Tarot is composed of layers of symbols, each with its own message. Have you seen cards of the same number within a single reading? Does the same number appear over and over again in nearly every spread? The Universe is trying to tell you something. It’s time to integrate that number’s meaning into your interpretations. When you do this, it deepens your understanding. Sometimes I read all the cards of one value when I start a reading. It sets a tone and gives me perspective. See how this change shapes your interpretations. We reached the halfway point. Now it’s time for the sixes.
The upright sixes are about reciprocity, exchange, and support. They offer knowledge. They reflect perfection.
Meditate on how balanced your giving and receiving are. Pay attention to what you already know and how you already feel supported.
Inversions are tricky, because they can be interpreted so many ways. Sometimes inversions slow things down. Sometimes they turn things around completely. They can represent an internal journey, or a brush with the mystical. The inverted sixes are filled with self-centeredness, vanity, and superficiality. They suggest estrangement or frustration. But, they may also represent self-actualization, free will that might appear selfish to others, and insubordination. They suggest an imbalance in an element, and offer you the opportunity to transform that element (Rods are fire, Cups are water, Swords are air, and Pentacles are earth).
Meditate on what you are bringing to the table. Are you giving proportionately to those around you? Have you outgrown your contemporaries, or are you holding them back? Look closely at the elements that are inverted and try to integrate more of the other elements into the situation. If swords are inverted, stop thinking and start doing. If cups are inverted, write down what you’re feeling and safely burn them. If rods are inverted, take a long bath or shower. If pentacles are inverted, try doing something spontaneous.