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Tarot Card Interpretation & Meaning - The Minor Arcana: Pentacles


Ace Of Pentacles
The Tarot suit of Pentacles at first glance clearly seems to be about money. Looking deeper, however, although money is part of what the Pentacles represent, in truth it is about prosperity, which goes far beyond money and one’s bank balance. The Pentacles are associated with the element of earth, and astrologically with the signs of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. The season of year that the Pentacles relate to is winter.

Issues which are signified by the Pentacles cards are sometimes fairly mundane and related to the concepts of comfort, security, and stability. At times Pentacles can even indicate literal boredom! More often, Pentacles cards (particularly when there are several in a particular spread) signify the good life, having plenty to meet one’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Pentacles often are related to the concept of emotional, spiritual, and financial growth.

As with other suits, individual readers will develop a system that works for each of them with respect to identification for literal people represented by the Pentacles cards. These individual systems should be taken more seriously than guidelines offered by others or in books. Having said that, living people who are represented by Pentacles tend to have physical characteristics as follows:

• Hair on the darker end of the spectrum, from darker brown to black.
• Skin complexion on the darker end of the spectrum, from olive to black.
• Dark eyes (dark green to black)
• A tendency to be muscular/solidly built (rather than reed-thin or frail)

Again, as with other suits, the inner qualities of people represented by Pentacles are just as important, if not more so, than the physical traits. These inner qualities of the Pentacles type of people include: focus, ambition, a respect for family ties, and a tendency to be methodical, literal thinkers who often move slowly and make decisions slowly.

Pentacles cards help us to consider our status in life and ambitions in that direction, yet they also depict spiritual concepts such as the interdependence of life and the ability to seek and give comfort from each other. Pentacles also can have to do with what we are ourselves manifesting in our lives, consciously or unconsciously. Don’t make the mistake of thinking of Pentacles as being “only” about money. Their true indications go far deeper.

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Ace of Pentacles
2 of Pentacles
3 of Pentacles
4 of Pentacles
5 of Pentacles
6 of Pentacles
7 of Pentacles
8 of Pentacles
9 of Pentacles
10 of Pentacles
Page of Pentacles
Knight of Pentacles
Queen of Pentacles
King of Pentacles
Ace of Pentacles Reversed
2 of Pentacles Reversed
3 of Pentacles Reversed
4 of Pentacles Reversed
5 of Pentacles Reversed
6 of Pentacles Reversed
7 of Pentacles Reversed
8 of Pentacles Reversed
9 of Pentacles Reversed
10 of Pentacles Reversed
Page of Pentacles Reversed
Knight of Pentacles Reversed
Queen of Pentacles Reversed
King of Pentacles Reversed