Divination Journal

Tarot Cards



All aspects of the Six of Cups from thesecretofthetarot.com

Six/6 of Cups

In traditional tarot, the Six of Cups shows us two children wearing strange clothing and sharing between them a golden cup while five others sit near by.

The scene is bright and full of greenery. Compared to the rest of the Cup suit, the Six of Cups is lighthearted and fun.

The symbolism in this card directly relates to a time where we weren’t yet bogged down by the stress and emotional upheaval adult life tends to offer.

In some instances, it quite literally points to our childhoods. In others, it tells us that we are taking an innocent, playful approach to what life is throwing at us.

Sometimes the Six of Cups shows us that we aren’t taking parts of our lives seriously enough, though this warning is a welcoming change from the emotional turmoil its suit mates have the tendency to carry with them.

The Upright Meaning

While the Six of Cups is related to our childhood attitudes towards life, it almost never represents our childhoods in the past position.

You’re going to want to examine your more recent history to determine when you could have acted more mature towards the things life put in your path.

Your innocence in the past towards a life event is what has lead you to your current position.

If the Six of Cups appears in your current position, it means that you are living in the moment, and are able to enjoy it without consequence.

This happy-go-lucky attitude is working for you, so long as you are remembering to keep the rest of your life in order as well.

In the future position, the Six of Cups is a wonderful conclusion to your current situation. Despite what the other cards in your spread say, there are good days ahead.

This could mean a new relationship is on the horizon, or you’ll be taking your dream vacation. Whatever the case may be, your future is bright and full of joy.


When reading for your career, the Six of Cups is telling you that now is the best time to let your creativity flow.

You have something unique to bring to the table, and are in a good position to approach a work related task from a different perspective.

If you are seeking work, look for a position that will allow you to have some flexibility and creative freedom.


The Six of Cups in a relationship oriented spread means that you and your partner need to refocus on the future.

It’s saying that one or both of you have been stuck in the past, perhaps when the relationship was still new and exciting.

In order to maintain a healthy bond with each other, it’s time to put the past aside and work towards growing together.

If you are single, the Six of Cups is telling you not to dwell on relationships from the past.

If you’ve been considering rekindling the flames of an old relationship, remember that exes are exes for a reason.


Since the Six of Cups is so closely related to simpler times, it can be odd to see in a spread related to your cash flow.

What it means in this situation is that you are worrying too much about money, and not focusing enough on living your life.

It’s easy to get caught up in our adult responsibilities, but it’s important that we allow ourselves to have a little fun too.

If you have been interested in making an investment, look for something that speaks directly to your inner child.


When it comes to your health, the Six of Cups is a sign that your physical ailments may be stemming from past emotional pains. Look back to your childhood for answers.

It’s a good idea to enlist the help of a therapist so that you can explore how events that happened when you were young could be affecting you today.

For peace of mind, it is also wise to speak with your family about your medical history.

Reversed Position

A reversed Six of Cups is a warning you cannot ignore. This means that you are still being affected by events from your past. It’s important to recognize the signs of lasting trauma, and to remind yourself that you can ask for help, even if you feel alone.

You must encourage yourself to deal with the past, not dwell on it, in order to move forward.



Hagalaz is about destructive natural forces: earthquakes, storms, lightening, and all ways that the raw power of nature cannot be controlled. In this sense it is also associated with the unconscious mind, an energy which must be respected and cannot be successfully resisted. You might not be happy about the destructive force of hagalaz but it will bring an end to things and thus create space for something new. This is the cycle of karma.

Rune Associations:

Element: Water

Polarity: Feminine

Plant: Bryony


Witches Rune

The Rings

Keywords: Love, relationships.

Meanings: The Rings is the rune of love and when it is the leading stone, it is a positive answer to your question. It is very much a rune of relationship and can indicate engagement, marriage or a new/renewed relationship. It can also indicate the need for a fresh approach to an existing relationship.


From symbolsage.com


The ogham symbol Straif has the phonetic value of St, and corresponds to the blackthorn or sloe tree, which is known for its magical power. Staves made from its wood were carried by wizards, warlocks, and witches.

In Irish sagas, the blackthorn has association with battle, sacrifice, transformation, and death. It’s also said to be sacred to Donn of the Milesians, the Irish god of death, as well as to goddess Morrighan who oversees matters of war and death.

I Ching

Hexagram Four/4

Moutain Above, Water Below

Be on guard for the careless or rebellious attitudes characteristic of inexperience. Just as a youth requires instruction, this is a good time to focus on learning lessons from a patient teacher or from life experience. Is there a circumstance in your life that you have failed to comprehend, perhaps because you didn’t appreciate its inherent complexities? Be respectful of anything or anyone who has something to teach you right now. If you are focusing on a relationship, ask yourself which of you is currently the student and which of you is the sage. If you are a parent ask yourself: Who is being the teacher – my child or me?

In order to be ready for challenging times, let education be an ongoing part of your life. Develop the necessary mind-set and willpower to carry you through confusing times. The wise realize that experience – especially difficult experience- is a most powerful teacher. But we cannot be forced to learn, even from experience. Be the humble student who delights in learning, the one who nourishes an expanding awareness.

Examine your attitude for factors that would limit your openness. Observe how you deal with the mistakes of others. Let people live their own lives and learn their own lessons. You may offer them your wisdom or advice, but do so only if they are receptive. Give up trying to convince others that you are right, as it is both exhausting and counterproductive. Instead, all other to proceed, even into difficult or dangerous circumstances. It may be the only way they can learn; and without learning, no one can achive success. Care without forcing attention; trying to take care of someone who is unwilling can actually be harmful. Live and let learn.


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