Tarot Card Meanings for the Tarot Suit of Pentacles
Within tarot card meanings, the tarot suit of pentacles represent all things material and physical, what you experience using your senses. They deal with your money, business deals, material possessions, your job, arts, crafts, your home & garden. Working hard & getting the job done are attributes of this suit. Pentacle people don’t mind getting their hands dirty whether that’s working with the land or in a factory. Strong & dependable, often found in the trades, removals, farming, landscaping & homemaking.
- Keywords for the Suit of Pentacles
- Sensual, sexual; strong; lithe; dependable; reliable; stoic; practical; skilled & skillful; artistic; common sense; traditional; regular; straightforward; grounded; sensible; lush; fertile; growth; luxury; wealth; prosperity; apprenticeships; scholarships; dull; dutiful; realistic; down-to-earth; materialistic; money motivated; domesticity; health & fitness; exercise.
- Reversed Keywords
- miserly; slave drivers; workaholics; pleasure seekers; neglectful; shoddy work; dullards; negative; pessimistic; superstitious; thoughtless; penny pinchers; lazy; unforgiving; selfish; greedy; covetous; moronic.
Tarot Card Meanings for the Individual Cards from the Suit of Pentacles
- Ace of Pentacles
- Represents the beginning stages of something tangible; prosperity; growth; material abundance; new enterprise; improving finances or wealth; a solid fruitful foundation; a promotion; a pay rise; good luck; unexpected money. Learn more about the Ace of Pentacles
- 2 of Pentacles
- Change; movement; flux; maintaining balance; yin and yang; having ups and downs; a juggling act; growth through change. Learn more about the 2 of Pentacles
- 3 of Pentacles
- Work; a new job or career; career satisfaction; doing a good job; effort; excellence; continued progression; being industrious; productivity. Learn more about the 3 of Pentacles
- 4 of Pentacles
- Stability; strong foundations, personal power; manifestation; protecting your lot; elemental balance; structure; buildings. Learn more about the 4 of Pentacles
- 5 of Pentacles
- Material loss; worries; setbacks; stagnation; tension building; lack of belief; desolation; feeling isolated; being down on your luck. Learn more about the 5 of Pentacles
- 6 of Pentacles
- Success; generosity; giving and receiving; growth; expansion; satisfaction; financially helping others; paying it forward. Learn more about the 6 of Pentacles
- 7 of Pentacles
- Failure in business; blockages in production; fruitlessness; loss of property; inertia; stagnation; poor investments; delays in payouts. Learn more about the 7 of Pentacles
- 8 of Pentacles
- Being cautious; foresight; discretion; taking calculated risks; learning from past mistakes; learning; education; taking a balanced approach; improving your skills. Learn more about the 8 of Pentacles
- 9 of Pentacles
- Gain; rewards for your efforts; success in projects and business deals; realizing your goals; financial and personal independence; material security. Learn more about the 9 of Pentacles
- 10 of Pentacles
- Richness; abundance; wealth; family stability; prosperity; satisfaction; treasures found; an inheritance; a lottery win. Learn more about the 10 of Pentacles
- Page of Pentacles
- A studious and methodical youth; enjoys learning, usually through practice; an apprentice; a nature lover; a doer and go-getter; a bringer of change; self-disciplined and determined. Learn more about the Page of Pentacles
- Knight of Pentacles
- Reliable and trustworthy individuals; generally hands on; a nature lover; an eco warrior; physical and strong; a crafts-person; dextrous and skilled in any of the trades. Learn more about the Knight of Pentacles
- Queen of Pentacles
- A Mother Earth type; practical and dexterous; a natural homemaker; has an affinity with nature and gardening; an amazing multi-tasker; often a manager or businesswoman. Learn more about the Queen of Pentacles
- King of Pentacles
- Hardworking and capable; physically strong and not afraid to get his hands dirty; will just as likely to be digging foundations as he is managing the crew; self-sufficient and excellent with finances. Learn more about the King of Pentacles
Further Tarot Study of the Suit of Pentacles
Correspondences for Pentacles as a Suit
|Other Names||Disks, Coins, Deniers, Stones, Diamonds|
|Attrubutes||Passive, female; cold and dry|
|Astrological Signs||Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn|
|Direction||North||Season||Pagan – Winter|
|Esoteric – Winter|
|Self||Body, foundation, touch|
|Qabbalistic World||Assiah – the World of Action|
Correspondences for the Individual Tarot Cards from the Suit of Pentacles
To help you learn the associated correspondences for the tarot suit of Pentacles, see my colour coded minor arcana correspondence charts. They include the four elements, astrology, timing, numerology, card counting values and yes no tarot listings.
A separate post, Timing Events Using Tarot and Astrology, goes much deeper in explaining how to derive timing from each tarot card in the deck using Traditional Tarot Timing and the complex astrological model by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Also colour coded, the post uses no less than seven tables to show the development of the system in an easy to understand tutorial.
Tarot Suit of Pentacles and the Element of Earth
As one of the four elements, earth is seen as the material, the physical & the sensual. A Passive element, Earth allows growth & production; promotes prosperity; is the foundation on which anything is built.
Minor Arcana Numerology
Numerology of the Minor Arcana is a concise explanation of the numbers 1 – 10 through the eyes of numerology, modern and ancient, and is designed to assist you in seeing patterns across the suits as well as see the value of using numerology with tarot.
Tarot Court Cards
This group are somewhat complex and require more than just a few keywords to see them expressed with any sense of completeness. I grouped them into their rank in the following posts:
How to Finally Conquer the Tarot Court Cards also shows you how to bring this tarot family alive in a way you can relate to.