There is something quite touching about this lovely version of the Six of Cups. A snapshot of an intimate moment between two innocent children. A scene of tenderness, love and friendship. Those beautiful times in our past that exult our heart with joy and nostalgia, but this card has a menacing imposter. The Seven of Swords, a vision that shows a sinister individual in an act of injustice and betrayal. The five swords in his arms are the memories in our childhood that where stolen, the times when our trust was broken and betrayed.
For not all of us had such an idyllic and carefree childhood. Many of us carry dark secrets, memories that are fused with anger, bitterness and pain. The abuse we may have experienced by our elders, neglect, bullying or hardship to mention just a few.
But take a closer look at the Seven of Swords. While the stealer of memories holds five darkened swords in his hands, symbolic of the light that was stolen, he leaves behind two, these are the swords of justice and courage. The justice that you have aligned yourself with throughout your life, and the great sword of courage. The pillars that form the foundation that you are building your life and future upon, your amazing happiness, joy and success.
Like the two children within the Six of Cups, we can often find ourselves looking back into the eyes of our past. While we can’t change what has happened to us, we are in a powerful position to create the most successful version of ourselves. Take your arms and place them gently around your younger self, and in doing so, you send a powerful message to your subconscious, that all will be well and your future, will be happy and bright.