What does the two of pentacles tarot card mean?

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

Keywords: Balance, time-management, stress, juggling


The Two of Pentacles is a card of balance, and is a sign that you need to carefully juggle your professional and personal lives carefully. You may have many responsibilities and interests, and are trying to pursue them all at once. However, it’s important to remember to look after yourself and make sure that your physical and mental wellbeing are high on your priorities. Though work and money are important, spending time with those you love is also essential. Focusing too much on one area of your life means you potentially neglect another. Balance and perspective are important here. Practice better time-management and change something if it isn’t working.

Reverse Keywords: Debt, miscalculation, errors

Reverse Meaning

In reverse, the Two of Pentacles is a message that your life is currently looking a little like chaos; you are very busy and over-burdened, and you are at risk of burning out. You are juggling too many things and you are letting things slip because you simply cannot deal with so much at once. You are making silly mistakes due to your lack of concentration and your miscalculations and errors could potentially get you into trouble financially. You need to slow down and take a step back, and make a solid plan of action. You need to be more organised and pay more attention to detail. This may require you to delegate and let some things go so that you can focus more on the essential things. Reassessing your budget is also a good idea right now.

Other Minor Arcana Cards (in the Pentacles suit)