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Pentacles Tarot Cards – The Meanings of the Suit of Pentacles

The Tarot Cards Suit of Pentacles is one of the four suits of the Minor Arcana
The Minor Arcana are believed by some to be of even more ancient origin than the Major Arcana of Tarot Cards.
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The four suits of the Minor Arcana: Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles—also correspond with IHVH and the four elements, being:
The Suit of Wands is connected to Fire
The Suit of Cups is connected to Water
The Suit of Swords is connected to Air
The Suit of Pentacles is connected to Earth

Each suit is made up of cards numbered from ace to ten, and the four Court cards: King, Queen, Knight, and Page.

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– The Suit of Pentacles –

The suit of Pentacles is connected to Earth
The symbols on the cards are called pentacles, which in ancient times were metal disks inscribed with magic formulas. In this suit the pentacles are inscribed with the five-pointed star called the pentagram—a symbol of the magic arts and the five senses of man, the five elements of Nature, and the five extremities of the human body.
The Apocalypse figure is the bull. This is the suit of the merchants.

The Meanings of the Suit of Pentacles Tarot Cards

If you’re new to tarot reading, or simply want to dive a bit deeper into it, one of the first steps is getting to know each of the four suits: wands, cups, swords, and pentacles.

Each one has a deep and complex meaning, and the suit of pentacles is no exception. Read on to find out more about understanding and interpreting the suit of pentacles.

What Does the Suit of Pentacles Mean?

The suit of pentacles embodies the physical and external world. It is most closely associated with health and the physical body, our finances, and our careers.

It is also reflective of our role within the physical world, as well as how we impact and influence our external surroundings.

It is also associated with the earth element and astrological signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn). Those that embody the characteristics of the suit of pentacles typically portray behaviors similar to those star signs.

They are reliable, hard-working, and concerned with their self-image. Like the earth, the suit of pentacles is associated with the tangible, supportive foundation of life, and is long-lasting and resilient.

What Does it Mean When it Appears in a Reading?

In a tarot reading, a suit of pentacles on a card is going to mean something slightly different depending on the specific card, the position of the card, and the individual interpreting it.

Typically, if the suit of pentacles appears frequently in a reading, it means the receiver is likely seeking answers involving the material aspects of their life: career, property, money, health, and other material possessions.

Typically, the suit of pentacles card appearing in your reading can provide insight into the future of your material possessions – however that may be interpreted for you – as well as advice and direction on the path you should take next in order to meet your goals.

Strengths & Positive Aspects

The positive aspects presented by the suit of pentacles include manifestation, realization, and prosperity, and generally invoke qualities of resilience, responsibility, reliability, pleasure-seeking, hard work, and ambition.

Those who embody the suit of pentacles are typically lovers of beauty and material possessions, or are seeking to improve their financial situations, careers, or health.

Weaknesses & Negative Aspects

Negative attributes of the suit of pentacles – or, if you read reversed tarot cards, reversed interpretations – may include being possessive, greedy, too stubborn, or overly materialistic.

A reversed suit of pentacles may mean you have been over-indulging or improperly handling your finances, or even being so focused on your career that the other areas of your life have suffered.

Regardless, negative or reversed tarot interpretations are highly personal.
To counteract this energy, try seeking ways to ground yourself and focus on what is really important. Spending time in nature is a good way to remedy this, or simply taking a step back from whatever you’ve been so focused on.

Meanings of the Pentacles Tarot Cards


Ace of Pentacles

You will likely soon be offered a new financial or career opportunity, and you must now choose whether to accept it. Now is the perfect time to pursue your ambitions because, although it will take hard work to get there, you will be able to if you put in the effort.

Ace Pentacle Tarot card

Traits of the Ace of Pentacle

New opportunity.  New offer. Material wealth and security.
New home. Grounding. Material growth. Planting seeds.
Results. Prosperity. Manifestation. Gift.

Upright Meaning: The beginning of great love. Joy, contentment. Productiveness, fertility. Beauty
and pleasure. A reminder that when the mind is filled with Spirit, the Spirit will fill the material cup
to overflowing.

Reversed Meaning: False love. Clouded joy. Instability. Hesitancy to nurture love.

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Two of Pentacles

Although you’ve done a good job keeping your life balanced so far, the balance is precarious. You may be trying to take on too many things at once, and cutting back on some of your responsibilities may be helpful in order to give more attention to the most important things (whether that’s your career, your relationships, or your personal health).

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Traits of the 2 of Pentacles

Instability. Imbalance.
Disruption. Upheaval. Multi-tasking. Flexibility.
Making changes. Difficulties. Juggling tasks.
Adaptability. Choices and decisions.

Upright Meaning: Harmony of the masculine and the feminine. Reciprocity, the beginning of a
friendship or love affair. Balance of ideas and plans with a kindred soul.

Reversed Meaning: False love, dissipation, folly, violent passion, disunity, misunderstanding.

