Tarot Card of the Day

8 of Cups (Deck: Tarot of the Divine by Yoshi Yoshitani)

The 8 of Cups is about leaving things behind that no longer serve you or your highest good. No regrets. Things and people come into our life for a season, and then we let them go. It is part of the cycle of life. Say good-bye and then look forward and move on. Sometimes it’s hard, especially leaving people behind, but if it’s for your highest good and you know it, then bite the bullet and do it. You may need help from a friend, family member, or therapist, and that’s ok. It’s hard to leave things and people behind that we’ve become attached to, especially if they say they need us. But your own highest good is more important. If they need someone, they will find someone else. So don’t feel obligated to remain in any kind of relationship, be it friend or family, with someone who sucks the life out of you and leaves you feeling drained. That is not a healthy relationship. Leave it behind, and don’t look back.

The 8 of Cups in the Tarot of the Divine deck is represented by the story of Moses, which according to the book Beneath the Moon is a Hebrew legend from Egypt. Most of us know the story from the bible. This book condenses the story of Moses down to one page. Very succinct. Baby Moses, whose Jewish slave mother put him in a basket on the river to save him from being killed, is found and raised by the Egyptian Princess as her own. Later he finds out his true heritage and leaves Egypt, but returns later to save his people from slavery. God sends plagues to punish the Egyptians, but the Pharaoh refuses to let the slaves go, until the last plague which kills his son. He lets them go, but then changes his mind and goes after them. Moses parts the red sea and the Jews walk through it, the Pharaoh’s army follows them, but Moses closes the sea and drowns the army. The Jews get safely away. Moses left behind the life of a Prince to be true to his heritage of being a Jew, and ended up leading his true people to freedom.

What do you need to let go of that no longer serves your highest good? Is it a person, a thing, an attitude? Learn from it, and then move on. We have to leave things behind to make room for the new. Clear out your life of things and people you don’t need and new things will come to you that will better serve you at this time in your life.

 

-MAJK Mom (majkmom.com)
(Resource: Beneath the Moon by Yoshi Yoshitani)

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