SIX OF CUPS
UPRIGHT: NOSTALGIA | INNOCENCE | SIMPLICITY
REVERSE: INDEPENDENCE | MATURITY | FOCUS
Two Gulabi goats sit in large cups, colorful flower crowns resting on their heads and sweet grass plentiful around them. One goat holds out a cup to the other, eager to share the love it holds for its sibling. Innocence and childhood reverberate through the space they inhabit; the sunlight is warm, and there is nothing to fear. The Six of Cups reminds us to enjoy nostalgia, to learn from it and seek out the simplistic peace we once enjoyed as children playing among the flowers.
When upright, the Six of Cups suggests that the user has recently begun to revisit childhood memories and found comfort and happiness in the warmth they bring you. This may suggest that there is a chance to reconnect with old friends and significant figures from our past on the way. No matter how the reunion manifests, this position brings with it a level of harmony, reciprocation, and emotional wellness that stems from the comfortable warmth of nostalgia. If you’re feeling out of sorts or run-down, it’s possible that you’re reflecting more out of longing for aspects of yourself that you no longer have. You may find yourself interacting with children or people who embody that youthful spirit more than usual. Seek to learn from them, if so. You may be surprised with what you learn from a child’s perspective.
When reversed, the Six of Cups is telling the user to step away from the past. Reflecting on fond memories from days gone by can be nice, but be sure that you don’t stay fixed on that point in your life. Getting swept up by waves of nostalgia is keeping you from moving forward. Hard as it may be, you’ll have to focus on the here and now and prepare yourself for the future ahead. Maybe you just feel disconnected from your childhood dreams, and the life you lead now may not be the one you envisioned when you were younger. Growing up is never an easy thing to do, but how we deal with it on a daily basis can help smooth that path. Our inner child is never too far away, and a healthy dose of silly, childish whimsy can help us reconnect and lessen some of the stress we face as we move forward to time’s unwavering rhythm..