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 Winter or years. In a deck of playing cards, Pentacles corresponds to Diamonds.
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.
Manifestation, new financial opportunity, prosperity
Lost opportunity, lack of planning and foresight
Ace of Pentacles
Balance, adaptability, time management, prioritisation
Disorganisation, financial disarray
Two of Pentacles
Teamwork, initial fulfillment, collaboration, learning
Lack of teamwork, disregard for skills
Three of Pentacles
Isolation, insecurity, worry, financial loss, poverty
Recovery from financial loss, spiritual poverty
Five of Pentacles
Generosity, charity, giving, prosperity, sharing wealth
Debt, selfishness, one-sided charity
Six of Pentacles
Vision, perseverance, profit, reward, investment
Lack of long-term vision, limited success or reward
Seven of Pentacles
Gratitude, luxury, self-sufficiency, culmination
Over-investment in work, financial setbacks
Nine of Pentacles
Wealth, inheritance, family, establishment, retirement
Financial failure, loneliness, loss
Ten of Pentacles
Manifestation, financial opportunity, new job
Lack of progress and planning, short-term focus
Page of Pentacles
Practical, homely, motherly, down-to-earth, security
Imbalance in work/ family commitments
Queen of Pentacles
Security, control, power, discipline, abundance
Authoritative, domineering, controlling
King of Pentacles
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