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Six of Cups

Judgement Tarot Card
What does the Judgement Tarot Card mean?
  • By Gemma Irias
  • Published: 08/07/20 1:46 AM EDT
  • Updated: 08/09/20 8:49 PM EDT
What does the Judgement Tarot Card mean?

Six of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

Element: Water

Function: Feelings, love, spirituality, creativity

The Six of Cups fills us with happy feelings. A young boy is offering a golden cup to a young girl. In the cup, there is a white flower, a symbol of pure life. But which is shows more purity and innocence, the flower or the children? There are 4 other cups on the ground and another on a pillar, each with a white flower. The children are in a city, the square is a place of safety where they are protected from the rest of the world. On the left, there are two steps and a path where a guard walks towards a turret. He is going towards something locked away or to be higher up to see possible intruders coming.

The boy is taller than the girl, which shows that the innocent years have passed. He bends down to offer the girl the cup, as he gives over the years that are to come and the sweetness that life has to offer.

The Six of Cups encourages us to look back in time, we see the years that have passed as being better days. It shows us that we should take pleasure in a life that is worry-free and innocent. That being said, a completely worry-free life is not possible and therefore we need some protection from danger and some care from others in order to learn to treat others in the same way and promote emotional well-being.

This card also highlights the bliss of childhood and the bliss of having children. Becoming a parent is a rebirth to some extent as you are able to grow and learn new things about yourself. Your children allow you to see what you are truly made of. The Six of Cups reminds us that it is vital that we play, that we are accepting, and that life isn’t always as complicated as adults make it.

It may also suggest an adult is not willing to give up his childhood and mature. They might be scared of becoming boring and uncreative, which is not necessarily true. Adulthood means taking on a set of responsibilities, learning to comfort oneself and protect both themselves and others. It could mean that this person expects someone to do this for them, to look after them as if they were a child.

When Reversed:

In this position, the Six of Cups can point to aa person how has become cynical and they have lost the joy of life. They feel sophisticated and cosmopolitan and have a habit of crushing the high spirits of others.

It could also mean that you or someone in your life is unwilling to let go of the past. They love nostalgia despite knowing that it is no good for them. This person will often be trying to impose their outdated opinions on others so that their denial and fantasies can live on.

There is also a possibility that this card points to a lost childhood because of abuse or neglect. If this is you, you will be struggling to overcome and move on from the memories.


Your childhood was a good one, full of love. It’s nice to take a moment to think about this as it has helped to get you where you are today. You might also be reminiscing about a time in the past when you were more creative.


It could be that you are spending a little too much time pondering on what you might think are the better days gone by. Don’t forget that there are still plenty of good times to be had. You may also be reliving some of your childhood memories through your children.


You should take the fond memories of your past to create an example for your future. You have the power to create new memories or continue to look back on the same ones. You will be able to appreciate a more childlike outlook on things.

Yes/No Question:

The answer to your question is going to be yes.

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