Six of Pentacles At A Glance
Keywords: Recovery, charity, giving, receiving, growth, healing, stagnation, backtracking, withering
Element: Earth (the physical, our bodies, health, resources like money, time and energy)
Six of Pentacles Tarot Card Description
The Six of Pentacles is the sixth card in the suit of Pentacles and is a minor arcana card within the Rider Waite Smith (RWS) tarot. The RWS is the original deck that most modern tarot decks are based upon.
The traditional artwork of the Six of Pentacles shows a rich man stood before two people who sit on their knees. With one hand he pours coins into their open palms and his other hand holds a gold scale that is balanced. The people represent the impoverished with tattered clothing.
Arching in the air around the rich man are 6 gold pentacles. Pentacles are gold coins stamped with the protective symbol of the pentagram. In tarot they represent wealth, abundance and health.
The symbolism of this card is one of sharing wealth, finding balance and healing from financial and other losses.
Six of Pentacles Upright Meaning
When the artwork is right side up when we meet the Six of Pentacles in a reading it suggests we may receive money or other forms of abundance soon. Pentacles are commonly associated with wealth but they can represent any resources that are vital to our needs.
Resources can mean our home, food, caring for our bodies and also intangible resources like our energy, time and health. This suggests our resources may be building or our health is on the mend.
It is an indicator that though we may not be fully healed or recovered the most difficult times are behind us and we are now recovering steadily.
“Charity brings to life again those who are spiritually dead.” - Thomas Aquinas
Six of Pentacles Reversed Meaning
When we see the artwork upside down when revealed the Six of Pentacles implies a lack or reduction of money or assets. However this does not mean financial loss that is outside of our control but our intention to give money or resources to appropriate ventures.
This may look like donating to a charity or volunteering some of our free time to a good cause.
“Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.” - Erich Fromm
Six of Pentacles: Yes or No
The Six of Pentacles is a yes card in both aspects. It suggests a time of growth both in personal life and our finances.
When reversed it is still a yes but it suggests we may be giving these resources rather than receiving them but it is still well worth our while to do so.
Let’s Break Down the Six of Pentacles In Our Lives
How the Six of Pentacles can guide us in more detail in specific areas of our lives.
Six of Pentacles In Love
The Six of Pentacles in love can predict the arrival of a new lover who is selfless and supporting in nature. In relationships there is equality and respect. An established give and take that benefits both people.
Reversed the Six of Pentacles may forewarn of a potential new love interests’ tendency to be selfish.
Either they are taking too much emotionally or demanding more than we can realistically expect to give.
Six of Pentacles With Money
The Six of Pentacles is a wonderful card to receive in financial readings. It can predict a surprise inheritance or receiving unforeseen funds through luck. This may look like a raffle or game of some kind.
Reversed the 6 of Pentacles recommends we consider. donating a portion of our spare income to charity or perhaps volunteering a little of our time to a good cause.
Not only will this make us feel good but we will build some kind of connection or interaction that will pay off in the future.
Six of Pentacles At Work
Receiving the Six of Pentacles in career readings can signify the steady growth of our skills. It can suggest we are progressing at a sustainable pace in our careers. This is a confirmation for us to keep going.
Reversed the Six of Pentacles reminds us that sometimes in order to progress overtime we must occasionally take a step backwards. We may have to slow down, learn something new or course-correct in another way.
Though we may have a planned trajectory for our careers life can sometimes. divert this. It is better to take some time to create a better plan that allows for these changes than to plunge forward with a plan that may not work for us anymore.
Six of Pentacles With Others
The Six of Pentacles answers our social questions by urging us to participate in local or online charity events. Perhaps socializing in a way that donates to a good cause.
This will not only restore our faith in humanity but we may also make new friends at these events and improve our own lives too.
Reversed the Six of Pentacles reminds us to reach out to our community. It is only one side of the coin to give aid, there is no shame in being the one that accepts aid when in need as this will happen to everyone at some point in their lives.
Six of Pentacles With Self
When we ask introspective questions (questions about our own internal mind set and self) the Six of Pentacles highlights our internal growth. It suggests we are making good progress with mental and physical healing.
It can also signify an emotional release or confiding in others about important personal matters and feeling free once we do.
Reversed the Six of Pentacles asks us if we are emotionally stagnating or even negatively spiraling. Sometimes it is hard to notice if we are slipping into this.
It could be that we have accidentally not supported ourselves and best interests and now are facing the results. Or we could be subconsciously sabotaging our own efforts due to fear or insecurities.
Six of Pentacles As Feelings
The Six of Pentacles feels like relief watching a part of our lives heal and grow.
This can look like financial recovery but also could be growth in any area of our lives.