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The Six of Pentacles

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. 

6 Of Pentacles Tarot Card

Reversed Meaning - Six of Pentacles

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

Three of Cups

When the Three of Cups has a central focus in your reading it is a sign that you are being blessed with a season of success and abundance, for which you can achieve much.

This card is a celebratory one. There is no work, only play. Now you have done what you needed to get by and you have some time to relax. This card moves the story of the Suit of Cups farther because you must have some time for celebration in order to take the next step forward. This is a kind of break time for you. Whatever has been making you feel stress will invariably pass. Sometimes we need time to celebrate, to let loose and relax so that we can refocus on what it is that we are trying to accomplish. This step is as essential as working hard toward your goal. Consider it like building muscles in your body. It is imperative that you take a day off in between lifting weights so that your muscles can heal themselves in preparation for expanding. This is the same with the Three of Cups. Except in this situation, you will have much to celebrate and you should do so socially. This is not a time of introspection; this is a time of embracing your inner social butterfly. Go have drinks with your friends just to celebrate where you are right now.

The image of the Three of Cups in the Rider-Waite deck shows three maidens dancing in a fertile garden, joyously toasting with their friends. They sing out their congratulations on a job well done and a step forward in a position of prosperity. These maidens represent a time of hospitality, of nurturing, and of fortune as well as victory. You will experience a phase supreme pleasure at this time. Do not let it pass you buy. Soak it up for all that it is worth! Life can be hectic and hard and stressful, so take the time that you need to revel in how far you have come.

The Three of Cups symbolizes the celebratory existence after a crisis has passed over you. Your effort has produced positive results and you have something positive coming your way. You are an exceptionally talented person who is also very intuitive and sensitive. Often times these attributes remain somewhat under the surface. However now is the time for freedom of expression. Be as happy and as silly or giddy as you’d like. You deserve it.

The Suit of Cups is related to all matters of the heart and the emotions, and the Three of Cups is clearing the way for you to find intense fulfillment through love; both the giving and the receiving. Remember that when you share the good love in a relationship, it is a reciprocal act that touches all aspects of life. When you behave in a manner that is compassionate towards others, you encourage that loving light to transcend all that crosses your path. This is the road that you travel now with the Three of Cups: Complete acceleration of joy and an actualization of all of your dreams and hearts desires.

This is also a time to develop any metaphysical interests that you might have. Dream big. This card is a continuation of the Two of Cups as well in a sense because through the continued relationships developed from that time period, you have been able to create a level of security and solid foundation from which to grow and that has brought you to this time in your life where you can just revel in joy. The lesson of this card might seem almost too simple: Enjoy yourself. But it is true, and it is important. The Three of Cups is telling you to find relaxation with others and joy, identify your talents and use them, and communicate freely in this time of celebration.

The Three of Cups in Love

When the Three of Cups is transiting your life there is a resounding element of success in love swirling around you that you never thought was possible. This is the time to begin a new kind of lifestyle or commence a relationship that is on mutual grounds. Even though there is an image of three individuals in this card, this can be a time of great love and passion with just one romantic partner or a time of achievement with a group of friends or business partners. You are blessed with a communicative spirit, and the ability to communicate with your partners, romantic or others is going to help you a lot right now. In fact, it will feel as though you are capable of saying things you never thought possible. Now, words just seem to fly out of your mouth in an almost poetic prose and you feel completely on top of your game in your love life. You will feel light as a feather as you enjoy the rest and relaxation as well as celebration that this card encourages.

The Three of Cups in Health

The Three of Cups is such a celebratory time that it is easy to overindulge even to the extremes. Some indulge in copious amounts of alcohol or sex or drugs, and while the manner in which you find relaxation is not in question, the Three of Cups is a gentle card. So treat yourself gently. Do not push yourself so hard in the acquisition of celebration that you end up getting sick or injuring yourself. The time to celebrate is now, but there will be a time of work coming for you that you need to be rested and ready for. You do not want to have to focus on healing an extra wound to the head because you drank too much and decided that you could lift a car over your head, for example. Be gentle, celebrate, and be happy.

