The Eight of Cups indicates that it is time to ask yourself what you can do to bring joy and satisfaction to your life beyond the material satisfaction and/or physical enjoyment. You want to escape from the'rat race‘ and pursue more spiritual goals. You are willing to sacrifice your material possessions for something more meaningful. Hence, the Eight of Cups usually indicates the beginning of a journey of discovery, especially at a spiritual level.
The Eight of Cups also indicates that you are disappointed enough to abandon everything you have built up so far. It could indicate a disappointment in love or with material success. Although you have already come so far, you feel that you cannot go on and your only choice is to walk away from the situation. It is possible that you might be feeling like you are giving too much and not getting enough in return.