Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings

Ace of Pentacles’ Upright & Reversed Meanings

Ace of Pentacles tarot card image
Ace of Pentacles (Reversed, Lacking)

Ideas: Expenditure, intangible asset, remittance

Traits: Cautious, frugal, patient, prudent, responsible, unimpressive, unstable

Emotions: Disappointment, frustration, hope, insecurity

  • Actions:
    • Declining an unattractive job offer
    • Finding the perfect gift
    • Focusing on intangible asset
    • Investing your resource
    • Looking for a source of funding
    • Making payment
Ace of Pentacles (Upright, Balanced)

Ideas: Groundwork, new business, tangible reward

Traits: Benevolent, businesslike, generous, physical, practical, pure, purposeful, realistic, sensual

Emotions: Contentment, eagerness, gladness, optimism, satisfaction

  • Actions:
    • Appreciating everything the Universe has given you
    • Becoming aware of opportunities to improve income or health
    • Knowing that you deserve tangible reward
    • Outlining a plan for achieving prosperity
    • Realizing you have everything you need
    • Starting a business
Ace of Pentacles (Upright, Excessive)

Ideas: Consumerism, gluttony, hypochondria

Traits: Greedy, indulgent, money-minded, possessive, selfish, uncaring, ungrateful

Emotions: Anxiety, desire, envy, lust, jealousy, pride

  • Actions:
    • Consuming blessings without expressing gratitude
    • Indulging in relentless consumerism
    • Obsessing on your account balance
    • Suffering from hypochondria
    • Taking what you want without concern for the needs of others
    • Wanting more, no matter how much you have

Ace of Pentacles’ Advice

Personal Growth

The dream of the world offers us many shiny baubles and hypnotic pleasures, and most of us live in cultures that celebrate acquisition. An opportunity to possess more may come your way. To prevent imbalance, have your ethics clearly in mind, and be prepared to manage your new resources wisely.

Relationship

While money and sex can be used to “buy” attention, they cannot purchase true love. An opportunity to have what you’ve always wanted (at least, in a physical sense) may or may not satisfy your craving for genuine affection. The motive behind a gift means more than the gift itself.

Career

An opportunity to earn more money or work in better conditions may come your way. As always, though, you must balance this against the requirements and constraints of such a position. Money is important, but not all-important. Weigh all your options before making a choice.

Spirituality

Your spiritual path should influence how you see the physical world, coloring attitudes about everything from possessions to your own body. Ponder the higher purpose your physical resources should play. What are you doing to use them to advance the greater good?

Ace of Pentacles’ Symbols & Insights

The Hand of God

On Rider–Waite–Smith-inspired decks, a heavenly hand extends from the clouds, offering the viewer the suit’s distinctive marker. When opportunity comes your way, take advantage of it; the hand that extends an offer can always withdraw it.

Coins as Symbols

As a suit marker, Coins suggest practicality and physicality. Their domain extends beyond money and finance to all physical things, including the human body. Coins explore your attitude towards resources of all kinds: what you’ve been given, and what you do with it.

Pentacles

In Rider–Waite–Smith-influenced decks, Coins are often called Pentacles. A pentacle’s design (with the upright star in the middle) reminds us that physical blessings, from possessions to our bodies, are to be used for higher purposes. In your own life, how often do you focus on “the star in the coin?”

The Nature of the Ace

Compressed into the Ace are all the qualities of all the other cards of the suit. In this way, the Ace can be said to be the “root” or “seed” of its associated element. How might your situation contain the seeds of physical growth or financial prosperity?

Your First Impressions

When you see the Ace, what’s your first impression? Is the Coin in a display case, elaborately decorated but out of reach? Is it being offered … or taken away? Will the Hand of God freely give it … or snatch it from your grasp? If you take this Coin, how long before you get another?

More About Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card

Prediction
Your health will improve.
The check you’re looking for really is in the mail.
Timing
In the winter
Affirmation
“I am open to and thankful for my blessings.”
Numerology Number
1
(the origin: the starting point, the seed, opportunity)
Classical Element
Earth
Astrological Sign
Taurus
Virgo
Capricorn
Story Character
At the last minute, the main character stumbles on a resource that will enable him or her to triumph.
Questions to Ask
If I made my decision based solely on practical concerns, what would my decision be?
What resources are available to me?
What will be the physical and financial impact of my decisions?
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