Two of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings & Combinations
Earth, grounding, steady and stable. Material concerns.
Keywords and Phrases:
maintaining balance, balancing act.
Two of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings
In the Gilded Tarot image of the Two of Pentacles a man juggles two coins through a rainbow, but everything around him appears calm, from the surroundings to the expression on his face, and rainbows are always seen as a sign of hope.
The Two of Pentacles represents successfully maintaining balance, whether with finances, or having to juggle different aspects of life. Juggling requires concentration so the balancing act may require some effort but is still attainable.
This card can suggest multiples, or more than one thing in play, such as someone balancing two jobs, juggling a number of different projects, and sometimes, with the relevant cards, more than one relationship. In financial matters, care may be needed to balance the books.
If reversed, dropping the ball, difficulty maintaining the status quo, lack of concentration causes problems, lost in the loop, beyond capabilities.
Similar or supporting cards: Temperance (maintaining balance) The Magician (dexterity and skill) Seven of Cups (can also show multiples)
Opposing or contradictory cards: Two of Swords (deadlock)
Two of Pentacles Tarot Card Combinations:
In combinations look to the surrounding cards to see what is being balanced or multiplied. If followed by a negative card, such as Ten of Swords, Death, Five of Cups, etc, balance will be lost and effort to no avail.
> Ten of Wands: feeling as though you’re spinning plates, overload ahead…
The Lovers > Two of Pentacles: may be balancing more than one relationship, look for other supporting cards, if followed by The Moon, The Devil, or Five of Swords it isn’t usually above board, double trouble.
Five of Pentacles > Seven of Swords > Two of Pentacles: a difficult financial situation that needs to be handled carefully but by doing so results in maintaining harmonious balance.
> Three of Pentacles: may be more than one job, multi-tasking at work.
Seven of Swords > Two of Pentacles > Four of Pentacles: may be a careful or savvy investor, taking care to hold onto what you have to make it last.
> Nine of Pentacles: financially pulling a rabbit out the hat!
Justice > Ace of Pentacles > Five of Pentacles: liquidation, filing for bankruptcy, or losing a legal case that may prove costly.
> Ace of Pentacles > Six of Pentacles: stock market, stocks and shares, currency investing, precious metals, etc. May also feature, The Magician (Internet and communication), Justice (legal instruments), The Hierophant, or The Emperor, with the stock market. Depending upon the interpretation you use, Three of Wands (merchants, trade and commerce).
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