Tarot for the 21st Century!
The Sixes from the Today’s Journey Tarot Deck all have to do with harmony and the stability of everything coming together – at least for a while. After the turmoil of change from the Fives, the Sixes are a time of overcoming difficulties and putting obstacles behind us. The Element expresses the different approaches this may take. For those driven by the Fire Element it means basking in success, the emotional Water Element just wants peace and quiet. The Element of the mind, Air packs up and moves on to a better way and the Earth Element finds that there is enough to share.
The Six of Fire shows an athlete running with a torch. She has been given this honor because of her athletic achievement and also her service to humanity. Admirers cheer her on. She is a symbol of accomplishment on many levels but personally it is a moment of achievement when everything she has worked for is recognized and rewarded. Unlike the confusion of the Five, focus and commitment have created success. It is a celebration of the triumph of the human spirit. The Six of Water shows two little boys playing in a creek. One of the boys has discovered a frog and he gleefully shares his find with his friend. These children are open to the simple pleasures of life. This is a peaceful time of play and taking pleasure in the moment. Again unlike the Five, the participants in this card don’t long to be anywhere but here and now. The Six of Air shows a family all packed up and moving down the road to a new home. They made a decision concerning what was best for them, overcame their fears (with their intellect) and chose change. This journey takes them away from the deception of the Five and toward security and stability. It is a new beginning where anything is possible. The Six of Earth shows a man in his car stopped at an intersection. Solicitors are collecting money and one holds a bucket up to the car window. The driver is reaching for money but he is obviously annoyed with being hijacked in this way. The Six of Earth is about giving because you want to and because you acknowledge that you have plenty to share. Contributing to charity has become for many just one more obligation that must be fulfilled. We write a check or drop coins in a bucket and think we’ve done our part – even when we resent the intrusion. The Five of Earth was about loss. The Six is about having enough and the pleasure of giving freely.