Tarot Card Interpretation & Meaning - 8 Of Pentacles Reversed
General: Just like the upright 8 of Pentacles the reversed card points to a lot of good, old fashioned hard work in one or more areas of life being required of you. The amount of work involved is only somewhat lessened by the fact that it's reversed. On the whole this card points to tasks that either should not be set aside or ones you will not be able to set aside. Note that you will benefit from this work as well - it's not just for someone else's convenience. This is the energy of making a list of things to do, prioritizing it, and then getting to work. When it's over you'll be very glad you did.
Work: If you draw the reversed 8 of Pentacles and are seeking employment, be prepared to impress prospective employers with what a hard worker you are/can be, and be prepared to back up your statements. If you are already employed, it's possible that you may be asked to do more than is humanly possible. Give it your best and then some; before you will be given help, you are likely to have to show that you are doing 110% and it's not possible for one person to do all that needs to be done. Trying to avoid tasks, now, however, can get you fired.
Love: The reversed 8 of Pentacles can show in a current relationship that one or both of you may not be prepared to do the "work" that is necessary to maintain a happy and fulfiling relationship. Rethink this. Relationships are not a parking lot, people do not just form a relationship or marriage and live happily ever after. On the other hand, you are the only part of the equation that you can control. Do your part, and then see what happens. If you're looking for love, you are going to have to work to find it. Don't just sit home and imagine it falling out of the sky. Build your own happy, fulfilling life, and get out and meet people, if you really want love in your life. Don't fool yourself that it will just magically happen.
Finances: The reversed 8 of Pentacles can warn us about being slightly delusional about money. There's no harm in dreaming, but don't count on the lottery to fix your financial problems. Be willing to work. Be patient. They say "good things come to those who wait" but it should really be "good things come to those who work - and wait." Nearly every "overnight success" was actually years in the making.
Health: The 8 of Pentacles reversed urges that you do some work and take some action in order to improve your health status. There is always something that can be done. If you don't know what to do to improve your general health, or if you are having worrying symptoms that you don't know how to fix, don't hesitate to seek help from a medical professional. Ignoring things does not lead to healing.
Spirituality: The reversed 8 of Pentacles, again, urges some action even in the context of a spiritual question. This is not the time for quiet contemplation, if you are seeking spiritual growth, this is a time for taking steps, meeting new people, trying new approaches, going places, and opening yourself up - all of which "takes work." You can do it and the benefits can be enormous.