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Light Seer (Upright): nostalgia, reconnecting with people from the past, harmony, themes of your life, inner child and future self conversations

Shadow Seer (Reversed): lamenting decisions and actions, a need to forgive others, a need to forgive yourself, letting people in, releasing sadness and guilt, dealing with regret


He sits with the timeline of his life stretching before him. The past lovers, friendships, the family – the wounds. He sits with it all, staring into the past and wondering about the future. He contemplates, silently, How does it all connect? He remembers that special childhood friend he once loved. The old flame. He misses his old-self for a moment. Life was simpler then. He knows, on some level, that he is remembering these old stories today because there is a lesson there for him. A nudge. A perspective or an idea he could use today. A glimpse into his repeating patterns helps him to see how much progress he’s made. He also knows that too much energy spent reminiscing about the past or imagining the future will only keep him from grounding himself in the present. He resolves to gather the teachings, bless the memories, and come back to the present with a newfound compassion for his inner-child.


Your past is coming up for you when the 6 of Cups appear in a reading. You may be experiencing nostalgia and feeling warm-and-fuzzy about the past, or you may be feeling triggered by old memories. Work on releasing your negative reactions to any past trauma and on healing your present situation. Forgive yourself, release any guilt you are carrying about the past, and absolutely make sure you stop lamenting any decisions that you have made up until now! Fresh slates and new beginnings are always available to you. Forgiving your imperfect human-ness is a perfect place to start. Use your memory of who you were as a way to highlight how far you’ve come, and allow that trajectory to shine beauty on where you are headed next. Use your memories as a wonderful tool for processing lessons, as they are a profound gateway to healing. You are, after all, the future self of your inner child. In a Universe where time is fluid, great healing can be made by connecting with the past and future versions of your life. Spend some time contemplating what your inner child needs from you in order to heal. Look to their guidance for things that need to be forgiven and understood. Sometimes our inner-children suggest that we need to play more, to lighten up and find our laughter! Sometimes this card indicates a nostalgia for simpler times, especially when you feel the heaviness of responsibilities in your life. It may even be a literal message that someone from your past is going to re-enter your life. (This can be an old friend, ex-partner, past colleague, or even an old challenge.) It reminds us that we can gain so much from reconnecting with old kindreds, and by reminiscing about old times. When we connect with all of our timeline (past, present and future) we can truly find our way, and our wholeness.


• What memories are coming up? Can you connect them to your present situation?
• Write your inner-child a letter, explaining how wonderful things will be, and at what stages they will need to grow, learn and persevere.
• Can you look back and see how far have you come?

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