Balance, charity, generosity, sacrifice
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
THE CARD’S STORY BY: GILA VON MEISSNER
For me, the Six of Pentacles is about more than just charity or financial wealth. It means that you are in a position to share your abundance and wealth, which includes emotional and intellectual wealth and empathy. The Moon Rabbit seemed a great fit – the utmost sacrifice, giving all of yourself for someone else. Th at is where the tightrope of the Six of Pentacles seems to lie for me. Do not lose yourself when helping others, but do give and share everything that is good in yourself, to make the world a better place… just remember that the world needs you in it, too, so do not lose yourself completely.
THE CARD’S MESSAGE BY TRISH SULLIVAN
A poverty-stricken, hungry man stands in the shadows, watching and waiting as a cauldron boils. Sadly, apprehensively, the Moon Rabbit steps into the pot, willing to sacrifice himself to aid another. We are giving people by nature. So it’s natural that when you have been rewarded, you want to give back, want to remember and help those who have helped you in the past. But it’s always wise to check if the person truly wants, even needs your help before jumping in. Someone in need may be aided far more by a shoulder to cry on, or a sounding board to bounce self-help ideas off , than by a monetary gesture. Every action should be practical…
MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: MOON RABBIT
The Moon Rabbit is a folklore tale told in several countries, about an altruistic rabbit, willing to offer himself as food for a starving man. But the man was the god Quetzalcoatl (or Sakra in Asian versions of the story) travelling the earth as a mortal for a while. Moved by the selflessness of this small animal, he immortalized the rabbit on the face of the Moon. Th e rabbit’s self-sacrifice was a grand gesture, and in some versions it’s suggested that the hungry man was the Old Man in the Moon and the rabbit didn’t need to offer himself up, so this tale fit the meaning of the card in many ways.