Ten of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings

Ten of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings

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

Ten of Pentacles is a card that unites all the good values ​​of the suit of Pentacles. There is financial prosperity, a strong family, and an excellent promising job here. This is the so-called simple human happiness.
This Arcana is a symbol of a strong position both in the family and in business. The card describes a well-deserved feeling of confidence in the future. It promises honor and respect.
This beautiful card depicts success, relaxation and pleasure. In many ways, this is the ideal goal, the most perfect result we can imagine.

Goal: Openness to the riches of the world.
Element: Earth
Planet: Jupiter, Mercury
Astrological sign: Virgo


Two dogs are at the feet of the seated patriarch. On the nearest arch is his crest. Nearby are two other family members (a young man and a woman) that are chatting with each other. This scene is indicative of a clan or family cohesion based on a long tradition. This card is in accordance with one of the spheres of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life.
(For a detailed depiction, analysis of the Symbols and all Elements of the Ten of Pentacles Tarot Card, click here)

The Main Meanings of the Card In an Upright Position

Key Words and Phrases

Strong family ties. Traditions. Comfort. Money. Wealth. Financial stability. Success. Security. Stability of life. Insurance. Production. Responsibility. Financial aid. Sound advice. Accumulation of wealth. Family matters. Link between generations. Genealogical tree. Prosperity. Raising salaries.

Ten of Pentacles Tarot Card

Strong financial position. Cozy home. Happiness. Property. Major purchases or financial transactions. Good investment. Taking care of parents. Family well-being. Inheritance. Pension. Crossing the border. Hereditary abilities. Confidence. Confession. Reputation. The beginning of family life. Commitment to traditional lifestyle. A family celebration such as a wedding or christening. Marriage of convenience. Arranged marriage. Corporations. Big business. Government service.

The main meanings of the card in an upright position

a person who has found peace;
success after a long project;
good relationship between parents and children;
family stability;
prosperity of personal affairs;
a wonderful period of love;
good family health;
family help;
emotional calmness;
dwelling, domicile, landowning house, apartment;
close relations;
abundance in the house, antiquity of the family, family nest;
wealth, financial well-being;
good position in society;
a strong family, any strong ties: relatives, friends, business partners;
financial assistance, patronage;
inheritance, an expensive gift.

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

Situation and Advice

The Ten of Pentacles depicts representatives of several generations, located next to a cozy and reliable home. This is a positive card that testifies to financial stability, inheritance, profitable investments, the transfer of family traditions, serious changes in life, a successful real estate transaction, the health of all family members, a reliable foundation of family life. The work is going well, and a salary increase is possible in the near future. A parent, close friend, or family friend will help you. Possible cash receipts in the form of inheritance or pension. It is quite possible to get married and start a family life. It is possible that the upcoming marriage is dictated by family, monetary or business considerations. You want to pass on your family values, everything that you have accumulated AND learned in this life, to the next generation. Perhaps a job awaits you in a large corporation or in a government service.

Persons designated by Upright Ten of Pentacles Tarot Сard

Family members. Dynasty. Wealthy people.

The Main Meanings of the Card In a Reversed Position

Key Words and Phrases

Financial losses. Quarreling. Disapproval from family members. Money problems. Unstable financial situation in the family. Lack of motivation. Worry about older family members. Illness of one of the parents. A heavy burden of wealth. Inheritance problems. Family quarrels over money. Home problems. Possible litigation. Death in the family. Problems with large corporations or government. Unreasonable financial speculation. Restructuring finance.

The main meanings of the card in a reversed position

a very long way to success;
something interferes with good relations between parents and children;
family troubles;
loss of honor or prestige;
marriage of convenience;
happy or unlucky event;
weakness of family ties;
happiness, play, random situation, chance (luck), ignorance;
fate, purpose, fatality;
loss, disaster, family instability;
the need to refrain from risky financial transactions;
difficulty with money;
collapse, unstable position at work or in the family;
risky investments, the risk of ruin;
loss, debt, theft, fraud;
conflicts over money with others.

Ten of Pentacles. Illuminati Tarot
Illuminati Tarot

Situation and Advice

You may feel that your stability is at stake. Now is not the time to risk your finances. You will have the opportunity to increase your income and get job satisfaction. Perhaps for a while the money situation will be tense and you will have to rethink your financial affairs in part. It may be that you even have to sell some stock, house or property to make ends meet. Perhaps you are concerned about the health or well-being of a parent or an older member of your family. If one of your parents is sick, medical attention is needed.
During this period, you bear the burden of responsibility for your loved ones. Problems may arise with the registration of a pension or inheritance. Quarrels with relatives may arise over inheritance. You may be annoyed by your family’s demands for marriage or mate selection. You seem to be rushing into a marriage of convenience. Unreasonable financial speculation will lead to losses. Problems may arise when it is necessary to contact a corporation or government officials. Sometimes, falling in the reversed form, a Ten of Pentacles can mean a complete collapse of material and any other well-being aspect in which the question is asked.

