Two of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning Explained

two of pentacles thothKeywords

  • Financial Change
  • Decisions
  • Financial Choice
  • Material Balance
  • Prioritizing
  • “juggling” tasks


Meaning of the Two of Pentacles in a Reading

When it comes to the number Two in the Tarot Cards, one is always faced with duality, choice, and decisions to make. The way we know in what area of life this will be is by knowing how to read the suits in the tarot. Pentacles, representing the earth element, are all about the material world. When we have plenty of this suit, in, for example, the Celtic Cross Reading, we know we are dealing with things we can see, touch, feel. This is the world of tangible reality.

With this card, we are dealing with financial choices. So, it may feel a bit like we are juggling a few balls at once, and weighing up our options. Should we buy the house, or should we wait for a better deal? Is renting or purchasing a better option? Where can we draw extra budget from? These are the types of questions that we may be asking when the Two of Pentacles comes up.

two of pentaclesSymbolism of the Two of Pentacles

This card can be rather comical to some of us learning the tarot. What appears to be a court jester, replete with a hat and outfit, is juggling two large coins. The thread of the infinity sign is holding them together. His legs are in motion, as if he is dancing, whilst a tumultuous sea rolls ships back and forth behind him.

This person represents us trying to make a financial decision, and perhaps needing a touch of angelic guidance simultaneously! However, the infinity sign reminds us not to forget that abundance is always there. There is always material support no matter how stressful things can get. This is shown by the sea, which talks about tumultuous emotions. The light, dancing movement also reminds us to take things lightly and rather “dance” with our money than be weighed down by decisions.

Two of Pentacles in the Past

When this card appears in the past position of the tarot 3-card spread, we have recently come through a tricky time financially or materially. During this period, we had to make certain decisions relating to our priorities in all areas, from career to family. It may have been a rocky road, but we may have learned how to manage these different areas with success and more lightness.

Two of Pentacles in the Present

when we get this card in the present position of the 3-card tarot spread, then we are looking at currently making some difficult decisions relating to our material situation. We could be feeling a little stressed, and there seems to be financial change on the horizon. We need to look at our priorities and find where we can juggle things around to fit our goals. This card urges us not to take it all too seriously and to roll with change.

Two of Pentacles in the Future

We will soon be faced with financial or material changes when we get this card in the future position of a 3-card tarot reading. We may also have to make decisions relating to our career, money or physical health. Then, if we are prepared to make changes and to prioritize, we can realize that this doesn’t have to be too stressful for us.

two of pentacles reversedReversed Two of Pentacles

Receiving this card in the reversed position indicates that we may be resisting making important decisions, whether it’s materially related, in our career or in our physical environment. We could be very disorganized and not prioritizing the things that are really important, and that some work needs to be done there. Making ‘to do’ lists and organizing our values is crucial at this time to make clear decisions. We have to try not to over-commit ourselves when we get his card reversed.

Two of Pentacles Tarot One Card Meaning

When we get this card in a One Card Reading, it’s time to make a financial choice, and you could very much feel as if you are juggling many financial balls at the moment. Try and embrace the perspective that money is transactional and always flowing towards and away fom you. There is always enough, so enjoy the dance of balance!

Two of Pentacles Yes/No Meaning

The Online Yes or No Tarot Reading can be great to help us make these important decisions in life. If we get this card facing up, then you are facing a financial choice, and the answer is yes. Go ahead! Be aware that your choice will involve some serious financial juggling. If you take it easy, however, and try not to get caught up in the emotional side of things, then you can learn to make this a dance instead of a struggle.

If you get this card facing down, your answer is no, and you may just be too busy juggling finances to be in a position to say yes to this decision. Should you go ahead, you could find yourself struggling to keep your head above water. Things could also become a little financially unstructured, so it’s best you hold back for now.

Summary of the Ace of Pentacles

Although most people are scared of change, this card can teach us how to re-prioritize. Also, most importantly, it will teach us to trust in the Universe that we will be okay in the material world. Even if we are worried about our family, the chances are that we will make the right decision for us and them.

Affirmations for the Two of Pentacles

“I am looked after materially”

“I will make the right choice for myself and my family”

“I’m flexible and adaptable”

“I know what’s most important and align my decisions to that”

“Change is a constant I embrace”

“I trust the Universe to take care of me”

Exploring more about the Two of Pentacles

Two of Pentacles KeenMaking a decision is always stressful, especially when it’s a financial one. Chat to a qualified Psychic Advisor about your options, and get some reassurance and clarity. The Psychics at Keen and Purple Garden are always ready to help!

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Article Info

Date: Mar 15, 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
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