Eight Of Cups Tarot Card
Eight of Cups. There are eight full cups representing the three parts of the consciousness and the five senses, all under control (because the cups are upright). The lone figure is leaving all that behind and walking toward the dark mountain of the unknown. Penetrating the mysteries hidden in the mountain will bring the wisdom being sought. The robe is red to signify a desire for further knowledge. Under the guidance of the Sun and Moon (eclipse symbol), he is responding to his inner urge for something higher.
Tarot cards came long after the playing cards deck, in 15th century. While playing cards were used in games, Tarot were designed for Psychic readings only. Each Tarot card tells a story about you and your future and past. When you are reading tarot cards, you are connecting with universe on a deep, psychic level, where shadows fall in the dark.