Your Chosen Card – Eight of Coins Upright Golden Deck
When upright, the Eight of Coins shows a craftsman perfecting his skills and working diligently to do an excellent job. This is a card of training and apprenticeship with the goal of honing ones abilities to produce a quality product. There is much satisfaction in attending to details and doing things well, even if it takes several attempts to get it right. The artisan on the card is willing to put in the necessary time and effort. He understands the need to be patient and allow things to mature properly rather than try to rush the process. Traditionally this card refers to an amiable and modest peasant girl who approaches her chores diligently without complaint or pretension, as symbolized by the sign of Virgo associated with the card.
Keywords Upright: Work, employment, training, apprenticeship, careful preparation, putting in the effort to do a task well, competence, dedication, patience, job satisfaction, skill in material affairs, honing ones talents, technical expertise, doing your homework, dexterity, prudence, discretion, diligent labor, perfectionism, determination to do a good job, making good use of available resources, getting paid for what you love to do.
Timing: 0 Virgo10 Virgo. Tropical, 23 August1 September. Sidereal, 17 September26 September.
Astrology: The proud and powerful Sun in the first decan of earthy Virgo, realm of the Knight of Coins (Fire of Earth) and the Hermit (Virgo). The Sun in Virgo is known for its perfectionism, service-orientation, and meticulous attention to detail.
Number Symbolism: 8 – movement, action, power, determination.
When Eight of Coins is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Eight of Coins is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Eight of Coins is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for Eight of Coins using cards from the Golden Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Creative Tarot: The man in the Eight of Coins is entirely absorbed in his work. The job here is to create excellence and consistency. His thoughts are not on the fame or money that will come; they are only on doing a very good job. The castle outside his window means he is isolated in his work; it is not the time to take the work to the market. This is a card of diligence and craft.
Complete Book of Tarot: The Golden Dawn assigned the first decan of Leo to the Prince of the Chariot of Fire, that is, the Marseille King of Wands. The confusion arises because the Golden Dawn views Princes as traditional Kings, symbolized by the regal sign Leo and the royal star Regulus, but at the same time it views the Knights as the most senior members of the court cards. As Crowley stated, there is no easy way, based in logic, to resolve this dilemma, so choices have to be made.
Portable Magic: My rituals are performed facing the south at the beginning, rather than facing the east, as is the usual Golden Dawn practice. It is the starting point of the circle in my rituals.
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