Short meaning: An unexpected gift, loan or bonus; you are due to benefit from someone else’s generosity. Your belief in life and people is restored and you feel able to enjoy life more easily, freed from immediate financial concern.
In-depth meaning: After the difficulties of the Five card, the Six of Pentacles indicates that the Subject is being helped and supported, most likely on a financial, or material, level. It could be a promotion or bonus through work, a financial improvement, or a change to the Subject’s home and, therefore, stability. This card represents unforeseen assistance from another person, or an external force, rather than payment for a job, or task, undertaken by the Subject.
The deeper effect of the kindness shown in the Six is that it has a positive influence on the Subject’s overall security and faith in life, not just literally, but on an emotional level too. The Subject’s faith may have been damaged by events in the past, or they may have just started to come out of a very difficult situation which would have been reflected in the Five. When the Six appears, the Subject starts to regain faith and trust in life, and the people around them.
Notes on the image: The vine now has six Pentacles, which are held securely, and the vine is growing healthily with new branches appearing. The vine must have been nurtured with vigour, and a renewed faith in its survival, for it to flourish as it is.