6 of Pentacles – 6 de Deniers | Tarot de Marseille
I. The upright meaning of 6 de Deniers
In this card, the relationship to the problem has been arranged vertically. We are clinging to Earth and Heaven, fully accepting our reincarnation, like a tree rooted deep in the ground and pointed its branches into the sky. This is a card evoking self-generosity, physical pleasure, enjoying money and a well-managed economy, feeling beauty in everyday life, gourmet, and sensuality. The Six of Pentacles praises the beauty of the world and feels like it merges into one with that beauty. We can invest in what we love: this is the cost of sponsoring art, buying a piece of art, etc.
6 De Deniers is a card that represents financial harmony. The income and outcome are in balance, so you are grateful for what you have and happy to share with others who are in need. This card also concerns the question of charity. You can be either the rich person in this card, giving his/her wealth, or the beggar, gratefully receiving what the other offer. If you are a rich person, you have accumulated a large fortune, and you are now in a position where you can offer financial assistance to those who need it.
You have lived long enough in darkness to see the inner light, it is time to help the misfortune. Let’s consider giving to a charity or reaching out to someone who needs your support. The generosity of this card is not limited in terms of money and material things. The immaterial gift of your presence is just as well-received, even way better.
You may also be inclined to make a loan to someone, on the assumption that they will eventually pay you back once they get back on their feet. This is a loan based on trust, you should know that if you give something, it will come back to you. Remember, however, that this is a more short-term solution than a sustainable one to self-sufficiency. You should think about how you can financially support your family or friends in a way that encourages them to fend for themselves.
If you are the beggar in 6 De Deniers, you can be the beneficiary of someone else’s charitable activities. This will help you to get yourself together and possibly reimburse the charity or lender, either with your time or with your restored heritage. You will also need to find ways to become self-sufficient in the long run. The risk of accepting charity is that you become dependent on it and cannot take care of yourself. Keep in mind that you will not become submissive or desperate because of the charity that someone else provides you.
II. The reversed meaning of 6 de Deniers
The negative aspects of the card relate to the body’s self-esteem, the obsession with appearance, the ease of bribery, the tendency to lose its true nature because of its appearance and benefits, the feeling of guilt around the problem of money or being overvalued leading to greed. This card also refers to one of the physical complexities and illusion that money can buy happiness.
The reversed 6 de Deniers reveals a one-way street in terms of charity. You may have lent money to a friend or made a favor to someone, but in that case, do not expect the returned money or favor. Thus, pay attention to whom you lend money, especially if you are carrying financial difficulty. While a generous mind is a wonderful quality, you need to make sure that you are able to support yourself as well. You may tend to spend or give more than you can afford. It is possible that you suffer from this expense, and you are chained by excessive interest rates or personal threats.
Besides, beware of a get-rich-quick scheme that is more likely to ruin your pockets than to fill them up. The 6 de Deniers in reverse sometimes reflects the selfish side of charity. In some cases, people give to others not for the benefit of everyone but for their own. You should try to give away selflessly rather than with selfishness.
On the sentimental level, this reversed card means that there is a partner that makes a lot of levies but few donations, creating an inequality in the relationship. You must be careful not to be taken advantage of and stop being the one who always makes compromises for the benefit of the other.