Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings

Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings

What does the Ace of Pentacles card mean in a Tarot Reading?

The Ace of Pentacles is a powerful esoteric card, despite the fact that it possesses materialism. The Ace of Pentacles shows the way to another world. It is he who separates the two worlds.
The Ace of Pentacles Tarot is a very positive, light Arcana. Even if you had not very good cards in the spread before, the Ace will indicate that everything is not so bad, there is a way out. In its pure form, it has the best solar interpretation, both in the material and in other spheres.
This card predicts the success of a new venture, no matter what the surrounding cards say. There’s just one condition: if the surrounding cards are unfavorable, your success will bring unhappiness and jealousy, the bad sides of wealth and prosperity. One way or another, the Ace of Pentacles Tarot card predicts prosperity and material benefits.
This card is considered the best of all the Minor Arcana.

Goal: Internal and external wealth, stability.
Element: Earth
Planet: Sun, Jupiter
Astrological sign: Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo


As with the other Aces of the deck, it shows a hand emerging from a cloud. This time it is offering a disc, or pentacle. The Pentacle depicts the symbol of the pentagram – a five-pointed star with a tip pointing up. At hand we see a well-groomed front garden with many flowers and a beautiful hedge. The five-pointed star on it is a pentagram that unites five primary elements: fire, water, earth, air and ether (or, according to Eastern ideas, fire, water, earth, metal and wood). In Kabbalism, it means a tetragram of the name of God.
(For a detailed depiction, analysis of the Symbols and all Elements of the Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card, click here)

The Main Meanings of the Card In an Upright Position

Key Words and Phrases

Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card

The financial situation is starting to improve. The real beginning. The power of firmness and safety. The power of the elements of the Earth. Cosiness. Prosperity. Sensual pleasures. Physical issues. The energy of material achievement. Increase in wages. Good legacy. Winning. The initial stage of material prosperity. The emergence of prosperity. New opportunities. The beginning of a successful project. Capital inflows. The emergence of money. Acquisitions. Property questions. Material profit. Financial receipts. Success. Confession. Promotion. Career changes. A reward for hard work. New beginnings with a solid foundation. Fertility. Good events in life. Stable health. Money from the sky. Everything you touch turns to gold.

The main meanings of the card in an upright position

the most favorable card of the Minor Arcana;
unity of primary elements;
the beginning of prosperity;
successful businesses;
personal achievements;
the time of collecting the fruits of your efforts;
good news;
a chance opens, but it must be found;
necessary information, idea;
high income, growth prospects, fame;
strong union;
well-being, admiration, delight, ecstasy;
satisfaction, happiness, gold;
financial success, emotional stability;
symbolizes material wealth, prosperity, fulfillment of all desires;
harmony in the soul, great prospects.

Ace of Pentacles. Witchcraft Tarot by Ellen Dugan
Witchcraft Tarot by Ellen Dugan

Situation and Advice

Now you can start a new project that promises cash profits. Receipt of money or receipt of a gift is possible. Some financial venture that you are currently starting will lead to prosperity and material wealth. If you want to take on another project, feel free to dare: you will receive the money you need for this. You will be rewarded for the work done. If you are a student, you will soon successfully receive your diploma. You may have to deal with important correspondence or documents during this time. Very often, the Ace of Pentacles indicates the initial stages of a relationship with a person or with several people, which will subsequently open the door for you to future financial prosperity. If your question was about love experiences, the Ace of Pentacles promises a reliable relationship full of sensual pleasures and sexual pleasures. The appearance of the Ace of Pentacles is beneficial for everything related to body, health and tangible physical reality. An iconic deck card. Its presence in the spread means complete satisfaction (any). In the old days, superstitious fortune-tellers, having pulled out this card from the deck, stopped the spread, so as not to jinx their success.

Persons designated by Upright Ace of Pentacles Tarot Сard

Assistants. Workaholics. Sensual people. Those who found a common language with their physical essence. People who exercise. Workers.

The Main Meanings of the Card In a Reversed Position

Key Words and Phrases

Deferral of receipts. Inadequate pay. Material losses. Poor management of money or property. Unpromising investment. Unsuccessful start of the project. Disorder of plans. False start. Greed. Covetousness. Discontent. Ownership. Materialism. Hasty decisions. Bad choice. Recklessness. Excessive self-indulgence. Putting all eggs in one basket. Measure seven times – cut one. If you hurry, you will make people laugh. I want what I want and when I want it. Check in the mail. I’m exhausted.

The main meanings of the card in a reversed position

the same as in the upright position (after all, the Pentacles is round);
wealth makes you unhappy;
plans will not come true;
calmness is deceiving;
deferred income, inadequate payment;
material losses;
unnecessary material values;
amount, capital;
rare, dear, precious;
commercialism, egocentrism;
exaggeration of the role of money and the importance of position in society;
the desire for comfort, turned into boredom and routine;
treasure, wealth, luxury;
anxiety, fussiness, spiritual exhaustion;
obsession with material goods;
fear of loss and ruin, envy.

