Traditionally, the Six of Cups tarot card shows two children in a beautiful courtyard, surrounded by six huge cup-like planters filled with flowers. The young boy is giving one of the abundant bouquets to the young girl.
This is the card of nostalgia, happy memories, and reunions with people you haven’t seen in awhile.
It’s also a card associated with the happiness of childhood and golden innocence.
And finally, it’s a card that indicates gifts, sensual pleasures (not sexual ones), and fun times shared with others.
It’s a friendly, playful card reminding you to add more silliness and whimsy into your life.
A happy memory may help you solve or address an issue or problem you are facing. Look toward your past for lessons about the present.
Keywords for the Six of Cups Tarot Card
- Reunion, someone from your past
- Nostalgia, good childhood memories
- Friendship, gifts, sensual delights
- Children, innocence
Keywords for the Six of Cups Reversed
- Stuck in the past
- Being naive
- Unrealistic expectations
Patterns and Correspondences of the Six of Cups Card
- The Cups suit = rules the emotions
- Suit of cards = hearts
- Timeline = weeks to months
- Number 6 = harmony, hearth and safe harbors
- Zodiac sign = Scorpio
- Element = Water
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Six of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Love
If you are looking for new love, look toward someone from your past. Reconnect with old friends and visit the old haunts. You may find someone “new” among your old friends!
Enlist the help of the people who know you best. Ask your long-time friends and family to introduce you to new people, invite you to social events, and hang out together. You never know who might show up.
And if you are currently in a relationship, you can expect positive feelings of being warm, safe, and surrounded by love. To boost those feelings, surprise your honey with small gifts, affections, and happy memories. Remember why you fell in love in the first place and share your memories and stories with each other.
Six of Cups Tarot Card Meaning for Work
If you are struggling with work or your co-workers, start treating your job more playfully. Even in the dullest drudgery, there can be fun. Search for it and share it with others who will enjoy your small jokes, office cookies, and memories of good times.
If you are looking for a new job or career, reach out to your network of professional contacts. Someone from your past will guide you to the perfect new position.
Send thank you notes or gifts to people who have mentored, supported, guided, and befriended you. Show your appreciation and share how you have grown and changed due to their influence.
Six of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Health
This is a positive card for health, especially if you are looking to have more energy or the playful attitude of children. Return to the activities, sports, and games you loved when you were younger.
If you have children in your life, play with them doing the things they want to do. Yes, it’s boring to build a block tower and knock it down 30 times in a row, but these activities are fascinating for kids. Share their joy as they learn new things and explore the world around them. Some of their enthusiasm and wonder will rub off on you!
Although this is a card related to children, it isn’t about fertility. The Six of Cups is more about the playful innocence of children than the actual babies.
Six of Cups Tarot Card meanings for Money and Finances
In all ways, the Six of Cups is a positive tarot card, especially when it comes to money and finances. The floral bouquets represent gifts of abundance given freely to people you love and appreciate.
One of the joys of earning money is being able to give it away, but some of the best gifts don’t cost anything. Write thank you notes, actually call someone on their birthday (don’t just message them), and send little gifts “just because.”
It’s impossible to improve your financial situation when you are obsessed by your bills, debts, and responsibilities. Too much of your energy goes toward past events and weighs you down.
Instead, focus on the present and all of the things you are grateful for. Train your mind to see all of the good things you have, own, and can share. When you live in abundance and gratitude, it will be impossible for lack and fear to take hold. From this place of positivity, you’ll be able to see new opportunities and take exciting steps toward positive change.
Six of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Spiritual Guidance
This card is telling you to take a playful attitude toward your spiritual journey. Searching for meaning doesn’t have to be so serious all of the time!
Use the light-hearted and playful energy of the Six of Cups tarot card to guide you toward your favorite people, places, and activities from your past.
To find purpose and meaning for your life, investigate what you loved to do as a child or teenager. Your life-long interests, combined with your natural talents and learned skills, will guide you to find the place in your world where you can have the most impact.