The Eight of Cups stands for deeper meaning, moving on, and weariness. When a querent draws the Eight of Cups, it signals that it is time to move on. It is a sign for change and he needs to accept it. The querent must have noticed that change is in the offing. The only thing permanent in life is change, and everything slips away, sooner or later. If a change or a breakup is due in a group, there are subtle signs, such as less communication, arriving late for meetings, a certain feeling of restlessness and distraction, etc.
When you draw an Eight of Cups, it is time to realize that the past is gone, that an end is approaching, and what was thought to be permanent is no longer so. It is time to accept the change starring in your face.
The figure on the Eight of Cups is a man leaving on a journey, striking out a new path. Change could come in many forms. It could be a physical change, such as a job change, a relocation, or a change in relationships. Change could also refer to inner changes - changes in our older patterns of thought.