Ace of Pentacles. Mirage Valley Tarot by Barbara Moore
Mirage Valley Tarot by Barbara Moore

Situation and Advice

Most likely, something will be wrong in the project you recently started. It looks like the desired or promised results are not materializing. Loss is possible. You may receive less money than you expected, or payment will be delayed. It seems that health, work, money, or business circumstances are working against you. Excessive greed or materialism can lead to problems. Perhaps you made a decision too quickly without thinking it through properly, so the estimated investment is unlikely to pay off. Sometimes the Ace of Pentacles in a reversed position indicates fatigue, health problems. It can also reflect a cynical, puritanical attitude towards sensual pleasures.

Persons designated by the Reversed Ace of Pentacles Tarot Сard

Those who did not keep promises or did not live up to expectations. Hasty, greedy people. Curmudgeons. Cynics. Puritans. Emotionally unstable people.

In the Spreads

In its most general meaning, it indicates material wealth and everything that is included here. Promotion, making a profit, a successful business, the appearance of money, a bargain, etc. Moreover, this wealth is often unexpected, as a gift from the Universe. This is the Arcana of abundance, prosperity, when life illuminates the Sun and everything is good.
In an additional interpretation, it can mean spiritual growth.
This is a very successful card in the spreads. Regardless of the scope of the issue, it predicts a successful outcome and a good result.
The meaning in the reversed position is the same as in the upright one, but with some deviations.

In an Upright Position

The upright position means the classic interpretation – wealth and well-being.
All aces mean new opportunities, and the Ace of Pentacles Tarot card also speaks of the beginning of an extremely fruitful period in life. The querent will benefit financially through unexpected luck or as a reward for a job well done. Along with achieving material well-being, emotional stability and equal relationships with others, it gives the querent a feeling of deep inner and outwardly manifested satisfaction.
Any Ace in the deck means a gift that is given to realize a new experience. An earthly gift is wealth, abundance of resources, prosperity, income, well-being. The Ace of Pentacles Tarot card indicates gifts of life that are material. But sometimes it marks spiritual wealth that is of high value. The card has materialistic energy and helps to benefit from everything.
The Ace of Pentacles card means the possibility of gaining happiness, brilliant results of activity, all kinds of success, big money. This Arcana calls on the querent to look inside himself, to look around in order to find not yet used opportunities for getting out of this situation. It calls to be prosperous and successful in the sense of the elements of the earth, which this card represents, in the sense of not only material, but, above all, spiritual wealth. The Ace of Pentacles is one of the best cards among the Minor Arcana. However, the luck predicted by it does not fall from the sky, it must be found. And, it is quite possible that these searches will require a lot of work. The result will not only justify all hopes, but also bring a feeling of deep happiness. At the event level, the card denotes a valuable acquisition and, most likely, it will be some kind of gift, inheritance, but not a purchase that was given with great effort.

In a Reversed Position:

The Ace of Pentacles in a reversed form has some negative points that are associated with material losses. It can be receiving counterfeit money instead of real money, not receiving income, or delaying wages. However, it must be said that such troubles do not portend significant financial problems.
The reversed Ace of Pentacles Tarot card warns against excessive enthusiasm for the acquisition of material values. The card indicates greed, possessive instinct and lack of spiritual development. These qualities will inevitably cause the querent to feel dissatisfied, anxious and unreliable.
The reversed Tarot card Ace of Pentacles is the same achievement and prosperity, but with pain, or at least without peace of mind. Wealth and achievement will not bring you joy. Your success will be overshadowed by some losses.
Arcana can warn of unreasonable spending or irrational use of resources, selfishness associated with money. It may also indicate illegal ways of making money.
The presence of this card in your spread means that you are too keen on material values. The need to achieve more and more financial heights drains your strength – both physical and mental. Moreover, it gives rise to such destructive emotions as greed, fear of loss, envy, arrogance, distrust of others.

Ace of Pentacles. The Game of Thrones Tarot
The Game of Thrones Tarot

In the Spreads for Different situation

In an Upright Position:
Now is a good time for new beginnings. New projects will bring profit, plans are being implemented, you will find money for what is important to you. Good luck in any matter.
In a Reversed Position:
Indicates delay or loss. Most often this applies to the material sphere. This can be a delay in wages, an unprofitable investment, an unrecoverable business, etc.

In the Spreads for Relationship

In an Upright Position:
Ace of Pentacles Tarot foreshadows a golden time – honeymoon, flowering, deepening of feelings, mutual understanding and harmony, sexual satisfaction with each other, possibly planning for children.
Here, the Ace of Pentacles predicts a chance to create a lasting, deeply spiritual union. Often the card falls out as a harbinger of a new, incomparable acquaintance. But sometimes it points out that new opportunities open up in the old, familiar union, which now can become a real boon for both partners.
In a Reversed Position:
If you got a reversed Ace of Pentacles in the spreads for love and relationships, this means that someone from your couple is behaving selfishly, does not appreciate the partner. Perhaps money or material goods are to blame for this. Take this into account and try to fix it, otherwise the relationship may end.
In the reversed position, the Ace of Pentacles indicates obstacles in the relationship, and sometimes – a prolonged period of courtship. In addition, the card may indicate that the relationship is based exclusively on material interests, and the partners do not have any feelings for each other.

