The Six of Cups is the card of reunion, innocence, nostalgia and childhood memories.
The Six of Cups shows a young boy smelling a white, five-pointed flower inside a tall cup. Five other cups filled with the same five-pointed flower surround them.
He is offering it to the young girl. This symbolizes the past and the future, and the joyful reunions that take place between friends and romantic partners.
Just a little distance away, you can also see a grown man walking away from the scene. It symbolizes worries that keep you feeling locked in.
There is a house nearby. It symbolizes comfort and protection. The desolate and sorry-looking garden symbolizes the happy times that reside in the past.
The Six of Cups is an overall happy picture, indicated by the happy and bright yellow color,.
When the Six of Cups shows up in your tarot reading, it just means that you miss the happy memories of the past. It can mean that you miss your time as a young girl, as a teenager, or as a young adult.
Or it can mean that you’d rather reminisce the past than think of your present situation. It provides you with the temporary escape that you need.
A trip down memory lane is healthy every once in a while. It can inspire you and relax you when things are getting too stressful. Remember that it’s okay to revisit the past, but not if you decide to live there.
When you are going through a personal crisis or a major life change, it’s quite good to look back at that period of your life where you experienced the same difficulty but came out triumphant.
This will give you the boost of positive energy and the affirmation you need to get through the tough times happening in your present.
The Six of Cups can signify a return to a place that you hold dear, a place that feels like home, an environment that evokes happy memories, or a place that you connect to your childhood.
It can be a visit to your hometown, your parents’ home, your old school, or your first apartment. It can even be a person connected to your childhood, like an old neighbor, or an old flame, or an old best friend.
The Six of Cups can also indicate your need to experience child-like happiness again. There is a need to connect to your inner child again.
You need to feel the playfulness, the spontaneity, and the creativity that come with being a child in order to feel alive and inspired again.
The Six of Cups also represents the children in your life. It can signify someone getting pregnant or giving birth.
It can mean someone thinking of adopting a child. It can also mean that you will be spending more time around children.
The Six of Cups sends out an aura of happiness and harmony just like the Ten of Cups, because you have with you the past that is a place of comfort that you can visit anytime.
You have the present that is exciting and keeps you on your toes. And you have the future that is filled with inspiring opportunities and pleasant surprises.
Six of Cups Tarot and Love
When it comes to love and relationships, the Six of Cups is generally a positive card.
You and your partner are still romantic towards each other, but there’s a certain kind of quiet romance now that needs no more grand gestures or impressive dialogue.
In short, there’s no need for a flash mob or a cheesy YouTube video just to make the other feel loved.
The Six of Cups can also indicate some problems in the relationship because one or both of you are not being or acting like mature adults, which is closely similar to the Eight of Cups.
If you are single and looking for love, the Six of Cups can signify a potential partner from your past.
Don’t be afraid to reconnect with old friends and visit old hangouts. You never know who’s waiting for you at the old diner wishing they can share a milkshake with you!
When the Six of Cups is reversed, it only spells trouble. The past is an unhealthy place to visit because it brings up all the bad memories and all the bad feelings that caused you to leave in the first place.
Instead of happy and beautiful memories, all you get is bitterness.
Six of Cups Tarot and Money
When it comes to money and finances, the Six of Cups is not a bad omen. It’s not the best sign, either.
You may be receiving a sum of money, or someone who owes you money may be paying you back soon. Overall, money flow will be steady, just like the Two of Pentacles.
No significant change will affect your life drastically. Just continue working hard and you will never worry about money, or the lack of it.
Six of Cups Tarot’s Meaning for the Future
The Six of Cups in the future position suggests that you are headed to a place of happiness, peace, comfort, and harmony.
It can be a vacation that you have long been waiting for.
It can be a few days to spend with your best friends at your old high school hangout.
It can be a casual date with an old flame.
It can even be a weekend at home, sleeping in your old bedroom.
You can bank on the strengths and triumphs of your past to improve your present and illuminate your future.
The Six of Cups and its Meaning for Health
The Six of Cups is a minor arcana card that is largely connected to the idea of memories and going back to your childhood.
There is a sense of real innocence surrounding it and there is an idea of a pleasant time in the past that is filled with happy events.
It is also the card that is associated with children and adolescents, so it may indicate that there will be an addition to the family at some point in the future.
When it comes to the health section, then the upright Six of Cups is trying to tell you that it will be in your best interest to be there for someone and to support them.
A sense of charity and assisting an individual is going to be fulfilling for your own self.
You must also focus more on those individuals you know that may be suffering from some kind of illness as they are probably needing your help and are just not wanting to let you know.
On a more personal level, it could also tell you that the pace of life that you are leading is going to bring some extra stress that is just not going to be necessary.
To counter this, you need to strip things back to their basics and to be willing to do the simple things in life as this will ultimately serve you better in the long-term.
If you draw the Six of Cups in reverse position, then it will often signify that there is a real need for you to let go of some of the things from your past that have been holding you back.
They serve no real purpose for you now and are impeding your ability to live a more fruitful life.
From the perspective of your health, then it may show that you are suffering from something that is genetic or an illness is related to some kind of trauma that you suffered as a child that was never then dealt with.
It clearly leads you to the understanding that dealing with the trauma is going to be the only way in which you are able to get better.
Also, if you are trying to start a family, then the card in the reverse position can also state that there may be some problems in trying to conceive.
It may be best to get things checked out in order to make life a bit easier.
Overall, the Six of Cups is a positive card when it comes to your health with the only real concern being the possibility of unresolved trauma being behind your current health issues.
However, if that is not the case, then you can look forward to a certain degree of good health that is not being affected by any kind of negativity surrounding you.
All you need to do, according to the card, is to remove some of the stress that you are experiencing and you will quickly notice that things are indeed improving.
My Final Thoughts on Six of Cups Tarot
The Six of Cups is the card for fun and creativity, playfulness and simplicity, peace and happiness.
It is the brief respite you badly need from the tough demands of being an adult.
Sometimes it’s a good card. Other times, it’s not. Especially when a situation calls for some adult wisdom, not child’s play. Especially when a crisis needs to be dealt with now, not after you come back from your ‘hiding place’.
The Six of Cups wants to know: How often do you revisit the past, and how much has this helped you in your life?