What does the ten of pentacles tarot card mean?

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

Keywords: Wealth, comfort, inheritance, family


All of the Tens in the Tarot indicate the end of a phase of life. The Ten of Pentacles focuses on career and finances. A change of job or even a retirement is common when this card is drawn. This card also suggests that you are feeling accomplished in the many different areas of your life. You are feeling happy with your work situation and are also thriving in your personal life; you have a stable and loving home environment and your relationships are going well. If you are at the point of retirement, this card is an indication that you can finally sit back and relax, spending time with those you love and enjoying the fruits of your labour.

Reverse Keywords: Financial loss, loneliness, family disputes

Reverse Meaning

Upright, the Ten of Pentacles is a sign of a happy life with a successful career and a close, loving family. Reversed, the opposite is unfortunately usually true. If you draw this card in reverse, it suggests that you’re experiencing issues in one of more areas of your life. Perhaps you have neglected your family and friends due to focusing too much time at work, and they’re not happy with you. This card also suggests money problems. You may have made a bad investment and have lost money because of it. Or you may be having trouble at work, or are even finding yourself suddenly unemployed with no income. It’s time to take a step back and figure out how you can get back on your feet.

Other Minor Arcana Cards (in the Pentacles suit)