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juxtaposed against the 4/cups (being stuck, stagnation, lack of motivation and movement) the 8/cups signals the relief sought from the oppression of the 4.

the intertwining flow reminds me of the caduceus which is a symbol of the God Hermes, who amongst other things, is the guider of souls into the realm of Hades. (appropriately, he is also the patron of travelers).

The caduceus (old alchemical symbol) was originally the staff of Tiresias who is famous for being transformed into a woman.

Hermes/Hierophant/Pontifex (bridge builder)

so here is transformation as we leave our former selves and journey towards a new destiny.

edited:

so we also see here the creative/transformative power of the Ace of Wands ie staff of Moses/Aaron etc.
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