The Six of Pentacles shows a well dressed man weighing out gold coins. He gives the coins to two needy people. This card is about giving, but not necessarily from the heart. It could indicate self-righteous giving or being generous in the wrong way to the wrong people. Today’s Journey Tarot’s Six of Earth shows a scene that we are all too familiar with. A man has stopped his car at an intersection where people are collecting money for charity. When the bucket is extended, the man feels obligated to dig in his car for money to give. The expression on his face however is not one of charity, but annoyance. Again, it is giving in the wrong spirit. We should give, but because we want to and with no expectations or obligations. Kindness and generosity are the true gifts.
Teresa Sue McAdams, co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot”, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, co-author of “Tarot Meditations, A Journal for Self Discovery”, and author of “Lessons, The Wisdom Within Each Moment”