Six of Cups Tarot Card Meanings

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Six of Cups Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:


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.

Six of cups tarot card meanings

Six of cups tarot card meanings in a general reading

Six of cups is the tarot card for 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 the Vision Quest

The two children is the Seeker on the Vision Quest, and the Manor House is the mind of the Seeker. The two cups that remained upright and behind the Seeker in Five of cups, is the two children in Six of cups. They speak of the Seeker’s soul.

Six of cups in a love reading

In a love reading, Six of cups tarot card can denote a 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 at 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.

Six of cups as feelings

Six of cups as feelings speaks of feeling at home. This is the card for feelings of belonging and being at peace with where you are in life. This is the card for innocence and having no agenda other than being yourself. This is thus the card for someone who feel very aligned with who they are. They are at peace with themselves.

Six of Cups as Personality types

Six of cups as a person indicates someone nostalgic of the past and they often have a childlike nature. They seem like the happiest people on the planet, and they are very considerate of others. Six of cups people are often the kindest people you will ever meet. This is someone who is honest. They see the world in a very intuitive and common sense way. These are the people who are happy for other peoples success. They love to see others do well.

Six of cups tarot card meanings reversed

Six of cups tarot card reversed indicates a difficult childhood. Memories of all kinds can be an issue when this card shows up reversed. Six of cups often shows up reversed when the seeker is trying too hard 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

The reversed meanings of the tarot cards often speaks of the Seeker acting out due to being under a lot of stress. This can bring out the shadow aspect of the person. 

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. This card reversed speaks of someone escaping traumatic childhood memories. They could be disconnected to their own inner child and perhaps they are afraid of growing up.

Six of cups tarot card meanings Summary

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.

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

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

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