A drunken Greek man crosses over the river Lethe, the river of forgetting. He leaves behind both mount Olympus and the eight empty cups in the foreground. The moon is being eclipsed by the shadow of the earth in the background. The mood of this card is somber and serious.
When you pull this card it means it is usually time to end the energy you’ve been putting in on something. The cups rule the realm of watery emotions, so it may be a project that has a large amount of heart energy or emotional investment. Sometimes the only way to leave a project that you are emotionally invested in is to get drunk and walk across the river of forgetting. The cups have not been filled, or perhaps they have been emptied. Either way, it’s time to leave this situation.