Category Archives: Pentacles

Ten of Pentacles

Ten of PentaclesWe have reached success and satisfaction. Now we simply need to enjoy the situation. But we also have to continue developing the subject, organically and at the right pace, so we can enjoy it in the long term.

The Ten of Coins indicates abundance, success, wealth and happiness. It is a card of joy and satisfaction that represents completeness in all area: family, career, personal development, etc.

Basically the Ten of Coins is similar to the Nine of Coins but it represents an epilogue showing what will happen once wholeness has been reached. For example the Nine of Coins can represent a perfect couple about to get married while the Ten of Coins will show the same couple after several years of joyful marriage when the relationship has matured into a family with kids.

  Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships  Tying the knot, moving on to having children and grandchildren, fulfillment of dreams and wishes.  _
Career  Success and prosperity, fulfilling our aspirations, satisfaction and profit.  _

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Stability, family, happy retirement, abundance, home, peace

Nine of Pentacles

Nine of PentaclesAfter a lot of hard work we have reached our goal and have achieved profit and abundance, especially in the material world. We simply have to enjoy what we got.

The Nine of Coins is a card of fertility and success. It indicates abundance that is reached after a lot of hard work. We have gone far and worked hard. Now is the time to enjoy the fruits of our success. The Nine of Coins is one of the most blessed cards in the Tarot deck. It deals with success in material world, as well as emotional and spiritual domains. We are satisfied and enjoy what we have achieved.

It is important to understand that the success we experience in this card is not a coincidence. It is a direct result of our hard labor and persistence that enables us to reach the desired goal.

  Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships  Reaching success after putting in the effort, moving to the next stage, getting pregnant (if relevant).  _
Career  Income, material success, successful investment that pay dividends.  _

Areas of particular relevance:
Wedding, pregnancy, buying a home, abundance, success

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Eight of Pentacles

We are ongoing a lengthy process that requires a lot of work but showing little in return. To become successful we have to persist.

Eight of PentaclesThe Eight of Coins is a card of hard work. It indicates apprenticeship where we are ready to work hard and sacrifice in the present to improve our future. For example, studying many years for a coveted degree, or working for a year earning minimal wages just to get the experience.

The card calls upon us to get used to routine despite it being sometimes hard or boring. We have to find the good things about routine and try to enjoy it as much as we can.
It is important to remember that the process is long and so we do not give up prematurely. We need to show resilience and persist in our efforts. Only this way will we get to our goal.

  Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships  Stability and simplicity, willingness to wait for the required results.  Inability to handle routine.
Career  happiness and satisfaction at the workplace, willingness to work hard, persist and sacrifice.  Excessive bureaucracy impedes our ability to reach our goal.

 

Areas of particular relevance: Work, manual labor, working as salaried employee, apprenticeship and training period, degree study, new beginning –especially at work, workplace romance

Seven of Pentacles

We experienced a disappointment but through it got a lesson which highlighted what is right for us. Despite the letdown we are now ready to take a risk and find our inner truth.

Seven of CoinsWe are disappointed from what there is, which is not what we expected, and as a result experience a sense of inner void. But our suffering is not without merit and the lesson we passed prepares us well: we now know what is right for us and are ready to take a chance to get to the truth.

If we had passed a crisis, that tough time was an essential preparation for what is about to come. We are now smarter and wiser, we had learned the lesson so when the opportunity comes knocking we can be brave and pick what is new and different –a choice leading us to the desired goal.

But if we have not passed a crisis maybe the disappointment is not real or is due to other reasons. In this case we have to overcome our tendency to implement major changes in our lives.

  Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships  A tendency to take a risk to promote our relationship, after a long time we are finally ready for a new relationship  A feeling that something is wrong with our relationship can lead to a wrong move, we tend to prematurely end a relationship although all is well
Career  After a tough time we are willing to take risks in order to move forward  A feeling that we are missing something in our professional life can lead to a wrong move and failure

 

 

 

Areas of particular relevance:  Resignation, ending a relationship, disappointment, confusion, readiness to take risks, willingness to fall in love again.

Five of pentacles

We feel threatened and are about to respond in a destructive manner -paying consequently a terrible price. It is crucial that we decipher reality properly and act accordingly. But, if we already acted wrongly we must forgive ourselves and move on.

Five of pentaclesThe Five of Coins, one of the worst cards in the Tarot deck, can show that we experience a real loss and go through a crisis. Knowing that the bad situation we find ourselves in is a direct consequence of our own actions does not make it any easier for us. But, it is important to understand that under the circumstances we had no choice and simply had to respond in the way we did due to the mental distress we experienced.

In the previous stage of the process, the Four of Coins, there was no real threat but we nevertheless felt threatened and started to walk a slippery slope. Since we did not handle the problem correctly, as time went by our reactions worsened until we did what got us to our present situation.

If the card relates to a future question, there is a possibility to avoid the associated pain and sorrow –but only if we handle the problem we face –as represented by the Four of Coins.

