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Welcome to lesson 7

In this lesson, we will cover the Pentacles.

The Suit of Pentacles Tarot meanings are mostly focused on material aspects: money, work, property. This suit tells us of our financial situation and future possibilities.

The interpretation with the Pentacles Suit is most often related to what you make out of your material reality.

How are you doing in terms of wealth, career and so on?

As always, there are two sides of the coin. The negative part is related to going to the extreme, i.e. to being too greedy, or too careless in terms of managing your finances, to excessively prioritizing work over anything else.

Pentacles are also associated with ego and self-esteem, so watch-out for this more esoteric symbolism, as well.


Lesson 7 – The Suit of Pentacles

The fourth suit of the Minor Arcana is the Pentacles.

This suit is associated with the element Earth, representing practicality, and security and material wealth.

  • Positive attitudes associated with this suit are self-worth, success, financial prudence, stability.
  • Negative attitudes associated with Pentacles are greed, financial loss, material obsession.

Action

  • Take out from your deck the Pentacles and keep the remaining cards wrapped in your cloth.
  • Just like you did in previous lessons, focus on the first card, the Ace of Pentacles, and try to memorize the key words associated with the card.
  • Make notes of any words or symbols you get from the card before moving onto the next one.
  • Do this until you have completed all.

The Pentacles

The Minor Arcana represents your choices and actions throughout the realization of your destiny. The Pentacles represent your desire for material success, good health, and a happy home life.

  
      
      
      

Ace of Pentacles

– Earth
– positive: security, wealth, recognition
– negative: greed, self-obsession, superficiality

 

2 of Pentacles

– Harmonious Change
– positive: changing fortunes, journeys, foresight
– negative: distractions, inconsistency, impending trouble

 

3 of Pentacles

– Material works
– positive: recognition, teamwork, prosperity – negative: delays, criticism, bitterness

 

4 of Pentacles

– Earthly power
– positive: contentment, emotional and material security – negative: greed, indecision, material obsession

 

5 of Pentacles

– Material trouble
– positive: none
– negative: financial loss, unemployment, hard times

 

6 of Pentacles

– Material success
– positive: charity, prosperity, balance
– negative: loss, careless money management

 

7 of Pentacles

Or the cost of all the changes you made is not returning the profit you need or want, so you may be considering abandoning your current path — Don’t give up because it’s too soon to see the benefits of these changes.

The archetype is knee deep in grapevines, trying to make things more manageable. He leans on his hoe, thinking about his next move. The grapevine leaves represent fertility, abundance, and growth, suggesting that the archetype’s vineyard is progressing and on course. The pentacles that are intertwined with the grapevine leaves represent the money that the archetype is earning. The nearby purple mountain represents a goal and the success of the archetype’s vineyard.

 

– Meaning: Success unfulfilled
– positive: perseverance, sustained effort, eventual success
– negative: failed opportunities, despondency, self induced money problems

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8 of Pentacles

– Prudence
– positive: change in fortune, craft skills, satisfaction
– negative: lack of direction, squandered opportunities

 

9 of Pentacles

– Material gain
– positive: material success, achievement, solitude – negative: devious means, financial instability

10 of Pentacles

– Wealth
– positive: inheritance, wealth, family ties, emotional security – negative: financial problems, family restrictions

Page of Pentacles

– Astrological signs associated with this card are Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus

– this card can represent a child – male or female
– appearance – brown hair, brown/dark eyes
– positive characteristics – conscientious, honourable, loyal – negative characteristics – lazy, greedy, impatient

possible event – prudence, and careful money management is required as finances are short. Any news about money though will be good news.

Knight of Pentacles

– Astrological signs associated with this card are Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus

– this card can represent a young man less than 35 years of age – appearance – brown hair, brown/dark eyes
– positive characteristics – practical, hardworking, truthful
– negative characteristics – smug, complacent, lazy

possible event – improvements in your financial situation but patience is required, if negative you will have some temporary set backs financially

Queen of Pentaclestarot

  • Astrological signs associated with this card are Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus
  • this card can represent a woman of any age
  • appearance – black/dark hair, dark eye
  • positive characteristics – financially responsible, down to earth, compassionate
  • negative characteristics – materialistic, suspicious, insecure
  • possible event – too much worry about financial matters, being overly protective of others.

The Queen of Pentacles is a very ‘motherly’ card, expressing practical energy. She is the original Earth Mother. She shows her love for others by cooking, cleaning, keeping a warm and inviting home and bringing in a decent income to support the family financially. She is also able to work a full-time job, take care of the children, keep the house clean, and still have time to read the business section of the newspaper. She probably has her very own bank account or investment portfolio that nobody else knows about. She strives to create a warm and secure environment for her family and loved ones, and gives love and support freely.

She may represent a mother figure in your life who can provide you with loving support and nurturing to help you get through the influences of your past. She may be a teacher, a counselor, a mentor, or someone who you are very close to. Alternatively, she may represent a part of yourself, particularly if you are investing a lot of yourself into nurturing and caring for others and creating an established and comfortable lifestyle.

The Queen of Pentacles suggests that it is important to you that you are able to live independently, with a stable income and with enough time and space to also nurture your family and loved ones. You may be trying to create a better balance between your home and work lives, giving it your all in both domains and trying not to compensate one for the other. At the same time, you are also able to find time to invest in yourself and ensure that you have enough ‘me’ time in between all of your other commitments.

This card represents prosperity and security. She suggests that you have worked hard to generate a level of financial or physical security which, in turn, gives you the ability to be generous with others and to share your wealth and prosperity with those you love. You have used your financial prosperity to build a comfortable home environment and you are focused on investing in your family, as well as your personal wealth.

She asks you to maintain a compassionate, nurturing, practical and down-to-earth attitude when it comes to dealing with others and your present circumstances. You need to focus on creating a calm and balanced life for yourself. You need to be resourceful and practical, dealing with issues as they arise and coming up with realistic and simple solutions that fix the problem with minimal fuss. The Queen of Pentacles is also able to find a use for everything in the home, and is very handy and versatile.

King of Pentacles

– Astrological signs associated with this card are Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus

– this card can represent a man aged 35 or over
– appearance – black/dark hair, dark eyes
– positive characteristics – patient, trustworthy, practical
– negative characteristics – materialistic, insensitive, jealous

possible event – resolute action will lead to financial gain, good fortune in money matters, if negative you may have strong opponents working against you.


Practical Exercise

– you can now practice the 3 card reading with the entire deck, minus the court cards.

Remember to keep making notes in your notebook as you practice.


Resources & Links:

Symbol meaning on tarot cards

The meaning of the Tarot Card Number

External Websites to Reference:

FREE Tarot Card Readings – external website

 

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