Six of Pentacles

The orange cat holds a fresh supply of fish and, as a result, all the power. Desperately hungry, the starving cats gather, set aside their pride and will do anything just a small bite. Of course, this is what the manipulative cat wants as it is well aware of their desperation and uses it to toy with them. Granted, it doesn't have to give them anything, but is it really being generous? By using its resources, the Machiavellian cat builds power by showing all those who are hungry well—who is in control.

The Six of Pentacles in a reading asks that you consider the delicate balance between the haves and the have nots. If you are lucky enough to be in the first category, you may need to contemplate if you are using your resources to help others, or is that generosity of yours merely an investment of sorts as you most certainly will expect to be paid back some way or another. If you are in the latter category, be aware of the appearance of altruism in others as it may be that their actions are not so philanthropic after all and will expect you to repay plus interest later on. I often use the example of the vacation with the in-laws. Sure they bought the airline tickets and splurged for the fancy hotel, but if they are in control of what you do and when you do it, well, that ain't much of a vacation!

© 2019 MJ Cullinane

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