Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Earth, grounding, steady and stable. Material concerns.
Season of winter: December, January, February.
Keywords and Phrases: New beginning for material matters. Seeds of prosperity,
Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings
A full moon rises as a large golden coin, indicating money, adorns verdant countryside, suggesting ripe potential for culminating material efforts. A small stoat observes the territory; the valuable white winter coats (ermine) of these systematic and industrious little creatures were used in medieval garments for royalty and those of high rank, representing diligence to build wealth.
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 a new beginning in relation to material affairs; laying the groundwork and planting the seeds of prosperity, so it's a promising sign for the future of any new ventures.
The 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 documents of material significance. Traditionally, this card represented gifts of gold and sometimes this can still hold true.
If reversed or badly aspected: financial problems and financial instability, misappropriation of funds, corruption, backhanders, money wasted, or materialistic values.
Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card Combinations
Eight of Wands > Ace of Pentacles: Dependent upon context, could either be: -
An important financial document arriving in the post. Good news coming in quickly concerning a new beginning that provides a solid and stable foundation. On a mundane level can represent flight tickets.
Ace of Cups > Ace of Pentacles: Full of bright new beginnings; a new beginning for love and happiness with good potential to build something solid for the future.
Nine of Pentacles > Ace of Pentacles > Three of Swords: Can indicate arguments over a substantial sum of money and how to proceed.
Eight of Pentacles > Hierophant > Ace of Pentacles: educational award, but also could be new work with a large establishment and relevant documentation (work agreement, financial terms, etc).
Justice > Ace of Pentacles > Five of Pentacles: Can show liquidation, filing for bankruptcy, or losing a legal case that may prove costly.
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