ACE OF PENTACLES
KEYWORDS: Success, Wealth, Reward, Security, Prosperity, Manifestation, Practicality
CARD DEFINITION: You may receive unexpected money. There may be lot of monetary gain. This is a sign of prosperity and a new beginning. Your hard work will be rewarded. You will enjoy a lot wealth, happiness and all the good things in life.
REVERSE DEFINITION: You may become greedy and dependent on material pleasures in life. You may become greedy about money. This may make you a miser. Money may not bring you any pleasure.
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Interpreting The Ace of Pentacles
Of the four suits that make up the tarot's minor arcana, the Suit of Pentacles is the one most closely tied to the concepts of fortune, wealth, and the acquisition of earthly possessions. Aces on the whole stand for the foundations of greater things to come. They are the initial creative sparks, the seeds that literally define the concept of potential. Within the context of the Suit of Pentacles, the Ace represents unparalleled possibility when it comes to the laying of plans for financial success and material security. However, it is important to note that the Ace comes with no guarantee. What you make of the potential it offers you depends solely on the effort you put into your own endeavor.
The Ace of Pentacles is also a card that has strong ties to the realm of ideas and brilliant breakthroughs. It presents the gift of fertile soil in which to plant your ideas and watch them grow, soil that virtually promises certain success. It will take time for anything to come from the groundwork laid now, of course, but with time, patience, and consistent hard work, success will no doubt come to pass.
The centerpiece of the traditional tarot image associated with the Ace of Pentacles is a disembodied hand representative of divine opportunity. It is outstretched, holding within it a gleaming golden pentacle, the symbol of all that stands to be won via taking proper advantage of the opportunity at hand. In the background we see a thriving hedgerow, beyond which stretches a mountain vista, representing the realms of the spirit, the profound, and the abstract. The image as a whole serves as a reminder to the viewer that material success is more than just a way to find security in the corporeal world. It can also be a means to achieve spiritual enlightenment as well if one knows how to go about it.
The appearance of the Ace of Pentacles in a tarot spread is often indicative of an impending turn for the better when it comes to the querent's financial situation. Achievement through hard work and careful enterprise are, of course, signified, but so are inheritances, gifts, or windfalls of all kinds. The "turn for the better" could come in the form of money, but it's important to note that it could really be anything of value. Gifts that have as much value to the giver as they do to the receiver are also signified. Examples would include wedding rings, business proposals, or wedding proposals. Whatever is coming is sure to bring with it an opportunity to build a strong and definite foundation for the future.
At times, the Ace of Pentacles can point directly toward a golden opportunity to find success through industry and diligence. It can also indicate the presence of a winning idea for a new business endeavor or a monumental creative idea. When this is the case, it is important for the querent to note that this is not the time to dream away and take one's time. It is time to ground one's self, to work and work very hard to make the most of the opportunity at hand. A wise, honest choice made today will open the door to a whole new world of possibility tomorrow.