Having left the upheaval of the Fives behind, we are now moving towards the calmer conditions of the Sixes in the Tarot.
In numerology, the number six is attributed to harmony restored, benevolence and advancement – qualities, which are reflected in all the sixes of the Minor Arcana.
The sixes depict the consequences of the fives; after conflict and loss follows regeneration and growth.
Six of Wands – accomplishment, leadership, victory, recognition
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Victory
Astrological Attribution: Jupiter in Leo – advancement, personal growth, self-development, expanding one’s horizon, confidence, praise
Jupiter is also linked to the Wheel of Fortune, so the Six of Wands may indicate a lucky break.
Interpretation: winning; coming out on top, acknowledgement, prevailing, feeling proud, putting oneself first
Cup held high – prize, winner
Red / orange / colours: element fire (Leo) combined with Jupiter (fire) – climax, pinnacle, peak, top
blue / lilac sky – expansion
trees – growth, support
Six of Cups – kindness, sharing, nostalgia, caring, affection
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Pleasure
Astrological Attribution: Sun in Scorpio – little pleasures, contentment, moments of joy, bittersweet memories, well-being
Interpretation: Caring for others, family ties, soulmate, deep connection, children, gratitude, fond memories
Gnome and squirrel – close bond, friendship, content with each other
barrel with water – feelings, emotions, calm, bliss
greenery around – nourishment, protection, beauty in simplicity
windmill – playfulness, fun, child’s play, innocence, a gift, whimsical
Six of Swords – melancholy, transition, moving away from strife, recovery
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Earned Success
Astrological Attribution: Mercury in Aquarius – travel, change of scenery / location, a new frame of mind, heading towards a more positive place
Interpretation: picking up the pieces, beginning to cope, being hopeful, starting over, leaving behind what is no longer working
Boat – journey, moving forward
Grey / beige colours – feeling low, depressed, sombre
Star – hope, recovery, a glimpse of optimism; linked to The Star (Aquarius).
Six of Pentacles – charity, generosity, support
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Material Success
Astrological Attribution: Moon in Taurus – giving and receiving, financial ups and downs, mentoring, advice; follow your intuition to create stability and financial security
Interpretation: cooperation, sharing abundance / knowledge, help
Britannia statue – benevolence, guidance
Kneeling figure – reaching out for help
Green / gold colours – abundance, prosperity