Traditionally, the Six of Pentacles shows a man holding a balance scale in one hand as he gives out alms in the other. Two people are begging at his knees to receive the coins. The six pentacles are arrayed behind his head.
There are three people on this card and they all are important.
This card isn’t only about the giving of money, but receiving it as well.
On one hand, this card can represent receiving financial success and then sharing your abundance with others. On the other, it’s about being open to taking what is offered and graciously accepting the gifts given to you.
In any exchange, someone gives and someone takes. Both positions are valuable and must be respected.
Rarely, but possibly, this card can also mean rampant spending, living beyond your means, loans, or debt.
Keywords for the Six of Pentacles Tarot Card
- Financial success, gifts, a raise
- Generosity, sharing resources
- Justice being doled out
- Spending, loans, debt
Keywords for the Six of Pentacles Reversed
- Selfishness, ignoring people in need
- One-sided charity, giving with strings attached
- Legal or financial underhandedness
Patterns and Correspondences of the Six of Pentacles Card
- The Pentacles = rules the material world and money
- Suit of cards = diamonds
- Timeline = months to years
- Number 6 = harmony, hearth and safe harbors
- Zodiac sign = Taurus
- Element = Earth
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Six of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Love
The Six of Pentacles is not usually a great card when it comes to love and romance.
However, the underlying energy of this card is about giving and receiving in an abundant way. In the right situation, with the right partner, this is absolutely a positive thing.
If you are looking for new love, this is not a good time to be dating or seeking a new partner. Focus on other matters (likely about work or finances) for now.
Get honest with yourself about your role in past relationships. If you have been too much of a push-over (or too controlling), your energy is coming from a place of desperation, insecurity, and need. These qualities will destroy any future relationship you have, so address them now.
If your current relationship is struggling, the Six of Pentacles card may point toward an imbalance. One partner may be giving more to relationship than the other, leading to resentment and withholding. There may even be an underlying sense of superiority and inferiority between the both of you. If your relationship is unbalanced or unhealthy, get help from outside sources. This is a pattern and it won’t change until you address the underlying causes.
Six of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Work
The Six of Pentacles wants you to share your time, resources, and skills so others can prosper. In doing so, you’ll benefit, too. This card can mean financial success, a raise, or a bonus is headed your way.
Beware imbalance in your professional relationships. It’s natural to feel inferior to your boss or other big shots, but they’re human, too. Treat them like wise and knowledgeable peers.
Likewise, be careful when you interact with co-workers, interns, and students. They may have less experience, but that doesn’t make you superior to them in any way. Open yourself up to learning, no matter where the messages come from.
Six of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Health
This card is about both giving and receiving. If you are needing help, ask for it. This is not a path you can walk alone.
And if you have extra resources (of time, money, energy, knowledge, etc.), then share what you have with others. You’ll both benefit and you’ll likely learn something new along the way.
Become the connector who brings together people in a safe and encouraging space to make real changes. Gather a group of friends to attend a weekly Weight Watchers meeting together, start holding “walking meetings” at work, or arrange for a healthy meal-prep night once a month at your house.
The best way to learn something new is to teach it to others. You don’t need to be an expert. You only need to be one step ahead.
Six of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Money and Finances
The Six of Pentacles card can mean financial success, with gifts and money coming your way.
It can also indicate sharing what you have. If you’d like to give to a charitable organization and you can afford to do so, now would be a great time to make a donation. It doesn’t have to be a large gift, either. It’s better to give $10 every month than $100 all at once, both for you and for the organization.
If you are in financial trouble, you will get the help and money you need, but only if you ask for it. Don’t ask from a place of desperation. Create a plan for how you will invest the money and pay it back. Treat all gifts with respect.
And most importantly, beware excess spending, loans, and debt.
Six of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Spiritual Guidance
More generosity leads to greater prosperity. Always. When you give freely for the joy of it, without expectation of anything in return, you will expand your heart and love.
In every relationship, someone gives and someone takes. This includes your relationship with the Universe, God, or whatever spiritual guide you have.
When it comes to those relationships, what have you been giving? What have you been taking? Is this equation in balance?
It is just as spiritual to receive as it is to give. You don’t need to be a martyr but you must be aware of the balance.