 


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Three of Pentacles

Don’t be afraid to ask others for help, or collaborate with others in order to achieve the goals of everyone. It also may mean that you’re likely to find success in a project you’ve been working on. 

3 Pentacle Tarot card

Traits of the 3 of Pentacles

Collaboration. Teamwork. Projects. Planning. Work. Building
foundations. Support. Working towards a goal.
Co-operation. Skilled. Attention to detail.

Upright Meaning: Success, abundance. Good luck, fortune, victory. Happy issue of an
undertaking. Hospitality. Pleasure.

Reversed Meaning: Too much sensuality, overindulgence in food and drink. Pleasure turns to pain, success to
ashes.

 


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Four of Pentacles

You are likely over-worrying about money. You may have become very successful, storing up an abundance of treasure. But you also are too nervous to spend it, causing you to miss out on enjoying the fruits of your labor. You worked hard for your money, so you should be able to enjoy it. Take a deep breath and have some peace. 

4 Pentacle Tarot card

Traits of the 4 of Pentacles

Financial stability. Managing finances. Savings. Boundaries.
Protective. Careful. Investments. Funds.
Inheritance. Possessive. Rigid. Materialistic.
Resistance.

Upright Meaning: A stationary period in one’s life; weariness, surfeit. Dissatisfaction with
material success. Reevaluation of one’s earthly pleasures. Kindness from others.

Reversed Meaning: Waking from a period of contentment or contemplation. New relationships now possible.
New goals, new ambition

 

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Five of Pentacles

You have likely fallen on hard times financially, deteriorating health, or experienced a material loss of some sort. However, this is only temporary. You may feel isolated and alone. However, help is all around you; you are just too focused on your problems to notice it. Swallow your pride and ask for help, because there are people around you who love you. Also, shift your perspective from a focus on what you don’t have to appreciating the things that you do.

5 Pentacle Tarot card

Traits of the 5 of Pentacles

Sickness. Poor health. Poverty. Neglect. Exclusion. Abandonment.
Misfortune. Financial insecurity. Hard times.
Isolation. Estrangement. Lack. Asking for help

Upright Meaning: Disappointment. Sorrow in those things from which pleasure was expected.
Disillusionments in love. Marriage broken up. Loss of friendship. Vain regret; loss, but with
something left over.

Reversed Meaning: Return of enjoyment. New alliances formed. Return of an old friend or loved one. Hopeful
expectations.

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Six of Pentacles

You have not only built up an abundance of financial wealth, but you also freely share it with others through acts of pure generosity. Your selflessness is noticed, and will return to you.

6 Pentacle Tarot card

Traits of the 6 of Pentacles

Offer. Reward. Support. Benefits. Payout. Loan. Gratitude. Generosity.
Balance. Give and take. Charity. Grant.
Philanthropist. Loss and gain.

Upright Meaning: Happiness, enjoyment, but coming from the past. Meeting with a childhood acquaintance. Pleasant memories. Or this card may mean new friendships. A gift from an admirer. New knowledge and new opportunities.

Reversed Meaning: Living too much in the past. Clinging to outworn morals and manners. Worthless associates. Possibility of an inheritance or gift from the past.

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Seven of Pentacles

You understand the meaning of strategic investing and hard work. However, you’ll want to take a step back and assess how profitable the areas you’re exerting your most work really are. You may want to consider refocusing where you place your efforts.

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Traits of the 7 of Pentacles

Patience. Planning.
Assessment. Editing. Reflecting. Hesitation.
Evaluation. At a crossroad. Deflated. Long term
projects. Pause before continuing.

Upright Meanings: Dreams, castles in the air, an imagination that has been working overtime. The
seeker’s forces have been too scattered. Illusionary success. Selfish dissipation; deception.

Reversed Meaning: Good resolutions. Slight success must be followed up. New will and determination.
Intelligent selection.

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Eight of Pentacles

You are continuing to practice and refine your skills in a particular area of your life. Keep pressing on, for you will be rewarded for your hard work and will eventually master the skill.

8 Pentacle Tarot card

Traits of the 8 of Pentacles

Work ethic. Striving for
goals. Effort. Attention to detail. Paid work.
Project. Task. Committed. Diligence. Dedicated.
Perseverance. Discipline. Developing skills.

Upright Meaning: Things thrown aside as soon as gained. Journeying from place to place. Misery
and repining without cause. Disappointment in love. The seeker may desire to leave material success
for something higher. Success abandoned.

Reversed Meaning: Interest in success. Joy, feasting, a new love. The spiritual abandoned for the material.

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Nine of Pentacles

This card encourages you to reach financial independence. Also, if this card appears in your reading, do not be afraid to treat yourself as a reward for your hard work and financial abundance!

