Taro Cards - The Minor Arcanas


  Minor Arcana - The Siut of Pentacles

 * The names of suites and cards differ slightly in the various decks
   the suit of Pentacles, Coins, Discs, Cash, Gold, Diamonds etc
In general The suit of Pentacles is associated with the five senses, money, material possessions, and services. Money and the material aspects of daily life. Represent the way on how we should react in order to achieve success in the field of business, romance, love, work, family, travel, career.

The positive aspect /Upright/ associated with the Pentacles is represent the home you are able to obtain, the lifestyle you are able to lead. Divinatory meaning: possibility and movement.

The negative aspect /Reversed/ associated with the Pentacles is greed, possessiveness and poor spiritual awareness. Divinatory meaning: discontent, anxiety and insecurity.

Appearance - Haircolour: Dark or gray-haired, Eye Colour: Dark



The Ace of Pentacles

The Root of the Powers of Earth

This card symbolises a possibility in the area of prosperity, abundance, trust, security and groundedness. It indicates, that there is a a seed of productivity has been planted in your life. Later, it can take any form - from a desire for results or need to focus on practical matters to an offer, gift, opportunity, encounter or synchronistic event on the outside. If you see this card this is a right time to examine your life. Now is not the time for fantasy, drama or daring. It is a time to be real and centered. You should seek out reliable experiences that make you feel secure. Your inner voice will tell you what to do. Try to focus also on the natural world and don't forget to enjoy your body and all the joys of material existence. This card is also a sign that you are able to make your dreams come true now. Try to figure out what will work and make it a reality.

Upright: Financial and material gain, luxury, power, labor, wealth, contentment, physical well being, materiality in all senses.

Reversed: Greed, avarice, miserliness, materialism, lack of imagination and fear of death.

Card Number: 64
Numerical Value: 5
Season: Winter
Direction: North

the identity of sun and earth, spirit and flesh
The start of something new according to the nature of the suit

Card Number: 65
Numerical Value: 2
Jupiter in Capricornus
Change is the support of stability
Partnership matters

The Two of Pentacles

The Lord of Harmonious Change

This card tells you that you can juggle all demands made upon you. You can relish the excitement of every hurdle and if you do not feel this level of confidence right now, this card is a sign that you have to believe in yourself. You have all you need to reach everything you want and more. . Embrace the challenge. It also reminds you to be flexable and supple if you want to prevail. Avoid forcing your way through or you will be cut down. Remember that sometimes a side step, or even a back step is the surest way forward. The Two of Pentacles is also stands for fun, laughter and good times. This is a card that symbolises a high-energy. If you feel depressed and worn out, this card may be a sign that greater vitality will be yours. On the other hand if you are feeling revved already, this card warns you about possibility of overstimulation.

Upright: Harmony of change, vast change and fluctuations, imminent changes and movement, news, journeys, communications, money, material preoccupations. A need to balance many skills when planning ahead. A warning against purchasing something on credit. Industrious yet unreliable person.

Reversed: Fecklessness, reckless elation, melancholy, debt, inability to complete a project.


The Three of Pentacles

The Lord of Material Works

This card is one of the cards in the Tarot that focuses on the group and represents a task-oriented team - people who are working cooperatively toward a common goal. There is no chance for us to to achieve our goals without the help of others. The Three of Pentacles denotes that you will be more productive if you work with others. You don't have to do it all by yourself. On the other hand this card's another feature is competence - the ability to get the job done. It can be a sign that you have the skills and knowledge you need. This card also stands for planning and preparation and means that this is not the time to rush into something or begin a project with only a vague idea of what it's about. You have to think everything over and work out the details.

Upright: This is the card of the businessman. Skillful work, business, paid employment, commercial transaction. Increase of material things. A good time to start a project.

Reversed: Selfish, narrow, missed opportunities, prejudiced, inability to benefit from the advice of others, greedy person seeking impossibilities.

