Six of Cups Meaning

Nostalgia • Sentimental • Old Friend

The Six of Cups, like all six cards, means a restoration of balance & harmony after a tumultuous and rocky new start. The Six of Cups can represent returning to an old environment that can help you reconnect with your inner child. In career readings, this card can suggest that a childlike attitude of play may be beneficial to you. Not fingerpainting, but having fun in coming up with creative solutions.

Because The Six of Cups is a cups card, this card is bound up in your emotions. In this case, it is happiness… but not just any happiness—a familiar happiness. This card is one that can represent an old friend or old passion coming back and adding joy into your life.

Six of Cups Reversed

Worry • Rumination • Bitter

The Six of Cups reversed in a tarot reading is a tell-tale sign of being stuck in the past, whether it’s clinging to outdated modes of thought for comfort or reliving the things you said or did wrong. There’s something you need to let go of so you can continue on your journey. Because the Six of Cups relates to card 6, the Lovers, there is a choice to be made.

The reversed Six of Cups card features six cups turned upside-down. There is a message of loss and bitterness through loss. Because the nature of reversed cards, the antidote to your imbalance is likely in the reading of the upright card. For this card, it’s reconnecting with your inner child. What’s something you inner child loves doing that you’ve been neglecting?

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