Eight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning Explained

eight of pentacles thothKeywords

  • Hard Work
  • Discipline
  • Mastery
  • Patience
  • Discipline
  • Skills


Meaning of the Eight of Pentacles in a Reading

The number Eight in the Tarot Cards alludes to goals in life, and this is very clear when it comes to this Tarot Card. Many eights in a Tarot Reading, especially the Celtic Cross Spread, can talk about a stage of life. During this phase, we are very focussed on the goal ahead, for better or for worse. Being so close to the final number ten, we may be starting to master something or need to master it.

This suit is related to the element of earth, which is all about the material aspects of life. From money to property and to health matters too. Anything that is tangible comes through in the Pentacles Suit.

This card, therefore, talks to our material goals, whether for ourselves or to support those we love and care about. With this card, we work very hard to attain our goals in life and spend our energy patiently mastering our crafts and creating tangible things from our time. We may master a new skill or we may repeat the same thing over and over until we get it just right. It will eventually lead to success if we are diligent and patient.

Symbolism of the Eight of Pentacles

The Eight of Pentacles shows us a man sitting on a bench, patiently hammering away at a pentacle. One lies at his feet, showing that the work is nearly done. When we know how to read the cards, we learn that the Eight talks about things soon coming to a close. The rest of the Pentacles are arrayed above him, displaying how hard he has worked so far.

This symbolism is, of course, you, and how hard you are and have worked on your goals and your craft. The town in the distance shows you moving away from friends and socializing to be able to work on your skills. As a result, there will be a material reward waiting.

Eight of Pentacles in the Past

The Eight of Pentacles in the past position shows that we have recently applied ourselves very well to the tasks at hand. With or without the assistance of our family, friends or partner, we have mastered a skill and may now be reaping the rewards for it.

Eight of Pentacles in the Present

When we get this card in the present position of a 3 card tarot spread, we are currently spending all of our energy on a particular skill or task. We are working patiently and determinedly towards our goals. We need to keep at it, knowing that there will be a great reward awaiting us, which is potentially physical/material.

Eight of Pentacles in the Future

The Eight of Pentacles in the future position talks about needing to work very hard and diligently soon. It tells us that we may have to learn to master a particular skill set or task. We may have to let our relationships know that we will be taking some time our to hone our craft and that the rewards when we work hard, will be greater.

eight of pentacles reversedReversed Eight of Pentacles

When we get this card reversed, we may lack the patience and perseverance to complete a task. This, in turn, may lead to a lack of success in the future. We should do our best to pull up our socks and do the work necessary. Otherwise, we will suffer the consequences.

We may also be feeling as if we are too obsessed with details or that the work we are putting in, probably within the career area of our lives, isn’t very rewarding right now. Perhaps we need to take another look at what we are doing and change direction if needs be.

Eight of Pentacles Tarot One Card Meaning

When you get the Eight of Pentacles card in a One Card Reading, you are working hard, dedicated to your craft, and your work is of very high quality. You should be well rewarded financially for your efforts at this time of your life. This is a great time to set new material goals, and to work hard towards attaining them.

Eight of Pentacles Yes/No Meaning

When we get the Eight of Pentacles card facing upwards in the Yes/No Tarot Reading means a “yes” to whatever you are asking. You will be asked to focus deeply on your goals moving forward and to attend to your projects with dedication and commitment. This decision will ask you to refocus your goals, to be patient and to work very, very hard. This is because your work will eventually be recognized. Stay the course and don’t waver.

When you get the Eight of Pentacles card facing down, it means” no” to your question. Your hard work and dedication may not pay off at this time, or you may lack the commitment you need to focus fully on the task at hand. Perhaps you are overly focused on the details rather than on the bigger picture, which is halting your progress.

Summary of the Ace of Pentacles

The Eight of Pentacles speaks to our career, our financial goals and our persistence and determination in achieving a skills-set that we want to master. This is a card that speaks to the long-term and is not about instant gratification. We have to apply patience and discipline. Perhaps we need to take time out from our families and socializing to achieve whatever it is that we want.

Affirmations for the Eight of Pentacles

“I will master my craft”

“Patience is my friend”

“I am creating the goals I want for the future”

“Learning this/ these skills will be invaluable to my future”

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Article Info

Date: Mar 19, 2019
Amelie Rose Estrela is an experienced psychic and recently published, esteemed lead author for the Psychic Guild since 2003. She has written hundreds of articles for the website on a range of topics covered within the psychic niche, including Psychics & Mediums, Tarot & Angel Cards, Astrology & Horoscopes (the topic of her newly-released e-book), Love & Relationships, and Spells & Magic. You can find out more about Amelie on https://www.psychicguild.com/about-us/.
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