Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings & Combinations
Earth, grounding, steady and stable. Material concerns.
Season of winter: December, January, February.
Keywords and Phrases: ‘Gifts of gold,’ seeds of prosperity, financial contracts of material concern.
Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings:
Earth represents material concerns, so the suit of Pentacles usually signifies stability, finances, and material possessions.
As all the Aces represent new beginnings, so the Ace of Pentacles indicates the potential for the beginning of wealth and prosperity, a promising sign for new endeavours. Traditionally, this card meant gifts of gold, so sometimes it can indicate a ring or jewellery.
The large gold coin is symbolic but in today’s world financial transactions are often paper and contractual by nature, so the Ace of Pentacles can represent all types of documents of material significance, property paperwork, employment or business contract, educational award, or marriage contract.
If reversed, financial problems and financial instability, misappropriation or misuse of funds, corruption, backhanders, money wasted, money or material goods that don’t bring happiness.
Similar or supporting cards: All the Aces indicate new beginnings, and The Fool.
Justice would reinforce legal contracts.
Opposing or contradictory cards: Death and Ten of Swords (endings) Five of Pentacles (material loss)
Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card Combinations:
Ace of Wands > Ace of Pentacles: new endeavour that holds good promise to do well financially, or new work with employment contract.
Six of Wands > Ace of Pentacles: recognition through receiving an important award, can also represent promotion.
> Ten of Pentacles > Knight of Wands: property purchase or home move (other indications may also include Justice (legal) King or Queen of Swords (lawyers) King or Queen of Pentacles (finance managers).
Knight of Cups > Ace of Pentacles > Two of Cups: marriage proposal, engagement ring. (proposal, ring, engagement). Similarly, Ten of Cups instead of the Two, marriage proposal.
Lovers > Ace of Pentacles > Ten of Cups: marriage contract.
Two of Pentacles > Ace of Pentacles > Six of Pentacles: stock market, stocks and shares, currency investing, precious metals, etc. The Magician (Internet and communication), Justice (legal instruments), Hierophant, or The Emperor may also feature with the stock market. Depending upon the interpretation you use, Three of Wands (merchants, trade and commerce)
Six of Pentacles > Ace of Pentacles: a generous gift, may involve gold or jewellery but also financial.
Eight of Pentacles > Hierophant > Ace of Pentacles: educational award, but also could be new work with a large establishment.
> Wheel of Fortune > Six of Pentacles: Lucky ticket. A new venture that brings financial gain.
Death > Ten of Pentacles > Ace of Pentacles: family inheritance, legacy. Also…
> Justice: a legal trust or testament (usually family with Ten of Pentacles)
Justice > Ace of Pentacles > Five of Pentacles: liquidation, filing for bankruptcy, or losing a legal case that may prove costly.
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