Card Meaning: Six Of Cups

Six of Cups


    Immediatelly we see six cups filled with white flowers and children playing under cloudless sky. Children are a strong indication of innocence, they seem to be happy and relaxed, enjoying simple pleasures in life. On the right side we can see a grown man walking towards the building symbolizing worries that are now gone. The garden is barren and old. This is card about our past and foundations that the past has left us. The scenery of this card is domestic, calm and peaceful. We can even see this card as a photography from the childhood in an old family album. The card is even somewhat nostalgic for innocent and carefree days.


Positive: happiness from the past, success based on the past effort, kindness, domestic harmony, enjoyment in the simple things.

Negative: nostalgia, attachment to the past.

   Children in an old garden, their cups filled with flowers. Divinatory Meanings: A card of the past and of memories, looking back, as--for example--on childhood; happiness, enjoyment, but coming rather from the past; things that have vanished. Another reading reverses this, giving new relations, new knowledge, new environment, and then the children are disporting in an unfamiliar precinct. Reversed: The future, renewal, that which will come to pass presently.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite

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