Six of Cups
My self-study of Tarot continues with the Six of Cups. Or, as I just heard, “remembrance.”
Kindness; honoring; “Memory”; in memoriam; sharing; generosity of spirit; sweetness; paying it forward.
Cups, flowers, castle, vines, sky, children, new Spring grass.
The grass, of all things, caught my attention. It was the “Spring green” color that grabbed me, and led to a consideration of youth and young things growing; nurturing, too.
Blue, red, gray, green, tan, orange, gold, white, brown.
Aside from that yellow-green of the grass, it’s the red of the boy’s capelet that engages me. And while I think of the root chakra almost automatically, it’s only for the purpose of “getting back to our roots.”
What the Guide Says About the Six of Cups
“Children in an old garden, their cups filled with flowers.
Divinatory Meanings: A card of memories of the past. For example, reflecting on childhood, happiness, enjoyment, but coming rather from the past, things that have vanished. Another reading reverses this, suggesting new relations, new environment, and new knowledge.
Reversed: Renewal, the future, that which will come to pass presently.”
Sure. It makes sense given what I’ve intuited, so far.
What We Say About the Six of Cups
Lingering memories of the spirit time beckon.
Act as though a guileless child and notice the wonderment this bestows.
Open onto memories of past lives.
Re-entertain the simplicity of childhood.
Bestow the gift of remembrances of times past upon those who would benefit.
Create a way of paying onto others the gifts you receive.
“Somewhere In My Memory”
Happy (or happier) times remembered.
Shared experiences relived.
I Might Ask a Client…
“What’s coming up for you around either your childhood, or perhaps a past life, that creates a feeling of nostalgia?”
“What do you need to remember from the past that can help you in the present?”
What comes up for you around this card?