The Six of Pentacles is fairly visually obvious in its meanings! The figure in red is in a position to be able to give generously of himself to others in the community. The scale he is holding indicates that he is working to maintain a balance of giving and receiving.
At this time, you may be in a position where you are financially stable enough to give back to people in your community. Whether this is with your finances or your time, if you feel called to be charitable, now is definitely the time to act. Is there a particular opportunity that is calling you? Volunteer work, perhaps? Maybe a nonprofit venture has been in the works for you? This work will surely nourish both yourself and those receiving your help at this time 😊
The scale that the figure in red is holding reminds you to remain in balance while considering how you give and take. Do not let yourself be taken advantage of, or become a martyr in your generosity. Yet also be mindful that when the universe has offered you success and prosperity, that you do indeed need to repay the favour. Taking too much will inevitably lead to disharmony and discontentment. Being mindful of the delicate balance of exchange is important.
However, becoming obsessed with “fairness” is also not ideal. We don’t want to get caught up in “I gave you this much so your OWE me this much.” We can set boundaries on what is given and taken, but we shouldn’t become rigid to the letter. Sometimes things slide this way and that way out of balance, but as long as we are patient and willing to work harmoniously with others, when we keep to our boundaries, things usually swing back. The mental trap of “it’s not fair” is one that leads to a lot of suffering. Look instead to – is there genuine feeling of warmth and love in this act of giving? Or does it feel like I am being stretched too thin? Go with the gut rather than the spreadsheet. Conversely, do I feel like I am stretching someone else too thin? Or should I accept this loving offer?
Also be aware that turning the blind eye to someone who needs you while appearing generous to another can also be a pitfall. Take a look at the motivations behind your generosity – sometimes you do need to make a hard choice regarding who receives your help, but this should be made thoughtfully and purposefully. We can’t always help everyone, but we can make a choice in being humble with our gifts so that we do not create unneeded discord. Giving for the sake of appearances is not always a wise choice.
The Six of Pentacles can also be telling you that it’s ok to be one of the people receiving. My, do we need to receive sometimes! If someone is offering you their support, especially financially right now (Pentacles so often have to do with monetary issues), it’s probably a good time to take it. Do not let your pride get in the way of receiving what you need ❤️. Take your blessing with an open heart.