The Six of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings
The Six of Pentacles Tarot Table of Contents
- Key Symbolic Meanings
- The Six of Pentacles Upright
- The Six of Pentacles Reversed
- Metaphysical Correspondences
- Numerology Symbolism of The Six of Pentacles
- Back to the Suit of Pentacles
- Back to the Minor Arcana
- Back to all Tarot Card Meanings
The Six of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings
Maya Angelou has written, “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
This statement sums up the Six of Pentacles tarot card beautifully. The universe is abundant and generous. If you know how to receive cheerfully, it will give you exactly what you need.
Sometimes it is more blessed to give than to receive, but there’s no shame in receiving. Giving makes you aware of the fact that you have more than you need. But both, giving and receiving are blessed. And you can always give thanks.
Besides, giving is about bringing joy.
The Six of Pentacles tarot card adds the concept of wisdom to this principle.
As you can see, the pentacles are not distributed symmetrically in the Six of Pentacles card. There are three on left, two on the right, and one in the middle. Everyone has different needs. Sometimes you need a financial shot in the arm to make it through a crisis. But sometimes, what you really need is a word of encouragement or advice.
To give effectively, you must know what others really need.
The beggar on the left of the Six of Pentacles is wearing a citrine cloak, meaning that his needs are material. That’s why the merchant is giving him four coins – the exact amount he needs to get back on his feet.
The beggar on the right is wearing azure, a color that symbolizes divine mercy, but also emotional needs. Money won’t fix his problems. His needs are emotional and spiritual. That is why the merchant in the Six of Pentacles tarot card holds the scales, a symbol of justice and balance over his head.
The merchant’s russet coat symbolizes rational understanding and the olive color of his boots signifies that this understanding is based on an intuitive sense of compassion. His white and blue tunic shows that his act of charity is deeply spiritual.
When he gives, he blesses and teaches at the same time: in the Six of Pentacles he makes the sign of benediction with his free hand and holds the scales in the other.
The grey stage and background of the Six of Pentacles tarot card show that this is a fundamental principle.
Upright Six of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings
When the Six of Pentacles appears in a tarot card reading, the universe is about to bless you with a gift that will meet your most important needs.
Generally, the Six of Pentacles tarot card announces some kind of financial benefit. However, it is not always in the form of money itself. Maybe it’s a word encouragement that will give you that extra “oomph” you need to take one more step. It could also be a piece of crucial information or helpful advice that will benefit you in the long run.
Whatever this gift may be, it will get you back on track.
The important thing to keep in mind is that the universe will give you what you need. However, it may not be what you asked for – or what you thought it would be. If money is what you need, you will receive that amount, but no more.
Maybe you are frustrated with your job, but you really need it to make ends need. This is when your manager praises you unexpectedly, or a customer tells you how your excellent service really made his or her day. That’s the just the kind of encouragement you need to keep going.
If you are looking for a job, someone may give you some helpful advice on how to brush up your resume – or how to write that cover letter that will make a potential employer to pick up that phone and schedule an interview.
The right kind of information can also bring financial benefits in the long run. This information can include anything from investment opportunities to job leads and tips for budgeting your finances.
Whatever gift you are about to receive, remember that expressing honest gratitude will encourage the universe to keep blessing you.
If you are the one who’s doing the giving, your gifts will be well received. Not only are they bringing joy to those to others, their reactions will fill you with a deep sense of satisfaction. You are giving wisely.
Six of Pentacles Reversed Tarot Card Meanings
When reversed, the Six of Pentacles tarot card reminds you to focus on your needs rather than your wants. They are not always the same. This applies to receiving as well as giving. Don’t forget to be grateful for what you already have. Avoid comparing yourself to how well others are doing. Envy will always make you feel deprived, no matter how good you have it.
When the universe blesses you, it gives you what you need. Most of the time, this gift allows you to work toward achieving your goal. If that goal is making a million dollars, it will provide you with the necessary skills and opportunities. Yes, others may have won or inherited their wealth, but envying them will only distract you from pursuing your goals.
When you give to others, do you do so unconditionally or do you expect something in return?
Wanting to be appreciated for your generosity is perfectly natural. However, people often express their gratitude in different ways, and not always immediately. For example, they may feel embarrassed about their current situation. Thanking you right now would painfully remind them of their own misery. Wait until they are doing better. They won’t forget what you did for them.
When reversed, the Six of Pentacles tarot card may warn that you are overextending yourself when being generous. Remember that one of the six pentacles in this card is for you to keep. If you give it away, you’ll have nothing to give. Therefore, it’s important not to ignore your own needs.
It may also point out that someone is taking advantage of you – financially or emotionally. There is such a thing as being generous to a fault. It’s a fault they have latched onto, and they are milking it for all they can get. Be careful with your resources and set firm boundaries.
The Six of Pentacles Tarot Card Metaphysical Correspondences:
The Six of Pentacles Card & Tarot Numerology
In traditional numerology, sixes are associated with Venus and the power of love. Both, giving and receiving are acts of love. Kabbalistically, the number 6 corresponds to the sun, showing that generosity is a powerful, life giving energy.
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