Ten of Pentacles Meaning – Tarot Card Meanings

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The Ten of Pentacles may not exactly be the card you’d think of when the tarot is mentioned. And yet, this card holds so much power than you can ever think of! While it may not be part of the Major Arcana, it doesn’t mean that you should overlook it. The meanings it holds are influential to one’s life. In fact, it just might influence others’ as well.

What Does the Ten of Pentacles Look Like?

In the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck, this card has four characters in it. These are the old man, a man and a woman, and a child. On the lower left of the card sits the old man, richly robed and looking regal. His clothes are embroidered with grapevines and symbols, most notably crescent moons. In front of him sits a dog, which he pets affectionately. In the background is an arch decorated with coats of arms. Underneath the arch is a man and a woman, along with a small child. This child is also playing with another dog, while also looking at the old man. Strewn around the card are the said ten pentacles. The overall mood of the card is positive, and notably also has an air of nobility to it. 

What Does the Ten of Pentacles Mean?

Like any other tarot card, the 10 of Pentacles draw their meaning from the symbolism drawn on them. The position which it manifests itself also holds water. This is because it signifies if the card will mean what it is truly about, or if it is the reverse. Paying attention to all of these will then go a long way, especially if this card keeps on coming up in tarot readings.

What is the Ten of Pentacles Upright Meaning?

When the 10 of Pentacles is upright, this means to tell you that you have finally accomplished what you wanted. Everything that you have ever done leads up to this moment. After making the right choices for your career, finances, and relationships, you are now enjoying the stability that you deserve. Now that you have achieved everything you ever wanted, you can finally kick back and enjoy life.

Wanting anything will no longer be in your mind ever again. You have achieved all that will make you feel complete and fulfilled. Whether it may be material or spiritual, everything has been provided for. It also helps a lot if you show genuine gratitude for everything that you have received. This way, the universe will feel all the more eager to give you more blessings than you could have asked for.

What’s more, everything that you now enjoy will also be savored by your loved ones. Like the couple and child on the card, those who uphold your legacy will enjoy the fruits of your labors. What’s more, they will also be able to perpetuate the things you’ve started. By sharing what you have with those that you love, you can secure your future, as well as theirs. The legacy that you initiated will mean so much more than just wealth. It will come to symbolize the values that you uphold, and your emphasis in making the most out of everything.

What is the Ten of Pentacles Reversed Meaning?

With the 10 of Pentacles reversed, you will find yourself asking difficult questions. Stability is an important part of human life. You certainly want to hold your ground for the sake of your future. But the question is, do you feel like your life is stable because of this? Yes, you are getting all the money that you once wished for. But you got a bit greedy, and now you are suffering the consequences.

Indeed, all the wealth you accumulated paved the way for you to live the high life. But it is not giving you the fulfillment that you want. This is because you are blinded by money and luxury. Now, your personal life is suffering because of your self-interests. Your relationships are no longer what they once were. Even the way that you handle money itself is no longer wise. All that you’re concerned about is that you can keep up appearances. But you know deep within yourself that this isn’t right.

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Before you spiral and things start falling apart, you need to take a step back. Reassess everything that you have been doing with your life. Ask yourself: what made you do these? What do you feel whenever you indulge in these kinds of stuff? Are you in the right position? By being honest with yourself, you can work your way through what you are feeling. Through acknowledging the shortcomings that are money-induced, you can then rectify your mistakes. You can have everything material, without sacrificing your identity and the things that make you feel human. 

What is the Ten of Pentacles Love Meaning?

Things are looking up in your relationship with the person you love. Everything is just going so strong, and you can feel the assurance that you will last long. You do almost everything together. After all, you will share your futures. By starting to do this right now, you will come to achieve the harmony that you know you both deserve. Once major decisions come rolling around, you can ensure that you can work together. This is, at its very core, the point of being in a relationship. By having the right person by your side, you can become stronger together as you face life with each other.

On the other hand, if you are single, you will finally find the right person. You will come to know this when your loved ones indicate their approval of the person whom you are seeing. While it may seem odd for some, a good relationship between your love interest and family matters to you. This ensures that you will be able to lead a peaceful life because those you value are in harmony with one another. Another thing that this can secure is the gradual joining of your family with another in love. Yes, this may seem a bit old fashioned. But, this will ensure that you will live a happy life with the people you love the most.

