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Six of Pentacles meaning​

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The Six of Pentacles represents a kind hearted soul celebrating their fortune with others. Generous in stature, he offers those with less some of his wealth. He does not understand that these supplies will one day run dry. Wealth is a responsibility and the sharing of it is kind. There is a cautious call to hold some for yourself. 

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Detailed meanings of the Six of Pentacles

Egyptian Grand Etteilla Tarot 6 of coins

CARD NUMBER 72. – Six of Coins.


Upright. – The present. The entourage. Concerns, caution.

Reversed. – Disappointed ambitions. Failure of expectations.

6 of pentacles tarot card advice main

Giving without expecting anything in return, not even a thank you. That is unconditional kindness. Everything else is ego.” – Timber Hawkeye

Your Actions Are Worthy of Gratitude

Not all acts of generosity are done without some form of reward. While it may not come as material possessions or wealth, you may find that an act of kindness is returned with praise and an improved public opinion. You may begin to be recognized as an exceptional individual, and your boosted reputation can then in return provide you with a slew of new opportunities. 

While generosity should always be done out of the desire within your heart to see a fellow person survive and enjoy life, this does not erase the fact that it is oftentimes exhibitionistic. It isn’t always right to expect any kind of reward, but it is normal to at least be recognized for the fact that you went out of your way to help another person.

You have been going out of your way recently to help others, and as much as you may hate to admit it, this may be largely due to the fact that you love the attention and praise that it brings you. This may make you feel incredibly guilty, as you feel as though you are acting selfishly even in the face of highly generous acts. However, it is okay for you to expect some form of recognition for your actions. It is a matter of striking a very delicate balance between expecting some form of return while also remembering that the focus should be on those you are helping, not on yourself. If you do not expect anything in return, it may become easy for others to begin taking advantage of you. 

On the other hand, demanding repayment for generous acts may serve to severely damage the image of you that others hold in their minds. If you are looking for subtle praise, but don’t want to be pushy, there are a variety of ways that you can subtly fish for affirmation without making others upset or uncomfortable. Try asking things like, “Was I helpful?” or “Did I do the right thing?”

6 of pentacles meaning for relationship

Recently, you have been helping your romantic partner to fight through a particularly rough patch in life. This may be a snag in your relationship, or even a personal issue that they felt as though they had no choice but to fight alone. However, you have been there to support them, even though it may have been painful for you to fight your own demons at the same time. The amount of time and effort that you put into this has been staggering, and you’ve begun to realize just how much you dedicated yourself to this issue. Due to your dedication, the situation has seen a recent turn for the better, or may even be nearing its ultimate conclusion.

Your partner has been there with you throughout this entire struggle. Despite the fact that it feels as though you pulled much more weight than you originally intended, the two of you were finally able to turn the tide in your favor. As you look back on the journey thus far, you’ve come to the conclusion that you deserve some sort of thanks for your efforts

Perhaps you’d appreciate a nice date night to unwind, or would some well-earned personal time to rest and recuperate. It may seem like this should also be obvious to your partner, but you feel as though they are not on the same page. You may feel as though they haven’t recognized how hard you’ve fought on their behalf, and this may have caused a feeling of resentment to take root deep in your heart. It is okay to communicate your desires to your partner, especially if they are reasonable when considered against the effort that you put in. 

On the other hand, this is not a time for you to get greedy; remember, as their partner, it is your duty to continue to support them through thick and thin. If they are unwilling to show appreciation for your support, or hold the assumption that you were simply doing what is expected of you, then this may be a sign of a lack of respect. Remind them that not only did you do what is expected of you, but you also went out of your way to take on even more of a burden than was necessary.

Six of Pentacles meaning tarot


A person in the guise of a merchant weighs money in a pair of scales and distributes it to the needy and distressed. It is a testimony to his own success in life, as well as his goodness of heart.

Divinatory Meanings: Presents, gifts, gratification; another account says attention, vigilance; now is the accepted time, present prosperity, etc.

Reversed: Desire, cupidity, envy, jealousy, illusion.

6 of pentacles meaning for job and career
In order to maintain a healthy work environment, it is vital that every employee is reminded that they are a valuable member of a much larger team. In all reality, your reward for doing a good job will always primarily be received through your paycheck. 

On the other hand, this does not mean that you should not receive praise when you go above and beyond expectations. If you have gone out of your way to do far more than what it is expected of you, then it is only fair for your coworkers and superiors to at least recognize the efforts that you put in. If you continue to pour your heart and soul into work without feeling as though there is no particular reason to, it can severely impact your motivation to continue performing at such a level. Not only may your performance drop from where it currently is, but may eventually reach an even lower level out of spite and resentment.

This may be a sign that you need to readjust your perspective on the relationship you have with those who are on the receiving end of your generosity. In helping them, you are most likely teaching them how to be a better member of the work team. If they are not improving, and are simply piggy-backing off of your support, then it may be time to cut them off. If they are in fact improving, then you may want to consider how their new skills could indirectly benefit you in ways that you aren’t expecting. This doesn’t mean that you should turn around and ask them for favors; instead, think about how this development is improving the entire work experience for both of you. If they have taught you in the past, then you may also consider this assistance as a form of repaying a favor. 

Even after all consideration, you may be receiving nothing more than an improved relationship. This is still an invaluable asset to have, and may come in handy in the future when you least expect it. Furthermore, those you have previously assisted in the past will be far more likely to help you in turn when you find yourself in a rough patch.

6 of pentacles reversed main meaning
Generosity should never be totally exhibitionist in nature, and should certainly never be done out of the assumption that you are then owed something in return. When The 6 of Pentacles appears in the reversed position, it may be a sign that you have focused too heavily on the rewards that you hope to gain by helping others

Those around you have begun to recognize this tendency, and are far less willing to accept your acts of kindness and generosity. At the same time, this may also be a source of large amounts of disappointment and resentment, leading you to be far less willing to offer your generosity. Both of these issues can be solved by accepting the fact that, when your generosity is offered purely of your own accord, the recipient has no obligation to give you anything in return. 

Not only will this improve your relationship with others and repair your public appearance, but it will also give you much higher levels of satisfaction when you extend your hand to others.

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