Two of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Earth, grounding, steady and stable. Material concerns.
Keywords and Phrases:
Balancing act, maintaining flow.
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 confidently maintaining the flow and balance of a situation. As a material suit it can be literal in terms of finances, such as balancing the books, cash flow, or sometimes even having to rob Peter to pay Paul to keep the coffers flowing. But, as with most of the cards, there's usually an essence of the metaphorical, so it can indicate the necessity of having to juggle different aspects of life, along with the required flexibility this would entail.
Juggling requires concentration so the balancing act may require some effort but it shows that it is still attainable. The surrounding cards should indicate what is being balanced but, unless badly aspected, it suggests you should happily be able to keep everything afloat and seamlessly moving in the right direction.
If reversed, difficulty maintaining the status quo, lack of concentration causes problems, lost in the loop, beyond capabilities.
Two of Pentacles Tarot Card Combinations:
Two of Pentacles > Nine of Wands: This might take a little longer than anticipated and become wearing, as it suggests perseverance will be needed to keep this balancing act going, but don't give up yet.
Two of Pentacles > Four of Cups > Eight of Cups: Running out of steam after a while, you could become disenchanted or lose interest as time wears on and walk away from the situation.
Knight of Pentacles > Two of Pentacles > Ace of Swords: Carefully balancing a longstanding issue eventually bears fruit and brings triumph.
Four of Swords > Two of Pentacles: Consolidating your position and successfully managing to balance the books.
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.
Two of Pentacles > The Tower: Oops! Dropping the ball...
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