Your Chosen Card – Six of Cups Upright Thoth 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 Cups 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 Cups is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Six of Cups 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 Cups using cards from the Thoth 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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Complete Book of Tarot: 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.
Creative Tarot: But there is another aspect to the tarot and similar systems that we have not discussed yet, and that is the randomness of the draw. You have a deck of cards, ranging in number from seventy-eight to over a hundred, depending on the design, and from that you draw a set number of cards at random. Coincidence rules which cards come out and in what order.
Complete Book of Tarot: My background in medicine and psychotherapy has prompted me to apply the same ethical standards to tarot readings that I use when seeing patients in the consulting room. Perhaps the most famous set of ethical guidelines was elaborated by Hippocrates late in the fifth century BCE. These standards have become a cornerstone of medical practice. Paraphrasing Coplands 1825 translation of Hippocratess original Greek text, I have adapted the Oath of Hippocrates for modern tarot readers: 18
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Tarot Triumphs: Three engenders and forms a relationship. Every Tarot card reading involves three elements: the cards, the diviner undertaking the reading, and the question or person inquiring of the cards. This triad of divination allows energy to circulate and an interpretation to arise. It also shows why it may be very difficult to read the cards for yourself, since the question/questioner has to be a separate factor from the diviner; to make that work, you have to place the question, in some sense, outside your own personal feelings and responses.