Six of Cups Tarot Card Meanings

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Six of Cups Tarot Card
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Your childhood.




Your past returning to you.

Your home is where your heart is.

Feeling at home.

Being childlike.


Being kind to someone.


Bad memories.

Feeling out of place.

Memory loss.

Symbolism in Six of Cups tarot card

Symbolism is from Rider Waite Deck.

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Five-petal flowers

The five-petal flowers symbolise innocence, wonder and purity.


The children represent the past and memories. The taller child is handing a cup with a flower to the younger child, representing kindness. The older person in the background is walking away, representing the future.


The barren garden symbolises happiness. The house symbolises security.

Six of Cups tarot card meanings and Astrology

Sun (Sun) in Scorpio (Death).

Six of cups tarot card meanings

Six of cups tarot card meanings in a general reading

Six of cups is the tarot card for sensuality and pleasure, memories, innocence, nostalgia and childhood. Sometimes Six of cups shows up when someone from the past is on their way back into your life again. Six of Cups tarot card denotes a worry-free and happy childhood. It speaks of children and your inner child. It reminds us that our home is where our hearts are. Six of cups tarot card often shows up when the Seeker feels at home where they are and with what they are doing.

Six of cups in a love reading

In a love reading, Six of cups tarot card can denote a sensual relationship that brings joy to the Seeker. Six of cups can mean old love returning, or it can mean love that connects you to your inner child. Six of cups tarot card denotes a kind relationship where the couple is free to be themselves.

Six of cups in a career reading

In a career reading, Six of cups tarot card signifies feeling at home with work and feeling safe at work and with the people you work with. The work environment is very favourable when Six of cups shows up. Six of cups tarot card can also mean careers in childcare and hospitality. This card can also denote work that involves delving into the past, such as a historian or investigator.

Is Six of cups tarot card a yes or no in a yes/no question?

Six of cups tarot card is more likely a Yes in a yes/no question.

Six of cups as feelings

Six of cups as feelings speaks of pleasurable feelings and feeling at home where you are and with the people you are with. Six of cups as how someone feels about you denotes this person feels close to you, and perhaps even nostalgic about you. You could have a lot of memories together. Six of cups indicates a soulfamily connection.

Learn what Six of cups tarot card means in the Grand Tableau. 

Six of Cups as Personality types

Six of cups as a person indicates someone very sensual, who must learn to respect their own and other people’s boundaries. Six of cups tarot card people have a love for pleasure and sensual excess with a roller coaster response to the highs and lows of their own emotions. They have a tendency to be stuck in the nostalgia of the past and they often have a childlike nature. They often have deep-rooted issues that need to be addressed. Six of cups people escape dealing with their emotions by seeking pleasures and excess sensual experiences. They tend to live too much on the physical plane and need to have a look at why they get so stuck in their past. They seem like the happiest people on the planet, but there are often tears behind their smile. Six of cups people are often the kindest people you will ever meet.

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Six of cups tarot card meanings reversed

Six of cups tarot card reversed indicates a difficult childhood and haunting, even disturbing childhood memories. Memories of all kinds can be an issue when this card shows up reversed, even memory loss. It can also indicate difficulties in growing and evolving. Six of cups often shows up reversed when the seeker is trying to make others happy which is ultimately doomed to fail. The seeker has to make themselves happy first.

Six of Cups reversed as Personality types

Six of cups reversed indicates someone with a tendency to quit before they’ve finished what they started. This card reversed can speak of someone who pushes the limit and puts themselves in danger. They are seeking pleasure and thrill regardless of the long-term consequences. Six of cups reversed people are usually full of contradictions. This card reversed speaks of someone escaping traumatic childhood memories. When it is less dramatic, it can speak of someone who doesn’t know themselves on a very deep level. They could be disconnected to their own inner child and perhaps they are afraid of growing up.

Six Of Cups Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Six of cups:

6 of cups + The High Priestess: A psychic child. Your sister. 

6 of cups + The Empress: A nurturing home. 

6 of cups + The Chariot: Teenagers. Young adults. 

6 of cups + The Hermit: Remembering the past. Your Memoir. 

6 of cups + Wheel of fortune: Finding your path from childhood. 

6 of cups + Death: Your childhood. 

6 of cups + The Moon: Your childhood dreams. 

6 of cups + Ace of wands: A new child. 

6 of cups + Three of wands: Children book. 

6 of cups + Seven of wands: Teaching children. 

6 of cups + Knight of wands: Travelling to a place from your childhood. 

6 of cups + Ace of pentacles: Your childhood home. 

6 of cups + Five of pentacles: Sick and/or poor children. 

6 of cups + Nine of pentacles: A playground. Playful holiday. 

6 of cups + Queen of pentacles: Caring for children. 

6 of cups + Ace of swords: Beliefs learnt in childhood. 

6 of cups + Two of swords: Twins. 

6 of cups + Three of swords: Childhood trauma. 

6 of cups + Page of swords: A talented child. 

6 of cups + Ace of cups: A creative child. 

6 of cups + Three of cups: Childhood friends. 

6 of cups + Ten of cups: A happy family. 

Learn to read tarot combinations in my Arrows tarot course here. 

Six of cups tarot card meanings Summary

Home is where the heart is, and when you follow your heart you might end up in some interesting places. Six of cups is a tarot card that makes you feel right at home in your environment and there is often a link to childhood emotions of magic. There is a purity to this card that is difficult to describe, but once you are under its spell life is both exciting and safe in a wonderful blend.

Learn the Meanings of the Suit of Cups Tarot Cards Here.

Learn the Meanings of Six of Wands, Six of Pentacles, Six of Swords. 

Learn the meaning of Number 6 in numerology. 

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