Minor Arcana - Pentacles: Eight

Eight of Pentacles

The meaning of this card

Eight of PentaclesEight of Pentacles shows a young man who is hard at work, producing one Pentacle after another, in steady progress. He is dedicated and puts in the effort to make the perfect Pentacle.

This card represents potential, the ability to turn a creative skill into a profitable business or quickly picking up new skills and talents that will help in career advancement.

This card indicates hard work and a period of apprenticeship (or learning) to achieve a good outcome.

(1909 Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck images)


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Meaning - upright

What this card means

Upright, this card has the following meanings:

  • receiving an unexpected, but small winning
  • success at work after a learning curve
  • friendships with others will be good
  • training other colleagues and preparing yourself for the next step in your career


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Meaning - reversed

What this card means

Reversed, this card has the following meanings:

  • difficulties with finances or learning abilities and studies
  • losses and problems with career and business
  • do not lend money to others as this will not be repaid
  • not using skills and talents to full potential or using them for dishonest undertakings
  • take care not to offer any help to others, as this will not be recognised


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