The Hierophant represents a bridge between spiritual and physical world and is associated with religion, traditions, conventional ways, but also higher knowledge, contracts, organizations. The Hierophant can be a guide, a teacher, a counselor and in his negative manifestation he can be stubborn, hide-bound, short-sighted. The Hierophant is also card of forgiveness and confession.The Six of Pentacles is the card of exchange, of giving/receiving. It's also a card of harmony and balance, so it often appears after times of strife. The combination of the Hierophant and the Six of Pentacles points to supportive or controlling energies that come from someone in a position of authority.
To understand the elemental relationships between the cards, we should always take into account their actual meaning. The elements of the cards are Earth (Hierophant) and Earth(Six of Pentacles). A very strong combination that can display slow, but steady results or if ill-aspected, an inflexible, stubborn approach/attitude and also obstacles and restrictions.