Six of Pentacles


Key words

Upright: charity, generosity, benevolence

Reversed: debt, strings attached, power imbalance


A person dressed in red holds a scale in one hand and uses their left hand to give coins to a beggar who kneels at their feet. There is another beggar kneeling to the person’s right, under the scales, who has a red slip sticking out of their pocket. The beggar who receives coins wears a yellow cloak and the other wears a blue cloak. The sky and ground are gray, and six pentacles adorn the sky.  


6: Compassion, harmony, mutual aid, healing


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. 


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.