Card of the Week: Six of Cups

Six of Cups from the Gummy Bear TarotLast week started with the end of a family reunion, and then got frantically busy. This week is starting frantically busy, and ending with a wedding. Because I’ve had so much on my plate, I decided to read from the Gummy Bear Tarot by Dietmar Bittrich. This deck will put a smile on your face even if you draw one of the unpleasant cards. It’s all about tiny adorable candy.

Love is All You Need

The Six of Cups is a fitting and reassuring one-card reading. Cups are associated with elemental water, emotion, intuition, and love. The Sixes typically represent harmony and love. The Six of Cups, therefore, is a double-whammy of good feelings, happy emotions, and love.

The Gummy Bear Tarot usually follows the typical Rider-Waite patterns and images. However, in this card, the delicious candy bears don’t look like children. They look like adults. In Bro. Waite’s excellent book, The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, he associates the children with memories of past happiness, and “things that have vanished.” Having adults in the cup-garden changes that.

Good Vibes Ahead

I really like good news. Who doesn’t? The Six of Cups is a good news card. In my life, right now, this card speaks to me as a portent for happiness and joy in the coming week. I’m looking forward to officiating the wedding of two very good friends of mine this weekend and ushering them into a new era of love and understanding.

In the past, my Card of the Week readings have been pretty generalized. This one is a happy card, and if you’d like to apply it to your week, I encourage you to do so. If only every week could be a Six of Cups week!


One Comment

Russell R. Boedeker

Ah yes, the childlike qualities of the six of cups. Hard to see in the gummy bears, in the Rider Waite version it is interesting that the face of the person can be seen as either an older woman or a young child. I can blink my eyes and almost see both change back and forth.

The aspects of having that childlike innocence in our emotions and approach to life, yet coupled with the knowledge and wisdom of being an adult. Children have a natural faith, a curiosity, and open to new ideas . Is it any wonder the admonition given by Jesus when he said “I assure you: Whoever does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” (Mark 10:15).

I agree, a good card to have. May signify that we need to look at some things in our life with the mindset of a child.


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