Six of Pentacles – Tarot Love Relationship Outcome & Reversed


Six of Pentacles

Six of Pentacles – Love and Relationship Outcome

The Six of Pentacles in a Tarot reading is a good sign for success where a good heart is put into action, its also about helping others and being very generous with gifts to share their prosperity.

In the reversed position it can be about simple passion, desire and lust and love maybe an illusion.

Six of Pentacles – As a Person, Outcome and Feelings

Good, useful, charitable action, duty well executed, even where not prescribed by written law or order; sense of moral duty; charity, well-doing; presents, gifts, prosperity, fruitfulness. Things being duly and well paid. Good selling. The seizing of opportunity. There is advantage in acting at once. The present moment, to-day. In weak cases there may be of course some sort of speculating on other people’s charity or presents, consequently something like desire, cupidity, etc. A. E. Thierens, [1930]

Six of Pentacles

Pictorial Key to the Tarot – Rider-Waite-Smith
By A.E. Waite (1911), tarot card illustrations by Pamela Colman Smith (1911)


A person in the guise of a merchant weighs money in a pair of scales and distributes it to the needy and distressed. It is a testimony to his own success in life, as well as to his goodness of heart.

Meanings Six of Pentacles

Presents, gifts, gratification another account says attention, vigilance now is the accepted time, present prosperity, etc.

Six of Pentacles – Reversed

Desire, cupidity, envy, jealousy, illusion.

Additional Divinatory Meanings
The present must not be relied on.

Additional Meanings – Reversed
A check on the Querent’s ambition.

The Tarot

By S. L. MacGregor Mathers, c 1888

Six of Pentacles

Divinatory Meanings
Six of Pentacles – Presents, Gifts, Gratification.

Divinatory Meanings – Reversed
Ambition, Desire, Passion, Aim, Longing.

General Book of the Tarot

By A. E. Thierens, [1930]

Six of Pentacles

The present, the actual moment, to-day; a witness, contemporary, attention, good care, vigilance. Presents, gifts, gratifications, prosperity. Reversed it is said to denote: Cupidity, jealousy, desire, passion, lust and researches.

The Fire of the heart on the house of Capricorn, the Tenth, which is the house of the act, the deed, actuality, position and name, superiors and authorities. Moreover it denotes the actual time in the horoscope. The descriptions given by tradition are consequently correct and to the point. We may add, that here, in this combination, the heart’s desire and wish, the impulses to speculate and to create, to make love and to do good, all become active and acute. So this must be a card of practical things, which for the greater part will be of a benefic nature. Good action, which may include the fulfilment of duty as well as giving presents and alms. It means putting the heart into your action, working, acting, doing with much pleasure, conviction and self-confidence. This makes success almost certain. It means good-will and noble intention proved by gracious, charitable or useful action.

The Oracle of the Tarot – Exoteric Tarot

By Paul Foster Case (1933)

Six of Pentacles
The symbol of Sol on the cube alludes to the attribution of the Sphere of the Sun to the Divine Number 6.

Time period
Second decanate of Taurus, under the rulership of Mercury, from April 30th to May 9th.

Practicality and determination; discretion and diplomacy; gain by letters, writing, speaking, travel, teaching, commissions, and through advertising, study, books, and all things ruled by Mercury.

Loss through the same things.


Further reading

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