If you’ve been asking the tarot cards when financial abundance is coming, one tarot card you really want to see come up is the Ace of Pentacles. Well, as long as it’s upright.
In terms of big picture meanings, the Ace of Pentacles often means that the Universe is about to hand you the gift of earthy abundance (read: money and other things). Before we go into the card‘s outcomes for love, finances, and more, here are the Ace of Pentacles keywords and its upright and reversed meanings.
Ace of Pentacles Keywords
|Upright Meaning||Abundance, prosperity, financial gain, stability financial success, inheritance, new job or career opportunity|
|Reversed Meaning||Reckless spending, lost opportunity, scarcity, bad investment, lost job, overworked, stinginess, lack of opportunities|
|Zodiac Sign||Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn|
Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card Description
The Ace of Pentacles (also known as the Ace of Disks or Coins) is a Minor Arcana card looks different in every tarot deck. In the Rider-Wait tarot deck, the Ace of Pentacles is depicted as a hand emerging from a cloud holding a large gold coin engraved with a pentagram.
It appears to have arrived out of nowhere, perhaps like the opportunity presented to you.
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The pentagram is the symbol associated with the Earth element, and Aces represent beginnings. In this case, since the scene takes place in a garden, it might also represent the seed of something new.
Beneath the otherworldly hand, is a lush green garden of lilies and roses. And, in the garden there is a path that leads underneath a flower-covered trellis towards a mountain. On the surface level, these clearly represent fertility and prosperity.
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Esoteric Meanings of the Ace of Pentacles Garden
From an esoteric perspective, lilies can represent purity, thought, the head, the soul, while red roses can represent desire, the heart, the physical self, or according to the Rosicrucians, that the soul that has reached illumination. They’re found together in the Rider-Waite deck on the Hierophant, the Two of Wands, and the Magician.
Tabi reminds us that in the Hermetic tradition, the rose represents wisdom and the lily represents compassion, thus signifying the two pillars of the Tree of Life and reminding us to walk the middle path as we head out of the garden and into the world beyond where we will face challenges, like the mountain depicted in the image. Was Pamela Colman-Smith’s illustrated garden a nod to the Garden of Eden? Perhaps.
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Walking underneath the gate of roses could represent the concept of subrosa, or to do things in private. Suggesting that perhaps, it’s best not to show off the prosperity that comes to you.
One final possibility is that together, the lilies and the red roses represent the alignment of the head and the heart, thought and desire, the soul with enlightenment. In general, though, the combination suggests that you could be on the right path.
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Ace of Pentacles Upright
All Aces in the tarot represent beginnings. If you pull the Ace of Pentacles, the card suggests that you’re soon going to experience a new beginning connected to something earthly. That could be financial, material, or physical.
This could mean a job offer out of the blue, an unexpected financial windfall (have you played the lottery lately?), or a new business venture coming to fruition.
Keep in mind, however, that the Ace represents the spark, the opportunity for prosperity. What you do with that is up to you. Think of it like the spark of a great idea (though, technically, that’d be the Ace of Swords). If you just sit on the idea, nothing will happen. However, if you realize the opportunity and take the steps to move it from concept to actualization, you’re likely to be delighted with the outcome.
The same is here. You may be presented with a financial opportunity, but it’s up to you to accept the gift and invest it wisely. Step away from the Chanel purse.
|Upright Love Meaning||A stable partner, a new secure relationship, more security within your existing relationship|
|Upright Career and Finances Meaning||A new job opportunity, good luck in business, financial prosperity, financial security|
Upright Meaning for Love and Relationships
The Ace of Pentacles is a good card to see when it comes to love. If you are in a relationship, it can represent abundance, fertility, and security within that relationship.
If finances have been causing strife in your partnership, this card may suggest that prosperity is coming and more fruitful days are ahead. It could even mean that you two are about to embark on a joint business venture together.
If you’re single, the Ace of Pentacles might suggest that a new secure, stable partner is coming. Or, that you will feel more secure overall at where you are at in your journey to find love. It also could suggest that you might meet someone at work or through a financial institution. Is a meet-cute with the person on the other end of your credit card’s help line on its way? Perhaps!
If you’re wondering how someone feels about you, this tarot card means that they feel that you are secure and stable and they might be ready for a new beginning or next step in the relationship with you.
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Upright Meaning for Career and Money
The Ace of Pentacles generally represents a new financial beginning or the possibility of prosperity. If you’ve been feeling stuck financially, it could mean things are about to start looking up and you’ll be feeling more abundant soon. However, remember those mountains in the distance. Make sure to invest the seed or make a smart financial plan so you can experience continued security in the future.
It can also represent a new occupation, new job, or job offer coming in. If you’ve been pounding the proverbial pavement, the Ace indicates your hard work is about to pay off. If you’re wondering if you should start that new business, the Ace’s advice is a resounding yes.
Ace of Pentacles Reversed (Upside Down)
If you work with reversals, seeing the Ace of Pentacles upside down is almost never good. It can mean that you’ve missed an opportunity or that the opportunity in front of you is unlikely to pan out.
For example, if you’ve received a job offer, perhaps you’ll go through the interview process only to be offered a much lower salary than you desire.
The Ace can also pop up when you’ve either been spending recklessly, taking financial risks, or have been unnecessarily stingy. Take a look at your relationship with money. What could change? What psychological blockages are preventing you from having a healthy relationship with it?
|Reversed Love Meaning||Instability within the relationship, one partner getting overloaded with work, financial stress causing issues, insecurity|
|Reversed Career and Finances Meaning||Job loss, bad investment, working too much, missed opportunity|
Reversed Meaning for Love and Relationships
If the Ace of Pentacles is reversed in your love reading, this suggests that you made a poor choice of who to invest in or that relationship might feel suddenly unstable. It could also mean that one or both of you is about to go through some hard times financially and that might put a strain on your relationship.
It could also mean that one of you is about to get overloaded with work and be not able to be as present within the relationship.
If you’re single, it could mean that you missed an opportunity to align with a solid partner. Or, if you’re asking the tarot if the person in front of you is a good choice, the answer is no.
In terms of what the reversed Ace of Pentacles means for how someone feels about you, it suggests they see you as flighty or ungrounded.
Reversed Meaning for Career and Money
From a career perspective, the reversed Ace of Pents can indicate that you’re burnt out. Or, that you’re about to get a lot more work dumped on you… and not in a good way.
For instance, layoffs might be coming at your job and you might have to do your own job and the jobs of your former colleagues for the same pay. At worst, it could also mean that you are about to lose your job.
When it comes to money, an upside down Ace of Pentacles suggests you have made a poor investment or that you’re about to start losing money. Did you invest in the stock market at its peak?
Or did you put your money into something that isn’t panning out? Now might be a good time to look at your budget and see where you can make some adjustments to play things safer.
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Ace of Pentacles in Past, Present, and Future Positions
If the card is in your past, this means that you were gifted an opportunity, something of material value, or stable partnership. Did you take advantage of it or did you let it pass you by?
If the card is in the present, think about what opportunity you are being offered right now. If you can’t think of any, one might be right around the corner.
If the Ace of Pentacles is in your future, keep your eye out for an unexpected windfall.