SIX OF PENTACLES, LORD OF MATERIAL SUCCESS

Moon in Taurus, Sun in Tiphareth

   Your ally is giving money with one hand; in the other he holds scales as if to determine how deserving the supplicants are. This scene recalls the Parable of the Talents, which describes a master who, before leaving his home, entrusts his property to his servants. The servants are each given talents according to their abilities. Upon return, the master asks his servants for an accounting. The first two servants explain that they have each doubled the value of the property, so they are each rewarded. The third servant, however, has merely hidden his talent in a hole in the ground, believing that he will be rewarded for simply guarding the talent, and is punished for being slothful. The master states, “For everyone that has, more shall be given, and he will have abundance, but from him who doesn’t have, even that which he has will be taken away.” The master resembles the life-force with its inherent sense of balance, from which abundance is obtained through a desire for development and improvement. Each of us receives spiritual impulses, inspirations that we can manifest down through the planes through the use of imagination, technical knowledge and skill. Those with a strong desire to develop their talents and use their abilities to realize their dreams are rewarded on some level. Those who do not lose what they already have through lack of initiative. Individual talents, like muscles, atrophy if they are not used.

CORRESPONDING COLOR: Golden amber.

QUALITIES: Receiving spiritual impulses, or inspirations, and manifesting them down through the planes through the use of imagination, technical knowledge and skill. Developing and using talents to realize dreams.

POSSIBLE ADVERSARIES: The Obscene Ones (The Moon). The Disputers (The Sun).

Pentacles:

The Five of Pentacles.
The Seven of Pentacles.
The Knight of Pentacles.

Connecting paths:

The High Priestess (The Moon).
The Emperor.
The Lovers.
The Hermit.
Justice.
Death.
Temperance.
The Devil.

Astrological associations:

The Hierophant.