Ace of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: Perfect contentment, felicity, ecstasy; also speedy intelligence; gold. Additional: The most favourable of all cards.
Reversed: The evil side of wealth, bad intelligence; also great riches. In any case it shews prosperity, comfortable material conditions, but whether these are of advantage to the possessor will depend on whether the card is reversed or not. Additional: A share in the finding of treasure.
Ace of Pentacles – Tarot Card Description
A hand–issuing, as usual, from a cloud–holds up a pentacle.
Two of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: On the one hand it is represented as a card of gaiety, recreation and its connexions, which is the subject of the design; but it is read also as news and messages in writing, as obstacles, agitation, trouble, embroilment. Additional: Troubles are more imaginary than real.
Reversed: Enforced gaiety, simulated enjoyment, literal sense, handwriting, composition, letters of exchange. Additional: Bad omen, ignorance, injustice.
Two of Pentacles – Tarot Card Description
A young man, in the act of dancing, has a pentacle in either hand, and they are joined by that endless cord which is like the number 8 reversed.
Three of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: Métier, trade, skilled labour; usually, however, regarded as a card of nobility, aristocracy, renown, glory. Additional: If for a man, celebrity for his eldest son.
Reversed: Mediocrity, in work and otherwise, puerility, pettiness, weakness. Addtional: Depends on neighbouring cards.
Three of Pentacles – Tarot Card Description
A sculptor at his work in a monastery. Compare the design which illustrates the Eight of Pentacles. The apprentice or amateur therein has received his reward and is now at work in earnest.
Four of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: The surety of possessions, cleaving to that which one has, gift, legacy, inheritance. Additional: For a bachelor, pleasant news from a lady.
Reversed: Suspense, delay, opposition. Addtional: Observation, hindrances.
Four of Pentacles – Tarot Card Description
A crowned figure, having a pentacle over his crown, clasps another with hands and arms; two pentacles are under his feet. He holds to that which he has.
Five of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: The card foretells material trouble above all, whether in the form illustrated–that is, destitution–or otherwise. For some cartomancists, it is a card of love and lovers-wife, husband, friend, mistress; also concordance, affinities. These alternatives cannot be harmonized. Additonal: Conquest of fortune by reason.
Reversed: Disorder, chaos, ruin, discord, profligacy. Additional: Troubles in love.
Five of Pentacles – Tarot Card Description
Two mendicants in a snow-storm pass a lighted casement.
Six of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: Presents, gifts, gratification another account says attention, vigilance now is the accepted time, present prosperity, etc. Additional: The present must not be relied on.
Reversed: Desire, cupidity, envy, jealousy, illusion. Additional: A check on the Querent’s ambition.
Six of Pentacles – Tarot Card Description
A person in the guise of a merchant weighs money in a pair of scales and distributes it to the needy and distressed. It is a testimony to his own success in life, as well as to his goodness of heart.
Seven of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: These are exceedingly contradictory; in the main, it is a card of money, business, barter; but one reading gives altercation, quarrels–and another innocence, ingenuity, purgation. Additional: Improved position for a lady’s future husband.
Reversed: Cause for anxiety regarding money which it may be proposed to lend. Additional: Impatience, apprehension, suspicion.
Seven of Pentacles – Tarot Card Description
A young man, leaning on his staff, looks intently at seven pentacles attached to a clump of greenery on his right; one would say that these were his treasures and that his heart was there.
Eight of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: Work, employment, commission, craftsmanship, skill in craft and business, perhaps in the preparatory stage. Additional: A young man in business who has relations with the Querent; a dark girl.
Reversed: Voided ambition, vanity, cupidity, exaction, usury. It may also signify the possession of skill, in the sense of the ingenious mind turned to cunning and intrigue. Additional: The Querent will be compromised in a matter of money lending.
Eight of Pentacles – Tarot Card Description
An artist in stone at his work, which he exhibits in the form of trophies.
Nine of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: Prudence, safety, success, accomplishment, certitude, discernment. Additional:Prompt fulfilment of what is presaged by neighbouring cards.
Reversed: Roguery, deception, voided project, bad faith. Additional: Vain hopes.
Nine of Pentacles – Tarot Card Description
A woman, with a bird upon her wrist, stands amidst a great abundance of grapevines in the garden of a manorial house. It is a wide domain, suggesting plenty in all things. Possibly it is her own possession and testifies to material well-being.
Ten of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning
Upright: Gain, riches; family matters, archives, extraction, the abode of a family. Additional: Represents house or dwelling, and derives its value from other cards.
Reversed: Chance, fatality, loss, robbery, games of hazard; sometimes gift, dowry, pension. Additional: An occasion which may be fortunate or otherwise.
Ten of Pentacles – Tarot Card Description
A man and woman beneath an archway which gives entrance to a house and domain. They are accompanied by a child, who looks curiously at two dogs accosting an ancient personage seated in the foreground. The child’s hand is on one of them.