Six of Cups Tarot Meaning

Six of Cups Tarot Guide

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This post is intended to be a mini Six of Cups Tarot Guide. It is important to mention that the longer you work with the cards the more you will discover how they speak to you. For example, the Six of Cups does have a theme and traditional meaning but I recommend leaving “space” for the card to speak to you. Over time, you may discover that the card represents unique insights or themes for you personally.

Suit of Cups Summary

Numerology of the #6 – Themes

  • Number 6 energy is about reconciliation, intellectual creativity, the ability to use imagination & the intellect combined, union, love, perfection, relations, and taking responsibility for choices.
  • Positive energies of the number 6 – Domestic / home, responsible, caring, conventional, provider, protector, healer, idealistic, selfless, honest, charitable, faithful, nurturer, truth, order, emotional depth, curiosity, love of home and family, humanitarian, service, unselfishness, balance, peaceful, self-sacrifice, empathy, sympathy, grace, simplicity, ability to compromise, tolerant, reliable.
  • Negative energies are disconnection, lack of awareness, hypocritical, impractical, superiority complex, impractical, submissive, shallowness, restlessness, selfishness, weak-willed, unsupportive, easily stressed.

Six of Cups Tarot – Upright Meaning

  • Represents Sun, Fixed / Scorpio energy
  • The querent is revisiting the past, a good home, happy memories, and nostalgia that brings pleasure. Something positive from their past is influencing the current situation.
  • If the reading is about a problem, this card suggests that the root cause is related to the querent’s past or childhood in some way.
  • If this card is in the “future” position, it suggests that there will be the start of a new family or additions to the family. 
  • Generosity, unconditional love, child-like joy, and enthusiasm. Inner child. 
  • Memories or a walk down memory lane. Feelings of comfort. Pleasure. Sensory experiences bring happier times.

Shadow Side of the Six of Cups

  • The 6 of Cups reversed can often represent that something from the past is having a negative impact in the querent’s life. They may be letting the negative memories from the past prevent them from moving forward. 
  • The querent is romanticizing the past and may be telling themselves “I will be happy when….”
  • Be open to receiving generosity from others and give to others what you wish to have yourself.
  • This card in reverse can also represent concerns with children – longing for children, difficulty having children or challenges disciplining children. 

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