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The Suit of Pentacles in The Tarot Deck



The suit of pentacles in the tarot deck corresponds to the suit of diamonds in a regular deck of playing cards, and depending on which tarot card deck is being used, pentacles can also be called Discs, Cash or Gold

The suit of pentacles relates to the north direction and to the earth element, which means that it also relates astrologically to the earth signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, and it’s considered a Female Yin energy with the symbols of Gnomes and Bulls associated with the Pentacles cards. The physical attributes of a person associated with pentacles are black eyes and black hair

Pentacles are a level of external consciousness that mirror our situations regarding health – representing our bodies, our levels of vitality, our genetic heredity and our connections to the earth and to nature

If you're dealing with a "time" question in a tarot card reading, then pentacles are indicative of "years" or Autumn (Fall) time

They also mirror work and creativity, and as the suit of finances they also represent the more material aspects of life such as our level of abundance in possessions, business success, trade, land, finance, manifestation and realization of our homes and other proof of property ownership

The suit of pentacles in the tarot deck can have positive or negative associations depending on how they show relative to others in a tarot card spread. Some of the positive associations with pentacles are our personal values and personal inner sense of self worth including our status in society

So you see that pentacles don’t always just directly speak of money, they also imply the power that it takes to shape our lives, and represent our strengths, talents, the rewards for efforts well spent which give us an inner richness and our social/family support networks

The negative implications of this suit in a tarot card spread include material loss, low self-esteem, pessimism, compromised values, stubbornness, inflexibility, materialism, and the practical concerns that worry all of us for much of the time

Now, when you’re conducting a tarot card reading for a client and you see a lot of pentacles in the card spread, it’s a signal that your subject is manifesting their life’s intentions and indicating how they will carry out their plans – for better or for worse. So remember that pentacles represent abundance not just materially as in the state of their bank account, but also their socio economic status and life style – a gauge of how far they have climbed up the proverbial ladder of success

When the cards from the suite of pentacles fall in a less than favorable position in the spread that you’re reading they are a warning to your client that they need to make sure that they preserve their material and spiritual security, and don’t fall prey to greed or try to “keep up with the Jones’ “ as these weaknesses make for poor spiritual values. Remember - money alone does not make the man, and it's always important to remember that there are others who lack such riches

You can see from the above that in general, pentacles relate to our feelings of safety and our ability to relax free from everyday worry. When they fall in a good position in the tarot card spread they speak of how much zest we have in our lives, and how we can create and enjoy our security and happiness.

So, let's take a trip through the tarot cards in this suit of Pentacles (a.k.a Coins, Discs, Cash, Gold)

Here we go with a quick run through the attributes and meanings of the cards in this suit

Ace  Two  Three  Four  Five  Six  Seven  Eight  Nine  Ten  Page  Knight  Queen  King

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