Today I found this battered playing card.
It was on my path as I meandered my way to work on this Saturday morning.
A random card appears every time I am at the crossroads in my life.
Why this card now?
I have a collection of found cards spanning back over the last 30 years
[That's when I chose to examine the random to find out more about my heart - exploring synchronicity and the I CHING]
Usually the cards I find have a cautionary message...suggest another way I must 'sit' with the stuff of life that I am really wanting to 'push away'
My dreams of Tsunamis, giant walls of water engulfing my neighborhood indicate the underlying feeling of impending doom that continues as I am prepulsed toward the month of November. This is when this home of mine for the past 11 years is bulldozed and I am literally 'homeless'.
Uncertainty is impossible to deny when 'the world as I know it' will end.
Not too many choices when you are poor, old and not very fit.
So this card?
The 6 of hearts or 'cups'
I smile....could be a lot worse....the meanings I found are gentle this time... also, I don't really let myself be taken over by the 'black arts'....
General Meaning: The Six of this suit generally represents a refreshing openness and innocence, a willingness to learn and an optimism that things will get better as we advance together in understanding. The traditional title, The Past, reminds us of our original nature, when we were young and enthusiastic, when anything was possible and the future was an open book. We are to remember that this same freshness, those new possibilities, are always available to us, even now.
Tarot Card Meanings: The Six of Cups in a Tarot ReadingThe Six of Cups represents reminiscence, childhood memories, and the fond sentiments of one’s past. The Six of Cups often indicates the reviving of past relationships. In some cases, The Six of Cups denotes a resurgence of opportunities that were once missed.
Upright Six of Cups Tarot Card Meanings in a Tarot Reading
The Six of Cups connects one’s past with one’s future. You may run into an old acquaintance or attend a family reunion. You may suddenly find yourself thinking about your past childhood experiences. You have a new found sense of gratitude for your childhood. In some cases, the Six of Cups can indicate a yearning for past relationships and experiences. This may be a period of emotional renewal. Perhaps you have finally broken free from a past experience. You are coming into your own with a deep appreciation of your journey. You may find the solution to your current problems by reviewing you past experiences and skills. Old acquaintances may offer you new opportunities. Your past efforts bring you success.
In Love Tarot, the Six of Cups tarot card meanings can indicate the reviving of old relationships. A lover from your past may suddenly reappear. Relationships may need to become more playful and innocent. Allow yourself to be vulnerable with your partner. Speak from the heart.
The Six of Cups can also refer to children. It can denote a pregnancy or birth. Children may also play a significant role in your present life. Children can serve as great advisors. A childlike perspective may aid you in career or relationship matters.
- Childhood memories
- Utilizing old skills
- Emotional renewal
- Old Friends and former lovers