The Pamela Smith artwork on the Rider Waite Tarot deck (seen here on a public domain vintage deck) lends itself very well to the idea of “innocence” that is often associated with the 6 of Cups.
Here is a different aspect of innocence than the ‘remember to play’ message often associated with the Fool card from the major arcana.
This is more the clear-eyed way children have of seeing the world. They think anything is possible because they have not been told about or experienced the seemingly impossible. Their view is fresh and free, unencumbered by preconceived notions or expectations.
This unfettered point of view is critical to tarot and other psychic readings – that is why intuition is often called clairvoyance, literally “clear seeing”.
Expectations are blinding in a reading. Devastatingly so sometimes. Once I had a sitter so focused on her ex-boyfriend that she didn’t seem to hear…
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