Eight of Pentacles

Eight of Pentacles

Pentacles: manifestation, money, proof, prosperity


  • apprentice 
  • endurance 
  • craftsmanship 
  • profitable 
  • path to the goal 

Someone is learning a new trade or profession here. It is the beginning of a profitable undertaking. There is skill shown here in material affairs and handiwork. Sometimes remaining only in the apprentice stage. Expect good rewards after work well done.


  • counterfeit 
  • miss use of skill 
  • failing in ambitions 
  • wrong path to the goal 

Be wary of the danger of failing in your ambitions. False vanity, intrigue, and sharp practice. Skill turned to cunning, like that of a counterfeiter. The toils of a greedy person yield minimal rewards especially for dishonest work.

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