Tarot Draconis (Lo Scarabeo, 2013), I think it illustrates the card's meaning beautifully!
In this version of the Eight of Cups, a dark dragon flies through an even darker sky, headed towards the bright moon above. Below the dragon, the sea is choppy in the foreground, calmer in the distance. I really like the notion here that the dragon is flying upward, seeking the clarity of the moonlight. It leaves behind the choppy waters of deep emotions and subconscious thoughts.
It's interesting that there are no neatly stacked cups here, with the sea itself standing in their stead. It suggests that, rather than the emotions we leave behind being ones that are happy and tidy, these are powerful, sometimes dark feelings. And in flying up towards the moon, and the calm of the waters farther away, the dragon seeks to let go of this tumult, and find a quiet calm.
It's interesting, as this card was also one of three that came up in the reading I had with James Ricklef on Monday. I know which difficult emotions I need to leave behind, and I'm certainly trying. He made an interesting suggestion about how I might do this, so I take this card as a reminder to research that...
I am grateful for the emotional support around me.