Well, we both are Scorpios. So, I'm secretive as well, however, he takes it to the extreme, because I'm like the Page of Cups, I am willing to express some of my feelings and let others know.
My feeling in the situation is that he got afraid at the intensity of what was happening between us. I get from him that he didn't want to commit so soon because of those fears. Like I said, everything was going well, and neither he did anything to me, nor I did anything to him that would foul things. He just stopped answering my messages.
As far as me being busy, I do work, but work is not my number one priority above everything else. I like to have balance between work and my personal life, and as of late, since I'm not so happy at my current job, I actually try to take as much time for myself as I can and preparing to head out into my own business
The 8 of cups is indeed the card that worries me the most because this situation has indeed been very emotional for me because to me is as if I had lost a great opportunity for no reason at all and without the opportunity to redeem it. And the 8 of cups can also signify letting go, so not really sure if that is something that it is telling me to do maybe for a while and concentrate on other things, or just for good.
If you did the reading for me, I was taught that the future is always only about the querent. That's why my interpretation of 7 of Swords is different from yours. In your reading, I believe that Nico is Knight of Cups (since he is a Scorpio).
The Two of Pentacles is one of those cards that gives me trouble to interpret in the outcome position, but I looked up the interpretation here in Tarot.com and it says that I will be in a state of uncertainty for a while because things move at a slower pace than what I would like and that I will come to know whether or not I have the