All in all, this signifies a happy and harmonious relationship between you and another person. The results that you expect may not exactly come up immediately. But if you are willing to navigate through it, things are definitely going to be better than ever! This is a truly one of a kind relationship, so do what you can to make it work.

What is the 10 of Pentacles Reversed Love Meaning?

The validation that you want from your relationship should come from you and your partner. Unfortunately, this is not the case. As someone who likes flexing, appearances matter to you. When people start showing that they aren’t exactly agreeable to your relationship for one reason or another, you start freaking out. Perfection is everything for you, after all.

It can also be that there is so much conflict between your partner and other loved ones. Things may have gotten so bad that you end up being asked to choose sides. This can be difficult, and would instead put you in the middle of the crossfire. Living with either side can become quite difficult. Your family and friends’ disapproval of your significant other can dishearten you. On the other hand, your lover’s dislike of the other party can potentially damage your relationship with one another.

Before losing your mind, try to ask yourself why this is happening. Were you influenced too much by other people and social media? Is this the reason why you have a skewed idea of what makes a perfect relationship? Why does outside approval matter to you, when other people aren’t directly involved in the first place? You can also ask yourself why there is so much discord between your partner and other loved ones. Is this because the latter expected you to have a certain type of partner? Is the former a bit too hostile when approaching the other people in your life? Make sure that you assess what is happening independently. This way, you will know how to resolve your situation before it gets worse.

What is the Ten of Pentacles Career Meaning?


Have you ever wanted to establish a business? Or do you want to enter into a career that is considered to be difficult and high stakes? Well, this is your sign to go ahead and try it. With your hard working nature and desire to achieve a lot of things, you will definitely be able to make it. What’s more, you can be assured that you will not just be earning a lot. You will also be leaving an indelible legacy that will last for a long time.

Getting into this new type of thing can be quite difficult, though. You need to change your mindset and adjust to the competitive world that you are in. There is so much for you to do so that you can be the professional you want to become. But you must not allow yourself to be weighed down by all your thoughts. The very thing that you are considering did not just pop into your head out of nowhere! If you were able to formulate, it only means that you can make it.

If you are able to do your part, you can finally secure your future, and that of your loved ones as well. You no longer have to worry if things will work out or not. If anything, your position is now stable enough that you can finally relax. Those who will come after you will see the results of your labor and try to emulate you. This is your legacy, the lesson you will leave everyone else. For now, you must be brave enough to follow through your dreams.

What is the 10 of Pentacles Reversed Career Meaning?

Things are definitely not looking up for you. The current career path that you have is not exactly agreeable to you! Your finances are not looking well. If you are running a business, it seems like it is starting to fall apart. Nothing seems to work for you during this time. It is almost as if you are being told by the universe that you should just give up.

Before doing so, you need to assess things objectively. Were there any major decisions that you have taken recently? If so, what were the direct consequences? Do you think that what you are experiencing is a result of these? Follow the trail backwards, and you will find your answers. Once you have addressed the root cause, you will be able to know what is the best course of action for your situation.

Salvage what you can, but do not keep on digging if there is no longer anything to be found. Instead, you must use what has happened as a source of knowledge. Use what you have come to learn to guide you so that you can make better decisions. Be patient with yourself, as this might hurt you a lot. What you will do now will decide your future. Make sure that you do what is best, while also considering your well-being. Everything will get better, you just need to learn to let go.

Closing Thoughts

The 10 of Pentacles can be quite the powerful card. Although it is part of the Minor Arcana, its effect is almost like that of a major one. It leaves the person thinking  about what they will be able to leave as a legacy. This can understandably be a difficult question to consider. And yet, when one listens to what this tarot card has to say, things will become easier to manage.

However, at the end of the day, you are the only one who can determine your future. Tarot cards can only guide you to what you should do. After all, no one knows the context more than you do. What you want to leave behind is up to you. The best thing that you can do about it all is to make sure that you do well. Things are nowhere near easy just yet, but they will be soon enough.

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