Minor Arcana ~ Pentacles tarot meanings

The Suit of Pentacles represents the element of Earth and it’s astrological signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. The suit of Pentacles covers money matters, home, career, business, property, trade, family, places, the body, and possessions.

Suit of Pentacles upright Card Meanings:

ace of pentacles

Ace of Pentacles symbolises a new beginning in your financial situation and an opportunity to deepen your security.

two of pentacles

Two of Pentacles symbolises juggling with finances. You might have income from more than one source. Two of Pentacles also indicates investing money into different projects, or bartering.

three of pentacles

Three of Pentacles symbolises your work, especially where team work or listening to clients/customers are concerned. This is a positive card that indicates job satisfaction and taking pride in your work, but you must put in the effort to see results.

four of pentacles

Four of Pentacles symbolises the need for security and recognition in your life, to have control over your possession and to keep abundance and money increasing. This card shows stubbornness in the situation or in the querent.

five of pentacles

Five of Pentacles symbolises financial loss or hardship. It can also mean you are in a place where you feel there is no security and your health might be suffering. 

six of pentacles

Six of Pentacles symbolises generosity towards those who have less than you. It can also mean receiving generosity from others.

seven of pentacles

Seven of Pentacles symbolises a vision that will pay off in the future. You are planting the seeds so that you will be able to harvest a more secure and abundant future for yourself.

eight of pentacles

Eight of Pentacles symbolises craftsmanship in regards to work. It can also mean doing an apprenticeship and/or learning a new skill.

nine of pentacles

Nine of Pentacles symbolises luxury, financial security and being on a lavish holiday.

ten of pentacles

Ten of Pentacles symbolises the type of wealth you get when you inherit something, being it your own retirement money, hand me downs, or possessions from someone who has passes away. 

page of pentacles

Page of Pentacles indicates reinventing yourself in some way. It often denotes an opportunity to start something new, whether it is a creative venture, studying, business or a new job offer. Page of pentacles is not yet an expert in the field of choice but has a clear goal and dream to achieve.

knight of pentacles

Knight of Pentacles denotes being of service and. Knight of Pentacles can speak of a new job or changes in career.

queen of pentacles

Queen of Pentacles is someone with a down to earth and practical approach to life and situations. It speaks of having the right mindset to get the job done.

king of pentacles

King of Pentacles symbolises a successful businessman or a person in a manager position. This is a stable and authoritative character, who is hard-working and dependable.

Suit of Pentacles reversed Card Meanings:

ace of pentacles reversed

Ace of Pentacles reversed indicates financial losses and decrease in security. There might have been anticipation in regards to increased income and wealth which are not becoming a reality.


Two of Pentacles reversed indicates the seeker is unable to juggle the demands of life. He loses sight of his finances and practical aspects of life.

three of pentacles reversed

Three of Pentacles reversed indicates lack of quality in a work team. It can speak of lack of skills to complete the job.


four of pentacles reversed

Four of Pentacles reversed indicates lack of something solid and dependable. There is nothing really reliable to hold on to.

five of pentacles reversed

Five of Pentacles reversed indicates disorder and chaos. Not only is there no money, but there is also a lack of spirituality and friendship.

six of pentacles reversed

Six of Pentacles reversed indicates a lack of generosity. There might be greediness rather than sharing of wealth.

seven of pentacles reversed

Seven of Pentacles reversed indicates impatience and moving forward before the time is ripe. This card reversed can also mean unemployment.

eight of pentacles reversed

Eight of Pentacles reversed indicates tedious work with little gains. The seeker might be overdue for a promotion they deserve but are not getting.

nine of pentacles reversed

Nine of Pentacles reversed indicates loneliness and unhappiness. The home is neither secure nor very comfortable. The seeker might feel like a prisoner in their own home.

ten of pentacles reversed

Ten of Pentacles reversed indicates fortunes or legacies wasted or lost, or on a lesser note, delayed. There might be restrictive ties that become a burden.

page of pentacles reversed

Page of Pentacles reversed indicates issues with learning and problems with studies. It denotes wasted talents, unrealistic ambitions and/or intellectual snobbery.

knight of pentacles reversed

Knight of Pentacles reversed indicates sloppiness, bitterness and envy. This is someone who is sucking up to those who can help them climb the ladder to wealth and success, but will do nothing for those who haven’t got money or connections.

queen of pentacles reversed

Queen of Pentacles reversed indicates poor taste and lack of sensitivity to other people’s needs.

king of pentacles reversed

King of Pentacles reversed indicates someone who is too conservative and who won’t take any chances. He is reluctant in making any changes in the way things are. He is likely to be a miser and a hoarder.