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Six of Pentacles (Coins) Tarot Card Meanings

Think of yourself as someone who can assist others in refining their skills and talents and using them successfully.

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What does the Six of Pentacles Tarot card mean?

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Six of Pentacles Upright Meaning

This suit, most often named "Coins" or "Pentacles", is a symbol for a magical talisman that represented wealth or potential. This suit represents something supportive that is available to you -- whether it be health, some kind of talent, a material or financial resource.

The Six of this suit is the card of patronage -- generosity with strings attached. The picture shows a rich man giving alms, his reputation enhanced from his giving, but without having helped anybody really better him or herself. Sometimes there is an inference that the giver will be expecting something back for his giving, perhaps sexual favors.

Sometimes this card is interpreted as referring to some kind of patron or benefactor who rescues a talented person from oblivion, but then wants to dictate what the artist works on as his fame grows. Inequality of power is generally a factor in this card, and the person being helped needs to be careful not to trade off heart and soul for a shortcut to fame or fortune. Each player in this scenario needs to examine the possibility they are taking one side or the other in an unbalanced power struggle.

Six of Pentacles Reversed Meaning

The Six of Coins reversed suggests that the idea of payback may have become too important to you. The reversal of this card points to someone who is too focused on the idea of getting something back.

You may have postured yourself to look generous, supportive, understanding, but in the fine print you have created so many binding conditions that there is no way anybody can take you up on the offer. Nobody is fooled by such conditional giving.

Six of Pentacles Advice Position

The Six of Coins in this position asks you to think of yourself as a cosmic talent agent, seeking individuals who show a spark or gift. You may help them refine and upgrade their skills to fit a larger context. The outcome is a peer relationship with a sense of mutual regard and admiration.

This is a delicate operation. You have to constantly check your intentions so that you are not expecting something in return. Do not for a minute feel proud about doing someone a favor. In truth what you are doing is paying back an old debt to those who served as your mentors.

Six of Pentacles Love Position

With the Six of Coins in this position, you are in a position to be generous if you want to be. Generosity is always a win/win. First of all, there is a feeling of warm power in giving, but it also improves your reputation while the other is being helped. But, be careful -- any act of munificence can carry within it the hooks of obligation or the seeds of ongoing dependency, creating a moral dilemma only the high-minded can manage well.

Your motives are good, but no matter how much you want to help, it's also important to support self-sufficiency in your friend. Finding the balance between kindness and accountability is the the responsible path that will help you avoid inadvertently creating unhealthy relationship dynamics.

Six of Pentacles Career Position

The Six of Coins is in this position suggests there may be a significant imbalance of power in the workplace or your career path. Such a predicament can be frustrating because no amount of effort seems to make much difference.

It may be challenging in the current context to bring those who are dependent to a position of equality with those on the giving end. Innovation itself can seem very threatening when members of a team have become resigned to receiving token responses to real needs for support or leadership.

Six of Pentacles in a Yes or No Card Reading

The Six of Coins is a card of sharing and reciprocity. If you're looking for simple Yes or No guidance and receive the Six of Coins, the answer is YES. Think about the dynamics of giving and receiving in your situation.