Ace of Pentacles, Minor Arcana, Pentacles I
The Ace of Pentacles shows a divine hand emerging from a fluffy cloud, holding a beautiful, shiny pentacle over a lush garden with white flowers and shrubs. The hand is coming from the left – because left represents the past, the divine gift you’ve received, or about to receive, might have to do with your past experiences.
Even the worst experiences sometimes lead to us to make amazing decisions. For example, someone with a boss from hell might decide to just give up and become a freelancer. Soon after that, they might become truly successful. Someone in an abusive relationship might finally walk away only to fall in love with the sweetest, gentlest person ever.
Some Tarot interpreters say the garden pictured in Ace of Pentacles is the Garden of Eden. The white flowers symbolize the absolute purity of your desires, while the garden itself symbolizes the abundance and friendliness of the environment around you. This is Garden of Eden without snakes, apple trees, and deceit – it’s pure, immaculate, untouched. The divine isn’t interested in testing you – it recognizes the beauty of your heart already.
The Ace of Pentacles means fate is on your side. Universal forces want to shower you with everything that you want. But you are also free to decline all that and walk away – represented by the open gate. In fact, this isn’t even a gate; it’s just an opening. Meaning, if you don’t claim what the universe is offering, somebody else can easily come in and claim it instead. Good things are free for all.
In divinatory Tarot readings, the Ace of Pentacles could mean a variety of things such as a very positive new beginning, luck, recognition, success, abundance, real potential, emotional stability, improvement in health and finances, safety, grounding, solid energy, and divine inspiration. One or more of these are likely to come into your life and it has to do with how your past shaped your current desires.
If your reading is about your career and finances, the Ace of Pentacles means things are getting much, much better. Whatever it is you want to accomplish can be accomplished. This is an opportune time to start working on any of your projects. It’s like for every unit of effort you’ll put in, the universe will give you ten units of rewards in return.
Ace of Pentacles could also mean you will receive a big sum of money from an unexpected source. It could be due to winning the lottery, getting a surprise gift from a generous person, getting a scholarship to study or a grant to work on a project, or receiving inheritance.
If your reading is about your social life and relationships in general, the Ace of Pentacles says this is a great time to build relationships. But because there are no people pictured in the card, the Ace of Pentacles might also mean it might benefit you to take some time alone and figure out what you want for the future. Continue networking and making connections, but put some time aside to align your inner desires and emotions with what you want. Strike a balance between being social and alone on your own.
What does the Ace of Pentacles Tarot card mean for love?
For singles, having the Ace of Pentacles in your reading shows great luck! Be out there, start dating, sign up on dating sites, go ahead and meet more people. You are so close to finding the one! Keep an open heart and believe that cupid is on your side. Don’t get disheartened by small negative incidents.
For couples, the Ace of Pentacles means you’re entering an amazing period together. Your emotional hard work is paying off in the form of deeply established trust and love. It’ll be a beautiful period. If you’re having difficulties in your relationship, life is about to bless you with an event that will change how things are between you two – you’ll understand each other’s worth and come closer.
What does Ace of Pentacles reversed in Tarot mean?
Ace of Pentacles reversed might mean you are unable to receive the gifts the universe wants to give you. You are unable to hold onto the good stuff. When you find money, you spend it. When you’re healthy, you don’t respect it and go eat junk stuff. When you find love, you sabotage the relationships. These aren’t absolutes; they are just examples to how people sometimes can’t handle love and abundance.
You are too ready to leave the Garden of Eden through the open gate. It might have to do with the relationship your mother or your primary caretaker had with you when you were little. Most likely, that person wasn’t as generous with you as he or she could be. Maybe love was given in measured quantities, only if you were good. You haven’t learned receiving big amounts of love and care, so now as an adult you find it difficult to do it.
Take heart – every human is capable of healing. You can work with a therapist, a life coach, or an experienced psychic to discover your deepest wounds, fill them with light, heal, and move on.
Pentacle cards – all 14 of them – in Tarot’s Minor Arcana are associated with the earth element, which is associated with the astrological signs of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. The Ace of Pentacles is associated mostly with the constellation of Capricorn, a cardinal sign, only because the card suggests new beginnings.
In your reading this card can symbolize a Capricorn, male or female, but most likely it’s showing the situation you’re in. The fact that there aren’t people in the card supports this interpretation. Some readers also believe that this card shows the insides of your heart – how you’re so innocent and kind, and how you believe in honest work (symbolized by the white flowers). The card carries Capricorn energy beautifully, including when reversed.