Card Number: 66
Numerical Value: 3
Mars in Capricornus
the material establishment of the idea of the universe
New projects including joint enterprises

Card Number: 67
Numerical Value: 4
Sun in Capricornus
symbolise Law and Order
Stability and security, how roots are put down

The Four of Pentacles

The Lord of Earthly Power

This card for issues of ownership. It can be a sign that you may be involved in getting and keeping money or some other commodity, or there can be some problems with possessiveness or jealousy. Try to use this card's message to preserve and defend, but not to lay claim. People need to be free to determine their own lives. The Four of Pentacles can also imply blocked change. Opposition may come from those who want to take an advantage of you, or even from within yourself. In general it means that you should understand if you are resisting change that is truly needed. We often cling to the familiar even when we know it's not right.

Upright: Law and order, power, promotion, gain of money and influence, financial and material security. Business and monetary obstacles will be overcome. Earthly power but nothing beyond.

Reversed: Prejudice, greed, covetousness, suspicion, lack of originality, bureaucracy that destroys individual initiative.


The Five of Pentacles

The Lord of Material Trouble

This card symbolises rejection or lack of acceptance. We are social animals and can't conduct high-grade life when excluded from our group. We want to be included, not only for our emotional well-being, but also for mutual support. Being rejected can mean physical problem as well. The Five of Pentacles stands for material lack, but it also includes a spiritual component. We are meant to enjoy abundance in all areas of life, but sometimes we forget that this is our birthright. Whenever you experience hardship, remember that it is only temporary. Look for the spiritual center that will take you in and give you shelter.

Upright: Redundancy, material worries, financial instability, poverty, loss of money & profession. Monetary anxiety. Also may be sign of land cultivation, building.

Reversed: Worry, long term unemployment, lack of success, poverty and destitution.

Card Number: 68
Numerical Value: 5
Mercury in Taurus
long-continued inaction
Letting go of outworn attitudes

Card Number: 69
Numerical Value: 6
Moon in Taurus
the harmonious establishment of the energy of the Element
Taking up challenges and moving forward

The Six of Pentacles

The Lord of Material Success

This card means that you should look very deeply into the whole issue of what having really means both materially (resources) and immaterially (knowledge, power, love). You may see yourself on one side or the other, but this card asks you to reconsider. Imagine the successful businessman who suddenly declares bankruptcy, or the tyrannical invalid who dominates through weakness. Sometimes this card means that you have to chose one way or another. Try to think everything over and understand what you really want, why you are in the situation you're in, and where it is leading. In all cases you should question the obvious and go deeper.

Upright: Success, gain in material things and use of good fortune. Power, patronage, influence, nobility, philanthropy. Solvency in material affairs.

Reversed: Insolence, conceit with wealth, prodigality. Loss of money through carelessness, deceit or theft.


The Seven of Pentacles

The Lord of Success Unfulfilled

This card symbolizes the moments when after a rush of activity when we stop to catch our breath and look around. This card symbolizes a reward that will come your way, particularly as a result of your own efforts. So you can take it and enjoy. Another meaning of this card is to remind you to take the time to be sure you're meeting your goals. If you are busy you don't always have time to reflect on what you're doing and why. Such problems as if you are still on course, or if you are getting the results you want. There is always a possibility that some serious problems can develop if you don't take stock at key moments. The Seven of Pentacles can also symbolize a crossroads. If you see this card that may be a signal that you have a tendency to continue with familiar routines. It is not easy to go in a new direction. The Seven of Pentacles may be telling you to figure out if you need a course correction, or even a complete about-face. This is not an order to choose a certain path, but you could be soon.

Upright: Delay but growth, warning, material success may be possible, hopes deceived, disappointment, honorable work undertaken.

Reversed: Self induced money worries, promising circumstances, little gain from much labor, promises of success unfulfilled.

