Cards from the pentacles suit represent money and material matters.
Pentacles (or Coins) represent material things. The first that comes to mind is money, but also physical manifestations of stability, caution and effort.
Ace of Pentacles *
The Ace of Pentacles, like the Aces of the other suits, is representative of new beginnings, fresh energy, and inspiration. In this case, the Pentacles symbolize the material world and things associated with matter and the body. Pentacles also represent money and the financial concerns which we may have at the time of our reading.
This card may represent the beginning of new investments or the willingness to undertake a new business venture. The Ace of Pentacles is also a sign that you will be able to make your dreams real. Your ideas are ready to be turned into something tangible. Figure out what will work and make it a reality. You can now attract all the wealth you need to get your projects going.
II of Pentacles *
The twos of any suit typically represent the conflicts inherent in the opposites, and any pending decisions which must be made. In the Two of Pentacles, we find an individual whose consciousness, represented by the waters, is tossed by ostensibly conflicting interests.
This card indicates the necessity for balance between opposing desires and interests. Though it is necessary to take such circumstances seriously, the Two of Pentacles nevertheless indicates that we should be able to temper our seriousness and drive for success with a childlike ability to enjoy ourselves despite our outward condition.
III of Pentacles *
The III of Pentacles, like the Threes in the other suits, represents the initial completion of a goal or plan. In this case, the Three seems to imply the fulfillment and manifestation of a creative venture, business, or building project. An initial satisfaction is now being enjoyed and the project is well underway. However, the Three does not indicate the final completion of any project or venture but rather just the beginning.
When we see this card in a spread it means success through hard work and one’s hard efforts. This card tells you that if you apply your skills in work you will be successful; it will be both awarded and appreciated.
IV of Pentacles *
The IV of pentacles represents a person who will not share anything in his life with other people. When assistance is needed, he will turn his back on the situation.
Four of Pentacles indicates one of the dangers of prosperity: the temptation to value money far above its real worth. This attitude is of course an expression of extreme attachment to the things of this world and is unhealthy in the long run simply because it is such an extreme point of view.
V of Pentacles *
The V of Pentacles may literally herald a time of financial strife and this possibility must be considered. However, other meanings of this card arise in connection to your psychological state at the time of the reading and your attitudes and expectations about money.
If money becomes the primary motivating force in life and the gauge by which we judge our worth, the lack of its abundance may produce anxiety and a sense of being excluded from the good things money can provide. In addition, if we encounter financial difficulties, we may fall into the trap of losing faith in our ability to recreate a positive financial situation for ourselves.
VI of Pentacles *
The VI of Pentacles means balance and giving with regard to money and security. It is the money in-money out card. You get some you give it away and it comes back to you, money is not stagnant with the card, it is moving. But be careful not to deplete your resources here.
You may be represented either by the rich merchant or by the beggars at his feet. In any case, there is a sense of peace and happiness about this card because it indicates the ending of the tribulation expressed by the five. The merchant represents not only the attainment of prosperity and financial stability, but also the experience of psychological peace in your relationship to money.
VII of Pentacles *
The VII of Pentacles indicates the rewards of hard work and effort. However, there is a decision looming in the air and this choice is at the root of the young man’s contemplative expression. The question at hand is simply whether the rewards of hard work are in fact worth the effort to acquire them. It is often at the time of our greatest success that we realize what we desired so strongly is in fact somewhat disappointing.
You need to cope with frustration. If hard work has not paid off as you had planned, remember that expectations are almost always unreasonable; long term plans will reach fruition, but patience is needed.
VIII of Pentacles *
The VIII of Pentacles is the card of apprenticeship. It indicates that a decision has been made and a new creative venture is underway.
This is a time of learning new skills. However, unlike many of the other cards indicating change or renewal, the VIII of Pentacles symbolizes a concentrated determination and the single-minded effort. This card is the herald of success through perseverance and initiative and using ones skills as opposed to luck or the generosity of others.
IX of Pentacles *
Nines represent personal integrity and completion, or the final stage of development. This final stage may bring certain problems with it and past experiences and methods of coping become important. In a reading, the IX of Pentacles indicates that you have reached a point in your life where you are feeling self-confident, and you are self-sufficient and able to rely on yourself.
You have attained well-deserved success and may now enjoy money, leisure time, pleasure, and material comfort success and rest that is well-deserved. However, the IX of Pentacles can also equate to having all the material success you want but not necessarily being happy with it.
X of Pentacles *
Ten is the number between completion (nine) and new beginnings (1), the final stage where everything has fallen into line and you feel like you have accomplished your goals. It’s like a spring board. The wealth has been secured, and it’s that breathing space before you take your next step.
X of Pentacles is about reaching that comfortable space where things have been achieved and rewarded and we have a time to breath before we start our next adventure. The X of Pentacles shows how family, tradition and the wisdom learned from our elders are important; being a part of something bigger than we; we are integral parts of society and family.
Page of Pentacles *
Personality traits: Hard working, practical and careful with money, but not stingy; artistic, scholarly.
The Page of Pentacles, like the pages of all the suits, is a card of new beginnings, of inspiration and the initial stages of a creative project or venture. This is a card of dreams and the desire to fulfill those dreams in the material world.
This card can identify an intelligent young person, a scholar, a young person who enjoys learning new things, focused and patient with a high sense of duty.
Knight of Pentacles *
Personality traits: Takes action to make positive change; committed tosecurity; hard working and responsible, but somewhat dull. The Knight of Pentacles leaves nothing to chance, accepts responsibility easily, is trustworthy and steadfast.
The Knight of Pentacles is a person with the patience to accomplish all his tasks. He is reliable due to his sense of responsibility.
This guy is active in a maybe boring but very persistent way. He is loyal and patient and will help you finish what you started diligently. He is very much about fulfilling obligations.
Queen of Pentacles *
Personality traits: She is secure, wealthy, enjoys luxury, and abundance; generous and sincere, but lacking sparkle; matronly and has a good head for business. She is sometimes moody, generally very caring.
The Queen of Pentacles expresses practical energy. She is the original Earth Mother. She is able to work a full-time job, take care of the children, keep the house clean, and still have time to read the financial section of the Wall Street Journal.
King of Pentacles *
Personality: Responsible and trustworthy; a devoted friend. He has considerable responsibility, is slow to anger, and cares deeply for family. He is not very demonstrative, has quiet energy and purpose; makes a vigorous opponent; is a practical realist, shrewd, yet unpretentious despite his wealth.
The King of Pentacles is an ideal of a certain type who can be relied upon to take such actions as: keeping a commitment, fixing something that’s broken, making money, or sponsoring a new enterprise. While he is an extremely hard worker, conscientious and reliable, and a great provider, this man only believes in what he can see, touch, hear, taste or smell.