Six of Pentacles is a hard card to describe because it falls into the dark area between the lack of the Five of Pentacles and the richness of the Ten of Pentacles. These two cards represent the ends of not having and having. The Six of Pentacles covers the huge midpoint where it is not clear exactly who has what.
The donor holds the balance of justice as if claiming the right to decide who deserves blessings and who does not. In this image we see both sides: what it means to give and receive, master and present, be up and down. It seems clear who has and who doesn't, but is it? Life is not so simple, and how quickly do fortunes change.
In the readings, the Six of Pentacles asks you to examine very deeply the subject of what really means both materially (resources) and immaterially (knowledge, power, love). You can see one side or the other, but this card asks you to reconsider. Think of the successful businessman who suddenly goes bankrupt. The tyrannical invade that dominates through weakness. The teacher who learns from her students. The father who controls giving money.
Key words for the Six of Pentacles include the have and have not sides of each meaning. Sometimes this card is a clear sign in one way or another. You will get the gift you want. You're going to have to postpone another. However, in all cases, you need to question the obvious and deepen. Why are you in the situation you find yourself in and where it takes? Who is really in charge? What is really going on?
Six of Pentacles urges us to work with people in exchange. Do not harm yourself to please others. Value your work or talent and demand something in return
Spend more than you earn, waste time and effort, give to those who do not deserve it.
Trade, industry, equilibrium, accounting, trading strategy, transaction, forecast, speculation.