Areas of particular relevance: Financial loss, self destructiveness, bachelorhood.

Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships ________ Unfaithfulness, tendency to ruin the relationship, self destructiveness, the stage of bachelorhood and inability to move on
Career ________ Financial loss, failure due to a rush action, acting under pressure, wrong assumptions leading to bad decisions

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Four of pentacles

We fail to correctly decipher reality and therefore feel threatened, react badly and cling to the known and the familiar.

Four of pentaclesWe feel threatened by some sort of competition. Something is bothering our peace of mind. We feel that we do not have sure footing in the situation we face. These feelings undermine our confidence, make us feel threatened, and lead to us feeling helpless and envious. Consequently we stick to the known and the familiar, raise our walls and become very possessive. But these reactions lead us in the wrong direction: Instead of dealing with the fear and using it as leverage for self-development we get stuck. It is important to make sure we understand what it is that we are so afraid of. Once we overcome the perceived threat we will understand what needs to be done.

For example, someone’s boss makes a pass with his wife -but this does not mean that she will be receptive to his advances. Instead of getting stressed out and  acting drastically, which can hurt the relationship, the husband should use the fear as leverage and become the “perfect husband” -one that the wife will never think of leaving.

Areas of particular relevance: Stinginess, competitiveness, wealth, financial stability.

Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships Stability and a solid foundation for the relationship Emotional stinginess, fear of losing the other party, stubbornness, jealousy, lack of communication
Career Stability in business and in our career, a solid financial foundation Fear of investment, jealousy, competitiveness, stinginess, short-term focus

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Three of pentacles

We are confident in our position in life, a perception which is shared by people in our immediate surroundings, such as employer, family and friends who reward us accordingly.

Three of pentaclesThe Three of Coins is a joyous card which indicates a true cause for a celebration. We receive both an acknowledgement for our hard-gained skills, as well as tangible compensation in the form of a monetary prize or some other benefit.

After discovering our needs, becoming a professional and learning how to enjoy our occupation, we can build ourselves a solid foundation in life. Thanks to our talent, focus and persistence we are now prospering and enjoying the abundance life has to offer.

The Three of Coins is a blessing for relationships: like the Three of Wands it indicates the understanding and acceptance of the other party as the “one” for us.  But the Three of Coins indicates taking a step further such as moving-in together, tying the knot, or having children.

Areas of particular relevance: financial growth, promotion, acknowledgement of skills and talent.

Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships Acknowledging the success of the relationship and moving on to the next stage ________
Career Promotion, recognition and positive evaluation of our skills and talent, monetary gain, financial growth ________

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Two of pentacles

We wonder what needs to be done but in actuality we already know the answer! Everything is set and ready for the right action –all we have to do is ignore the restrictions we face and act.

Two of pentaclesThe card Two of Coins presents us with a rare opportunity: If we act we can reach satisfaction and happiness in all areas of life. But something holds us back so we constantly find reasons and excuses why we should not take action.

We seem to debate and consider our options but in reality we just hide behind our indecision so we will not have to act. Deep inside we know the answer: we simply have to ask ourselves what we would have done in a perfect world and act accordingly -leaving limitations and practical considerations behind.

It is important to understand that we must be true to ourselves and only do that which is truly right for us. Otherwise, the truth will haunt us and we will find ourselves unsatisfied in all areas of life.

Areas of particular relevance: Self destruction, indecision, choosing the wrong option, looking for problems where there are none.

Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships A good healthy relationship, variety in the relationship will spice things up and create additional interest Too many debates and indecisions, our need to be certain prohibits progress, we are waiting for the perfect thing –which will never come, lack of action
Career A good time to invest in what we believe in and take risks Too many worries, making no progress, lack of variety, clinging to the known and familiar, indecision

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Knight of pentacles

The Indecisive

Knight of pentaclesAlthough we are ready to do so, we still hesitate and do not advance to the next level. We are looking for confirmation from our surroundings -a confirmation that will not come. Consequently we will make no progress on the matter at hand.

Correction: although we are still not sure we are on the right track we have to continue acting and moving forward in our chosen path. Once we do so we will realize it was the right thing to do.

The Knight of Coins indicates that we must be so sure of our actions that we will not move forward before getting approval from our immediate surroundings. But the “go ahead” signal will never come, forcing us to move forward on our own.

We all wait for the right time and the right circumstances. We all say “when we get a raise…” or “at the end of the year…” But the time for us to act is now! Although we are still not convinced that we are doing the right thing regarding the topic at hand, the card indicates that this is exactly what we should do. When we finally act the Knight will turn into Ace of pentacles and we will understand it was indeed the right action to take.

Areas of particular relevance: Commerce, trade, craftsmanship.

  Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships We do not give up, stay in a relationship and fight despite the difficulties We are waiting for approval, hesitate, do not initiate
Career We are good employees, have high work standards but only invest the bare minimum We lack motivation, do not move things forward

 

Please note again that a court card cannot provide a definite answer

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Page of pentacles

The Clerk

Page of pentaclesWe are motivated by a strong need for order and stability. We need steadiness and consistency without surprises. We are generally afraid of life so need to know our exact place in it.

Correction: we need to understand that life cannot be constant and predetermined. We have to learn to go with the flow, experience change and even learn to enjoy it.

The Page of Swords represents a state of mind in which we seek stability, organization and order. In the defined period we need to be in state of activity, to materialize our goals and to work hard while being focused, efficient and practical.

The card also indicates that we tend to get lost in the details. We are too cautious and so afraid of making a mistake that we avoid action while waiting to be told what to do.

We have to see the bigger picture, initiate action, understand what needs to be done and simply do it!

Areas of particular relevance: Work, order and organization, health, being in shape.

  Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships We are there to help our spouse, we are loyal and supportive We do not initiate enough, we are conservative and wait for the other side to act
Career We like to work, have high work ethics, follow our instructions to the letter and invest in our job We find it hard to break out of conventions and do not initiate anything ourselves, we must be told what to do

 

Please note again that a court card cannot provide a definite answer

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King of Pentacles

The General Manager

King of PentaclesWe are motivated by a need for independence and financial fulfillment. We focus on our careers, tend to be over-achievers and are very goal orientated –all of which hinders our ability to focus on family, friends and relationships.

Correction: focus more on our family, friends and relationships

The King of Wands represents a state of mind in which we want to succeed and achieve independence. In the defined period we need to be in a state-of-mind where we know our goals and focus our efforts on achieving them.

However, the end does not justify the means so we need to be extra careful of our inclination to sacrifice important areas of life, mainly family and relationships. We also need to be aware of our tendency to adapt ourselves to society and act according to what others expect of us -which is not always what we want to do.

We must thoroughly check our goals in life and make sure these goals do not come on account of the things we value in our lives such as family, friends and relationships.

Areas of particular relevance: Management, business, career, independence, money.

  Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships ___________ We tend to focus on other areas such as career –sometimes as means to escape relationship problems we face
Career We can be great bosses and managers, are very focused on our goal and can definitely achieve it ___________

 

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Queen of Pentacles

The Shop Keeper

Queen of PentaclesWe are motivated by simplicity, security and stability in all areas of life -especially the material world. We do not take chances and avoid changes -hence we tend to stick with the familiar.

Correction: we need to learn to flow with life, accept changes and listen to our inner voice.

The Queen of Coins represents a state of mind in which we seek material stability and focus on building strong foundations in all areas of life. In the defined period we need to be guided by simplicity and practicality. We should not be concerned by working too hard. To get the results we want in a particular area of life we can allow ourselves to sacrifice other areas.

At the same time the card indicates we have a tendency to be over materialistic. We are so afraid to lose what we have that we can become very stingy in our giving. We also rarely share our emotions with our loved ones.

We have to listen to our gut and learn to flow with life. We need to be aware of our fear of losing what we have yet at the same time accept change as an inseparable part of life. If we embrace change we can use it as leverage to progress in life.

Areas of particular relevance: Property, inheritance, aesthetics, hedonism, art

  Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships We take care of ourselves, work on our physical side and create strong attraction toward us, we want to advance relationships to the next level We tend to follow the practical side of life –mainly security and stability, rather than what our heart desires
Career We can be very practical, we work hard and are motivated by material incentives N/A

 

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Ace of Pentacles

After a thorough examination of our lives we understand what is right for us, locate it in our environment and advance to the next stage of its implementation.

Ace of PentaclesThe Ace of Wands represents our most basic needs such as home and family, work, food and shelter. The card is very down-to-earth and is directly connected to our inner truth. It also helps us discern between that which is truly right for us and our burning desires. The Ace of Wands does not indicate new beginnings but rather highlights events and processes in our lives that have ripened and are now ready to be promoted to the next stage.

The card indicates that we are in a state of mind in which we understand what is right for us and therefore perform the transformation from fire to earth: from wishes and desires to actions and implementations. The Ace of Wands deals with stability, self-fulfillment, and the simpler things in life. We find ourselves in a state of mind in which we have a strong desire to plant roots, settle down, and create stability, continuity and security in our lives.

Yet we also need to be patient and understand that every process takes time. Traits such as honesty, simplicity and self expression are paramount for the successful completion of our journey. We have to be in touch with our inner truth since only we know what is right for us. It is important to note that during this journey we must not be influenced by the wishes and desires of others -nor by our own.

Areas of particular relevance: Pregnancy, kids, long term thinking and planning, settling down and focusing on the important things in life, generosity and giving to others.

  Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships Readiness for a relationship, advancement of a relationship to the next level, readiness to settle down get married and have kids, basic need for a long-term relationship
Career Long term planning and execution, stability at work, working in a field and position which are right for us, promotion and professional advancement

 

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