Become more careful in your choices. Don't be so naive by opening yourself to unnecessary trauma.
The card in the Cycles position indicates which way the wind is blowing with regard to your situation. If you follow the Advice card, however, you can improve on or neutralize tendencies.
With the Eight of Cups in this position, you will be lucky to get through an upcoming situation without being taken advantage of or even abused. Such experiences can humble us and harm our feelings of security. This may be a tough situation, so keep your eyes open and remain vigilant. It is not a safe environment. For now be less open, less willing to just let things happen to you. Be protective of your boundaries.
If you are about to put yourself in a challenging or unpredictable situation, take full responsibility. Only foresight can provide you any safety. Once you are caught up, there will be no rescue and you will be forced to go through it alone. Preparation may be your ally.
But on the other end of the spectrum,
Now is your chance to recover personal power and self-esteem.
The card in the Recent Past position refers to events and relationships that are just departing, recently influential but now diminishing in power.
With the Eight of Cups in this position, you have been through a situation that left you feeling assaulted. You felt exhausted overwhelmed, drained — as if a plug had been pulled within you. Take heart — because this card implies that difficult conditions are on the wane.
The worst of your sadness and feelings of being overwhelmed have lifted. But you have yet to collect yourself and move forward, which is what you must do in order to fully recover. Take special care to get closure on this episode. As the future brings new influences, you don't want to be dwelling on the past.