71-Eight of Pentacles – Reversed Rider Waite Deck

Your Chosen Card – Eight of Pentacles Reversed Rider Waite Deck

When reversed, the Eight of Coins suggests that you may not be putting in the needed time and effort to do a job well. Maybe you don’t care about producing a quality product, or maybe you are cutting corners just to get the job done. Remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Although there may be a short-term gain in your current approach, in the long run you are likely to feel a sense of dissatisfaction. When the storm arrives, it’s comforting to know you have put something away for a rainy day.

Keywords Reversed: Voided ambition, inadequate training, impatience, failure to apply proper effort, ignoring obligations, rashness, intrigue, cunning, shiftiness, misuse of talents, opportunities wasted, penny wise and pound foolish.

Timing: 0 Virgo–10 Virgo. Tropical, 23 August–1 September. Sidereal, 17 September–26 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.

Eight Of Coins: Skill In The Material World

When Eight of Pentacles is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If Eight of Pentacles is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Eight of Pentacles 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 reversed card reading for Eight of Pentacles using cards from the Rider Waite 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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Complete Book of Tarot
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Complete Book of Tarot: Astrology: Lovely and affectionate Venus in the first decan of airy Aquarius, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Swords (Air of Air) and the Star (Aquarius). Venus is linked to the Empress.

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Creative Tarot: You become your highest self by blending the four elements of the tarot deck—Cups (emotions), Wands (passion), Swords (intellect), and Coins (pragmatism)—with a sense of spirituality. You can substitute morality here if you like. You remove your own private concerns because there’s simply no room for them. It’s a bit like the detachment taught in Buddhism or the denial of the ego in Christianity. When we let the ego rule, we get stuck with the Devil, who is ten cards up at number fifteen. Here you put aside your own needs and work from a place of virtue. That’s how you become a leader.

Complete Book of Tarot: For many years I used reversed cards in my tarot practice. More recently, however, I have taken to keeping all the cards upright. In doing so, I consider all the potential meanings of a card in a reading, both positive and negative. We can use the energy represented by any card in a constructive or a harmful manner. Commenting on the full range of meanings, including the potentially negative uses of an upright card, has the potential to empower clients to take responsibility for what is happening in their lives.

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