Ten of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Earth, grounding, steady and stable. Material concerns.
Keywords and Phrases:
Material stability, home and family, property.
Ten of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings
Whilst the Nine suggests financial bounty the Ten of Pentacles is more established and firmly rooted, providing material security and family stability. It connects to family affairs, the hearth and home, family clan, the family property, inheritance and legacy passed down through generations.
The RWS depicts three generations in the card, whereas the Gilded Tarot shows a solid wooden trunk filled to overflowing with golden Pentacles. Family treasures were often stored away and passed to future generations to establish their home but it can also represent wealth, or the stability that money can bring.
The Ten of Cups may bring emotional happiness and permanence but the Ten of Pentacles provides the material stability of the family, the place you call home, so it often features in combinations concerning property moves too.
If reversed, it can indicate family problems, risks and loss, uncertain times and instability, or feeling honour bound.
Similar or supporting cards: The Hierophant (traditional values) The Emperor and Four of Wands (stability) Nine of Pentacles (material comfort)
Opposing or contradictory cards: Five of Pentacles (financial instability)
Ten of Pentacles Tarot Card Combinations:
There are five cards that can all represent an increase in finance, so in large spreads (such as the Life Spread) watch for the appearance of the Ace of Pentacles, Six of Pentacles, Seven of Pentacles, Nine of Pentacles and Ten of Pentacles, the more that appear the more the message is reinforced.
Multiple Tens in a Tarot reading suggest a period of completion.
Five of Wands > Ten of Pentacles > Three of Swords: family disputes leading to upheavals and upset.
Knight of Wands > Ace of Wands > Ten of Pentacles: Move to a new home, lots of excitement with this combination as it brings a whole new way of life for the family.
Six of Cups > Ten of Pentacles: childhood home, people or places connected to your old stomping ground and where you grew up.
Ten of Cups > Ten of Pentacles: happy heart, happy home, this combination suggests stability in emotional and material matters surrounding the home life. It can represent ‘marital bliss’ and often turns up in readings for couples settling down together. Also…Two of Cups > Ten of Pentacles: for nesting couples about to move in together and set up home.
> Three of Cups: Gathering of the clan, family get together.
> Ace of Pentacles: important document connected to the home with material relevance.
> Three of Pentacles: family business, working from home, sometimes property business.
Ace of Pentacles > 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).
Death > Ten of Pentacles > Ace of Pentacles: family inheritance, legacy. Also…
> Justice: a legal trust or testament (usually family with Ten of Pentacles)
The World > Knight of Wands > Ten of Pentacles: adds to the international flavour of emigration and moving abroad.
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