Card Number: 70
Numerical Value: 7
Saturn in Taurus
enfeeblement and blight
workingout priorities

Card Number: 71
Numerical Value: 8
Sun in Virgo
intelligence applied to material matters
new jobs or attitudes

The Eight of Pentacles

The Lord of Prudence

This card advises you to redouble your efforts at the business of the moment, whether a work project, family difficulty, personal goal or unpleasant duty. Sometimes life can be full of pleasant moments and they fall into our laps to be enjoyed. Other times you have to work hard to obtain them. The Eight of Pentacles represents moments when you must give 110%. You just have to do this. Fortunately, this kind of work is invigorating and leads to superb results. The Eight of Pentacles also stands for the impulse to learn , to broaden horizons in different ways. Sometimes it is necessary to develop your skills. We do research, dig out facts or search for expertise.

Upright: Prudence, use of one's skills, a small increase in money, intelligence applied to material affairs, agriculture, building, skill, cunning, industriousness. An advantageous card for any talented individuals.

Reversed: Over-carefulness in small things and inappropriate use of energy and skills, meanness, avariciousness and hoarding. Dishonest dealings in business affairs.


The Nine of Pentacles

The Lord of Material Gain

This card represents all the most beautiful, gracious, high-minded and civilized things. Art, music and other forms of beauty are very important parts of our physical world. The business of life is important, but we can't focus on practical matters all the time. We should also pay more attention and enjoy the finer things of life. If you see this card it can be a sign that you may need to reject the coarse or offensive and seek the highest. The Nine of Pentacles is also a card that represents such things as discipline and self-control. It may be suggesting that you should restraint and self-control if you are to achieve your best efforts. You may have to "sacrifice" for the moment, but the results will be worth it. This card is also a sign of self confidence. Sometimes it is necessary that you trust our own ability to handle a situation. You shouldn't let others do it for you. You should take everything under your own control.

Upright: Great increase of wealth, enjoyment of hard earned success, good luck attending material affairs.

Reversed: Covetousness, theft, knavery, swindling and pilfering. Corruption and success earned from the backs and misfortunes of others. Stability will not be sustained.

Card Number: 72
Numerical Value: 9
Venus in Virgo
good luck and good management
Where you find satisfaction

Card Number: 73
Numerical Value: 10
Mercury in Virgo
the futility of material gain
the heart's desire or experiencing rejection

The Ten of Pentacles

The Lord of Wealth

This card symbolizes the ultimate in worldly and material success. If you see this card this means that you should follow established guidelines and maintain the status quo. Sometimes it is really important to trust the known ways. Sometimes this card is associated with permanence. Change is a part of life, but constant change is uncomfortable. We need stability in this life and this card may be telling you to concentrate on the long-term. Now it may be the time to settle down and make the arrangements that will work for you far into the future.

Upright: Wealth, material prosperity and riches, emotional and financial stability. This card may indicated good fortune regarding a dowry.

Reversed: May mean partial loss, dullness of mind and profit in money transactions. Card may also indicate burglary.


The Page of Pentacles

The Princess of the Echoing Hills
The Rose of the Palace of Earth

This card is a messenger bringing you opportunities for prosperity. The Page of Pentacles will surely deliver you chances to experience wealth, abundance, security and solid achievement. If you see this card it may be a sign that enrichment, comfort, trust or the chance to make your dreams real. If you see this card don't waist your time!

Upright: A young person beautiful and strong, meticulous, generous, kind, diligent, a good administrator,benevolent, preserving.

Reversed: A person with no sense of humour, wasteful and prodigal woman at war and her essential dignity. A person who enjoys the power.

