Eight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning & Interpretations

Eight of Pentacles, or Eight of Coins, Tarot card meaning and interpretation

Opposites define each other. Without darkness, light has no meaning or purpose on its own. This is the chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang in which opposites give rise to each other in equal measures maintaining a balance in the universe. In numerology numbers also have opposites, for example the numbers 1 and 2. Number 1 is first but it's rank means nothing unless something, or someone, is 2nd. The opposite number of 8 is 7. It's worth reading, and understanding, the meaning of the 7 Of Pentacles to fully comprehend what the 8 of Pentacles represents.7 of Pentacles, 7 of Coins, Tarot card meaning and interpretation In summary the 7 of Pentacles represents inaction, rest, analysis and planning in material and earthly matters. Both 7 and 8 are numbers which are about timing. With the 7 of Pentacles the message is "now is not the right moment or time", whereas with the 8 of Pentacles the message is "now is the right time, make your move, execute any plans you made in the 7".

In numerology forecasting an 8 personal day, or 8 personal year, is your executive day or year respectively. It is the time at which you must reap what you have sown. 8 is an upright infinity symbol representing the law of karma - "what goes around comes around". Whatever you have worked towards up to this point in time will come to a head and return the dividends you deserve or collect a price you may have to pay. Like the farmer waiting for the right time to harvest his crop, after a year of preparation, work and waiting, this card marks the optimum time to harvest and collect.

The 8 of Pentacles, like all eights, is a results driven and ambitious card which doesn't have time for the watery world of emotions as these are an unnecessary distraction. This trait is well illustrated in the Rider Waite Smith deck's 8 Of Cups. It is a practical number which takes a realistic approach to everything. It is not one to romanticise or dream of possibilities but to make full and excellent use of what is at hand and needs doing immediately.

The 8 of Pentacles, or 8 of Coins, is a card of action in creating wealth, having the power or ability to make money and financial good fortune. The element here is Earth which relates to wealth and material possessions. The aspects of the number 8 in numerology are power, control, drive, amibition, organisation, practicality, self-reliance and success. In many cultures the number 8 is considered the lucky number and for financial gain the 8 of pentacles is a great card to see in a spread. However money will only come through focus and effort, not by sitting waiting for it and luck alone. Time and luck are on your side, make the most of it.

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By Arthur Edward Waite (1911)

An artist in stone at his work, which he exhibits in the form of trophies. Divinatory Meanings: Work, employment, commission, craftsmanship, skill in craft and business, perhaps in the preparatory stage. Reversed: Voided ambition, vanity, cupidity, exaction, usury. It may also signify the possession of skill, in the sense of the ingenious mind turned to cunning and intrigue.

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