Your Chosen Card – Six of Chalices Upright Salem Deck
When upright, the nostalgic Six of Cups refers to pleasant memories and enjoyable relationships returning from the past. It can herald a friendly reunion or the revival of a former friendship or love interest. You may find yourself exchanging gifts or sharing sexual pleasures with someone you care about. This is a card of joy, harmony, and satisfaction. Traditionally it is a marker of things past.
Keywords Upright: In the past, happy memories, nostalgia, longing, reunion, harmony, pleasure, enjoyment, betterment, gift giving, old friends, renewal of old relationships, a blast from the past. Traditionally the Six of Cups meant ‘in the past’ and the Six of Coins referred to ‘in the now’ – we tend to reminisce about the good old days when we sip wine from a cup. The reversed Six of Cups traditionally meant ‘in the future’ – perhaps because the inverted cups do not yet hold the wine we will drink at a future time. These traditional ‘past-present-future’ meanings derive from the fortune-telling history of the tarot.
Timing: 10 Scorpio20 Scorpio. Tropical, 3 November12 November. Sidereal, 26 November5 December.
Astrology: The mighty Sun in the second decan of watery Scorpio, realm of the Waite Knight/Thoth Prince of Cups (Air of Water) and Death (Scorpio).
Number Symbolism: 6 – harmony, communication, sharing, compassion.
Crowley/Thoth: Pleasure, harmony, well-being, enjoyment, sexual satisfaction.
When Six of Chalices is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Six of Chalices is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Six of Chalices is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for Six of Chalices using cards from the Salem Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Elements of the Psychic World: Waites thinking was heavily influenced by the spiritualist movement and by the writings of Madame Blavatsky. He entered the Order of the Golden Dawn and passed through the grades of the first order, but then resigned due to internal conflicts. A few years later he rejoined and entered the second order, rewriting its body of ceremonial from the viewpoint of Christian mysticism. Later his interest turned towards Freemasonry, where he attempted to chart a secret tradition underlying various aspects of occultism. He wrote numerous books and poems, which have largely been forgotten mainly due to his scholarly, tedious and at times pompous style. The Rider Waite Tarot deck he
Complete Book of Tarot: When reversed, the Six of Cups can refer to things that will happen shortly or at some unspecified time in the future. This card can also indicate a desire to take refuge in pleasant memories of past pleasures rather than facing your current situation. Nostalgia can become a form of escapism. For some reason you may be having difficulty experiencing joy and satisfaction in your life at this time.
Complete Book of Tarot: before we can address the question of where the tarot originated, we must clarify what we mean by the tarot. The Oxford Dictionary gives the following definition of tarot: ‘playing cards, traditionally a pack of 78 with five suits, used for fortune-telling and (especially in Europe) in certain games. The suits are typically swords, cups, coins (or pentacles), batons (or wands), and a permanent suit of trump.’2 We will examine this definition more carefully in the next chapter. For now, lets focus on where these seventy-eight cards came from.
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Complete Book of Tarot: You should abandon a divination if the cards do not clearly address the querents concerns.