Six of Pentacles Card Meaning
Six of Pentacles traditionally depicts a man who is dressed in a purple robe and with a balanced scale in one hand and money for two beggars in another. The purple cloak is associated with wealth and nobility while the scale represents balance and fairness. The Six of Pentacles, like the other pentacles, is connected to the physical world and often represents material things.
Upright: Giving, gratitude, generosity, charity
Reversed: Extortion, power dynamics, abuse of giving
Six of Pentacles Upright
When seen upright, the Six of Pentacles represents having a good balance with your resources and indicates that you are in a position to help others. On the other hand, if you have been having a hard time in the past, the card may also indicate that someone is going to be helping you in the near future.
Six of Pentacles Reversed
When seen in reverse, the card warns you to be cautious about lending and receiving gifts. If you’re lending money, you may not be getting it back for a while- if ever. On the other hand, you may be lending more than you can afford.
The Six of Pentacles in reverse might also mean selfishness and greed. If you’re giving to others to benefit yourself, the spirit of helping others is lost.
Six of Pentacles in a Love Reading
Upright: When seen in a love reading, the Six of Pentacles symbolizes generosity within a relationship. Your partner may be supporting you during a difficult or risky time in your life such as new business ventures or going back to school. If this is the case, remember to support your partner in other ways to show your appreciation. If you’re single, you may be seeking a partner who is generous with their energy and time.
Reversed: Seeing Six of Pentacles in reverse in a love reading means that your relationship dynamics may be out of balance. You might feel like you’re giving much more than the other person in a relationship or that you’re feeling trapped. If the latter is the case, set boundaries, and make sure you still have your independence. If the former is the case, talk to your partner about your concerns. If you’re not in a relationship, be careful about giving, or taking, too much from a potential partner.
Six of Pentacles in a Career Reading
Upright: Seeing Six of Pentacles in a career reading indicates that there are individuals who are able to help you at work. This may be a boss who is ready to mentor you and who is very generous with their time. If you have your own business, you may have investors or other individuals who are willing to help you grow. If you’re looking for a new job, you will find a great new position.
Reversed: When Six of Pentacles turns up reversed in a career reading, you are being warned to be aware of people at work who may have a hidden agenda. On the other hand, someone may be abusing their power by asking you to do something that you don’t think is right.
Six of Pentacles in Finances
Upright: When seen upright, the Six of Pentacles is tied to generosity within your community. If you’ve been waiting to start a project or business and need the help of others, now is the time to ask. On the other hand, you may feel like you’re actually the one in a position to help others right now.
Reversed: Six of Pentacles reversed in a reading about finances warns you to be careful when accepting things because there may be strings attached. If you’re looking for a loan, be careful to check the terms. If you’re in a position where you’re helping someone financially, make sure that the person is not taking advantage of your generous nature. Also, beware of scams.