The Six of Cups Tarot (6 of Cups)

What is the Six of Cups Tarot

The Six of Cups is a card that belongs to the third suit (Cups) of the fifty-six cards called Minor Arcana in a traditional seventy-eight tarot card deck. Used for both playing and divination, its suit element is water.

How is the Six of Cups Depicted in the Tarot Card

The card displays six cups filled with five-pointed white flowers in a barren garden, surrounded by a couple of old buildings.

A young boy smells the flower from one of the cups while offering it to a small child. In the backdrop, an elderly figure seems to be walking out of the garden. The sky above is clear blue.

Meaning of Six of Cups in the Tarot Card

The 6 of Cups is a symbol of joy-filled childhood memories, nostalgic thoughts, and homely atmosphere. While the young boy represents the future, the small child stands for the past. Their close bonding signifies the pleasure of reunion with old friends or relatives.

The elderly figure symbolizes the worries and tensions that stop us from celebrating happiness.

The buildings imply comfort and security. On the other hand, the barren land is a sign of lost happiness of the past.

The Six of Cups as a Person (Significator)

The Six of Cups is someone who is caring, adorable, and kind with a word of advice for everyone. Resourceful and clever, the person can sometimes be innocent and childish. The seeker will find the 6 of Cups as a helpful person who will teach the essence of life.

As Feelings

In the ‘feelings’ position, the card refers to warmth, joy, nostalgia, and compassion. In a known environment like home, you feel more safe and relaxed.

As Advice/Action

You have to recall something from the past that would cheer you up and drive away your anxiety. Think about the golden days of childhood to avoid negative thinking. This way you will find the reason for your existence.

The Six of Cups Tarot Card Meaning: Upright

The Six of Cups Tarot

Keywords: Reunion, nostalgia, naivety, old memories, playfulness, contentment

Interpretation: In this position, the card means that you want to return to your childhood days and enjoy some happy memories. These memories reflect the older aspects of your life. You may feel the only way to be happy is by escaping into the past.

The card advises you to be a bit charitable and do well unto others to attain peace of mind. Your intentions are good, but you should learn to share and care.

In Love and Relationship Reading

Keywords: Rekindling of old love, strong relationship

Interpretation: If you are in a relationship, you will enjoy more quality time with your partner. The relationship will be filled with passion, love, and adventures.

Those who are single could plan to get back with their former partners and give their relations a second chance.

Six of Cups Tarot Reading in Other Situations

Career and Work: You are fit for a job that involves some creative freedom and unconventional thinking. If you dislike your present status at the workplace, a career switch would be advisable.

Finance and Business: You are more likely to inherit some money or property from someone close. Also, if you are planning to invest, follow the old-school method.

Health: Some health ailments may run in families. If you are experiencing weakness, consult a doctor and get the necessary tests done.

The Six of Cups Tarot Card Meaning: Reversed

The Six of Cups Tarot Card Reversed

Keywords: Impractical, childlikeness, trapped in the past

Interpretation: In the upside-down position, the card indicates that you are unable to come out of your past beliefs and ideas. If you continue with this thought process, it would be difficult to make further progress.

Lessons learned from the past can be your guiding force but try to live in the present to make your future better.

In Love and Relationship Reading

Keywords: Childlike love, lack of harmony, loneliness

Interpretation: If you are committed, past issues may resurface from time to time and rupture your relation. You have to forgive and move on as nothing can be reversed.

 If you are seeking a new relationship, don’t expect anyone to walk up to you and propose. You need to take the first move.

Six of Cups Tarot Reversed Reading in Other Situations

Career and Work: There might be some issues at your office as you don’t see your expectations being met. It’s good to be vocal about your problems, but don’t take impulsive decisions.

Finance and Business: Don’t shy away from taking the help of a financial advisor if you are facing problems with handling money.

Health: Ignorance can lead to long-term damage. Don’t turn a blind eye to your minor health issues as these may take a serious turn in the future.

The Six of Cups in Different Positions in a Tarot Spread

Past: You heydays would have been rewarding, but you cannot rest on your laurels for too long. Move forward to gain new experiences.

Present: You will enjoy the fruits of your past actions now. You will make new friends, discover better career opportunities, and travel places.

Future: Sharpen your skills to enjoy a bright and promising future. This is also a period of finding out a way to become more flexible and creative.

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