Six of Pentacles

Additional deck interpretation:

The Six of Pentacles points you towards a path of moving from adversity and loss to harmony and balance as you continue your journey through the seventy-eight passageways of growth.

This is the level on your continuous cycle of change where a helping hand, your's or another's, aids in restoring balance to your life. You will also learn to differentiate between someone who really needs your help and someone who wants to prove that "a fool and his money are soon parted!"

Sometimes you need to help someone out by giving them a loan, or you might need to help someone out by giving them a lump sum of money to get them through a rough patch. It is believed that when you help someone, you will receive back what you gave ten-fold.

However, you need to be careful with who you help because one day you will meet the crafty beggar who might feed you a sob story. This beggar is really a con person in disguise and they have money in their pocket, but they are looking for an easy handout to increase their wealth.

Sometimes you are the one who needs help because you are going through the lowest time in your life and have hit rock bottom. You need to take action and ask your friends and family for help because you see no way out of the mess you are in at the moment.

Numerical Number 6: The number 6 is associated with harmony and connecting with the right relationships, or reconciling a situation to restore harmony. The only way to restore harmony is to get help from others.

The Element of Earth: The Six of Pentacles is associated with the elemental qualities of the planet Mercury (how the mind works, how you communicate, write, speak, learn and carefully analyzes a situation), and the zodiac sign of Taurus. The combination of Mercury in Taurus makes you reach out to others for help because they are your stars of hope for the future.

Probable Outcome: You might be experiencing a physical crisis (sickness), emotional crisis (depression), or economic crisis (lack of money to pay your bills) and need to reach out for help to overcome your hardship.

You need to take action and see a doctor, or a counselor, or ask for a loan from your friends and family, or you might try to get a loan from a bank.

You might receive physical charity (help from a doctor), emotional charity (help from a counselor) or economic charity (money from a friend or family member) to help you get through a rough patch.

You might receive a gift that comes at the right time to help you.

You might receive a return on an investment, a repayment from a lump sum of money you are entitled too, or repayment of a loan you made to someone else.

You might start a new job, or receive a promotion or bonus that you earned.

Possible Outcome: You are experiencing a physical crisis, emotional crisis, or economic crisis, but you do not want to reach out for help because you are too proud and want to go it alone. You will not accept charity or a gift.

You are not ready to take action and ask for a loan from your friends, family or someone else you know. You have decided not to try to get a loan from a bank.

You may not get a return on your investments or repayment from a loan you made. A loan you took out might be coming due.

You are looking for a new job because the job you have does not pay enough, or makes you feel sick, or too emotional because the environment is very negative and difficult to deal with. You may have been turned down for a promotion or a raise.

Then again, you might not be able to channel the Six of Pentacle's energies into your life. If this is the case, then you still need more time to figure out the direction you are headed and think things through.

Timing: The Six of Pentacles predicts that an important event of dedication to succeed is turned into action. This event may occur in months or years to come.