Six of Cups – Meanings & Interpretation – Minor Arcana

Six of Cups Meaning In A Tarot Reading

The Six of Cups indicates that our time of trials in this path is over, like all sixes in the Minor Arcana. It is that step past our hardships and onto recovery, and our ultimate final victory.

It represents pleasant memories, nostalgia, and a return to innocence. We have found our way to a place of comfort and security, but must be cautious, for it can also find us trapped in the past and dragging our feet.


Childhood • Pleasure • Innocence • Good Will • Reunion • Nostalgia • Joy

Six of Cups Tarot Card Meanings – Upright

The Six of Cups in the upright position indicates that we have finally moved on and come into our recovery. We have found a child-like joy in life.

We are feeling soothed, comforted, and complete. The journey is far from over, but we have found a place of peace and comfort to rest our feet before we travel on.

six of cupsSix of Cups upright corresponds to kindness and innocence. Past incidents and associations will bring you pleasure. New prospects and friendships will bring you happiness.

You may realize a long cherished dream and receive a surprise gift from an admirer.

Six of Cups upright may also symbolize that you are entering a new phase in your life which has its strings attached to the past and this link will work to create a magnificent future for you. However, steer clear from living in the world of past and don’t let your unlimited aspirations create a barrier in achieving your present objectives.

Past Events:

You’ve been in a moment of peace, resting and recovering from a long road. The time of rest has been necessary after a difficult time, and you’ve known a contentment you’ve not felt in a long time.

Present Events:

This is a time of rest and recovery, enjoy it while it lasts. There are no negative portents for the future ahead. But it definitely is a time for you to prepare for the rest of your journey, for it’s far from over. Take your time, refuel your batteries, and prepare for the next stages.

Future Events:

You’ve almost reached a resting point, and it’s not far ahead. Just continue forward and you’ll find the much needed rest you need coming around the corner. When it arrives it’ll be a long and peaceful period before it’s time for you to journey on.

Yes/No Interpretation:

Yes, you are free to rest at this time. You’ve been through some things, but they’re over, and it’s time to recuperate.

Six of Cups Tarot Card Meanings – Reversed

The Six of Cups reversed indicates that you are having trouble letting go of the events of your past, or that you are hung up on the goals you thought you’d have reached by now, and haven’t. six of cups reversed

When this card is in attendance, it means that you are disappointed in your progress.

Six of Cups in the reversed position symbolizes a penchant for living in the past. It refers to you as a person who loves adhering to past habits and customs which are considered outdated in the present scenario.

You are extremely nostalgic about your past achievements and success. However, this stubbornness to stick to the past which will never return may act as an enormous obstacle to your future success.

Also, you would be unable to appreciate the present scenario and prepare yourself to take the optimum advantage of the opportunities ahead.

Past Events:

The events of your past are hanging with you, and haunting you on a day to day basis. This could be a new series of events, or an old one brought up by recent events. Either way, it would serve you to make sure that you deal with these lest they continue to hold you down.

Present Events:

I know you’re frustrated, you just haven’t been making the progress you’ve really hoped you would. You were supposed to be somewhere by now, you were supposed to be someone. But you haven’t quite reached your goals yet.

Don’t let these feelings hold you back, reassess, redirect, and realize that every moment and energy you spend worrying about what you haven’t done is one less bit of energy you can spend on making it better!

Future Events:

There is a profound disappointment in your future. The thing you’ve been striving for isn’t quite going to turn out how you hope, and it’s going to be a difficult thing for you to accept. It will be a difficult transition in learning to fit your life around that failure. Be prepared with alternative plans and goals so you can move past this barrier.

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Yes/No Interpretation:

Yes! You are ready, you are able, and it’s not a dead end. Keep moving forward until it comes to fruition. Cease worrying about what’s already past.

Astrological Association:

Zodiac Signs for Ace of Cups is Scorpio

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