Six of Pentacles

A richly dressed man drops coins into the hands of a beggar who kneels at his feet and holds a perfectly balanced scale with the other hand.  Another beggar kneels on the other side of him, hands outstretched. Six pentacles are displayed above the scene.

A loss of money.  The questioner has to pay out a fair amount of his resources to cover bills or debts.  There is a sense of stinginess here, of giving but not with a willing heart. Of carefully measuring out what the person is willing share and not giving one dime more.  Probably bad times coming financially.

REVERSED:  There has been a bad stretch financially but it will be ending soon.  Possibly new resources and helpful people on the way.

EXAMPLES:  A bad divorce where a person ends up paying large amounts of spousal and child support and has very little left over to live on.

Losing your ass in the stock market and having to radically adjust your lifestyle downward.