The Three of Cups in Work and Wealth

The Three of Cups in Work and Wealth signifies the beginning of a time of enjoying what you have done. If you do not have business partnerships in your world right now, except individuals with common interests to present themselves to you. Partnering up with others of a like mind will be very good for you. If you already have business partners, or friends who work with you, you will find that you will all be compelled to celebrate all aspects of your relationship together.

3 Of Cups Tarot Card Reversed

Reversed Meaning Of The Three Of Cups

As mentioned, the Cups are cards that directly influence our emotions. When you have received the Three of Cups in the reversed position, you will find that there is a need to balance your emotions without being too hard on yourself or attempting to control how you express love. There is a creative or even an emotional block going on. The extremism aspect of this card is of key importance. Do not put yourself in an extreme situation that you cannot easily recover from. Also make sure to not dwell on what you do not have at this time because that will get you started on a cycle that will be hard to get out of. Even if you can’t think of much to be excited or grateful for, even the gratitude for the fact that you can breathe could be enough to pull yourself out of it. This card is warning you not to get stuck in isolation.

Upright Three of Cups meanings in keywords

  • Eclectic friendship
  • Possible love triangle
  • Insight into females
  • Soul connections
  • Laughter
  • Manifesting more friends

Reversed Three of Cups meanings in keywords

  • Unconnected hearts
  • Threes a crowd
  • Blocked friendship
  • Spiritually restricted

The Two of Swords

The Two of Swords is a card that effects most people now and again in their lives and when the time comes it is never a comfortable position to be in.

Nevertheless, sometimes the cycles of stasis inevitably become the reasons that we push ourselves so hard to progress. In this, though the season you are in is difficult, there is an added perspective of necessity in it as well. The Two of Swords is the card of being stuck in the middle and being afraid to move.

There are in fact so many options at your disposal in this moment that you fear making a move in case it is the wrong move therefore your hands are tied and you are stuck. Understandably this is not a position in which you would prefer to stay, so you desire with great strength to push out of it, but you don’t know where to start. You desire to have a new approach to life, but your emotions play a large role in your current circumstances and that is making it difficult for you to decide what you should do. You want to be the peacemaker, but you tend to do so at the expense of your own voice or opinions, thereby devaluing yourself. Your need for stability is now in conflict with your need to create change, thus creating the stalemate that you find yourself in.

The image on the card in the Rider Waite Deck depicts a woman who is balancing two swords on her shoulders, representing the sharp edges she has placed herself against due to indecision. She is blindfolded representing the overall blindness to her life, and the situations that she has gotten herself into. Behind her are rocks in the sea, representing the ease of trapping those who are not allowing room for flexibility in their lives. The New Moon also shines down upon her which shows the tension in relationships, both friendship and other. She has a well-developed sense of balance, but her particular rhythm and ability to hone in on that has been compromised.

At this point in time the Two of Swords is telling you that there is no confusion present, none that you are not already aware of. You are currently choosing to keep your eyes closed to possibilities so that you do not have to make a difficult choice. Sometimes these choices can come in the form of having to choose between friends, or getting involved in overly dramatic situations. Sometimes you are being asked a direct question and for the purpose of not hurting the person that you are involved with you are just choosing to refrain from a response, which is putting you AND your loved one in a frustrating position. In the attempts that you have made to save yourself from having to be hurt as a result of making a choice you have begun to close off your heart and this is producing deep levels of unhappiness.All of your actions at this time are being influenced not by your meditative and calm self, but by erratic and conflicted emotions, which is never a good position to be in for any long period of time.

Now is the time for you to consider a solution, there is an action that must be taken. You must give in and have faith in your intuition and in a connection with higher source energy to get you through this time. When you do this, you are allowing for your inner peace to be restored which will breathe the life back into your veins. Consider the fact that you are unable to see your options, so your personal perspective may be skewed. Therefore in addition to focusing on communicating with your higher self, you must also seek help from others who are capable of assisting you objectively. If you do not know someone like this in your personal life, then a professional influence would be equally, if not more so, beneficial. The key is to gather information from varying perspectives, so that you can weigh out the pros and the cons of your decision pragmatically. By listening to your emotions, you will know when the time has come to act. In so doing, you will find recognition in your path as well as the success of getting out of the pit of non-movement. While you process this card, consider what it is that you are avoiding, who are you having a hard time reconciling with and what decisions would you prefer to not know about or make?

