Tarot Edition Glossary


THE PENTACLES
EARTH. PHYSICAL.

ACE OF PENTACLES
Abundance / Scarcity

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This is a time for new beginnings.  Look out for new money--a raise, inheritance or unexpected income--coming your way.  There may soon be a new career opportunity. The start of an experience you have been hoping for.  Making an investment.  Begin building a solid foundation for a new business.

Reverse
A new opportunity may fall through. Do not get too far ahead of yourself.  Wait for things to truly be solidified as a “sure thing” before rejoicing.  Investments gone wrong. Money flow is slower than you desire.  You are spending when you should be saving.  Blockages or delays around your manifestations.

2 OF PENTACLES
Balance / Overwhelm

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You are balancing priorities.  Juggling different roles in your life (example: mother and business owner).  There could be a lot on your plate. Managing your schedule effectively.  Giving a lot of your energy to your responsibilities.  Putting the needs of others before yourself.

Reverse
Stress is building and there are cracks in the foundation of your life.  You have taken on way too much.  You have a fear of missing out so you commit to things you do not have time for. You feel overextended.  Organize the thoughts in your mind on paper.  Decide what you need to remove from your to-do list.

3 OF PENTACLES
Teamwork / Mistakes

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Teamwork has resulted in a successful outcome.  Achieving goals and manifesting desires.  Business is going well and there is more to accomplish.  Great minds coming together to create.  You are prepared to forge ahead with a dream; it has been well thought out and planned.

Reverse
A project is not going as planned.  A collaboration is going south; people are not seeing eye to eye.  There is a business matter that has not been properly fleshed out.  You feel bored within your job or wish to find a more fulfilling career path.  You no longer wish to work as a part of a team.

4 OF PENTACLES
Security / Openness

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You may be conserving money.  Having a scarcity mindset. Fear of losing money which may result in hoarding. Attachment to material things.  Fear of change and a possessive nature.  Clinging to a relationship. Afraid to take a risk.

Reverse
Desiring a feeling of safety and security.  Financial greed could be setting in. Spending more than you are saving or investing. Stingy with your resources.  Denying offering help to others.  Needing to heal your relationship with money.

5 OF PENTACLES
Struggle / Recovery

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You may be experiencing financial hardship or the loss of a job.  Feeling a lack of stability and insecure thoughts about the future.  Not feeling supported or looked after.  A sense of going at it alone.  Lack of resources.  A deep worry about losing important things or people in your life.  Focusing on what is lacking in your life instead of valuing what is.

Reverse
Things are improving after a period of loss or defeat.  You may receive a job offer after being fired or laid off.  You may feel empty due to a lack of spiritual fulfillment and too much focus on material gains. Reversal of limiting, impoverished beliefs. Gaining a sense of pride in who you are without basing your worth on external circumstances. Financial increase.

6 OF PENTACLES
Generosity / Inequality

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There is balance within your life, especially around financial matters.  Giving and receiving in a fair manner.  Donating to those who are in need.  Sharing your prosperity with others.  Receiving help from others.  Accepting support or aid when you need it most.

Reverse
The giving and receiving is not balanced.  A selfish person.  Taking more than your fair share. Having hidden intentions behind your generosity.  Experiencing financial debts.  You may have made a poor business investment.

7 OF PENTACLES
Vision / Laziness

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Putting in the time and effort to really nurture a dream.  Being dedicated to your vision of success.  Taking a moment to reflect on how far you have come in a work or financial matter.  Learning from the past so you can properly plan for the future. Putting in work in a relationship so it can continue to grow in the future. Progress in an area of your life is nice and steady.

Reverse
Not receiving the payout you were hoping for.  Giving too much energy to a project or relationship and it not being off much benefit to you. Results are slow to come.  Not putting your best foot forward at work.  Scattered thoughts that distract progress with a goal. It may be time to let go of an investment that has little return.

8 OF PENTACLES
Diligent / Careless

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You are diligent and detail oriented in your work. Truly giving your full attention to a project or situation. Patiently working towards your goals in a dedicated fashion.  With persistent action, you are building the momentum for a successful outcome.  Studying hard to ensure the mastery of a subject.  Doing well in school.  Taking your tasks seriously.

