If the 8 of Pentacles is drawn regarding a potential suitor, you need to allow time for the other to open up and get to know you. Don’t push them away by asking for too much, too soon.
A figure on a stage is seated on a bench. Using a hammer and chisel, they are making a pentacle. They wear a blue shirt with a black apron, red leggings and brown shoes. Five pentacles are mounted on a post nearby. The sixth leans against the bench the seventh is on the ground. In the distance, we see a mansion with a path leading to it over green grass.
Yes/No upright: Yes
Yes/No reversed: No
Amplified by: The Hermit
Amplifier for: The Hermit
Zodiac/Element: Sun in Virgo
Dates: 23 August – 1 September
Traditional Name: Prudence
Traditional Meaning: 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.
TarotCraft Upright Meaning
The key message of the 8 of Pentacles card is that success will follow if you keep doing what you are doing. This card is a good omen for employment, profit, promotions and anything related to money and career. Hard work and perseverance bring achievement. The 3 of Pentacles is the beginning gaining skills and the 8 of Pentacles shows a master at work. It also indicates a sense of purpose and direction in life, with the security and the freedom to make choices without being overly limited by financial considerations.
If this card is drawn regarding a potential suitor, you need to allow time for the other to open up and get to know you. Don’t push them away by asking for too much, too soon.
TarotCraft Reversed Meaning
The reversal warns against being overly detailed oriented and picky. Don’t judge others because they don’t come up to your exacting standards.
TarotCraft Gift, Invitation, and Challenge
The Gift of the 8 of Pentacles is in not just mastering a valuable skill but in the journey to mastery. (This refers to all types of skills, not just work-related learning.)
The 8 of Pentacles invites you to work hard. This is not the time to coast or to apply half measures. Give it everything you have.
The Challenge of the 8 of Pentacles is to hunker down and keep going when things times are tough. It might seem that you might have bitten off more than you can chew. Break things down into smaller goals and keep going.
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