Six of Pentacles Spacious Tarot Deck

The Cyclical Nature of Six of Pentacles

All the sixes in tarot possesses healing energy imbued within them.

Although not presented as strongly as it’s in the Six of Swords, the Six of Pentacles also offers this energy through giving and receiving. It’s also a card that I have always been comfortable with. I was taught to not tie my self-value on either asking for or extending my hand to help. That one is no better than another—two-sided of the same coin, if you will.

But I am not a big fan of the classic portrayal of the Six of Pentacles. I always have a hard time processing the image of the people asking for help positioned lower and on bended knees. It feels like lacking the cyclic giving and receiving parts of life.

Recently I browsed the internet and found that on the Fifth Spirit Tarot deck the Six of Pentacles. I absolutely love it. Depicted as six things floating in the air. Below those items, a donation box with the scale of justice drawn on it — a bit similar with The Spacious Tarot’s Six of Coins.

These two cards, in my tarot novice opinion, tell better stories of the cyclical nature of the Six of Pentacles.

Six of Pentacles Spacious Tarot Deck

Six of Coins of Gratitude

This morning, I draw the Six of Pentacles from The Spacious Tarot deck. Traditionally, Six of Pentacles is about charity, helping hands and a sense of community.

In the Spacious Tarot deck, the Six of Pentacles is depicted as six floating coins. A bird-nest laid on the floor, ready to catch the coins if they do decide to fall.

All-day today I have been trying to figure it out why did I draw Six of Pentacles today. The day, I invited my friends for a belated Diwali celebration lunch.

Shouldn’t Three of Cups be much more fitting? Even Four of Wands and Ten of Cups or Ten of Pentacles, but Six of Pentacles was an err…

That’s until right before they left, one of them offered to host the next hangout, immediately followed by the other one offering the one after. The third friend chimed in to do it in her place to close the circle.

Circle.

It was only then it clicked to me.

Six of Pentacles is about giving and accepting. It’s about sharing. And the sharing doesn’t always have to have “helping” undertone. It can also be sharing a good time, laughter, food and wine with my loved ones — my chosen community.

Six of Pentacles is also about gratitude which I am filled to the brim with today.