Persons designated by the Reversed Ten of Pentacles Tarot Сard

Busy solving family problems. People who are having financial problems.

In the Spreads

The Arcana is a collective image of a good period in all spheres of life, especially, of course, the material one. This is a card of financial stability, monetary wealth, family hearth and emotional harmony.
As is often the case, in different positions it has different meanings. And the sphere of the question adds some semantic nuances to it.

In an Upright Position

The upright position has the best meaning in all spheres of life: in love, in work, and in the soul. The favorable period has come, everything is fine.
In the upright position, Ten of Pentacles denotes a period of wealth, stability, fullness of life and confidence in the future. At the same time, wealth and completeness can manifest themselves both on the external plane and on the internal one. The second meaning of the card is communication. If you are going to meet with someone (or this meeting will be accidental), then your communication in the future will be quite pleasant and, possibly, fruitful.
Material prosperity and emotional peace are the strongest characteristics of the Ten of Pentacles. In this case, the card speaks of the reliability, first of all, of family and friendly ties. Probably, the foundation of today’s prosperity of the querent was laid by the previous generations of the family, and maybe the querent has inherited or will soon get an inheritance. Commitment to these connections is expressed in fruitful mutual assistance, both advice and money.
The Ten of Pentacles Tarot card speaks of a strong position in the family and in business. Confidence and reliability, profit and honors. Attention to the family. With a strong business position, there is time for privacy. Inheritance, gifts, pension, wealth.
The presence of this card in your spread means that you will be satisfied not only with your financial situation, but also with the people around you. There are people around you who are ready to support you in difficult times, share their joy, wise advice and material benefits. A successful career will not interfere with your love life. On the contrary, it would have been impossible without the support of those who are dear to you.
Preservation of family traditions, the values ​​of the clan, the values ​​of the land and inheritance. Ten of Pentacles refers us to the values ​​of the aristocracy, which are relevant for all ordinary people who strive to pass on the wisdom of generations, experience, as well as material wealth inherited by their children and grandchildren, as well as preserve the culture of the clan in their family.
This card means the final implementation, or the completion of some process, business and relationship. The mosaic is complete, and now you just have to admire the beauty of the picture as a whole. Stability and maturity accompany all meanings of this Arcana.

In a Reversed Position:

The reversed Ten of Pentacles Tarot card means big risks, unsuccessful capital investments and blind trust in people who offer possible returns on investments. The traditional meaning of the reversed card is lost property and family money, squandered inheritance, possibly due to the irresponsible lifestyle and addiction to gambling.
This is a warning to refrain from large capital movements and to be careful about how money is spent and invested.
The reversed position can have several meanings. In the classical version, it has the opposite meaning to the upright card: lack of something important in any area, instability. But it can also be interpreted as a feeling of emptiness and dissatisfaction with visible material wealth.
The reversed Ten of Pentacles Tarot card, unlike the upright one, speaks not of strength, but of the weakness of family ties. Family members or close friends impose some kind of restrictions on the querent and assign responsibility (often out of ignorance), and sometimes cause financial disagreements and problems.
A reversed Ten of Pentacles means risk, uncertainty, loss. Possible death. Robbery, loss, damage. Don’t rely on luck, it is fickle.

Ten of Pentacles. The Druid Craft Tarot Deck by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm
The Druid Craft Tarot Deck by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm

In the reversed position, the Ten of Pentacles may indicate a denial of tradition or a departure from family affairs. Sometimes the Arcana represents a situation when a person, after having everything, loses this “everything”. This problem can be caused by both subjective and objective reasons.
To minimize losses, try not to succumb to provocations and do not rely on someone else’s help. For now, you will have to rely only on yourself. For the future, do not forget to solve problems with family and friends in time. It will be difficult for you to move forward without their support.

In the Spreads for Different situation

In an Upright Position:
Whichever situation you are guessing on, luck or successful completion awaits you. The problem will be solved with benefit and profit for you.
In a Reversed Position:
A reversed card in questions about a situation warns of risks. Think again before you do anything. Losses are possible.

