Self-Care with Six of Pentacles

Welcome to Self-Care with tarot! Each week we will go over one tarot card and explore how it can be used to inspire a self-care activity for the week. This week is the Six of Pentacles.

Introduction and Meaning of the Card


If you haven’t already, you can explore the basic meaning of this card here, from my Exploring Tarot series, and you can explore the emotional meaning here, from my Emotional Tarot series.

With that said, in the context of self-care, I take this card to mean to examine the balance of your exchanges.

My Suggested Self-Care Activity for the Week

Based on the meaning of this card, the activity I would suggest to try doing each day until next Wednesday is to examine and evaluate the exchanges of you make. Think of this like accounting and as though all resources are forms of energy. Because let’s face it, earning money costs most of us our time and energy so you don’t really want to be wasting this resource.

It is not healthy for any one balance to be operating in the red. Not your money. Not your energy. Not your effort. Not your time. Everything else represents at least one of these things. So if you are in the red, identify where the drains are happening in that resource budget and make corrections.

And yes, this includes relationships. If someone is consistently draining you emotionally, how can you expect to bring your A Game to work? You can’t because you have allowed your energy to be drained away from you. You are exchanging energy to someone for what? What are you gaining from it if you are ending up in the red energetically? With a balance like this, it’s time to pull back and not give so much.

Look at everything else in a similar light because if it’s draining you, it’s not serving you.

Do You have any Self-Care Activity Ideas to Suggest?

Based on the theme of this card, do you have any additional ideas for self-care activities to suggest? I would love to hear them in the comments below!

~ Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti (Illustrator and Author) © 2009
~ Credit for 3D model and assets used in this rendered image can be found here.

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