Gratitude and Generosity
The Six of Coins, or Pentacles, is the card of abundance, and (according to Yoav Ben-Dov) “just the right balance between stability and movement.”
The Rider Waite Smith version of the card depicts a wealthy man distributing alms to two paupers. So for a long time, for me, it symbolized “haves and have nots” and all of the complex emotional baggage and ambivalence I have toward wealth. In short, it is nice to not be in need, but there is something about material riches that has long made me suspicious.
Over the past year, I have come to see our world, and my life, as one of great abundance, despite the shady global political economy, and the violence that it does to us every day. This is not so much the result of a change in conditions as it is a change in my own perception.
I am grateful to feel more at ease with the material conditions of my life. And I am happy when I am able to share with others. I am determined to do more of that in a more structured way in the coming months.