The Eight of Coins is a combination of Capricorn, Gemini, Libra, Mercury, and Venus representing a combination of money, love, and legal affairs. The mundane key phrase is A COSTLY LAWSUIT and most of the time that is how the card is interpreted in a spread. Some other mundane interpretations might be:
Romance for money
Study for promotion
Perseverance at work brings reward
Travel for love or money
Based on the Libra decanate of Gemini and the constellation of Canis Major, is it any wonder that the key word for the astrological meaning of the Eight of Coins is FIDELITY. As any canine lover will tell you, there is no more faithful animal on earth than a dog. A master is to a dog as God is to us. Those born under this decanate are particularly faithful either to their companions, some high ideal, or both. Also, those born under this decanate have a better chance than most of finding a compatible partner.
Dogs being the intelligent creatures they are learned a long time ago when they were all wolves that the presence of man meant scraps of food around the campfire and in garbage heaps. Man learned that dogs were the first in camp to warn them of danger, that they were willing to die in their defense, and that they could haul, carry, herd, and hunt. For thousands of years man and dog have lived and evolved together side by side, needing each other for their very survival. We have learned that it is only when dogs are wild, diseased, or abused that they are dangerous. Mostly, dogs are the embodiment of joy because all they can do is live in the moment and because they know what they want, what they need, whom they love, and cannot act outside of what is not true about themselves.
The spiritual message of the Eight of Coins is, therefore: To thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night after day, thou canst not then be false to any man. __C.C. Zain
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