Six of Cups Tarot Card Meanings 2016-10-15T04:55:32+00:00

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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.

Symbolism in Six of Cups tarot card

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 and Astrology

Sun (Sun) in Scorpio (Death).

Six of cups tarot card meanings

Six of cups 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.

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

Personality types in Six of Cups tarot card

Six of cups tarot card indicates someone very sensual, who must learn to respect their own and others 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. They 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.

six of cups tarot card meanings

Feeling at home

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.

Personality types in reversed Six of Cups tarot card

Six of cups tarot card reversed indicates someone with a tendency to quit before they’ve finished what they started. They often lean towards extreme lifestyles that can be dangerous and uncomfortable. They are seeking pleasure and thrill regardless of the long-term consequences. They are usually full of contradictions, and they have no healthy boundaries in their life. They’re escaping traumatic childhood memories by unhealthy lifestyle habits and addictions. They don’t know who they are and copy the personality of the people they are with.

Six Of Cups Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Six of cups:

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

Six of cups + The Empress: A nurturing home. 

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

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

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

Six of cups + Death: Your childhood. 

Six of cups + The Moon: Your childhood dreams. 

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

Six of cups + Three of wands: Children book. 

Six of cups + Seven of wands: Teaching children. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Six of cups + Two of swords: Twins. 

Six of cups + Three of swords: Childhood trauma. 

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

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

Six of cups + Three of cups: Childhood friends. 

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

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.


  1. Jessica January 14, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Hello Inger,
    How would you interpret 7 of cups + 5 of cups + six of cups answering the question what has to happen before me and my twin flame can be in physical union? He’s currently in another relationship so I believe he has to release he wants to be with me (I know it’s not going to last).

    Thank you so much for your help!!!

  2. Inger Bråthen January 14, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    I feel like he will be with you when he is scared of losing you, and only then will he end his relationship with the other person.

  3. Symmer January 19, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Hi please help I did a Celtic card reading for this year I am currently unemplyed and going through a divorce which has been delayed because of my ex has held up proceedings’ can you help with the below card combination i got the devil as the outcome which has concerned me thank
    Ace of swords
    Six of cups
    The magician
    Knight of wands
    Page of pentacles
    Page of cups
    Queen of wands
    The chariots
    Queen of pentacles
    The devil

  4. Inger Bråthen January 20, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Hi, it looks like if you put pressure on your ex he will give you what you want quickly, as the Devil can indicate success in financial dealings such as divorces. Don’t be shy to communicate and ask for advice from someone who can help you. You will get what you want when more pressure is put on this case, and I believe you will have your new beginning soon.

  5. Tricia April 14, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Hi how would you interpret the 2 of swords, 6 of cups and then 7 of swords in a love reading. The question is if the relationship with someone specific will manifest. Also if there is any hope of a friendship?
    Thank you

  6. Inger Bråthen April 17, 2017 at 8:46 am

    I think this person might not be relationship material, at least not at this point.

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