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Two of Pentacles – Easy 5 Minute Guide

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Suit: Suit of Pentacles
Card Type: Minor Arcana
Tarot Element: Earth
Star Sign: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
Planet: Uranus
Angel: Archangel Uriel

Key Meaning: Busy Life

The Two of Pentacles signifies that you are successfully managing to handle your busy life.

Number Two Meaning In Tarot

All twos, including the Two of Cups, Two of Wands and Two of Swords speak of progress. As pentacles relate to practical matters– it means, whatever you have put into action, now begins to shows signs of progress. Your ability to handle many things at once will lead to good fortune and success. This Tarot card is linked to harmonious change and progress. When the Two of Pentacles turns up in your reading, it means, you are managing your work-life balance rather well.

The number 2 is associated with increased ability to see the bigger picture. Once the initial growing pains are over, you begin to visualise just how far you can go. At this point, you may even have some decisions or choices to make.

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Two of Pentacles Keywords

🥰 Upright: Multi-tasking, decision, flexibility, harmony
😒 Reversed: Struggle to keep up, out of balance, mood swings

Two of Pentacles Description

This description is based on the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. A person is juggling two coins, which represents juggling different parts of your life. A ship sails by in the background, bouncing up and down with the waves. Somehow, you are managing to keep everything afloat. There is a playfulness about this card, it represents someone who is adapting to the rhythm of life. Even if you find it exhausting at times.

Sometimes this card can indicate weighing up different options, and the need to make a choice. The symbol of infinity encloses the coins, reminding us that life is eternal. What seems like a big decision today, will seem relatively insignificant with time. Relax. As the expression goes, life is far too serious to be taken seriously.

LOVE: What does The 2 of Pentacles Mean when You Ask About Love?

When the Two of Pentacles turns up in a love reading, the meaning will depend on whether or not you are in a relationship.

💖 If you asked will I find love? – this card does not answer you directly. Rather it poses the question: how serious are you really about finding love at this time? How willing are you to share your personal space, time and energy?

💖 This card can mean you are trying to decide between two lovers. In your heart, you already know the answer, so why keep dancing?

💖 In a relationship, this card means that you are successfully managing to juggle home, relationships and work. So don’t feel guilty!

💖 If you asked – can I work with this person and maintain a good relationship? The answer generally is yes, you can.

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 2 of Pentacles, then here is your guidance:

⭕ This is a good time to be flexible in the way you earn money. For example, juggling several projects at once, or starting a business on the side. You will uncover your natural talents by going with the flow.

⭕ If you asked about a new teacher, boss, work colleague or potential business partner – this Tarot card is a good sign that you will work well together.

⭕ If you are dealing with a difficult person at work, you are best to take a playful approach. Don’t get too annoyed, things have a way of working themselves out.

⭕ If you are struggling to make a decision about work or study, this card means there is no right or wrong answer. Either path will work out fine.

Careers associated with this card include: Administration, receptionist, event management, project management, nursing, teaching, teaching assistant, pilot, retail manager, film & TV, supervisor and police officer.

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MONEY: What is the Meaning of The Two of Pentacles in a Money Reading?

If you asked the Tarot about money and finances, and you receive the Two of Pentacles, it means:

💲 You are ‘doubling’ your finances by getting together with a friend or partner, to buy a house or start a business.

💲 This card can indicate two sources of income. Perhaps you are returning to work after a period of absence, and thus creating a second household income.

💲 Is your budget tight and you are robbing Peter to pay Paul? Things will improve soon, when this card turns up.

Tarot Card Combination Meanings

“2 of Pentacles combined with the Empress” – The birth of two creations (anything from two ideas to twins!)

“2 of Pentacles combined with the 5 of Cups” – Be optimistic when making a decision.

“2 of Pentacles combined with the 3 of Pentacles” – You’ll discover where to focus your attention by experimenting first.

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HEALTH: What does The 2 of Pentacles Mean when You Ask About Health?

In a health reading, the Two of Pentacles can signify the need for more balance – to ensure you eat properly, exercise and rest. Perhaps you have been over-stretching yourself.

If you are starting a new exercise regime or sport, ease into it gradually, to avoid any sprains or injuries.

This card is associated with minor accidents, like tripping over or cutting yourself. This is usually because the mind is cluttered with other concerns. To avoid accidents, try to be more present, particularly when you are moving around. Women may also find themselves more accident-prone at a certain time of the month due to hormone fluctuations.

YES/NO: Does The 2 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 not clear. It may be that you are not meant to know at this time, or you are meant to decide yourself.

TIMING: Does The Two 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 2 of Pentacles is about 2 years. If the card is reversed, timing will be slightly longer – so up to 3 years.

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 Two of Pentacles Reversed?

When the 2 of Pentacles is upside down then the juggler loses balance and the coins fall out of his hands. This may mean:

✔️You are struggling to keep up with your workload at work or college. A reversal can indicate feeling overwhelmed.

✔️You are struggling to make ends meet, and have no plan in place to improve the situation.

✔️Your health is very up and down, a reversal is associated with mood swings and depression, particularly bipolar.

✔️You are feeling restless in a relationship.

✔️Other keywords associated a reversal include: extreme swings, inconsistent action, out of touch and out of control.

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Karina, author of Tarot in 5 Minutes.