While the Six of Pentacles, and Pentacles in general, have to do with monetary gain, those are not the only rewards that exist. I think, in Western society especially, its almost too easy to get caught in if I don’t have a fat bank account, I’m not really a success. For this card, to me, what is indicated by the upright and reversed readings are linked. Upright means long term gain, not none. Reversed means less than you expected, not nothing. I think, especially for my generation (millennial, you may eye roll and sigh here), if there is not the instant gratification of mega success, than you are a failure. You’ve hustled and have nothing to show for it. We glorify ‘self'-made’ millionaires and billionaires. Just as there is no shame in trying, success or failure, there is no shame in trying and not getting exactly what you hoped for. Fixating on what you don’t have blinds you to what you do, and prevents you from learning and trying again. Negativity stagnates you.
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