Six of Cups
Today may see you feeling nostalgic and reminiscing about the past. An old friend from afar may suddenly and unexpectedly feel the urge to reach out to you, or you may be compelled to do the same.
The Six of Cups speaks of memories and past associations, returning to long ago places (if only in your mind).
Often times a much-loved song or an old photograph or a familiar scent will jar your memories and have you longing for a simpler time.
This beautiful card depicts a stained glass cathedral-style window (which is the theme for this entire series). A blue sky with clouds make up the background, from which six chalices are organized vertically in pairs.
Two blue angels spread incense from the corners, while each set of chalices pours a luminous rainbow substance into the next.
The author of this deck, Luigi Scapini, calls this “the fruit of ancient experience.”
You may have been taking life too seriously and need to get in touch with your inner child. Or you now may have to let your guard down and allow yourself to trust again — especially if you’ve been trying to guard your heart from pain.
The Six of Cups speaks of recapturing the openness and innocence of childhood. And remember: just like the beautiful cathedral window on this card, if you try to shut out the dark, you’ll prevent the light from getting in too.