Traits of the 9 of Pentacles

Luxury. Security.
Independent. Success. Rewards. Reaching
goals. Wealth. Abundance. Accomplishment.
Self-reliant. Security. Resourcefulness. Grace

Upright Meaning: Material success, satisfaction. All the good things of life are available. The
Querent will get his wish. Physical well-being.

Reversed Meaning: Misplaced reliance; false freedom. There may be some deprivation or illness, or
overindulgence in food and drink. The Querent’s wish will not be fulfilled.

 


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Ten of Pentacles

You are surrounded by financial and material abundance. You will eventually reach the point where you will no longer want for anything, as you will accomplish your career goals, whatever that may mean for you. You will also be able to share the fruits of your labor with others.

10 Pentacle Tarot card

Traits of the 10 of Pentacles

Family wealth.
Inheritance. Values and beliefs. Tradition.
Responsible. Wisdom. Elders. Lineage.
Conventional. Affluent. Abundance.

Upright Meaning: Contentment. Lasting happiness because it is inspired from above rather than being the sensual satisfaction indicated in the Nine of Cups. Perfection of human love. Great friendship. Lasting success. Peacemaking.

Reversed Meaning: Loss of friendship. Betrayal. Wantonness, waste. Criminal satisfactions.

 

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Page of Pentacles

Now is a good time to begin a new endeavor, whether that be in your career, hobby, or love life. However, in order for this new dream to be realized, you will still have to put in quite a bit of work and planning to achieve it.

Traits of the Page of Pentacle

Learning. Training.
Reliable. New offer. Hands-on. Planning a
project. Eager. Practical. New opportunity.
Organised. Focused. Prioritising.

Upright Meaning: A melancholy and passionate youth, studious but given to flights of
imagination. Willing to render service to the Querent.
If this card does not signify a youth, it will mean the Querent is drawn to the arts, is given to
meditation. News, a message, perhaps the birth of a child. New business methods proposed.

Reversed Meaning: Little desire to create. Dilettantism. Good taste. Seduction. A deception may soon be uncovered. Obstacles. Unpleasant news.

 


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Knight of Pentacles

Continue doing what you’re doing; you will eventually reach your goal, even if it may feel longer or more tedious than the way other people are reaching it.

knight Pentacle Tarot card

Traits of the 8 Knight of Pentacle

Working towards
goals. Patience. Hard-working. Careful
planning. Methodical. Disciplined. Trustworthy.
Slow pace. Loyal. Tedious. Boring work.

Upright Meaning: A young man who is graceful, poetic, but indolent. He is a dreamer of sensual
delights. Can mean the bringer of a message, a proposition, an invitation.

Reversed Meaning: Sensual, idle, untruthful. Swindling, trickery, fraud. Propositions should be carefully
looked into.

 

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Queen of Pentacles

You are trying to create a perfect work-life balance, and you’re doing it very well. Make sure to make time for yourself, too. This card may also indicate other types of material abundance, such as more children or a stronger family life.

Queen Pentacle Tarot card

Traits of the 8 Queen of Pentacle

Security. Practical.
Abundance. Motherly. Home comforts.
Nurturing. Resourceful. Grounded. Managing
finances. Conservational. Trustworthy. Sensible.

Upright Meaning: A woman who is able to put into practice what her visions decree. She is the good wife and mother—honest, devoted, and loyal.
If the Querent does not recognize such a woman in his or her life, then someone with vision should be considered, or someone who is kind though not willing to take too much trouble for another.
Success, happiness, pleasure are indicated.

Reversed Meaning: A perverse character. Intelligent but not to be relied on. Dishonesty. Immorality


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King of Pentacles

You are very good at obtaining and managing material wealth, but you are also kind and generous, providing for your family and friends. Now would be a great time to start a business or initiate a new plan.

Traits of the King of Pentacle

Entrepreneur. Financial
security. Wealthy business. Financial advice and
support. Ambitious. Successful. Reliable. Solid.
Firm. Ruthless. Stubborn. Materialistic.

Upright Meaning: This man is skilled in both law and trade. He may be connected with either a church or a worldly institution. He is kind and considerate and willing to take responsibility.
If such a man is not indicated, then look for traits of liberality, generosity, consideration, creative
intelligence, and interest in arts and religion.

Reversed Meaning: A powerful man, but likely to be crafty and violent. A fierce nature under a calm exterior. Double dealing. Beware of being robbed of either virtue or money.


Conclusion

In summary, the suit of pentacles is a highly complex suit that typically deals with the physical and external realms.
It is generally interpreted in relation to the well-being of finances, possessions, and the physical body.
It represents the earth element, and people who embody the characteristics of the suit of pentacles will typically also embody the elements of earth signs.
Its positive attributes include resiliency and strength, while its negative aspects include greed, overindulgence, and materialism.

 

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Read the other 4 suits of the Minor Arcana Tarot Cards:

The Suite of Wands
The Suite of Cups
The Suite of Swords
The Suite of Pentacles

 


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