The Six of Pentacles is the card of generosity, gratitude, community, support, and sharing. This card shows a wealthy man handing out coins to two beggars who kneel at his feet. He holds out a balanced scale, representing fairness and justice.
The Six of Pentacles reminds us that there is a constant give and take in relationships. Sometimes, you are on the giving end, and sometimes, you are on the receiving end. This card is also a reminder for us to be fair in our interactions with others. Be open to receiving generosity, and also be generous with others when you are in the position to do so.
If you are asking about what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the Six of Pentacles, that means that you are in a well-balanced, healthy relationship. There is a healthy give-and-take dynamic in this relationship. It is astrologically associated with Moon in Taurus, which is a generous energy. Generosity doesn’t just come in the form of generosity of material goods. Generosity in a relationship can be generosity of energy, time, emotions. You may feel that it’s safe to emotionally invest in this person.
The Six of Pentacles as love outcome is a sign of feeling fulfilled in a relationship. You feel that you are receiving as much as you’re giving in a relationship. Your person feels inclined to be generous toward you, or vice versa. You may be interested in the same humanitarian causes. Both of you are concerned with social justice and defending the underdog. Your interest in justice is reflected in your relationship where you treat each other justly, and as equals.
If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the Six of Pentacles as love outcome means you’ll be in a well-balanced and healthy relationship. This is a relationship where both parties understand the importance of equality. However, this should not be misinterpreted as a sign of a transactional relationship. Although traditionally this card depicts a philanthropic act, more modern interpretations of this card includes gender equality. Or, it can represent a non-conventional relationship that is accepted as equal to traditional partnerships in the eyes of the law. Your person is very accommodating and understanding of your needs.
If you are in a new relationship, the Six of Pentacles as love outcome means your person is well intentioned. The Six of Pentacles card is also a card of harmony. Your person is looking for a peaceful relationship. They tend to avoid conflict and drama. With its astrological association with the Moon in Taurus, the two of you may already have a clear vision of living a quiet, idyllic life in the future. However, you’re both taking it slow and steady.
If you are in an existing relationship, the Six of Pentacles as love outcome means a harmonious, peaceful relationship. There is equal give and take in this relationship. With this astrological association to the Moon in Taurus, being your partner may become an integral part of your person’s identity, or vice versa. If you feel this way toward your partner, avoid losing yourself in another person. This card is a warning to maintain your own sense of identity. Never attach your sense of worth to what you can give to a person, or who you become when you’re with that person.
If you are currently in separation with each other, the Six of Pentacles as love outcome means harmony. If you are separated by distance, you have a well-balanced routine within your relationship. You have things that you regularly do to keep nurturing and cultivating the relationship. If you are inquiring about an ex you’re interested in reconciling with, your person perhaps has come to realize how there was a lack of equal give and take in the relationship. Maybe they now see how they didn’t put in the amount of energy and time that they should have. If you give this person a second chance, there is a likelihood that they will make an effort to make up for their previous lack of giving.
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If you are asking about what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the Six of Pentacles reversed, that means that there is some form of imbalance in the relationship. There could be a lack of equal give and take in the relationship. One of you may feel like you’re being taken advantage of. The other person, on the other hand, may feel as though you’re holding back. Somebody isn’t being generous with their time, energy, attention. In some cases, this card may indicate using finances to control another person.
The Six of Pentacles reversed as love outcome is a sign of unhealthy relationship dynamics that could potentially turn into resentments in the long run. One person could feel like the other isn’t doing enough when it comes to sharing household responsibilities, for example. Note how in traditional depictions of this card, a man is seen giving out small change, which to him may not be much, but it means a lot to the recipients of those coins. Tensions may arise over seemingly minor issues. For example, one of you may feel like the other doesn’t make enough effort when it comes to responding to text messages. While that may not seem like that big of a deal, resentment may build up into a Tower moment if left unsaid or unaddressed.
If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the Six of Pentacles reversed as love outcome means feeling like your person is only with you because they want something from you, or vice versa. Whether or not these suspicions are warranted, these thoughts need to be addressed early on. A relationship may fail to take off because one or both of you are suspicious of each other’s motives. Perhaps one or both of you have been taken advantage of in the past, and you’re just reacting out of past traumas. It’s not fair to punish a current partner for something an ex did to you. If you’re on the receiving end of this behavior, try getting to the root of the matter.
If you are in a new relationship, the Six of Pentacles reversed as love outcome means noticing an imbalance at the early stages of a relationship. This may be simply an innocent relationship glitch, perhaps your person isn’t good at identifying social cues. Or, it might be a red flag. Find out exactly why they’re acting the way they are, and be fair, don’t make assumptions before you know the facts. You may feel like you’re always the one supporting your person, emotionally, financially, generously giving your time and energy. Meanwhile, your person never does the same for you, and you’re starting to wonder why.
If you are in an existing relationship, the Six of Pentacles reversed as love outcome means either a lack of harmony or an imbalance in the relationship. One of you may feel like the other is not giving as much as they are receiving. There is a lack of balance in the give and take in this relationship which, if left unaddressed, could develop into resentment. One of you may feel like you lacked support from the other. In the reverse, this is also a card that symbolizes complacency. One or both of you may have quit making an effort, leaving the other person feeling abandoned and taken for granted.
If you are currently in separation with each other, the Six of Pentacles reversed as love outcome means a lack of balance in the give and take dynamic of the relationship. If you are separated by distance, one of you may feel as though you’re putting in all the work, you’re making most of the effort. For example, one person might do all the traveling and is expected to relocate, while the other person comfortably stays in their city. Make sure that you have full transparency on what you are able or willing to sacrifice, to prevent the other from harboring resentment. If you are inquiring about an ex you’re interested in reconciling with, your person may lack the self-awareness needed to understand that there was an imbalance in the relationship.
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For love readings, the Six of Pentacles represents the give and take that is inherent in all relationships. We should be open to both giving and receiving love. When you can support others, do so. When you need to be supported, let others help.
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