Key Meaning: Start of Prosperity
The Ace of Pentacles represents the beginning of prosperity. You may receive a gift or start a new adventure which improves your finances in the longer term.
Number 1 Meaning in Tarot
The number 1 represents the beginning of inspiration and potential. All Aces, including the Ace of Wands, Ace of Cups and Ace of Swords indicate a new opportunity. As pentacles represent the material and practical side of life, the Ace of Pentacles signifies a new opportunity to improve your standard of living. This could be a relationship, job, college course, business idea or property. The seeds of ideas begin to materialize, solidify and take tangible shape. However, you still need to be willing to work hard to bring your dreams to fruition.
This Tarot card speaks of potential or raw talent to be developed. This is about putting basics in place first. The Ace of Pentacles speaks to the conditions needed for an idea to become a reality, a proposal to become a business, a study or qualification required to become an expert. It is not immediate wealth, but it may be an opportunity for wealth. It might be the core of a good idea, or a need for a new beginning. It behaves like the seed, waiting to watered by your energy.
Ace of Pentacles Keywords
🥰 Upright: Opportunity, gift, beginning of wealth
😒 Reversed: Lost opportunity, greed, financial hit
Ace of Pentacles Description
This description is based on the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. A hand reaches out of the clouds and offers you a golden coin. It bears a five-pointed star enclosed by a circle. Below the hand is a luscious flower garden with an arched gateway leading to mountains in the distance. This is the gateway and path to worldly success.
LOVE: What does The Ace of Pentacles Mean when You Ask About Love?
When the Ace of Pentacles turns up in a love reading, the meaning will depend on whether or not you are in a relationship.
💖 If you are looking for love, you are likely to meet a partner through work, work-related events or via work colleagues.
💖 Sometimes this card indicates a marriage proposal, with a ring. There is an element of surprise here, so you may discover the ring hidden in something, like a dessert!
💖 You are starting a business or beginning a new lifestyle with your partner (for example, emigrating, traveling or buying a home together).
💖 This card can mean taking a ‘practical’ approach to a relationship. For example, signing a pre-nuptial, or ensuring your individual rights are covered in any joint investment.
CAREER: What does This Card Signify when You Ask About Work?
If your question relates to work, business, career or study and you receive the Ace of Pentacles, then here is your guidance:
⭕ A business or project idea you have is worth pursuing, if even only part-time to begin with.
⭕ You start a new job or internship/trainee position which is good for your long-term career prospects.
⭕ The college course or training you are doing, or thinking of doing, is a good idea.
⭕ If you asked, do I have talent at this? This card says, yes! However, you will still need to work your butt off to turn your talent into something profitable. People tend to quit on their dreams too soon.
Industries associated with the Ace of Pentacles include: Any business you own yourself, banking, construction, real-estate and manufacturing products.
MONEY: What is the Meaning of The Ace of Pentacles in a Money Reading?
If you asked the Tarot about money and finances, and you receive the Ace of Pentacles, it means:
💲 You receive a gift of money.
💲 You hear of a new opportunity to make money. This idea or offer is worth considering.
💲 If your finances have been stagnant for a while, this Tarot card reflects a boost of energy in your money.
💲 If you asked about a significant sale/purchase, like a house – this will happen soon. This card represents signing documents like a mortgage or purchase/sale agreement. Alternatively, if you are hoping to rent or lease a property, this card is also a confirmation.
Tarot Card Combination Meanings
“Ace of Pentacles combined with The Star” – Opportunity to work as a healer.
“Ace of Pentacles combined with Lovers” – Taking your relationship to the next level.
“Ace of Pentacles combined with The Tower” – Disastrous investment idea, stay away.
HEALTH: What does The Ace of Pentacles Mean when You Ask About Health?
In a health reading, the Ace of Pentacles is a very positive Tarot card. It can mean:
✔️Nature holds many of the answers. Remain open to natural remedies and self-help healing techniques.
✔️Recovery after illness or injury. You are in a position to take care of yourself again.
YES/NO: Does The Ace of Pentacles Mean Yes or No in a Reading?
❓ When you ask a Yes or No question and this Tarot card turns up, then the answer is YES.
TIMING: Does The Ace of Pentacles Predict any Particular Timeframe?
🕔 This card is only a timing indication when you specifically asked a timeframe question. For example, if you want to know if something will happen, and when, then you need to draw two separate cards. These are in fact, two separate questions. This is a fundamental principle to understand if you want an accurate tarot reading – and it is core to my teaching in my book Tarot in 5 Minutes.
🕔 Using my timing method, the Ace of Pentacles is about 1 year. If the card is reversed, timing will be slightly longer – so up to 18 months.
Karina’s Timing Method:
Swords are days. Wands are weeks. Cups are months and Pentacles are years. Please note this is my personal timing method. Feel free to adopt it (or not).
What is the Meaning of The Ace of Pentacles Reversed?
When the Ace of Pentacles is upside down then the coin falls to the ground. This can indicate:
✔️ You are missing an opportunity. Either you are not seeing it, or you are too short-sighted to realise the potential.
✔️ Laziness: You tend not to push yourself because your partner or family provide you with enough money or security.
✔️ Your finances take a hit. You experience delays in getting money, or you may not receive as much as you hoped.
✔️ You are stuck in a job that you do not like, but are unwilling to take a chance on something new.
✔️Other keywords associated a reversal include: frozen assets/wealth, wasting money, exploiting workers.
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Karina, author of Tarot in 5 Minutes.