What Does the of Pentacles Mean?

The card of the apprentice, the 8 of Pentacles is not just about learning a subject, but a skill, and one that involves the hands – creating, moulding & fixing. It signifies taking the time to learn & learn well. Learn, create, repeat.

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Tarot Card Meanings for the 8 of Pentacles

Keywords for the 8 of Pentacles
Being cautious; foresight; discretion; taking calculated risks; careful with money; learning; education; taking a balanced approach; improving your skills; studiousness; a period of study; working hard; productivity; attention to detail; working to deadlines.
8 of Pentacles Reversed
Wasting resources; a poor effort; cheating; leaving education prematurely; substandard work; slovenly work/attitude; missing deadlines; finding studies difficult.
8 of Pentacles as People
Factory workers; the self-employed; line managers/supervisors; mature students; the pedantic; tradesmen of any kind; craftsmen; skilled workers.

8 of Pentacles Correspodences

TimingAug 23 – Sept 1. Sun in Virgo
Numerology8 – Manifestation, practicality, skill, absolute decisions, business, the ego
Card Counting Value8 – card number
Yes or NoYes


8 of Pentacles as a Daily Tarot Oracle Card

Oracle Message: Variety is the spice of life & the key to a happy work day.


What a busy day lay ahead. There is a familiarity to the work and the day, a routine by which you can set your clock. And yet there’s another side to the 8 of Pentacles that we don’t normally see. It offers us the chance to do something different with our day, to change it up a little. To try something different – to get out of our comfort zones and be creative in our work.

Those of you with visions of Freddie Mercury in a short skirt and pink lipstick singing, “I want to break free..” will know exactly what I’m getting at. The monotony of the everyday. Day in, day out – same old, same old. Here’s your chance to break the mould and do something different. You still have to do some work, but you get permission from the 8 of Pentacles to do it a little differently.

Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law


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