The Suit of Pentacles represents a possible journey the fool could make to learn about commerce. It is the story of a rags to riches man who has struggles and learns lessons and eventually learns the value of working with the land and creating abundance by nurturing all the living things around him. Initially he hustles and juggles but eventually he is surrounded by happy family and enjoys an abundant life.
Timing for the suit of Pentacles;
Generally the suit of Pentacles represents fall if you are asking timing questions of Tarot. We see many references in the suit of pentacles to working the land and enjoying the harvest. It relates to the astrological sign of Taurus who loves luxury and the act of feathering their own nest. If comfort is king be sure it is the King of Pentacles who has declared it so.
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The suit of pentacles is the story of the fool trying to make his mark in the world.
The Ace of Pentacles shows him thinking of heading out the garden gate and striking out in the world in search of his fortune.
Upright: Promise of Prosperity, Hope
Reversed: Bitter, unlucky, jealous
Two of Pentacles shows him juggling his coin as he waits for his ship to come in.
Upright: Flim flam, slick salesmanship
Reversed: irresponsible, Drama filled, immature
The Three of Pentacles he is signing contracts and being paid for his skill.
Upright: Getting noticed, moving up in the organization, Raw talent
Reversed: Working harder not smarter, getting blocked by jealous coworkers
The Four of Pentacles shows him doing well but holding on tight to his newly acquired wealth.
Upright: Nervous about the future, Nouveaux Riche, Gaudy
Reversed: Not Accepted, closed off from the Good ole boy system.
The Five of Pentacles Shows us the inevitable reversals that come to us all eventually.
Upright: Illness, poverty, in need of charity
Reversed: Transition, finding spirituality in time of crises
The Six of Pentacles shows him back on top and using his newfound empathy to help others.
Upright: Empathy, Charity, Fairness
Reversed: Condescending, Judgmental, Miserly
The Seven of Pentacles shows us the fool starting to set systems into place that will grow and create wealth over time.
Upright: Setting up systems, waiting your your reward
Reversed: Impatience, stubborn, inflexible
The Eight of Pentacles shows us the fool working away at mastering his craft and learning to efficiently crank out the output.
Upright: Creativity, Passion Project, Efficiency
Reversed: Obsessed, reclusive, nutty professor
Nine of Pentacles shows the rewards are starting roll in and be very enjoyable.
Upright: Indulgence, Travel, Luxury
Reversed: Hedonism, Materialism, Overindulgence
Ten of Pentacles shows us the motivation for all that drive to succeed as the fool enjoys his family and the stability of a happy home and even happy dogs.
Upright: Wisdom, Satisfaction, Family Legacy
Reversed: Gambling, Judgement, Loss of Happy Home
The Page of Pentacles is focused on the coin but the landscape behind him show the tools of the trade he will need to acquire wealth and prosperity.
Upright: Service, Idealism, Travel
Reversed: Emotionally Tone Deaf, Self involved
The Knight of Pentacles is the slow moving knight with the furrowed row’s in the background. He works hard in the field for what he has achieved.
Upright: Thoughtful, Preparedness, Stoic
Reversed: Apathy, Unobservant, Not Protective Enough
The Queen of Pentacles is the picture of contentment as she is surrounded by abundance and knows she has created it by her own hands.
Upright: Nurturing energy, Sensitive, Self Reliant
Reversed: Martyrdom, Guilt, Relying on Others Too Much
The King of Pentacles is the fool grown up and sitting on his throne in his orchard that produces grapes year after year. When he was young he planted annuals and made a quick profit but in his age he has nurtured the earth and it is abundant and fertile with mushrooms and old vines that produce the finest of wine.
Upright: Charisma, Strength, Strategy
Reversed: Belligerence, Overbearing, Windbag
Pentacles show up in a reading when Money is on your mind and your mind is on your Money.
It talks about all aspects of Wealth Creation and what we choose to do with it once we have it.