Today’s Tarot: Your Past Has Brought You to Your Present

The 6 of Cups, from the Original Rider Waite Tarot.

The 6 of Cups, from the Original Rider Waite Tarot.

When our Tarot card for today, the 6 of Cups, is given to you, its message is to look back on the past fondly. How fitting, as we move closer to having the year 2014 added to our collection of years past.

This is a card of memories and nostalgia. You may be feeling (Cups being the suit of feelings and emotions) like taking a stroll down “Memory Lane.” Are things still the way you remembered? If not, what’s changed?

And while it’s fun (sometimes) to revisit the past, the 6 of Cups also encourages us to look to the future. Sometimes, though, we have to be willing to let elements of our past go in order to move forward. The 6 of Cups, from this perspective, can be a card of tribute. What ceremony or ritual can you create that both honors—and frees you from—the past so you can move forward now?

The 6 (being connected to the Lovers from the Major Arcana) is the number of choices, and the floral bouquets, for me, are a visual pun for “making arrangements.”

So, for today, consider these things:

1) The events of the past have brought you to where you are now.

2) Knowing that, can you look back at the past differently? How can you pay tribute to the past in a way that heals (a nod to the Lovers again) and empowers you?

3) You get to decide where you want to go from here. What “arrangements” do you feel you need to make so you can get there?

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About James Himm

James Himm Mitchell, the Dreamer and Visionary of LifePlan Coaching & Consulting, LLC, works as an intuitive life coach, with a focus on personal growth and development. His specialties are Dream Decoding, Oracles (Tarot, playing cards, and Lenormand), and Energy Medicine (Reiki), and he uses those modalities coaching individuals to create the tools and develop the strategies that transform their lives.
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