Card Number: 74
Numerical Value: 7
Elemental Name: Earth of Earth
spiral force of Creation in perfect equilibrium.
Children or young women. Information

Card Number: 75
Numerical Value: 4
Elemental Name: Fire of Earth
the generative property of earth
Young men. Movement forward and challenges

The Knight of Pentacles

The Lord of the Wild and Fertile Land
The King of the Spirits of Earth

This card represents a strong man that reminds a bulldog. Once he bites down, you can be sure he won't let go. He can see his goals perfectly and work hard to reach them. Every job is always completed down to the last detail. He's careful and prudent, never wasteful. On the other hand he is a bit stodgy and dull. He doesn't possess a sense of humor and work always on the first place for him. He doesn't like change or risk and will always take the gloomiest view. If you see this card this is a sign that this man's style is involved in the situation as an aspect of you, someone else or the atmosphere in general. You need to think and answer if this man's energy is helping or hurting. If his style is evident, then balance is needed. Maybe you are working too hard or maybe the atmosphere around you is one of gloom and doom. It may be a time to change something. On the other hand you may be spending too much or you might give up too soon. If it is so, let the Knight of Pentacles introduce you to his world of care and persistence.

Upright: An impassive, indifferent and stoical person, patient, laborious and clever in material things, perhaps somewhat dull and preoccupied with material affairs.

Reversed: Avaricious, surly, petty, jealous, grasping person, sometimes self satisfied and smug.


The Queen of Pentacles

The Queen of the Thrones of Earth

This card represents a woman who's first words if you visit her will be "Come in, come in. It's great to see you. Have a bowl of soup!" No one is more welcoming and nurturing than she. Her greatest pleasure is to care for others - making sure they are happy and secure. Her home is always overflowing with children, pets, plants and footloose friends. She is warm and generous to all. In day-to-day matters, she is sensible and practical. She doesn't have a lot of time for elaborate plans and other craziness. If something needs doing, she just takes care of it without a lot of fuss and bother. If necessary, she makes do with little and always comes through in a pinch. There is a down-to-earth, matter-of-factness about her. She is always loyal and steadfast. Because she is trusting by nature, others trust her completely. No one is more welcoming and nurturing than she. Her greatest pleasure is to care for others - making sure they are happy and secure. Her home is always overflowing with children, pets, plants and footloose friends. She is warm and generous to all. In day-to-day matters, she is sensible and practical. She doesn't have a lot of time for elaborate plans and other craziness. If something needs doing, she just takes care of it without a lot of fuss and bother. If necessary, she makes do with little and always comes through in a pinch. There is a down-to-earth, matter-of-factness about her. She is always loyal and steadfast. Because she is trusting by nature, others trust her completely. If you see this card it may be a sign that you should try to think and feel as she does.

Upright: A capable and practical businesswoman, ambitious in useful directions, affectionate and kind, charming, timid, practical, but quiet and domesticated.

Reversed: A person that enjoys the company , servile, foolish, capricious, prone to debauch and moodiness.

Card Number: 76
Numerical Value: 4
Elemental Name: Water of Earth
the fertility and warmth of earth
Mature women. Comfort, nurturing, and satisfaction

Card Number: 77
Numerical Value: 4
Elemental Name: Air of Earth
a symbol of the fruits and seeds of earth
Mature men. Worldly success, achievements and assertion

The King of Pentacles

The King of the Thrones of Earth

This card represents a man, who turns everything he touches to gold (riches of all kinds). He can see the opportunity everywhere and succeeds at whatever he sets his mind to. He is enterprising and adept. Whatever the task, he handles it competently, drawing on his wide range of skills and practical knowledge. You can count on him and he is always reasonable. He gives generously of his time and resources because he knows that by giving more, he receives more. When he has set a goal for himself, he pursues it with firm resolve until he's successful. If you see this card ask yourself if you take the kinds of actions he might take. For example: keeping a commitment, fixing something that's broken, making money, or sponsoring a new enterprise.

Upright: A young man bringing great energy to practical matters, trustworthy, patient, cautious and uses his inborn wisdom to increase his wealth.

Reversed: A person who is easily bought, dull, very materialistic and mercenary.



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