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The Major Arcana...

0 or 22 -The Fool
1 - Magician
2 - High Priestess
3 - Empress
4 - Emperor
5 - Hierophant
6 - Lovers
7 - Chariot
8 - Strength
9 - Hermit
10 - Wheel of Fortune
11 - Justice
12 - Hanged Man
13 - Death
14 - Temperance
15 - The Devil
16 - The Tower
17 - The Star
18 - The Moon
19 - The Sun
20 - Judgement
21 - The World

The Minor Arcana...

Wands (Rods):
King of Wands
Queen of Wands
Knight of Wands
Page of Wands
Ten of Wands
Nine of Wands
Eight of Wands
Seven of Wands
Six of Wands
Five of Wands
Four of Wands
Three of Wands
Two of Wands
Ace of Wands

King of Cups
Queen of Cups
Knight of Cups
Page of Cups
Ten of Cups
Nine of Cups
Eight of Cups
Seven of Cups
Six of Cups
Five of Cups
Four of Cups
Three of Cups
Two of Cups
Ace of Cups

King of Swords
Queen of Swords
Knight of Swords
Page of Swords
Ten of Swords
Nine of Swords
Eight of Swords
Seven of Swords
Six of Swords
Five of Swords
Four of Swords
Three of Swords
Two of Swords
Ace of Swords

Pentacles (Coins):
King of Pentacles
Queen of Pentacles
Knight of Pentacles
Page of Pentacles
Ten of Pentacles
Nine of Pentacles
Eight of Pentacles
Seven of Pentacles
Six of Pentacles
Five of Pentacles
Four of Pentacles
Three of Pentacles
Two of Pentacles
Ace of Pentacles

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The Six of Cups
Six of Cups

Card Nicknames: The nostalgia card, the happy childhood card, the childhood memories card, the happy memories card, the past influences card.

Short meaning: The Six of Cups represents nostalgia for the past, memories of a happier time, or a happy childhood. Often this type of person is reflective and analyzes past experiences, or is interested in family history and may enjoy collecting old photos, listening to stories from elders, tracing genealogy, or scrap booking for the new generation. The card sometimes means that a person from the past has returned, or is now exerting influence over the subject's life. It may also represent current accomplishments based on past efforts or a solid foundation, or past influences in general.

Full meaning: Full meaning coming soon!

(The full meaning of this card is under construction. Selected quotes to follow.)

Ellershaw (see Sources) - "Something from the past returning. A 'blast from the past,' old love returned. Old acquaintances. Connections to childhood. Happy memories. Nostalgia." (Ellershaw, p. 218)

Six of Cups Reversed
The Six of Cups reversed could mean negative influences from the past, for example an unhappy childhood, a negative influence or person returning, hiding from the past, being too hung up on the past, or "living in the past."

Louis (see Sources) describes the Six of Cups Reversed as simply "Clinging to the past." (Louis, p. 194)

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