Six of Pentacles



A hand of medium skin tone emerges from the top right of the scene, dropping six coins into another hand coming from the bottom right of the scene. The coins, from top to bottom, are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. The background is yellow, with a wide, white diagonal stripe extending from the top left to the bottom right of the card.

Key words

Upright: charity, generosity, benevolence

Reversed: debt, strings attached, power imbalance

Reflection questions

  • How can I use my resources to benefit others or make a positive impact in the world?
  • How can I balance my desire to help others with the need to take care of myself?
  • How can I create reciprocity in my relationships?

Six of Pentacles Upright

The Six of Pentacles refers to financial harmony, whether it be controlling your spending, accepting help to get back on your feet, or sharing your abundance with others. If you are on the receiving end of generosity, show gratitude and “pay it forward” when you can. Consider finding a mutual aid network where you can give cash, time, donated goods, or skills to help your community.

Six of Pentacles Reversed

You may be feeling burned out from helping others. Don’t neglect your own needs in your efforts toward generosity. Be sure you are extending help for the right reasons: out of a genuine desire to improve someone’s circumstances, not for praise or social status.