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Six of Cups

The Six of Cups is the sixth card in the Cups suit of the Minor Arcana.

Card meaning

The card usually portrays two children in a nostalgic setting, often within a garden or near an old house. One child hands a cup filled with flowers to the other. The surrounding environment is peaceful, with more cups filled with flowers around them. The imagery evokes feelings of innocence, kindness, and childhood memories.

The Six of Cups is steeped in nostalgia, reminiscing, and looking back fondly on the past. It suggests revisiting old memories, rekindling past relationships, or returning to a childhood home. The presence of children in the card’s image further emphasizes purity, innocence, and the genuine nature of past connections. While it’s essential to acknowledge and honor these feelings, the card also carries a gentle reminder not to get so lost in the past that one neglects the present. It’s a call to balance between cherishing memories and living in the moment. The card can also indicate a gift or gesture from the past resurfacing in the present.


Someone with a deep connection to their past, perhaps a nostalgic individual or someone who values their childhood memories and connections.

Fool card about Feelings

(Relationship, Love)

In love readings, the Six of Cups might suggest a reunion with a past lover or the return of a childhood sweetheart. It also hints at a relationship that has a deep soul connection, where both partners share fond memories. For singles, it may indicate someone from the past re-entering their life.

Card about Health

Regarding health, this card emphasizes the healing power of positive memories and the importance of childlike joy and relaxation. It may also suggest revisiting old health routines or treatments that worked well in the past.

Tarot Card in Finances

Financially, the Six of Cups could imply a return to more straightforward times or the consideration of ventures rooted in past passions. It might also signify gifts or financial help coming from unexpected sources, especially those connected to one’s past.

Jobs: Historian, archivist, antique dealer, childhood educator, therapist specializing in childhood trauma or regression therapy.

The Six of Cups represents a journey into the past, emphasizing the importance of memories, childhood connections, and the simple joys of life.

General meaning: Nostalgia, Memories, Innocence, Childhood, Reunion, Simplicity, Kindness, Generosity, Reflection, Return.
Places: Historical sites, childhood homes, schools, old playgrounds, places rich in personal history or nostalgia.

Reversed Card

When reversed, the Six of Cups may suggest that one is stuck in the past, struggling to move forward, or that they might be idealizing past events. It could also indicate the need to resolve old issues or disputes.

Numerological vibration : 6
Card number: 6
Type pf Suit: Cups
Other names: Nostalgia's Chalice, Cups of Memories, Vessel of the Past.

Remember to have your own interpretation. Focus and feel individual energy that flows from the Tarot Card.