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Eight of Pentacles Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:


Learning a new skill.

Being fully absorbed in a project and task.

Concentration. Attention to details. 


Deepen the understanding of a subject.

Doing the groundwork.

Creativity used in a practical way.


Tedious work.


Lack of opportunity.

Symbolism in Eight of Pentacles tarot card

The brown bench symbolises practical ability. The town in the background symbolises that the man has taken himself out of reach to concentrate on his work, symbolising the need for perfection and doing a good job.

Eight of Pentacles tarot card and Astrology

Sun (Sun) in Virgo (Hermit)

Eight of pentacles tarot card meanings upright

Eight of pentacles in a general reading

Eight of Pentacles tarot card denotes craftsmanship in regards to work. It can also mean doing an apprenticeship and/or learning a new skill. This skill is something you care deeply about and you feel absorbed in your work. You are able to work unsupervised, and sometimes you are the supervisor when this card shows up, using your skills to make sure the work is of high quality. Make sure you don’t get so absorbed in the details that you miss the big picture. Look up once in a while and notice those around you. You are putting in the hours at work, make sure you have time to have fun as well. Eight of pentacles shows up in your tarot readings when the time is ripe to further your career by learning/studying. 

Eight of pentacles in a love reading

In a love reading, Eight of pentacles tarot card signifies meeting love while at a seminar, learning a new craft or skill. If the Seeker is in a relationship Eight of pentacles denotes the couple shares a similar creative passion.

Eight of pentacles in a career reading

In a career reading, Eight of pentacles tarot card speaks of Apprenticeship and internship. Eight of pentacles can also denote the Seeker is doing the groundwork for a company.

Eight of pentacles as feelings

Eight of pentacles as feelings speaks of the seeker feeling motivated by a new skill they are learning about. The seeker feels hopeful for the future and creating change in their life through working in a special field they are interested in. If you are asking how someone is feeling about you, eight of pentacles can mean the person feels you have something interesting in common. You could share a similar interest and/or passion in life.

Learn what Eight of pentacles tarot card means in the Grand Tableau. 

Personality types in Eight of pentacles tarot card

Eight of pentacles tarot card is someone who loves being a student and practice a craft or skill. They love the initial stages of a project where there is learning, research and growing involved. Eight of pentacles people often get fixated on tasks and have great attention to details and ability to concentrate. They sometimes have problems seeing the bigger picture and can obsess over what is not working rather than focusing on what is working. This is someone who can easily become a workaholic.

eight of pentacles tarot card meanings


Eight of pentacles tarot card meanings reversed

Eight of Pentacles tarot card reversed indicates tedious work with little gains. The seeker might be overdue for a promotion they deserve but are not getting. They are not being able to use their talents and skills in their jobs. The seeker might hate their job and is not giving it any effort. There might be failures due to laziness.

Personality types in Eight of pentacles reversed

Eight of pentacles tarot card reversed is someone who argues for the sake of arguing and who lacks people skills. They are often obsessed with themselves and their own efforts and fail to see anyone else’s input. There are issues with too much resentment and fear of failure. The seeker might want to learn something new, but believe they are either too old, too stupid or both. There is a fear of change.

Eight Of Pentacles Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Eight of pentacles:

8 of pentacles + The Empress: Home renovation. 

8 of pentacles + The Hierophant: Spiritual work. 

8 of pentacles + Strength: A learning centre. 

8 of pentacles + The Hermit: Learning an old skill. Learning from books. Being self-taught. 

8 of pentacles + The Hanged Man: Research and inventions. 

8 of pentacles + The Moon: Creative crafts. 

8 of pentacles + Ace of wands: Learning to use tools.

8 of pentacles + Eight of wands: Learning and working with new technology. 

8 of pentacles + Nine of wands: Pressure at work. 

8 of pentacles + Ten of wands: Unable to say no. Need for stronger boundaries. 

8 of pentacles + Knight of wands: A tradesman. 

8 of pentacles + Ace of cups: Investing time into doing what you love. 

8 of pentacles + Three of cups: Having fun at work. 

8 of pentacles + Seven of cups: Jack of all trades. 

8 of pentacles + Knight of cups: An artist. 

8 of pentacles + Two of pentacles: Investing more time into your hobbies. 

8 of pentacles + Page of pentacles: Investing all your time into your study. 

8 of pentacles + King of pentacles: Business apprentice. 

Eight of pentacles tarot card meanings summary

Eight of pentacles tarot card meanings speak of learning new skills. If you are new in a job you might find that you are gaining momentum fast and people are depending on you straight from the start. If you are a student this is a very good card as it denotes being able to put theory into practice with ease. Eight of pentacles often means you will be getting involved in your community to learn a new skill that will bring confidence as well as financial rewards. 

Learn the Meanings of the Suit of Pentacles Here. 

Learn the Meanings of Eight of Cups, Eight of Wands, and Eight of Swords. 

Learn the Meaning of number 8 in Numerology Here.