We’ve reached the last suit!  Pentacles!  Pentacles are all about our foundations.  They’re the material world where we build our lives and the resources we need to fulfill our desires.  Pentacles also represent our physical bodies and can help us realign when we’re not healthy.  

The suit of pentacles teaches us that with hard work both in its physical form, as well as hard work spiritually, we can achieve the lasting happiness seen in the Ten of Pentacles.  The suit corresponds with the suit of diamonds and is governed by the earth element.  Pentacles represent our humanity and how that humanity aligns with civilization in the material world.

What better way to remember the meaning of the suit of pentacles than this classic:

The suit of Pentacles is a receptive, yin energy in contrast to the more active, energized energy seen in the swords.

Element: Earth

Astrology: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Season: Winter

Class: Merchants, Artisans

Angel Representative: Uriel

Minerals: Aventurine, Black Tourmaline, Lodestone, Green Jasper

Colors: Green, Gold, Brown

Animal: Bull, Snake, Dog

Major Arcana Cards Associated with Pentacles/Earth:

  • V: The Hierophant (Taurus)
  • IX: The Hermit (Virgo)
  • XV: The Devil (Capricorn)
  • XXI: The World (Saturn)

Interestingly, no Major Arcana cards are specifically assigned to the element of Earth.  However the cards listed above all represent our humanity as it manifests in the physical world.  There is a grounding energy to the cards in both its positive and negative forms.  Shuffle your pentacles cards and the four major arcana cards associated with the suit.  While shuffling, consider the question “Where am I in the earthly realm?”  Pick a card and consider how it applies to your life right now.

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