What does the ace of pentacles tarot card mean?

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The ace of pentacles is part of the Minor Arcana deck of tarot cards and is part of the Pentacles suit.

Keywords: new beginnings, fresh start, prosperity, hope, potential


As with all of the Aces in the Tarot, the Ace of Pentacles represents new beginnings. The Suit of Pentacles revolve mainly around health and finances, and so this card symbolises a new start when it comes to your financial situation. Sometimes, there is an indication of a windfall; you may be due an inheritance, or perhaps you’ll be given a promotion or raise in work. People often draw this card when they are on the verge of a new business venture. It is indicative of wealth and prosperity, and is a positive sign that things will go your way.

Reverse Keywords: Greed, loss, missed opportunities

Reverse Meaning

In reverse, the Ace of Pentacles is a sign of potential failure and financial loss. A business or financial opportunity that you were considering or pursuing may have fallen through; perhaps you were applying for a new job or asking for a raise in your current role, or applying for a loan or a grant to start a new project. Often, this card is a sign that you are in over your head with your finances, and your outgoings are greatly exceeding your incomings. It’s time to take a step back and look closely at your financial situation, and see where you can cut back.

Other Minor Arcana Cards (in the Pentacles suit)