The Six of Pentacles tarot card is a picture of a man dressed in expensive clothing who is interacting with two beggars. The beggars kneel at the wealthy man’s feet, both wearing tattered cloaks, and both with their hands outstretched and their faces turned upward. The wealthy man is holding a golden scale in his left hand, which looks to be fairly equally balanced, and with his right hand is dropping coins into the beggar’s palms. Six pentacles form a halo around the generous man.
Six of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings- Generosity, prosperity, gifts, balance, fairness, resources, charity, and give & take.
The Six of Pentacles is a card rooted in balance and fairness. Have you ever heard the saying of wealthy people that because they don’t have to work their job is to be involved with good causes? Charity relies on the generosity of others. This card is showing that we always have something to give, whether it’s time, money, a sympathetic ear, or energy. Whatever we have an excess of, we will find an even greater happiness in sharing it and balancing out the world a bit.
Love & Relationships- In a relationship? You are lucky to experience a lot of balance with your partner, each of you giving and taking in beneficial ways. You’ll find your mood, in general, is one of happiness, contentment, and comfort with your partner. You’re feeling the satisfaction of being in love and being committed to your partner because physical, emotional, and mental needs are being met for both of you. It’s easy to be generous and kind when your partner is the same way. If you’re finding your partner (or you) are not very good at this, don’t despair. You have to exercise discernment and determine if this relationship is truly balanced and fair. If not, it’s time to get out. If so, it’s time for hard work. The single people also must exercise discernment when choosing a potential partner and look for these important cues early in the relationship to see if it’s worth taking further.
Money & Career- The Six of Pentacles tarot card is a good one to have in terms of work and career. It is highly likely you are veering towards success or a promotion. Are you job-hunting? There is a person waiting to help you be successful, so keep your eyes open for them, but don’t take them for granted. If someone helps you find employment be sure to thank them with sincere gratitude. However it comes about you will be successful, materially, but don’t forget to pay it forward.
Health & Wellness- When drawn upright the Six of Pentacles indicates that your health and vitality are pretty good, and they will continue to improve. There is a person who will advocate for you, work with you, and help you get the most out of your treatment plan. Your positive outlook and optimistic attitude will go a long way to help you heal and/or recover quickly.
Spirituality- The Six of Pentacles card relates to your generosity of sharing your own spiritual insights with other people. You are now in a position to impart your wisdom to those who ask, and your help is just what someone who is struggling needs to push through. Additionally, by giving of yourself you’ll find others do the same for you and you will also learn from their experiences.
Six of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings Reversed- Selfishness, jealousy, illusion, debt, unpaid bills, envy, jealousy, greed, fake charity, scams, and imbalance.
The Six of Pentacles, when reversed, represents conditional gifts, giving with ulterior motives, or fake charity. You are likely to experience a period of drought in life and you will need the help of the people around you to make it through. It isn’t unlikely that you’ll be offered help but be cautious because an ulterior motive may be at work, and they will want something from you in return. Also, be aware that desperation breeds blindness and it will be difficult for you to correctly assess those who are abusing you or manipulating you.
Love & Relationships- When inverted, the Six of Pentacles is not a good tarot card to read in terms of love. It can mean your relationship lacks balance. One of you is probably dominating the other and submission will encourage greater abusive behaviors, which over time can escalate dangerously. In this case, it can be difficult to extricate yourself, especially if you are dependent on them financially. You will need to be strong and you will need assistance to get out. You may also have trouble connecting with a partner because you are building up walls to shield yourself from possible hurt.
Money & Career- In the case of finances, this card is showing a lot of financial instability. Spending may be out of control or there could be a loss of income. You may also have lost out on a promotion or pay increase due to unsavory behavior because rather than being driven to provide good work, you were driven by greed. Fairness with your coworkers will go a long way, while deceit will eventually result in an implosion to your career. While your bosses may be willing to work with you to right the ship, be careful to asses if their help is conditional.
Health & Wellness- Focus on improving your health condition. The card is showing a delay in seeking medical opinions and late diagnosis. It could be your pride is preventing you from appearing weak and “sick”. It may be your stubbornness is rooting you in place. Your issues won’t improve without medical intervention, though. The choice remains yours.
Spirituality- The Six of Pentacles shows the value of true generosity, but when read reversed shows a block to your spiritual path. You may greatly desire to move forward but you are prohibited due to negative fixations such as envy, false devotion, or maintaining the illusion of enlightenment. You’ll only break through the barrier if you allow humility to be your guide.
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