The mother – aged 91 – had been in hospital for a month, and had been given only a few days to live. The family – very unhappy about the impending death – want to know (on February 4th) how much longer she would last. The question was: Within how many days will she pass away? The answer was the 6 of Cups – so 6 days.
Seven days later, she was still alive. Time to re-think the answer.
The 6 of Cups – using C C Zain’s method – can relate to the Cancer decanate of Scorpio, both of which are Water signs. 6 is the number of Venus.
I happened to know that Venus was in Aquarius and about to enter Pisces (another Water sign) on the 11th. Picking the decanate as being important, I looked for the dates when Venus would be passing through the Cancer decanate of Pisces. – from the 19th to the 26th of February. She died on the 23rd.
You might like to take a look at C C Zain’s The Sacred Tarot. It can be useful for finding dates, though I don’t think it’s a good idea to translate the Tarot into astrological symbolism.