Six of Cups Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Water, female, passive energy - emotions
Keywords and Phrases:
‘Blast from the past,’ nostalgia.
Six of Cups Tarot Card Meanings
The focus of the card is the children playing in the meadow, a reflection of days gone by, filling cups with the flowers of happy memories.
The Six of Cups represents past influences, so people or places from the past will feature or make a reappearance. In whatever context, there’s always a past connection with this card so you can anticipate that there's a history in there somewhere making its way back into the present moment. For instance, depending upon surrounding cards it may show a place you’ve previously worked, somewhere you used to live - an old stomping ground, an old friend reappearing, or a past love coming back onto the scene.
You can expect a past aspect to make an entrance, but if surrounded by certain cards it may show nostalgia, or longing for things that used to be, although generally this is a happy and harmonious card.
If reversed or ill-dignified: some see the focus as more upon the here and now, the future, and brings new possibilities. Other accounts view past aspects less favourably.
Six of Cups Tarot Card Combinations
Six of Cups > Ace of Wands: An old idea reimagined, inspiration stems from the past but takes you forward into an exciting new direction.
Two of Wands > Six of Cups: Can indicate a former business partner or working group.
Four of Wands > Six of Cups: Taking a short break to a former stomping ground, possibly staying or meeting up with old friends.
Eight of Wands > The Lovers > Six of Cups: May bring news or messages regarding a former lover, previous love interest, or childhood sweetheart,
Six of Cups > Seven of Cups: dreaming of past times, wistful daydreams and nostalgia.
Six of Cups > Nine of Swords: Worrying over past issues, may show old concerns or anxieties possibly connected to childhood.
Six of Cups > Six of Pentacles: Exchanging memories, gifts and tokens, with an old friend.
Judgement > The Magician > Six of Cups: Resurrecting previous skills can take you back into old territory. Taking the initiative to revive connections with past contacts.
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