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
The 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.

Divinatory meaning
Experienced leader. Mathematical ability. Material success. Fruits of labor gladly shared.

Reverse meaning
Corruption. Avarice.

Queen of Pentacles
Queen of Pentacles
An astute, dark-haired business woman. Practical, capable. She is friendly and generous to others. Enjoys sensual pursuits.

Divinatory meaning
Wealth. Wellbeing. Generosity. Luxury. Security.

Reverse meaning
False prosperity. Mistrust of those close. Fear of failure.

Knight of Pentacles
Knight of Pentacles
Knight of Pentacles A pragmatic, sensible and dependable young man

Divinatory meaning
Reliability. Patience. Persistence leading to reward.

Reverse meaning
Inertia. Stagnation. Carelessness.

Page of Pentacles
Page of Pentacles
Page of Pentacles A practical child or young person. Careful and diligent.

Divinatory meaning
Application to studies. Scholarship. A desire for learning. Pride in achievement. May bring a message.

Reverse meaning
Rebelliousness. Dissipation of energies and ideas. Ilogical notions.

Ace of Pentacles or 1
Ace of Pentacles
Ace of Pentacles Labors rewarded.

Divinatory meaning
Good beginnings for business. Substantial profit or gift. Status. Success. Security.

Reverse meaning
Obsession with wealth. Unhappiness. Corruption.

2 of Pentacles
2 of Pentacles
2 of Pentacles Dexterity. Skill

Divinatory meaning
Dexterity in business matters. Agility. Fluctuation fortunes. New problems.

Reverse meaning
Indifferent business skills. Written notes. Accounts. Enforced optimism.

3 of Pentacles
3 of Pentacles
3 of Pentacles Success through effort.

Divinatory meaning
Foundations laid - finer details to follow. Achievement. Artistic ability

Reverse meaning
Inattention to detail. Lack of skill. Money lost due to poor business practice.

4 of Pentacles
4 of Pentacles
4 of Pentacles Avarice.

Divinatory meaning
Obsession with material wealth. Greed. Miserable. Tendency to hoard.

Reverse meaning
Material and spiritual loss. Obstacles to further gain. Opposition.

5 of Pentacles
5 of Pentacles
5 of Pentacles Anxiety. Impoverishment.

Divinatory meaning
Anxiety over money. Pay attention to detail to avoid material or spiritual loss.

Reverse meaning
Reversal of fortunes. Confidence in the future.

6 of Pentacles
6 of Pentacles
6 of Pentacles Stability

Divinatory meaning
Money matters on a stable footing. Loans repaid. Rewards from success shared with others.

Reverse meaning
Selfishness. Avarice. Envy.

7 of Pentacles
7 of Pentacles
7 of Pentacles Consistent endeavour.

Divinatory meaning
Success of past labours still needs consistent effort. Successful career negotiations.

Reverse meaning
Anxiety. Imprudent actions. Impatience over money.

8 of Pentacles
8 of Pentacles
8 of Pentacles Profitable skills.

Divinatory meaning
Skills improved by practice. Craftmanship. Apprenticeship leading to profitable career.

Reverse meaning
Lack of ambition. Failure. Excessive materialism.

9 of Pentacles
9 of Pentacles
9 of Pentacles Material benefits.

Divinatory meaning
Physical wellbeing, comfort and status. Success leading to jealousy of others.

Reverse meaning
Self-satisfaction. Threat to possessions or person.

10 of Pentacles
10 of Pentacles
10 of Pentacles Home. Family.

Divinatory meaning
Material security. Financial stability. Achievement. Family tradition and values.

Reverse meaning
Loss of family wealth or reputation. Poor risk.

The Major Arcana

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