Earth and Sensation
Pentacles represent our physical being, reality, material things, our practical work and finances. Pentacles are steadfast, reliable, cautious and can lack imagination. Reflecting their element Earth, Pentacles enjoy earthly, sensual pursuits and the luxuries of life, generally acquired through the fruits of their labour. Pentacles can be suspicious of new ideas and insensitive the the feelings of others. They are practical in matters of finance and are particularly possession conscious.
King of Pentacles
He is prosperous and highly successful in a worldly sense. he is noble, magnanimous and mindful of material matters. Cautious, reliable and somewhat unadventurous.
Experienced leader. Mathematical ability. Material success. Fruits of labor gladly shared.
Queen of Pentacles
An astute, dark-haired business woman. Practical, capable. She is friendly and generous to others. Enjoys sensual pursuits.
Wealth. Wellbeing. Generosity. Luxury. Security.
False prosperity. Mistrust of those close. Fear of failure.
Knight of Pentacles
Knight of Pentacles A pragmatic, sensible and dependable young man
Reliability. Patience. Persistence leading to reward.
Inertia. Stagnation. Carelessness.
Page of Pentacles
Page of Pentacles A practical child or young person. Careful and diligent.
Application to studies. Scholarship. A desire for learning. Pride in achievement. May bring a message.
Rebelliousness. Dissipation of energies and ideas. Ilogical notions.
Ace of Pentacles or 1
Ace of Pentacles Labors rewarded.
Good beginnings for business. Substantial profit or gift. Status. Success. Security.
Obsession with wealth. Unhappiness. Corruption.
2 of Pentacles
2 of Pentacles Dexterity. Skill
Dexterity in business matters. Agility. Fluctuation fortunes. New problems.
Indifferent business skills. Written notes. Accounts. Enforced optimism.
3 of Pentacles
3 of Pentacles Success through effort.
Foundations laid - finer details to follow. Achievement. Artistic ability
Inattention to detail. Lack of skill. Money lost due to poor business practice.
4 of Pentacles
4 of Pentacles Avarice.
Obsession with material wealth. Greed. Miserable. Tendency to hoard.
Material and spiritual loss. Obstacles to further gain. Opposition.
5 of Pentacles
5 of Pentacles Anxiety. Impoverishment.
Anxiety over money. Pay attention to detail to avoid material or spiritual loss.
Reversal of fortunes. Confidence in the future.
6 of Pentacles
6 of Pentacles Stability
Money matters on a stable footing. Loans repaid. Rewards from success shared with others.
Selfishness. Avarice. Envy.
7 of Pentacles
7 of Pentacles Consistent endeavour.
Success of past labours still needs consistent effort. Successful career negotiations.
Anxiety. Imprudent actions. Impatience over money.
8 of Pentacles
8 of Pentacles Profitable skills.
Skills improved by practice. Craftmanship. Apprenticeship leading to profitable career.
Lack of ambition. Failure. Excessive materialism.
9 of Pentacles
9 of Pentacles Material benefits.
Physical wellbeing, comfort and status. Success leading to jealousy of others.
Self-satisfaction. Threat to possessions or person.
10 of Pentacles
10 of Pentacles Home. Family.
Material security. Financial stability. Achievement. Family tradition and values.
Loss of family wealth or reputation. Poor risk.
The images used for the Tarot Cards are from
The Aquatic Tarot in Watercolors © Andreas Schröeter