The Two of Swords in Love

When the Two of Swords presents itself in your reading regarding love and relationships then you will need to make a decision. Right now you have put yourself in the position of consistent indecision which is tampering with your perspective. If you are single then in love this means that you are either avoiding pursuing something for fear of being shot down, or you are pursuing more than one person at a time and you are not appropriately giving your full attention to any one person. You need to choose. You cannot keep going this way. If you are in a relationship that is having problems, then the Two of Swords is showing you that now is the time for you to call those problems out and find actual solutions. The lack of momentum being built between you and your partner is harmful. Seek counseling if you cannot decide what to do on your own.

The Two of Swords in Health

The Two of Swords in Health represents a level of being split in half on how to appropriately care for yourself and others. There is a division in attention span; you are sacrificing too much to give to others who are ill, thereby creating the possibility of making yourself ill. You must find the balance between the two, and even if it is painful sometimes, you need to create time for yourself to process everything that has gone on. You do not want to create a level of sickness for yourself just so that you can get a break. That is not healthy.

The Two of Swords in Work and Wealth

The Two of Swords in Work and Wealth exemplifies the concept of being torn in two directions. What a situation the lady in the picture has found herself in! This is not a great place for anyone to be, especially in a work situation. It is as if she is defending herself, feeling isolation and blinded to the truth. I do like to think that the blindfold is more about meditating of the next move. If her arms move even for a moment she might fall over into the sea behind her. The problem with this card in a career context is that sudden moves may indicate that a person is trying to protect themselves. Either yourself or someone you work with is “between a rock and a hard place” there is not an answer, but this person has two choices to make. In both choices, quiet contemplation is required and a difficult decision is required to move on. As her arms are crossed over the heart chakra it can symbolize a decision with the head rather than the heart.Currently, there is a possibility for you to work in two entirely different venues. You see for yourself a desire to move onto something that is more creatively stimulating, where you might be able to potentially help more people, but you are afraid of making the leap. Consider your options at this time. If making the leap is not safe, financially, then begin taking the steps toward making yourself financially ready for such an experience and that will get the ball rolling for you.

Two of swords in the advice position of a spread

Two of swords in an advisory position suggests that you need to review a situation in it’s full. The blindfold that is worn on the picture of this card suggests that things are hidden. Things are hidden from your view and the advice is that you need to look past everything. In the advice position, the two of swords can also suggest that you are not letting anyone understand you right now. As the two swords are both heavy and the women holds these swords across her body it represents the “control” of emotions. The two of swords also represents being “closed off” in life and the choppy water behind her is a representation of the emotions that you feel.

This card often appears when one feels they are “walking on eggshells” this maybe a situation or a relationship that you are not sure will yield many problems. The advice here is to try to understand others better. The key phase in this tarot card is seeking your own inner direction and guidance in life. Try to remove your blindfold through meditation. Can you see all your options? For an advice position the two of swords can also suggest that one wants to see what is in front of them but they are blinded. You can only sit in a position for a limited amount of time (before the swords become too heavy) and you need to keep protecting what you have achieved. You need balance and insight to truly understand a problem in life.

reversed two of swords

Reversed Meaning - Two Of Swords

When the Two of Swords appears in your reading in the reversed position this is symbolic of a season of perpetual motion. You are making positive choices for yourself, you are not afraid to make a wrong decision because you have learned, ‘What does not kill you makes you stronger.’If you are still feeling stuck, just remember that the Two of Swords reversed is assisting you with the backing that you need to pursue bigger and better things. You do not have to stay stuck. Allow yourself the time that you need to relax, your affairs might be moving too quickly for you but do not let that get you down. Make sure that you do not make rash commitments to others before you have thought them through, primarily because your main focus needs to be on handling yourself and your affairs. The blindfold has been removed and you can see things clearly. Take actions that bring you positivity.

Upright Two of Swords Meanings in Keywords

  • Blind to the truth
  • Unable to see forward
  • Emotional detachment
  • Denying your emotions
  • Suppressed anger
  • Fear of rejection
  • Self-defense

Reversed Two of Swords Meanings in Keywords

  • Chilling in comfort zone
  • Simple happiness
  • Ordinary life
  • Acceptance
  • Feeling numb
  • Unwilling
  • Not focused on dreams