The Six of Pentacles shows that we took the advice offered in the Five and came in from the cold, asked for help and now it is freely given. It’s hard to accept charity and it is important that we pull ourselves up and out of the needful situation as soon as we can. Once we have done so, we are in the fortunate position of being able to help others in return. Pay it forward.
A well-dressed man holds a set of scales in his left hand while handing coins to a beggar who kneels before him. A second beggar holds his hands out ready to accept his share. In the distant background, the city holds a promise of wealth and abundance.
The meaning of this card is dependent upon which figure you identify with. If you are the person handing out money, then it is possible that you are supporting another. For example, as a parent, you could be paying for your child to attend college. Or you could be temporarily helping a relative or friend.
If you are the one receiving money, then do so with good grace. Once you are out of the debt trap, ensure you help others in the same way. If you are desperate for money and it is taking its time in appearing, find other ways to experience abundance. You have all the air you need to breathe; appreciate it, and anything else that you can give thanks for, then the financial help you need will come.
Of course, the Six of Pentacles may not be about money; it could be time, shelter, employment, comfort or other kindness you are offering or receiving.
If this card shows up reversed, then you could be in financial difficulties. Maybe you lent money that hasn’t been repaid? Perhaps you have over-spent. Use some debt management strategies to bring your outgoings back in line with your income.
Interpretations in Various Areas of Life
You are offered an opportunity at work. Being given a chance to shine and show that you are worthy of greater achievement. Someone considers you to be a force for good in the organization.
A job is offered out of the blue. One day, soon, you will be able to help someone else in a similar way.
Your long-term relationship could be in difficulty, especially if you see your partner as being miserly with their love and attention. This love seems to be conditional. Conversely, it might be you who measures out love as if it were a limited resource. This is not how it is supposed to be — seek guidance before you end up in the divorce courts.
If you are seeking love, then be prepared to make a commitment as soon as you recognize that you have met ‘the one’. Don’t hold back. It is better to give your heart fully and have it broken than to hold back and have it broken anyway.
The appearance of the Six of Pentacles shows that your finances and your attitude to wealth are in balance. It may be a good idea to make a charitable donation if you are in a position to do so. You may be expected to offer financial help to another person.
If you are trying to handle your money better, then pay attention to the small amounts. Check your outgoings — can you cut down on unnecessary expenditure? Could you save a small amount each month? Be prepared to micro-manage every penny. Try to make tiny gifts of money to charity — it will help the flow.
You could be spending too much energy on someone or something, and as a result, are feeling stressed and drained. You need to take some time out for yourself. You cannot help another unless you are feeling well. Alternatively, you are relying too heavily on someone for your well-being. It’s time to regain some measure of independence.
Abundance and spirituality go hand-in-hand. You cannot feel spiritually healthy unless you also feel abundant. It doesn’t mean it has to do with money, although it could. It means creating a mindset of abundance and there are many ways to do this. Look around; you may be poor, but you have everything you need at this moment. You may be rich but your yearning for more leaves you spiritually dry. How can you change this?