What does the Pentacles Suit mean in Tarot?
Astrological sign: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Planets: Venus, Mercury, Saturn
Movement, demeanor: Limitation
Suit motto: “I reward!” To live, alone and free, like a tree and brotherly, like a forest – these are the tasks to which we must strive
Suit element: Earth.
Pentacles are the fourth oldest suit in the Tarot deck. The symbol of the suit is a coin with the image of Solomon’s five-pointed star. On the cards of this suit, a gold disk is depicted in the form of a five-pointed star, with repeated circles inside. Sometimes the Pentacle itself is depicted – a pentagram directed upwards, and in the center has a circle or disk. Some cards of this suit do not have a pentacle, but there is a similarity – a coin or a wheel. In fortune-telling, spreads and predictions, the Pentacles symbolize the sphere associated with money, earnings, property, social status, security and political influence of a person. The Tarot suit cards of Coins describe situations and circumstances that include matters of material well-being, commercial interests, money and monetary areas. By revealing the course of events, Pentacles demonstrate financial and social aspects.
The suit of Pentacles is practically not connected with the subtle materials of the soul and heart, but symbolizes the desire of a person for earnings and profit in any of its manifestations. The thirst for money, power, ranks or other material wealth. Benefit is the key word for the suit of Pentacles.
This is the suit of merchants, entrepreneurs who became the founders of international business. Merchants have always been a separate class, they were not treated the same way as the peasants, but they were not noblemen and at the same time did not have the patronage of the church. They united in guilds in order to make it easier to trade, protect their property. Thanks to this they acquired power, became monopolists and received wealth, and also influenced state affairs.
In the modern world, Pentacles are big business, banks, international trade cooperation. They represent the commercial interest of the state and government, which is stronger than personal interest. These are material wealth, business, commerce, entrepreneurship. Pentacles personify the commercial class.
On a personal level, the Pentacles of the Tarot personify a powerful and influential person who is not just rich, but has a huge impact on the fate of many people and understands this. It also points to a successful businessman and entrepreneur, who has “mountains of money” and a well-established business. For the questioner this is a patron who can help financially and morally in a difficult situation.
The suit of wealth and prosperity, Pentacles describe situations that lead a person to prosperity and wealth. There is an opportunity to receive an inheritance or a family home. They point to an influential person who will provide material assistance to the questioner. Getting rid of debts and loans. Human problems are solved through money.
The suit of Pentacles is associated with matter, earth, and has little to do with feelings and emotions. It personifies financial literacy, wisdom in monetary matters. It indicates position in society, fame, pride, ambition, dignity. The suit corresponds to the female earthly principle of being. Pentacles represent the people of the signs of Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo. Wealth of the Real World¸ Worldly relationships, worldly or political influences on people and events.
When a lot of Pentacles appear in fortune-telling or a spread, this indicates that the influence of money exists in the environment of the querent to one degree or another, or there is a status and wealthy person in his life who has a significant impact on the situation.
Value in the spread
Pentacles indicate that the material side of life affects the situation. Questions and problems will be solved if there is money and prosperity. Sometimes cards of this suit indicate that a person will get rich.