Tarot, like astrology, has long been one of our favorite divination systems. Interpreting either takes practice. As you learn, we wanted to help you to quickly connect to the cards and use them in ways that are actionable and practical in every area of life. xoxo, Tali & Ophira
Co-authored by James Kerti
What does the Ten of Pentacles tarot card mean?
The Ten of Pentacles represents happiness and security that’s built to last because of the strength of its foundation. With this tarot card, there’s a sense that everything will work out.
Like other Pentacles, this card is associated with the material world. It also carries a great deal of emotional depth. There’s a family connection with this minor arcana card. It denotes a lasting security that provides for an entire group of people.
The Ten of Pentacles is a card about legacy and taking care of loved ones. When you see the Ten of Pentacles in a reading, you’re being asked to make choices with that spirit in mind. You can do so with a feeling of confidence that things will be alright.
Ten of Pentacles Tarot Guide
Keywords for the Ten of Pentacles: Family, wealth, tradition, legacy, affluence, inheritance, strong foundation
Yes or No: Yes
Zodiac Sign of the Ten of Pentacles: Virgo
Planet of the Ten of Pentacles: Mercury
Element of the Ten of Pentacles: Earth
What does the Ten of Pentacles card mean in a love reading?
The Ten of Pentacles is an auspicious card to pull in a love reading. With its strong association with family and long-term security, you may feel like your relationship is the “forever” kind. If you want to have children and a family legacy, this card brings a positive confirmation that this path is worth pursuing.
If you’re experiencing relationship issues, this card is useful as a lens for understanding those challenges. Is it possible that a misalignment in family values or traditions is a contributing factor? When that happens, the Ten of Pentacles points to the need for communicating from a place of mutual respect. What are the ways in which you are aligned? Work from the common foundation you’ve built as you find a way forward.
For singles, this minor arcana card can be a positive omen for meeting someone. And also a hint: shared values and a desire to build together will be an important commonality you share with a potential partner. Be willing to have some of those conversations early in the talking stage with someone when the energy feels right.
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What does the Ten of Pentacles tarot card mean for career, money and finance?
The Ten of Pentacles in a career context is about having built such a strong base in your work life that you’ve created the potential for something even greater. Are you looking to expand in some way? If so, the Ten of Pentacles is a positive signal for taking the next step.
As the Ten of Pentacles is connected with family, it can also denote working with a family member, including building a business together. With its message of tradition and legacy, it’s the kind of business that can be passed down through generations.
Whatever the exact context, this card communicates that the future is secure. There’s a possibility of generating more. This extends to finances. If you’re seeing the Ten of Pentacles in a money reading, there might be an inheritance or family money that is coming into play.
What does the Ten of Pentacles tarot card mean for health?
The Ten of Pentacles is typically a positive sign in a health and wellness reading. It might be hinting at good health for some time to come.
Have you been experiencing a health issue recently that you’ve been having a hard time explaining or diagnosing? As the Ten of Pentacles is associated with family and legacy, you might look at genetics, DNA and family history of disease.
Another possible message here is that family support can help you navigate any ongoing challenges in your health.
Ten of Pentacles Tarot Card in Reverse Meaning
The Ten of Pentacles in an upright position represents strong foundations leading to lasting success. When this card appears reversed, it can indicate having been built on shaky or unsteady ground. Something may not quite be right.
If that fits your situation, one place to look is whether you’ve taken any shortcuts, especially in the pursuit of financial success. Sometimes the Ten of Pentacles shows up in a reversed position when someone has prioritized short-term gains over long-range possibilities. If that might be the case for you, the Ten of Pentacles reversed urges you to pause, revisit the choices you’ve made, and see what you can do to course correct.
This minor arcana card in reverse can also be a general omen about loss or endings. If you’ve been considering closing a chapter in your life—in work, relationships, or family—the Ten of Pentacles reversed might be offering the validation you’ve been looking for.
Is the Ten of Pentacles tarot card a yes or no?
Given the Ten of Pentacles represents lasting success, it comes into a yes or no reading as a powerful yes.
What does the Suit of Pentacles mean?
Pentacles are associated with earth signs, which help you plant the deep roots needed for long-term growth. Earth energy is very physical, tangible, and sensual, and people with earth signs like to have a steady foundation and are the steadiest and most grounded bunch of signs.
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