The Six of Cups is a card of childhood, nostalgia, and generosity. You want to return to the happy memories of your past, be it as a child, teenager or adult.
Often, it is right to look back at good times to get some inspiration when things are not going that well. In times of changes and crisis, the Six of Cups suggests that looking back at what you have endured is a good way to assure yourself that whatever lies ahead, you will overcome it just as you overcame other things. After losses such as those on the Fives, the Six of Cups suggests that you take some time out to heal.
The Six of Cups can represent a return to a childhood place. It might be your home town, your parents‘ house, your high school or even kindergarten. Let yourself feel these positive and nostalgic memories of childhood, family and friends. If it is possible, spend time with younger people.
The Six of Cups can also point towards your inner child and suggests a need to experience the joy that children do. You still have to take care of the child within yourself. The source of your problems may be in past events that are triggered in the present. You can change these problems by working with your inner child and acknowledging which are these feelings.
The Six of Cups can also refer to children in your life. It can suggest a pregnancy, birth or adoption, depending on the other cards in the reading.
The Six of Cups casts an aura of joy, because it represents the past with all its memories, the present with all its gifts, and the future with all its wonderful opportunities. Hence, the Six of Cups can indicate the giving or receiving of a gift or any other similar action. You may be inspired to do a good thing for another person.