6 of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

6 of cups tarot card, cups represented as flower vases

The 6 of cups tarot card is one of friendship and joy. Of celebrating the little things in life, and unadultured happiness for even a moment. Help someone else out, or be grateful with what life has to offer you.

I suggest, while looking at this card description, you have your tarot deck in front of you and decide for yourself if you agree with the feelings on this page or if the card represents something entirely different to you.

*The image at the top of the page does not depict all of the feelings represented by a specific tarot deck! You can find other tarot card meanings here!

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the 6 of cups tarot card - a card with 6 cups

A few words to describe the card:

innocent joy, happiness, gift

6 of Cups Tarot

The 6 of cups tarot card tends to depict two children, one giving the other flowers (like on the rider deck). This card is a symbol of friendship, and simple happiness.

This card is a sunshine feeling card, of joy and being around friends. There is nothing really negative about this card. When you see this card in a reading, take it positively. Take this card as a gift, like the cup is a gift to someone in the card.

When you see this card in a reading, it can remind you about friendship. Of close friends or family, there to help you out, or a suggestion to reconnect with old friends. The 6 of cups is has children depicted on it, so you can also think of innocence when you see this card. Of happiness without seeing the negatives surrounding it. The flowers are in bloom on this card, and it is the feeling of spring, with growth and joy and sunshine.

This card comes after the 5 of cups of mourning a loss, and reminds you to enjoy the little things. Take the friendship and happiness when it appears in your life. Enjoy the wholesomeness.

the 6 of cups tarot card with a small definition on it.

Still Confused?

Still confused about the meanings of the cards? A few tools that have been really helpful for me have been: practice, taking the time to look at each card, read books like Tarot: Learn How to Read and Interpret the Cards by Kim Arnold. Or try out tarot spreads! Try doing a simple reading every day. The Labyrinthos app is really helpful too. Or try some that I’ve created by looking here: Tarot Spreads.