The Six of Pentacles

The Six Of Pentacles Tarot Card

The Six Of Pentacles Tarot Meaning

Following with the story line of the pentacles you will find that there are ups and downs regarding stability, money, and work.

The Five of Pentacles was a card of destitution and recognizes the need to ask for help in order for one to get back on their feet. The Six of Pentacles is now that realization of charity and good works. It is a representation of either you receiving charity that is much needed to get you to where you need either financially or in regards to a living situation. Base needs are now being met and positive changes are happening.

It can also be a representation that you have learned how to manage your own finances and that you are now competent at meeting your base needs such as food, shelter, and housing and that you are in a position to help or teach others. Depending on where you are in your path – being the helper or the one that needs help – it is important to realize both sides of the charitable coin.

Help to others and receiving help is often part of the human experience. When we have enough we give to those around us and in turn it can be humbling to have to accept help. If you are in a position of needing help be appreciative of the help you receive and remember that you needed to rely on others. Do not take it for granted however and realize that the help offered at this time is a hand up rather than a hand out. Squandering this help will cause you to go back on your path rather than forward. If you happen to be in a position where you can help others, the card can also be a reminder not to overextend your helpfulness. You will be no help to anyone if you continue to offer help and not focus on also taking care of your own needs. Be generous within reason but do not be so generous that you cause yourself a loss.

The Six of Pentacles in Love 

In love the Six of Pentacles can be a generous card showing that there is much to be gained by interacting in a relationship at this time. Sometimes it will come up when there is enough of a foundation to move on to the next step of a relationship but with this it focuses more on monetary or material aspects of the relationship rather than emotional ones. The card will come up usually when relating to growing in areas of housing like moving in together or joining financial resources to make a couple stronger.

When seeking love the Six of Pentacles tells you to be generous with your offerings right now and it is a good time to put yourself out there. Focus on areas of charity or giving in order to meet others that have the same mindset and goals. Likely a relationship can be found in your local soup kitchen or charitable function. Your goal should not be helping in order to find love. Rather focus on giving your time or resources in ways that you can so that you get more involved. Love is a likely side effect but it could also be friendship and other relationships as well.

The Six of Pentacles in Health

The Six of Pentacles is a good card regarding health in that it can indicate improved health overall, but especially a period of illness. If you have been dealing with a nagging illness or pain the Six of Pentacles shows increased circulation and vitality that will cause an upswing of healing regarding wellness on its own. For more serious health issues this is a good time to seek assistance to ensure healing. Options for getting better are available to you if you seek them out.

The Six of Pentacles in Work and Wealth

The Three-Fold Law says that what you put out will come back to you threefold. The Six of Pentacles is much like this law, stating that what you have been putting out to the world is coming back to you. Usually, it’s a good card indicating a windfall of sorts that comes from good works. It can indicate a bonus for work done or a raise even. Don’t think of inheritances, games of chance, or the lottery. No, the Six of Pentacles is in relation to getting what you give. If you have been on a good path in work or finances with your intentions… that is working hard and trying to seek success then you are likely to see the fruition of your efforts and be rewarded handsomely. You may even be coming out of a hard time financially and need a little extra help. In this case, someone around you may give you money because they can see that you are trying but just need a little help.

The Six of Pentacles is an exceptional card regarding work and looking for new opportunities. Whether you are seeking a job due to unemployment or a need for advancement it is an excellent time to spend energy on finding what you need. You will create your own opportunities simply by making your desires known the universe. Of course, you have to act too. You won’t find what you are hoping for if you don’t look. Remember to be reworking your resume with all of your current information and to be sending it out there! Don’t expect new opportunities to fall into your lap, you have to ask for them and do your part to ensure they come to you. The 6 of pentacles can indicate that harmony is soon to be yours, it may imply you are expert at what you do and wish to help or give others something important. Six in tarot represents balance. This card can mean giving money to others through work. There is a lesson imprinted here. Learn to give and receive in a work context. In terms of business, it can indicate success and that you will employ more people. 

Reversed Meaning - Six of Pentacles

The Fool Reversed

Often the spiritual nature of the Six of Pentacles is missed in the upright position because there is a lot of focus on the monetary or material gain being experienced. However in the reversed position, there is a huge emphasis on spirituality or emotional health. In the reversed position the Six of Pentacles calls for a change in your view and often can indicate depression which is worsening or feelings of hopelessness like there is nowhere to turn. Avoid penning up your emotions or basing them on your current lot in life. Now is a time where good works will be rewarded but you have to get off your butt and seek them out. Sitting around and moping about your situation is not going to improve anything. Even if you feel that your situation is the cause of your problems or that everything has gotten so out of control that you are buried beneath your problems, there is hope and help for you. You have to be the one to shake off the dirt, so to speak, and reach out for a helping hand. Help and support is around you but you have to be willing to accept it and avoid being too stubborn to ask for it.

Upright Six of Pentacles Meanings in Keywords

  • Gaining rewards
  • Feeling appreciated
  • Experiencing love
  • Absolute happiness
  • Socialization
  • No limitations
  • Solving issues
  • Generosity
  • Large income

Reversed Six of Pentacles Meanings in Keywords

  • Fear of success
  • Non-reciprocity
  • Overcoming trauma
  • Business obstacles
  • Disapproving decisions
  • Important changes
  • Heartbreaking situation
  • Losing love

By Flo Saul
Jul 10, 2012