Numerology: The number six refers to balance and harmony.
Elemental: The six of pentacles carries the element of earth, which represents stability and material items.
Symbolism: Some cards lack a high quantity of symbolism. The six of pentacles is one of these cards.
The scales represent balance and justice.
The man in the card offers coins to one man and a judgment over the other.
When this card shows up in a reading, it suggests that we get what we deserve.
On the positive side, all your hard work will be rewarded. Your good nature will bring you good company. Another possible meaning is a warning against paying too much attention to one aspect or person in your life, and judging another too harshly.
On the negative side, getting what you deserve isn’t always a good thing. Bad karma has a way of coming back on you. Take this card as a warning to treat others with respect and kindness.
The six of pentacles can also refer to a person, someone giving money or help, such as a banker or mentor.
The surrounding cards will help in the interpretations of the card. A reading works as a whole, with the individual cards offering support.