Victorian Romantic Tarot (Baba Studios, 2012) offers us a sweet version of the Six of Cups.
young girl and boy sit at a table, toasting each other. Across from
them are a man and a woman, with other people in formal wear in the
background, suggesting a party.
Despite there being more than
six cups on the table, I really like this card ;) There are so many
ways to read it, though the image is simple. Yet, are the adults the
parents of one or both children? Will the children remember this party
when they are grown? Will they still be friends, or married, or meet
again for the first time in years and find they no longer have anything
in common? Are they siblings who will reminisce about the party, or
have totally different memories of that day?
For me, this is
often a card of nostalgia, of reminders of the past, of who we were or
what we believed in and dreamed of. This card can be a warning not to
live in the past, but more often I see here a suggestion to use the past
to help plan for the future.
For myself, I see a message here to
work for my dreams, no matter if they seem silly or childish. A
message, too, that I shouldn't just forget people from my past. If
Facebook is good for nothing else, it can at least keep us in touch with
friends and family from afar.
I am grateful for the encouragement to do some long overdue reconnecting.