Happy Sunday! I am using my classic Rider-Waite tarot deck for this week’s card–my very first deck of tarot cards. This deck really means a lot to me because for a long time, I didn’t want to share my love of tarot cards with anyone. These are more than ordinary cards to me rather, they represent my start towards living a more authentic life.
The six of cups can represent being around children in your life, harmonious relationships, your personal childhood memories or approaching life with childlike qualities. Now that I’ve begun reading the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu, I can see the benefit of viewing life through the eyes as a child.
The Tao Te Ching really speaks about non-attachment, not holding onto desire, things, or wants. As a child, I used to be possessive about stuff but I was never possessive about my life or thoughts. I just wanted to hold onto my stuffed animals but now I hold onto every thought. Remaining innocent, detached, and undefined are qualities to hold onto (even though the days can be tough and chaotic). Even though we want to control and shape everything that comes along our paths as adults, that may not always be the way to fulfillment.
The six of cups asks us to remind ourselves about the ways of the past–how we used to be as children. Though we didn’t have any control back then, we probably had less judgement and hesitation than we do now. While there is nothing wrong with caution or consideration, we don’t need these qualities to consume our entire lives.
I wish I had a lot of the traits that I used to keep as a kid: I never overthought anything back then, I just did life. In some ways, I think that I achieved and lived more, because I wasn’t a slave to the plan or my own beliefs. I think this was one of my best qualities from the past–the ability to do without thinking.
What trait from my past needs be brought to my present?