Artist: Gila von Meissner
Nostalgia, happier times, reminiscing, temporary comfort, childhood
Artist’s Interpretation & Card Meaning
“When reading jup on the Six of Cups, what struck me most was how well it fitted me. I would go for carefree childhood days over career-oriented. tough adulthood any day. The card represents the fantastical, endless options of childhood, where it is totally acceptable to ride a paper boat and meet mermaids in the pond behind your house. Well, castle. Just remember that the boat might turn soggy and sink, and the mermaid could just as well turn into a monster or hag – fantastical worlds might not survive the harsh reality of everyday life.
The boat, of course, is the Ms. Suzie – for our wonderful friend who has been a part of our Tarot journey since day one. Love you, Suzie!”
A sailor boy and mermaid share a happy scene as he hands her a small paper boat. Four more dot the scene. The young mermaid signifies the younger self, the joy of youth, as the boy represents the older self. Coming together this way, they embody nostalgic walks down memory lane, remembering past relationships with friends and lovers. Indeed the last of the paper boats, the “Cups” of this scene. is named for a dear friend, Suzie, corresponding to the older figure in traditional scenes.
This is a card of innocent pleasures, reminding us that our memories are a treasure trove of emotions, often inspiring us to use the past to better our futures. At best, it may lead you on a fulfilling path; at worst, it will bring a smile to your face.
Astrological Association & Element
Water / Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
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