In the Spreads for Relationship

In an Upright Position:
Ten of Pentacles in relationships and love symbolize stability, harmony, family happiness. You are confident in each other, you feel reliable and safe. Your feelings are deep and sincere, and the union is based on mutual trust.
Here Ten of Pentacles foreshadows a wonderful period during which the smallest details of the relationship with a partner begin to sparkle with new amazing facets. It is here that inner wealth begins to play a key role. We notice the slightest manifestations of attention and love for ourselves, which were previously lost behind the veil of habit or the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The only negative point that this card can predict is the likelihood of a partner’s mercantile interest, his materialistic approach to relationships.
In a Reversed Position:
The reversed Ten of Pentacles in relationships and love warns of any deviations from the “traditional family” model. This may be a lack of communication with relatives, unwillingness to have children, an alliance with a foreigner, the woman’s authority in the family is higher than that of men, etc. It can also fall out in the meaning of financial problems in the family, or as an indicator that one of the partners does not appreciate what they have.
In the reversed position, the Ten of Pentacles indicates family discord, the lack of support from loved ones. Arcana can mean a disunited family without traditions, in which everyone is looking only for himself, and no one is particularly interested in the needs and problems of others.

In the Spreads for Dates

In an Upright Position:
A good time for a relationship is if you communicate with your potential partner a lot and deeply enough.
In a Reversed Position:
You prevent your potential partner from knowing what you really think and feel, and in the long run, this will cause big problems.

In the Spreads for Family

In an Upright Position:
The card shows the comfort of the relationship and family unity (for example, the arrival of relatives).
In a Reversed Position:
Poor communication between family members leads to awkwardness and feelings of anxiety.

In the Spreads for Friendship

In an Upright Position:
Satisfaction period.
In a Reversed Position:
You may be bored with your current circle of friends.

In the Spreads for Money

In an Upright Position:
Good regular salary, constant sources of income, stability.
In a Reversed Position:
In financial matters, a reversed card means inconsistent income, any risks associated with money.

In the Spreads for Education

Ten of Pentacles. The Tarot of the 78 Doors
The Tarot of the 78 Doors

In an Upright Position:
You are focused and work hard. You are preparing for exams or completing some important task. Your work will pay off.
In a Reversed Position:
You reject a lot of school rules. But only by destruction and denial you will not achieve anything.

In the Spreads for Career

In an Upright Position:
In the questions for work, the Ten of Pentacles has a particularly strong positive meaning. This is complete success, good prospects, business development, successful projects, career growth. Work brings pleasure and satisfaction. When Arcana reflects the state of affairs in business, it means its absolute prosperity without any reservations and “but”.
In a Reversed Position:
A reversed Arcana will indicate a lack of guarantees, risks or instability in work issues. At the same time, the emotional state is also unstable. The Arcana is a warning that it is better to postpone large purchases and generally avoid rash spending.

In the Spreads for Health

In an Upright Position:
In the questions for health, the card indicates an excellent condition, both physical and psychological. If a person is sick, the card predicts a speedy recovery.
Good health, good heredity.
In a Reversed Position:
The resersed Ten of Pentacles most often indicates the presence of hereditary diseases.
Possible intestinal neuroses, flatulence, increased gas production, obstruction, general disorders of the lymphatic system.

Answer to Yes / No Tarot Spreads

In an Upright Position:
Only yes!
In a Reversed Position:
Yes, but unstable.

Self-Development Lesson

Having achieved success in the material plane, one should strive for the higher spiritual realms. This card personifies the culmination of our present mundane existence and an exit into new areas of spiritual consciousness.

Type of person in an upright position:

The card means a strong, reliable, self-confident person. One way or another, he reduces his many interests to a monetary equivalent. Nevertheless, he strives to be honest in the ways of making money and also encourages others to do so.

Ten of Pentacles. Mirror of Fate Tarot
Mirror of Fate Tarot

Type of person in a reversed position:

It means a vain, envious person with a lot of bad habits. He hates waiting, he is inclined to count money in someone else’s wallet. He mistakenly seems strong to those who pay attention only to the outer shell, among their own kind they can have temporary success.

Arcana’s warning

Avoid excessive materialism. Money is important, but you should not always put it first at the expense of spiritual and family values.

Final Advice of Arcana

Ten of Pentacles advises you to appreciate what you have and be able to enjoy life. At the same time, one should not forget about maintaining stability, creating a strong base in material and family life.

In an Upright Position:
Remain calm and keep equanimity. Listen to the opinion of relatives regarding the choice of the place of work, housing, life partner.
In a Reversed Position:
Take security measures against thieves. Do not rely on blind luck, you can wait for it all your life.


If you got Ten of Pentacles, then a bright streak has come in your life. All problems will be solved, and happiness and good mood await you.
The prediction described by the Nine of Pentacles is coming true. You have taken a strong position both in the family and in business. What you worked for is in your hands. The Ten of Pentacles Tarot card describes the well-deserved feeling of confidence of the querent, promises worthy honors. Ten of Pentacles also tells of the possible inheritance.


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4 thoughts on “Ten of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings”

  1. The Ten of Pentacles often denotes fairly large purchases. And first of all, of course, family acquisitions. They can be carried out either at the expense of several people or just one person, but they are intended for the common good and not for individual use.

  2. The 10 of Pentacles falls on social services, a government organization that provides support to low-income families and victims of violence

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