8 Six of Cups Tarot Meanings: Love, Outcomes, Feelings & More!

The meaning of the Six of Cups Tarot card is ‘past love.’ When the Six of Cups makes an appearance in a spread, it predicts that something from the past will resurface in the present or future.

The Six of Cups General Tarot Meaning

“Is my ex coming back?” This is a common question for Tarot readers to ask their cards. When the Six of Cups pops up, you confidently can predict that yes, they will be back. The Six of Cups is a good sign that an ex will return because this is the card of the past repeating itself. Therefore, if you’re asking this question, pray for the Six of Cups Tarot card! 

The Six of Cups is also a good card if you wish to expand your family. This interpretation comes from the fact that old memories from our childhood can resurface once we have our own responsibilities. If you long for a child of your own, the Six of Cups is therefore a good omen.

There will be times when the Six of Cups can symbolize the house you grew up in or your home town or country. The relevance this has to your reading will depend on the context of the question.

Although for many people, the card is a positive one, it’s generally a very neutral card; it can be positive or negative depending on the context. Although there will be things from your past that you welcome in the present, there will obviously be issues, conflicts, and people you would rather forget. Therefore, the Six of Cups can foretell of old dramas coming back to haunt you.

Often, that which is made in the past is forgotten; the paint from old benches fade away when left outside to rot. The Six of Cups can mark the point in time when something you hold dear starts to vanish. We sometimes lose that which we love, not because of what we’ve done but what we haven’t. The Six of Cups can serve as a warning not to let what you have fade away because of neglect.

Six of Cups Love Tarot Meaning

As mentioned above, the Six of Cups is the most desirable card you can receive if you’re wondering if an exwill come back into your life. Therefore, if you’re performing a spread on this and the Six of Cups comes up, congratulations! 

In some cases, the Six of Cups can be a warning that you’re living in the past. You view your lover as they used to be, not as they really are. If your relationship has recently gone downhill, the Six of Cups is a sign that you must take your partner as they are in the present, not as they were in the past. 

For singles, the Six of Cups has a similar love Tarot meaning. In this case, the Six of Cups predicts a reconciliation with an ex or a new relationship with someone from your past. 

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Six of Cups Feelings Tarot Meaning

Are you curious about whether someone has feelings for you or wondering what their motives are? I’m sorry to say that the Six of Cups doesn’t look too promising in this context; the card can mean that they’re still hung up on their ex. While you may be able to turn their head toward you, know that you’re competing with the one who got away. 

Six of Cups Career & Business Tarot Meaning

The Six of Cups is a rather bizarre and confusing card to receive for business and career-related Tarot readings. Obviously, it can symbolize the fact that you will return to something you used to do previously. However, I’ve found that it can represent a bit more than that.

The Six of Cups can come up in Tarot readings as a message not to repeat past mistakes. If your business has previously been unsuccessful, the Six of Cups is telling you that nothing will change unless you let go of the behaviors that aren’t serving you. If you’re feeling stuck, hire a professional who can help you with the area in which you’re struggling.

Six of Cups Future Tarot Meanings

Six of Cups Tarot card meaning for love, romance and relationships.

In most types of Tarot readings, the Six of Cups will appear in an outcome position of a spread to represent an ex-lover coming back into your life. 

If you do not feel that you have any exes who will come back, the Six of Cups can represent old friends or lost family members re-emerging in your life. I recommend that you give them the benefit of the doubt and try to build new bridges, but don’t be naive. 

I would say that the Six of Cups is an okay card to get in the outcome part of a love Tarot reading. In this situation, it means that, at least for the foreseeable future, your relationship will be consistent with how it is in the present. The same old, same old is fine if your partnership is going well, but if not, you might want to make an effort to improve it.

Finally, in a lot of cases, the Six of Cups can symbolize times when you reflect on your childhood. For these reasons, the Six of Cups is a good Tarot card to indicate pregnancy and children. Alternatively, it can simply mean that you will return to your old childhood home or town. 

Yes or No with Six of Cups

General – The Six of Cups is a neutral card predicating neither a yes nor a no. The exception is if you’re asking if your ex-lover is going to come back. If this is the case, the answer is yes. 

Do they like me? – If you have known them since childhood, yes, they like you. If you have not known them since childhood, their feelings are neutral. 

Am I pregnant? – While Tarot is not a substitute for medical advice, I often take the Six of Cups as a card that represents children. 

Is this relationship going to last? – Your relationship is going to last for now, but that’s not to say it’s going to last in the more distant future. 

Does the future of this look promising? – The future of this matter appears to be promising, especially if you’ve learned from your past mistakes. 

Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – Yes! The Six of Cups is the card that predicts lovers coming back. You’ll be glad to know that The Six of Cups is a good card for exes returning and reconciliations. 

The Six of Cups as a Negative, Weakness, or Obstacle

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When the Six of Cups appears in a negative, weakness, or obstacle Tarot spread position, this means that the past is going to repeat itself. If you have bad memories of the past, the Six of Cups will appear as a negative. The Six of Cups can symbolize that these things will come back to haunt you. 

The Six of Cups can also pop up as an obstacle symbolizing the fact that you’re living in the past. If this sounds like you, the Tarot is recommending that you move on with your life. 

The Six of Cups as a Positive, Strength, or Advantage

When the Six of Cups appears in a positive, strength, or advantage Tarot spread position, this means that something from the past is going to reignite. This card is favorable if you want a lover to come back – you’re going to get a second chance. 

Sometimes, the Six of Cups can just represent a past passion reigniting. You could be going to go back to something you previously loved (art, painting, etc.), and it’s going to feel good.

Finally, as indicated previously, the Six of Cups is a favorable card if you want children. This card can represent time spent with children and reflection on your own childhood.

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