Sunday, January 7, 2018

Uruz and Six of Pentacles - Both sides of the coin are equally valid

Today’s rune is Uruz (ox) the rune of strength and vitality and I wondered what kind of energy would make me feel more alive and would invigorate me so I would be able to jump into the new year with some fresh enthusiasm and inspiration. Then I drew the Six of Pentacles…
Not what I was expecting but it does make sense. Often we feel the most alive when we matter to other people; when we give our time and energy to those who need it more than we do.  Mind you the Six of Pentacles is a card of reciprocity. It doesn’t only encourage us to give, give, give, even though this is often the easiest part of this card. When we, in turn, are lacking resources it is up to us to ask for help to others. Don’t expect they will notice our need because this often leads to disappointment and further withdrawal. Ideas of not being seen or worthy of love will start to arise. No, let’s be brave and ask for help. This will strengthen your love for yourself and your trust in other people. So either way, this card will strengthen you.  

10 comments:

  1. Well said Ellen. We are in the same page today, from different perspectives.

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  2. I am really enchanted with that Six of Pentacles, and your tag line, both sides of the coin are equally valid, gives me a different perspective.

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    1. Sometimes when you blog about a card it's meaning expands fluidly

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  3. It is harder for me to accept than give - you make a valid point there! But when I'm feeling out of sorts, I completely forget my funk when I'm helping someone else. :)

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    1. Same here. Somehow there is always some energy left to help someone.

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  4. Ellen I love your interpretation of the Six of Pentacles. In every relationship there has to be something offered reciprocally to each individual. That`s not being selfish but self-caring. I think most of us are happy when someone asks us for help, and we can be happy to offer help to another. So why shouldn`t we ask for help. It`s what life is about, helping one another,if we can; but as it`s often said, you can`t give to another what you don`t have yourself.

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    1. We might even go as far as to say that asking for help is a gift to another person: a token of trust as and a possibility to shine. ☺๐Ÿ’•

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  5. Ellen, love this version of the Six of Pentacles. And, great interpretation.

    "Don’t expect they will notice our need because this often leads to disappointment and further withdrawal."

    Big problem with me - Isn't it obvious, I need some help! And if I do ask a certain person, it gets me no where - then withdrawal. I'm at the point of complete withdrawal on this one. Maybe this year, I can officially make a complete separation. Hard to be the one who helps, and helps. Even harder to withdraw that help. Enjoy 2018. Look forward to year of your posts. :)

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    1. It sounds indeed serious (((Cher))). I do hope the coming year will bring you wisdom and clarity
      Gentle hugs

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