Suit of Pentacles

The Suit of Pentacles (also known as Coins or Disks) is representative of the element of Earth. The Suit of Pentacles Tarot card meanings cover material aspects of life including work, business, trade, property, money and other material possessions. The positive aspects of the Suit of Pentacles include manifestation, realisation, proof and prosperity.

Pentacles deal with the physical or external level of consciousness and thus mirror the outer situations of your health, finances, work, and creativity. They have to do with what we make of our outer surroundings – how we create it, shape it, transform it and grow it. On a more esoteric level, Pentacles are associated with the ego, self-esteem and self-image.

The negative aspects of the Suit of Pentacles (i.e. when the Pentacles cards appear reversed) include being possessive, greedy and overly materialistic, over-indulging and not exercising, not effectively managing one’s finances, and being overly focused on career to the detriment of other life priorities. Often what is required to counteract these negative aspects is a return to nature to ground oneself and rediscover what is truly important. In addition, there may be blockages in being able to manifest ideas and plans resulting in a lack of success. Better goal-setting and planning is required.

When referring to timing in a Tarot reading, the Suit of Pentacles traditionally represents Autumn or years. In a deck of playing cards, Pentacles corresponds to Diamonds.

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Suit of Pentacles Personality Characteristics

Pentacles represent the Earth signs of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Pentacles people (as typically seen in the Court Cards) are practical, career-minded, down-to-earth and generous. They are tactile beings and like to experience the physical, tangible world. They are connect through the senses and seek pleasurable and sometimes indulgent experiences.

Pentacles Cards in a Tarot Reading

Should a Tarot reading be predominantly Pentacles cards, then you can be sure that the client is seeking solutions to what are primarily material conflicts, financial matters and concerns with career and work.

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Suit of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meanings

Click on each Tarot card below to find out more about its Tarot card meaning, including the upright and reversed Tarot card meanings.

Ace

Upright

Manifestation, new financial opportunity, prosperity

Reversed

Lost opportunity, lack of planning and foresight

Ace of Pentacles

Two of Pentacles

Upright

Balance, adaptability, time management, prioritisation

Reversed

Disorganisation, financial disarray

Two of Pentacles

Three of Pentacles

Upright

Teamwork, initial fulfillment, collaboration, learning

Reversed

Lack of teamwork, disregard for skills

Three of Pentacles

four of Pentacles

Upright

Control, stability, security, possession, conservatism

Reversed

Greed, materialism, self-protection

Four of Pentacles

Five of Pentacles

Upright

Isolation, insecurity, worry, financial loss, poverty

Reversed

Recovery from financial loss, spiritual poverty

Five of Pentacles

six of Pentacles

Upright

Generosity, charity, giving, prosperity, sharing wealth

Reversed

Debt, selfishness, one-sided charity

Six of Pentacles

seven of Pentacles

Upright

Vision, perseverance, profit, reward, investment

Reversed

Lack of long-term vision, limited success or reward

Seven of Pentacles

Eight of Pentacles

Upright

Apprenticeship, education, quality, engagement

Reversed

Perfectionism, lacking ambition or focus

Eight of Pentacles

Nine of Pentacles

Upright

Gratitude, luxury, self-sufficiency, culmination

Reversed

Over-investment in work, financial setbacks

Nine of Pentacles

Ten of Pentacles

Upright

Wealth, inheritance, family, establishment, retirement

Reversed

Financial failure, loneliness, loss

Ten of Pentacles

page of Pentacles

Upright

Manifestation, financial opportunity, new job

Reversed

Lack of progress and planning, short-term focus

Page of Pentacles

Knight of Pentacles

Upright

Efficiency, routine, conservatism, methodical

Reversed

Laziness, boredom, feeling ‘stuck’

Knight of Pentacles

Queen of Pentacles

Upright

Practical, homely, motherly, down-to-earth, security

Reversed

Imbalance in work/ family commitments

Queen of Pentacles

king of Pentacles

Upright

Security, control, power, discipline, abundance

Reversed

Authoritative, domineering, controlling

King of Pentacles

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