Beginners' Guide to Tarot- The Meaning of the Pentacles

These cards usually represent finances. The court cards usually represent people with dark hair and dark eyes, traditionally from Africa or Asia.

Ace of Pentacles- material gain, money, a new financial path may open up, a ring may be bought
Reversed- loss of money or prosperity, financial plans fail


Two of Pentacles- keep a handle on expenses and the juggling of funds
R- financial disorganization, excess of financial obligations, a message may be financially discouraging, postpone any unneeded or large purchases


Three of Pentacles- creative work done for salary, approval or support for an undertaking, a grant may be approved or an endowment may be offered
R- lack of ambition, results of work delayed


Four of Pentacles- secure possessions in a safe place, take care in spending, somebody may be possessive or jealous.
R-financial loss, business obstacles, financial strain


Five of Pentacles- lack of support, effects of bad choices, poverty
R- finances will improve, but not completely


Six of Pentacles-financial generosity, spiritual giving, possibly a raise, bonus or small sum of much needed money on the way
R- bribery, dirty dealings in high places, unfairness in business or the distribution of an estate, lost investment values, miserliness, jealousy,


Seven of Pentacles- sit back and enjoy the fruits of hard labor
R-little gain after much work


Eight of Pentacles- a possible change in career or the beginning of classes, small improvement in finances, a good time to invest
R-waste of skills, a slow down in work, a strike, laziness


Nine of Pentacles- material well being or possibly just a pleasure in gardening, maybe an inheritance, if with any pages in the future position, may be indicating a pregnancy
R- loss or fear of loss, possibly a theft, a possibly problems with reproduction

Ten of Pentacles- financial stability, possibly a large inheritance
R- misfortune, avoid a poor financial risk, possibly problems with a will or pension


Page of Pentacles- a child or young person who is a good student or of dark coloring, a message, a gut feeling
R-bad news, disappointment, or a message unheaded


Knight of Pentacles- keep your guard up or an adult male of dark coloring
R-depression, inertia, financial problems


Queen of Pentacles- harvrst after labor, prudence, or a dark skinned or a charitable woman.
R- be careful who you trust


King of Pentacles- thoughtful, dependable trustworthy, mature man or success in an enterprise
R-unfair competition (or he is treating competition unfairly) or shady business practices



These meanings are only a guide and vary based on situation, position, and supporting cards.

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