life path. Our Soul, or Higher Self communicates with us through our intuition and the longings and whisperings of our hearts. Our Soul lets us know when something is missing, or when we are going in the wrong direction. The key is… are we listening?
What is missing cannot be found outside of us, it can only be found within. It is a journey. One that starts with an awakening. A transformation and a shift. Our Souls use this feeling to shake us awake. It uses this to beckon us inwards.
Can you hear it? Are you listening?