In the Spreads for Dates

In an Upright Position:
You need a partner who shares your love for the joys of life. If you’re already together, you’re in luck. If not, keep looking.
In a Reversed Position:
Love can not be bought.

In the Spreads for Family

In an Upright Position:
Someone in your family has been offered an amazing job position. Perspectives thrill the imagination.
In a Reversed Position:
Some of the family members became greedy and mean. Don’t take it too personally.

In the Spreads for Friendship

In an Upright Position:
Soon a friend will introduce you to someone who will give you the opportunity to earn money.

Ace of Pentacles.New Vision Tarot
New Vision Tarot

In a Reversed Position:
One (or more) of your friends is costing you too much. It is worth carefully considering how you spend time together and where the money goes.

In the Spreads for Money

In an Upright Position:
In monetary matters, it means a bright streak. Material well-being, new ways of earning money awaits you. Your financial condition is high.
In a Reversed Position:
The financial sphere of the reversed Arcana is also not cloudless. You have money, but you are spending it imprudently. You should learn to manage your finances more competently.

In the Spreads for Education

In an Upright Position:
Suddenly it became important for you that your studies relate to the real world around you. Talk to your parents and teachers about this, they will be more than happy to give you valuable advice.
In a Reversed Position:
Don’t you think that some study items are a waste of your time?

In the Spreads for Career

In an Upright Position:
The card has the best value in work matters. There are profitable projects, career growth, and promotions with bonuses. You have excellent professional prospects.
In the upright position, the Ace of Pentacles card means that now there is a great chance to reach the top in your profession. For someone, this can mean high incomes and a stable financial situation, for someone – honor, respect, fame, and for someone, simply inner satisfaction and awareness of our independence from recognition or non-recognition by others, because the business that we serve makes up the meaning of our life. In any case, this Arcana means excellent growth prospects and the ability to achieve your goal. At the event level, the Ace of Pentacles predicts successful negotiations, an increase in wages, the possibility of further self-realization and development.

In a Reversed Position:
The Arcana in the reversed position indicates the inability to use the opportunities that have turned up. Perhaps you are missing your chance, take a closer look.
In the reversed position, the Ace of Pentacles indicates abuse of power, corruption. It points to stinginess that prevents you from wisely investing funds. This is a state of unstable balance in the position held. Often, the card indicates useless expenses, such as external paraphernalia to maintain a certain status.

In the Spreads for Health

In an Upright Position:
In terms of health, it means great endurance, strong immunity and excellent physical condition. Excellent health. A tendency to leg diseases, salt deposits, gout, varicose veins is possible, but these are not painful conditions.
In a Reversed Position:
The reversed Ace of Pentacles in matters of health advises to strengthen the body and immunity. Play sports or take vitamins. In general, your physical condition is good.
Treatment may be more expensive than planned.

Answer to Yes / No Tarot Spreads

In an Upright Position:
Always yes!
In a Reversed Position:
Yes, but the situation may change

Self-Development Lesson

Ace of Pentacles. Union of Goddesses Tarot
Union of Goddesses Tarot

This beginning is a time in your life when you can look clearly and optimistically into the future. Your love life is stable and satisfying, and you can expect your business ventures to flourish.

Type of person:
The card means a sober person, self-confident, constant in affection. A real worker. For the sake of the desired goal, he is ready to work day and night. Of the shortcomings we can list arrogance, snobbery that are inherent in him.

Arcana’s warning

Try to manage your money wisely, then your financial situation will continue to be stable.

Final Advice of Arcana

Take advantage of opportunities, do not waste time. You have a bright streak in your life, everything will work out.

In an Upright Position:
In order for something to sprout on the earth, you need to throw a seed into it.
Enjoy legitimate happiness, you deserve it!
In a Reversed Position:
You need to accumulate money, not spend. It is better to do this in secret from everyone, since “money loves silence”.


The Ace of Pentacles, like other aces, shows the chances hidden in ourselves. This ace invites us to look inside ourselves, to look around to find yet unused opportunities to get out of this situation. You can be prosperous and successful in the sense of the elements of the earth, which this ace represents, in the sense of not only material, but, above all, spiritual wealth. Along with the Ace of Cups, this is one of the best cards among the Minor Arcana. However, the luck symbolized by it does not fall from the sky, it must be found. And it is quite possible that these searches will require a lot of work, like searching for treasure in a vineyard. However, the result will not only justify all our hopes, but also add to us a sense of deep happiness.


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