6 of Pentacles




Upright position:


Sharing of prosperity, one will soon receive what is rightfully theirs, charity, gifts, philanthropy, three-fold


The 6 of Pentacles is often a sign of a turn for the better, particularly with regard to money. It's one of the more positive Pentacles cards. It speaks of equality, fairness, and the cyclical nature of life. When this card appears, you are likely to be heading into a positive cycle.

General: The 6 of Pentacles is often a card about generosity, meaning that you are either about to be the beneficiary or the giver of something with value. Share what you have as there is always someone who needs it. This generosity does not have to be fiscal, of course; a listening ear, spiritual support, etc. is often far more important than anything money can buy. Don't be too proud to accept what is offered, if you are the intended recipient.

Work: You may find things going much better at work, almost out of the blue. A powerful person is likely to support you. This card indicates that this is a good time to ask for a raise or to seek employment that pays more if you are so inclined. On the whole, your work/career front is looking up. If you are seeking funding through a bank, for your own business, this card is a signal that you may be more successful than you had imagined. Go for it.

Love: If you are already in a committed relationship, the 6 of Pentacles points to a happy, generous, fair and balanced relationship for at least a while. Allow your beloved to give to you (whether that's in the material or spiritual realm,) and at the same time, make sure that you are doing your fair share of giving to the relationship. If you are unattached but looking, when this card shows up, you are likely to meet someone new who is positive, kind, and generous. This may come about via an introduction from someone you know. Make sure you let people know that you are "looking" for a partner.

Finances: The 6 of Pentacles is a particularly good omen for financial questions. It doesn't point to windfalls like a lottery win, more like fiscal generosity that comes to you because you have worked your way into deserving it. More money is very likely to be coming your way. Equally, this shows a need for you to share what you have financially. What goes around, comes around.

Health: The appearance of this card points to an upward increase in your health and vitality. If you are dealing with serious illness already, this card points to a new and improved healing modality or healer coming into your life. This person or situation will be very helpful. Think positively and expect the best, and do not hesitate to ask for healthcare if you need it, regardless of your financial situation or insurance status. Help is always available.

Spirituality: This is a clear indicator that it's important to share your spiritual understandings with others. You may not realize it, but you already have important insights to share. Equally so, it tells you that you do not have a corner on ALL the truth, and that you would do well to make a point to learn from others about their spiritual understandings. In short, undertake dialogues, in whatever way you can; don't keep it all to yourself. Your life will deepen immeasurably if you reach out.




Reversed position:


Bribes, unfairness, prosperity is threatened, jealousy, miserliness


The 6 of Pentacles reversed can mean that you are not aware of the potential sources of assistance that are available to you. You may be feeling like you can do everything on your own. This would be a mistake. Don't be too proud or too stubborn to allow others to help you.

General: The 6 of Pentacles reversed is still very often a card about generosity, but in this case, you may not be seeing the generosity available to you nor the capacity that you have to be generous to others. Open your eyes and realize that to not accept the help that is there for you is much like cutting off your nose to spite your face; also realize that there is much more to generosity than just giving money.

Work: It is important to be generous at work with your time, attention, and information when this card appears. This will make the work smoother (and happier) for you and for everyone concerned. Trying to keep work oriented things totally to and for yourself is a mistake now. Open up. Be friendly. Things are not as cutthroat as you may be thinking.

Love: If you are looking for love, you may need to open yourself up more. Sometimes we think we are open when in truth we are not. Yes, it's good to be independent, but taken to extremes this can alienate potential partners. If you are in a committed relationship that is not seeming to be going well, try giving more, instead of expecting more to be given to you.

Finances: The reversed 6 of Pentacles can mean that financial increase is available to you - but not in the way you expect. Look around you and consider other ways that you might be able to make more money. Should you start a business on the side? Can you cut down on your expenditures? Above all, if you need help, ask for it.

When you recieve this card in the context of a health question, the answer is that you must be more open in order to improve your health. Also, it may in some cases be helpful to realize that "healing" and "cure" are not necessarily synonyms. Feel the healing energy all around you. It's there in every breath.

Spirituality: With the 6 of Pentacles reversed, humility is needed. No matter how long you've been studying and growing spiritually, there are still things to learn, no one human mind or spirit can know it all. Allow yourself to be humble, to fail, to learn. Being human and fallible is still beautiful.