How to Read the Pentacles Tarot Cards - from The Simple Tarot

Understanding the Pentacles Tarot Cards

The Pentacles are some of my favorite tarot cards, but that’s likely because I relate to them as an earthy Capricorn.

But you don’t need to be an earth sign to understand and relate to these cards.

In this video, we’re going to cover the basics of the Pentacles tarot cards, so you can understand how they relate to each other and the other cards in your tarot deck.


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Pentacles look like coins. The cards of the Pentacles suit represent the physical world, including money, property, worldly possessions, the home, a career, or our physical bodies.

The Earth element is represented by the suit of Pentacles. In tarot, it is often depicted as an abundant garden, trees, or greenery.

Since these are cards related to the physical world, you’ll often see symbols and situations that reflect the physical world on these cards. Think about gardens, flowers, farmland, cities, buildings, workspaces, offices, money, coins, and bodies doing active things.

These cards often relate to health matters or the physical body. They can also related to work, career, or professional situations, or to money, including earning, saving, investing, and going into debt. They can also be about physical things in the world around you, like your home or car or material possessions, or they can represent real estate in a more general sense.

A person ruled by the Pentacles (or the Earth element) will be hard-working, practical, loyal, and stable.

If this energy is taken too far, it can become shallow, petty, dull, boring, or miserly. People who are ruled by the Pentacles make great project managers, but often lose track of the forest because they are too busy counting and cataloging the leaves on the trees.

Detailed Tarot Card Meanings for the Pentacles Cards

For more detailed information about each of the Pentacles tarot cards, click on the card image below.

The Ace of Pentacles tarot card from The Simple Tarot Deck, with keywords and the tarot card meanings printed on the cards.

Ace of Pentacles tarot card meaning

The Two of Pentacles tarot card from The Simple Tarot Deck, with keywords and the tarot card meanings printed on the cards.

Two of Pentacles tarot card meaning

The Three of Pentacles tarot card from The Simple Tarot Deck, with keywords and the tarot card meanings printed on the cards.

Three of Pentacles tarot card meaning

The Four of Pentacles tarot card from The Simple Tarot Deck, with keywords and the tarot card meanings printed on the cards.

Four of Pentacles tarot card meaning

The Five of Pentacles tarot card from The Simple Tarot Deck, with keywords and the tarot card meanings printed on the cards.

Five of Pentacles tarot card meaning

The Six of Pentacles tarot card from The Simple Tarot Deck, with keywords and the tarot card meanings printed on the cards.

Six of Pentacles tarot card meaning

The Seven of Pentacles tarot card from The Simple Tarot Deck, with keywords and the tarot card meanings printed on the cards.

Seven of Pentacles tarot card meaning

The Eight of Pentacles tarot card from The Simple Tarot Deck, with keywords and the tarot card meanings printed on the cards.

Eight of Pentacles tarot card meaning

The Nine of Pentacles tarot card from The Simple Tarot Deck, with keywords and the tarot card meanings printed on the cards.

Nine of Pentacles tarot card meaning

The Ten of Pentacles tarot card from The Simple Tarot Deck, with keywords and the tarot card meanings printed on the cards.

Ten of Pentacles tarot card meaning

The Page of Pentacles tarot card from The Simple Tarot Deck, with keywords and the tarot card meanings printed on the cards.

Page of Pentacles tarot card meaning

The Knight of Pentacles tarot card from The Simple Tarot Deck, with keywords and the tarot card meanings printed on the cards.

Knight of Pentacles tarot card meaning

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