The 14 Cards of the Tarot Pentacles Suit and Their Meanings
Thought — things of the mind.
Pentacles correspond to Diamonds in a regular deck of cards. Their Greek element is air. They stand for monetary matters, everything about economy, but also thought, communication and other things of the mind. In the four classes of feudal society, this suit is linked to that of trade, merchants and businessmen.
When a Pentacles card appears in a reading, its message regards matters of economy, but also thoughts, study, plans — anything abstract, present in the mind but not yet in one's hands, either not yet or because of its nature never.
Here are the 14 cards of the Pentacles suit and what they mean in Tarot card divination (click the card image to see a larger version of it):
This card is like an exclamation mark. An idea is forming, demanding contemplation. It can lead to a lot of good things.
Drastic change of thought.
Confusion. Your mind struggles with trying to make two seeming opposites combine. A paradox that appears insoluble, but it needs not be.
Is it for real or not? You wonder about something essential, unable to know where to find the answer.
A self-obsessed mind, caught by the brilliance of his own thinking. But thoughts can be shared without wasting them.
Desolation. You have no idea how to get out of it, because you're stuck in old lines of thought.
Generosity is easy when done with a surplus. Still, it does good if done with proper modesty.
Time for contemplation, which will lead to splendid ideas, Once they're ripe, these ideas will create prosperity.
Work on the plan, think things through. You'll prosper to the extent you take the trouble of being well prepared.
Prosperity in so many ways. Time to lean back and enjoy the wealth, primarily the pride of having reached it.
Intellectual stimulation. Wisdom, knowledge, and the exchange of those with inspirational people.
Time to dream and let the fantasy go. That invigorates and opens for new possibilities. Be optimistic.
Follow a course, stick to the plan, and you can reach even a far-fetched goal. You just need resolution.
Pondering, unable to get out of it. It's all too serious. But such times are also needed, for personal growth.
Thinking ahead is the way to ascertain what was gained in the past. The key to success is holding on to it.
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