This card could mean so many things... Everything you need emotionally is right in front of you, and hey! there's another one! OR You are looking inward to understand what you really need despite outer distractions. This is a great time to ask "Am I wallowing in self pity?" "Am I perpetually dissatisfied?" "Am I genuinely dissatisfied and needing deeper fulfillment?" "Am I trying to avoid certain temptations?"
It's hard to know sometimes which is which. Just be aware that the gifts or even temptations are there for the taking. Open your perception and see beyond the shoes you're gazing down on. You might see that your heart's desire is right in front of you, or you might decide you don't want or need what's there, but at least know what's pulling your attention and ask yourself whether or not it will ultimately serve you.
But I knew it was time to set out alone and see what this was about. I made a promise to myself that I would stay at least one year no matter what, which is a good thing because otherwise I would have been OUT of the Bay Area in less than 6 months.
Young Frankenstein moment
16 years later, I am still in the Bay Area, I have transitioned, learned so much about myself, I have deepened my relationship with Spirit/Universe/Mystery, I have continued performing for amazing audiences, I am married to an awesome woman, and I have a strong community and chosen family. I still miss New Mexico and it's hard to be away from my blood family, but for now, the Bay Area is my home, and all because I took a risk and stepped away from what was comfortable and familiar, to go deeper into myself.
This is the lesson of the Eight of Cups.
And now for some Too F.I.N.E. Minds: