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Ten of Pentacles

A description and interpretation of the role of The Ten of Pentacles in the Tarot

In a nutshell...


  • success
    social recognition

  • blocking
    financial worries


General overview

Are you fascinated by the mysteries of the divination tarot and interested in the meaning of the Ten of Pentacles? On this page you'll find all the information you need to understand this non-court minor arcana.

So that you can better understand the role that the card is likely to play in your life, it seemed a good idea to remind you that the suit of Pentacles is always associated with money, social success and material fulfillment. The 10 most often speaks of the end of a cycle and a new adventure or a rebirth. Of course, this double influence needs to be taken into account when analyzing the Ten of Pentacles.

From a visual point of view, the card has a particularly rich symbolism. Note, for example, the presence of four Pentacles in the four corners of the arcane, this rectangular arrangement recalling the solid and secure character of the suit. The other six Pentacles are placed in the central part of the card and form a pointed oval. An emblem of eternity, this form can evoke the female sex. In this context, the central flower can be perceived as a creative force, as the source of life that unfolds in all directions. The card's three colors - red, determined and active; blue, sensitive and passive; and white, pure and innocent - also convey the same idea.

Money won’t make you happy, this is undeniably true, but it’s a lovely thing to have around the house.


  • from an emotional viewpoint

    From a romantic point of view the Ten of Pentacles is considered a good omen. This card speaks of emotional stability and family, it rhymes with the construction of a lasting relationship, in which the seeker will feel fully understood and fully committed. With the Ten of Pentacles things become serious, the relationship might soon turn into an engagement or a wedding.

  • from a career viewpoint

    In the vast majority of cases, the influence of the Ten of Pentacles on the seeker's professional life is extremely positive. This card often means that an important goal is about to be reached. Financial success and social recognition are not far off. They may, for example, take the form of an unexpected source of income, new job responsibilities or even a change of position.

  • from a life path viewpoint

    When analyzed from a life path perspective the Ten of Pentacles wants you to question the relationship you have with wealth. In the end, what does it really mean? Does it simply reflect your need for financial success and the security it provides? Or does it encompass other areas of your life like friendship, empathy and spirituality? It's up to you to answer these questions as honestly as possible.

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    Its influence

    • short-term

      In the short term, the Ten of Pentacles is synonymous with success and satisfaction. Your work is finally rewarded. You can now enjoy a satisfactory financial situation and the unwavering support of your family. You are a stable and happy person, so take the time to savor it and never forget you are very fortunate.

    • long-term

      In the long run, the Ten of Pentacles makes you consider your relationship with money. Once you have ensured your home is financially stable, where would you like to devote your time? Is it possible for couple material fulfillment with a spiritual quest? Deep inside you know the answer to this question.

    Full interpretation

    Interpretation of The Ten of Pentacles upright

    When it appears upright in a divinatory tarot draw, the Ten of Pentacles is often synonymous with achievement. It means that the seeker is about to reap the rewards of their hard work. So, they are not looking forward to a period of action but rather a time of contemplation and withdrawal to meditate. They can now look back with pride and congratulate themselves on the journey thus far.

    Like all the cards in the suit, the Ten of Pentacles always speaks of money and materiality. So for the seeker this can be to do with the acquisition of wealth or the construction of solid foundations for a family. With this card, it's all about balance, satisfaction and stability. This is why the Ten of Pentacles is particularly appreciated by people looking for a favorable romantic draw. It signifies creating a secure home as much as the consolidation of a relationship.

    The Ten of Pentacles isn't self-contained. Thanks to this card, the seeker will be aware of their good fortune and will share it with their family and friends. This card embraces the beautiful values of love, empathy and generosity.

    Interpretation of The Ten of Pentacles reversed

    If the Ten of Pentacles appears upside down in a divinatory tarot draw, it most often indicates that the seeker has a number of blockages. They always concern the financial world.

    At the moment, the seeker's material situation isn't what it should have been, in their opinion. It is often difficult to save money and it is not unusual to have difficulty paying for things at the end of the month. Sometimes the Ten of Pentacles can refer to the loss of a job or a long period of unemployment, which doesn't just weaken the seeker's financial situation but actively affects their psychological development.

    In the case of a romantic relationship, this arcana talks more of a temporary relationship than something long-term. It also warns against the partner's real interests, which may be more about material things than feelings.