Key Meaning: Good Fortune
The Six of Pentacles represents a period of good fortune.
Number 6 Meaning In Tarot
All sixes, including the Six of Wands, Six of Swords and Six of Cups refer to your relationships with other people. As pentacles refer to the material side of life, such as money and possessions, then we are talking about how generous you are at sharing your time and resources with other people. It also reflects karma, what goes around comes around. This number speaks of the law of return, you get what you give.
Six of Pentacles Keywords
🥰 Upright: Pay-out, gift, success
😒 Reversed: Pay-out less than expected, waste, bribery
Six of Pentacles Description
This description is based on the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. A wealthy man, with scales in hand, is donating money to two kneeling beggars. The scales indicates that the pay-out is fair, what good fortune you receive, is in accordance with the efforts you have made. Where you have been making an effort? Perhaps in work, business, education or dealing with authorities or a legal situation. Or perhaps you have helped family or friends, or worked on your appearance, health or spiritual well-being? Your efforts are rewarded, this Tarot card says. Now you begin to experience the benefits, with an extra dollop of good luck thrown in.
LOVE: What does The Six of Pentacles Mean when You Ask About Love?
When the 6 of Pentacles turns up in a love reading, the meaning will depend on whether or not you are in a relationship.
💖 If you asked will I find love? – this card means you likely to meet someone by actively getting involved in a good cause. Consider how Prince Harry and Meghan Merkle bonded on a blind date over their mutual interest in humanitarian causes.
💖 If you have just met someone, this person is likely to be generous and open to a relationship. If you want to keep their attention, respond in kind.
💖 In a relationship, this card means your partner is generous, supportive and protective.
💖 This is a good time to pool your financial resources with a partner, family member or friend, maybe buy a property or start a business together.
CAREER: What does This Card Signify when You Ask About Work?
If your question relates to work, business, career or study and you receive the 6 of Pentacles, then it means:
⭕ Business or project funding comes through.
⭕ You receive a bonus, award or some other recognition for your work or creative efforts.
⭕ You receive college funding, support or mentorship.
⭕ Any voluntary work you do could lead to a paid position.
⭕ Jobs associated with this card include: social work, fundraising, charity work, religious support, counselor, mentorship, carer, fire fighter, emergency services and supporting veterans.
MONEY: What is the Meaning of The Six of Pentacles in a Money Reading?
If you asked the Tarot about money and finances, and you receive the 6 of Pentacles, it could mean:
💲 You receive a loan, generous gift or other financial backing.
💲 You pay off a debt.
💲 You are involved in patronage, philanthropy or making wise investments.
💲 You receive welfare support or social housing. On a bigger scale, it means your government is investing more in welfare and healthcare.
💲 In general, your luck increases when it comes to money and possessions. This is the card of abundance.
Tarot Card Combination Meanings
“6 of Pentacles combined with The Hierophant” – You receive money from a large institution
“6 of Pentacles combined with The Lovers” – Your partner spoils you with a generous gift
“6 of Pentacles combined with Wheel of Fortune” – Lucky win!
HEALTH: What does The Six of Pentacles Mean when You Ask About Health?
In a health reading, the 6 of Pentacles signifies good health. You may also receive help from a health care professional or spiritual mentor who boosts your mind and body.
This card is associated with taking supplements and medicines (the man in the card could be handing out vitamins!). It also linked to successful dieting and weight loss surgery.
YES/NO: Does The Six of Pentacles Mean Yes or No in a Reading?
❓ When you ask a Yes or No question and this Tarot card turns up, then the answer is YES.
TIMING: Does The 6 of Pentacles Predict any Particular Timeframe?
🕔 This card is only a timing indication when you specifically asked a timeframe question. For example, if you want to know if something will happen, and when, then you need to draw two separate cards. These are in fact, two separate questions. This is a fundamental principle to understand if you want an accurate tarot reading – and it is core to my teaching in my book Tarot in 5 Minutes.
🕔 Using my timing method, the 6 of Pentacles is about 6 years. If the card is reversed, timing will be slightly longer – so up to 9 years.
Karina’s Timing Method:
Swords are days. Wands are weeks. Cups are months and Pentacles are years. Please note this is my personal timing method. Feel free to adopt it (or not).
What is the Meaning of The Six of Pentacles Reversed?
When the 6 of Pentacles is upside down then the scale in the man’s hand is no longer balanced. This could mean:
✔️A pay-out, loan or support is less than you expected.
✔️You are unhappy with the way money, a gift or something else is offered. There could be strings attached.
✔️You are disillusioned with your job or workplace, it may feel ‘toxic’. Consider moving on.
✔️ Someone is abusing their position of power. A partner is controlling the purse strings in a relationship, or your boss is acting in an unethical way.
✔️Other keywords associated a reversal include: spending too much, bribery, bad debt, wealth threatened by bad decisions, unwise investments, throwing good money after bad and sunk costs.
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