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Six of Pentacles

A description and interpretation of the role of The Six of Pentacles in the Tarot

In a nutshell...


  • social success
    financial stability

  • debt
    financial mismanagement


General overview

Are you interested in the world of the divination tarot and in search of detailed information to understand the specific characteristics of the Six of Pentacles? On this page you'll find all the information you need to correctly interpret this card.

First of all, it is important to understand that the suit of Pentacles is always associated with the idea of social success, money and financial achievement. In numerology, the number 6 evokes divine beauty. It is considered a mirror figure, giving you a chance to access inner riches that are very difficult to see. The Six of Pentacles naturally falls under these two influences.

From a symbolic point of view, the analysis of the card is particularly interesting. Note, for example, how the four central Pentacles form a harmonious square. This, of course, refers to the notions of financial stability and balance. The other 2 Pentacles are arranged on a vertical plane in the center of the card. One of them is at the top, the other at the bottom. This arrangement makes sense. It evokes the complementarity between two poles. For example, think of the union between the conscious and the unconscious, the material and the spiritual, or the shadow and the light.

Moreover, this alliance of opposites is often fruitful, as the beautiful floral motifs flourishing between the Pentacles indicates.

Charity that costs nothing is ignored by heaven.


  • from an emotional viewpoint

    Although the suit of Pentacles very rarely evokes the seeker's romantic life, the situation is a little different with the Six of Pentacles. In fact, this card is crossed by an energy full of love and empathy, favorable to exchange and communication. However, it will unfold primarily in the interpersonal relationships that the seeker has with their family rather than in a romantic relationship.

  • from a career viewpoint

    The Six of Pentacles demonstrates the financial stability that the seeker can now enjoy. Their ability to plan a career and their natural selfless dedication have enabled them to make themselves free from want. They are aware of their good fortune and now want to share the fruits of their labor with the people close to them. This is why this card is often associated with the ideas of generosity, altruism and charity.

  • from a life path viewpoint

    When analyzed from a life path perspective, the Six of Pentacles poses a fundamental question. Although financial stability represents a keystone of your development, is accumulating wealth the only thing you need for your well-being? Most often, your well-being is based on the quality of the relationships you have with others and your spirituality. It is not for nothing that humility and sharing are values advocated by most religions, mystics and schools of philosophy.

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    Its influence

    • short-term

      In the short term, the Six of Pentacles encourages you to take advantage of your particularly favorable financial situation. Your qualities have allowed you to accumulate wealth. Don't fall into the trap of greed, and acquisition for its own sake. Just for a little while stop planning for the future and learn to live your life from day to day.

    • long-term

      In the long run, the Six of Pentacles teaches you the virtues of sharing and charity. You are now safe from need and you no longer have to accumulate more simply because you are afraid of poverty. Show you are aware of how fortunate you are and turn to those in need.

    Full interpretation

    Interpretation of The Six of Pentacles upright

    When it appears in a Tarot draw, the Six of Pentacles conveys the idea of personal fulfillment and financial harmony. In a world governed by money, the seeker quickly realized the importance of planning and hard work. Over time, these logical qualities have allowed them to guarantee the sustainability of their finances and ensure they should never be in want.

    The Six of Pentacles, however, does not simply evoke the quest to accumulate riches. The arcana also speaks of sharing and empathy. The seeker recognizes how fortunate they are. They don't want to be greedy and would like the people they love to also benefit from their luck. When the opportunity arises, they won't hesitate to give some of their money to those who need it. This is a very humane attitude, which should be applauded!

    In some draw configurations, the Six of Pentacles can also be perceived from the perspective of the person who receives. Finding themselves in a difficult period, the seeker will try to obtain financial assistance from someone better off. They will need to be grateful but also to be careful not to become dependent on the donor.

    Interpretation of The Six of Pentacles reversed

    The inverted Six of Pentacles refers most often to the opposite idea. In this case, the sharing only goes in one direction, and the money lent by the seeker will be lost forever. So, in the future it will be appropriate for them to pay particular attention to anyone they want to do a favor for, especially if they are themselves in a delicate financial situation.

    In other draw configurations, the inverted Six of Pentacles translates the seeker's propensity to spend more than they have. Pretending it's not happening will not help, sooner or later this financial imbalance will become apparent and can sometimes lead to disastrous consequences. Therefore, it is important that the seeker learns how to manage their money better, not only taking their current needs into account, but accepting the need to plan for the future.

    This responsible approach will eventually allow them to balance their finances.