Reverse
You may be pushing yourself too hard.  Are you becoming a perfectionist or workaholic?  Working obsessively on a matter but the results are not fulfilling.  Doing the inner spiritual work to become better.  Caring about your spiritual and mental health by setting standards for how you treat yourself.

9 OF PENTACLES
Prosperous / Superficial

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You have attained the finer things in life.  Your hard work has resulted in you feeling financially stable and secure in your future.  Experiencing luxury, beauty and prosperity. Indulging and treating yourself to pleasurable experiences. Taking a moment to notice the hard work and resilience that has gotten you to the social status you hold. Feeling completely independent.

Reverse
Having a poor self image.  Not feeling deserving or worthy of luxury. Experiencing financial changes that require cutbacks and adjustments to your lifestyle.  Being too busy with work; you have little time to enjoy the abundance you have created. Too much focus on material things.

10 OF PENTACLES
Family / Debt

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You have built a successful enterprise.  Sharing your overflowing abundance with others.  Leading a wealthy lifestyle.  Enjoying the achievements and wise investments that you have made.  You have completed a project and the results are pleasing. True commitment and optimistic vision for the future.  Creating positive long term results; establishing a beautiful legacy.

Reverse
Realizing an investment, project or relationship lacks the long term success you were hoping for.  The dissolution of company or long term union. Too much focus on the here and now and not enough thought about future goals or outcomes.  Review of your financial stability is needed before things take a turn for the worse.

PAGE OF PENTACLES
Consistent / Procrastinate

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A time for new beginnings.  Initial investments in your dreams. Receiving new money from an unexpected source. Calling in more abundance.  Signs from the Universe that your financial needs will be met.  You feel focused and ambitious.  The start of a new business venture.  Receiving news about finances, work or other material matters.

Reverse
You could feel jumbled and scattered about handling certain tasks.  Avoidance of handling responsibilities. Feeling overwhelmed with to-dos.  In need of help when attempting to manifest abundance.  Loss of financial opportunities. Lacking focus in investing in a relationship.  Not committed.

KNIGHT OF PENTACLES
Conservative / Unreliable

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Trustworthy and dedicated in dealings.  Steadfast and committed to the task at hand.  Moving with caution and precision.  Refraining from jumping in headfirst without proper research and observation. Conservative emotional expression.  Taking things day by day. Very patient and loyal.  Avoiding risks. Can be stubborn.

Reverse
Lacking motivation or focus in important matters.  Spending time, money or other resources in the wrong way.  Extremely stuck in your ways. Boring and predictable. Caring too much about achieving work goals; you are not in balance.

QUEEN OF PENTACLES
Prosperous / Disloyal

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An independent thinker and reliable ear. You provide for your family and friends.  A nurturing giver of time and resources.  Building a life of prosperity.  Very accomplished and trustworthy.  Supportive to others in need.  A leader within career, balanced with a true care for homelife.  Appreciative of others.  Willing to go the distance to help others.  Committed and responsible.

Reverse
Challenges with balancing home-life and work matters.  Feeling overwhelmed with the commitments you have made.  Unable to be there for others in the way you desire.  Giving to yourself and taking time to nourish your mind, body and spirit. Breaking away from traditional career paths and becoming an entrepreneur. Drive and ambition for work have gone too far and overshadow other areas of your life. Breaking promises and becoming unreliable.

KING OF PENTACLES
Faithful / Cold

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A successful leader and business person.  Confidently managing life’s demands.  Strong ability to manifest material wealth. Living a life of abundance due to your efforts. Disciplined and resourceful.  Solid and strong disposition. Wise and self aware.  You have an ability to create and attract opportunities that are positive and prosperous.

Reverse
Overspending and the results become detrimental to future plans.  Emotionally detached and lacking patience for others.  Moving forward with opportunities that do not result in prosperous outcomes.  Braggadocious and too focused on material possessions.   Strict and insistent on things being done your way.  Lacking empathy for others.

Major Arcana
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