Eight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Earth, grounding, steady and stable. Material concerns.
Keywords and Phrases:
Learning and studying, apprentice, new work.
Eight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings
In the Gilded Tarot, a young apprentice appears intent as he diligently studies the Pentacle at his desk as the light fades and his candle burns long into the night, signifying his dedication to the task. Seven further Pentacles are displayed slightly haphazardly above him suggesting he is still practising and perfecting his craft.
The Eight of Pentacles is known as the card of the apprentice so it has a diligent and industrious nature that shows focused dedication toward self-improvement. It can represent learning and studying, refining skills and perfecting talents to improve abilities, or taking on new work or employment. Formal education could be relevant, but also informal or experiential training courses that require methodical application to acquire a new skill or to perfect existing ones.
If reversed or badly aspected it can suggest that the aforementioned qualities are lacking, the inability to apply oneself to the task at hand, lackadaisical.
Eight of Pentacles Tarot Card Combinations:
Eight of Wands > Eight of Pentacles: Good news coming in with speed concerning new work.
Eight of Pentacles > Four of Cups: Losing interest, boredom with the task at hand, may feel that this isn't what you signed up for.
Eight of Pentacles > Seven of Cups > Two of Swords: New work opens up options but leaves you undecided as to how to proceed, keep things realistic as unrealistic pipedreams could bring a snarl up into the works.
Eight of Pentacles > Four of Pentacles > Strength: Knuckling down with quiet ambition and determination to see a task through to the end.
Eight of Pentacles > The High Priestess > The Star: New work or study may uncover hidden talents and latent ability, unlocking unfulfilled potential and your chance to shine.
You can find more information in Easy Tarot Combinations: How to Connect the Cards for Insightful Readings.
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