When someone looks at the Six of Pentacles they normally see a merchant giving money to the poor. Neither party is too proud to give, or to receive, and it is all about the exchange of energy. (You can read my thoughts on this exchange here) But when I went through my yearly tarot reading, the card for this month was this one–The Six of Stones, which in the Wildwood Tarot represents exploitation.
In this deck, it means resources are out of balance. Things are being taken out of the earth, from ourselves, that are not being renewed, which leads to a barren landscape.
My first thought was that this represented money, but really, money is a renewable resource. If we work for an employer, we get paid weekly or biweekly, so there’s a steady stream coming in, even if there is, as they say “too much month at the end of the money”.
I thought about energy, but again, if we utilize the tools we have such as reiki, meditation, and relaxation, we can regain our energy.
So I thought again, what am I spending a lot of that I can’t get back.
And then I realized what it was… TIME.
We cannot get back minutes or hours, which is why each one is so important. It is vital that we live in the now, in the present moment, so that we can make the most of every minute of our lives. We should live in the “now” so we can capture these moments. The past is gone. The future is not yet here.
Energies are shifting and changing. There is a lot happening on many different planes right now. Are you ready? What resources are you squandering?
If you have kids, then you know how important it is to relish and live every single moment, because children grow up too quickly.
Think about the resources in your life. What resources do you want to use more wisely?
This is an interesting take on this card, one that I think we can really use in our lives, because we are asked to give so much, but when there’s nothing left to give, then we risk ending up like the couple in the card, and it’s a long journey back from there to the bountiful resources and the giving/receiving as shown by the six of pentacles in the Rider-Waite deck. In between, there’s a search for balance and caring for our precious resources, including time.
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