Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

Ace of Pentacles


prosperity, happiness, pleasure, contentment


wealth turned rotten, misery, greed

Visual Description of the Ace of Pentacles:

The Ace of Pentacles shows an open hand protruding from a cloud and cupped insid is a large coin. Th clouds show that this is an unexpected apparition and the open hand suggests that anyone who would like to is welcome to take the coin. It represents an abundance of wealth and material gain to whomever reaches out and grasps it. Around the hand grass and lilies grow lusciously, mirroring the prosperity associated with the coin. Through the garden a path winds underneath an archway and toward mountains. While the garden is safe the mountains pose a threat, but they are still in the distant future.


Divinatory Meaning of the Ace of Pentacles:

Upright Meaning of the Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card:

The upright Ace of Pentacles is a blessing from the Universe. The querent is in a prosperous place where they feel at ease. Abundance surrounds them and creates an atmosphere of contentment and happiness. They can relax knowing the are safe from future threats for the time being.

“Your bank balance is looking decidedly good at the moment and you’re happy with the way your hard work is paying off. This opportunity has come as a bit of a surprise for you and you’re thinking about expanding your horizons in your career, but for now you’re happy to just relax and let the pleasures of life truly sink in.

A word to the wise, don’t be too much of a spendthrift now. At the moment you feel as though you’re safe and although future troubles are still far off they will eventually happen, so just keep that in mind. Otherwise enjoy the pleasure of having enough to live a little bit luxuriously. At the very least you’re not left wanting at the moment.”

The querent may have itchy pockets, but it would not be wise to overspend. While this card shows that they are currently safe the mountains in the distance show that they won’t always have the luxury of a safe environment. On the other hand putting some of their abundance to good use isn’t a bad idea either.


Reversed Meaning of the Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card:

Reversed the Ace of Pentacles indicates a scenario where instead of an open hand and garden the things that hold the riches are closed off. In other words the querent is holding onto their wealth, afraid of destitution that they hoard as much of it as possible. This greed is causing their misery and making their abundance turn sour.

“Do you remember Scrooge, the old man with so much money but no-one to share it with? You’re running the risk of turning into him. Understandably you want to know you are wealthy enough to survive relatively comfortably for the rest of your life, but holding onto every penny for dear life is a bit stingy and it’s causing an atmosphere of stagnation in your life.

In order to escape this stalemate you need to learn to let go of your attachment to material wealth. The first step to doing this is to figure out why you developed this attachment in the first place. Is it an inferiority complex, a fear or something much more complicated than that? Once you know where the problem stems from you can start working on releasing this negative attachment just enough so you don’t end up like old Scrooge.”

The querent may not think of themselves as wealthy yet, but their stingy behaviour is causing a stagnant energy to develop around their material wealth which could likely result in the loss of what they have. They should live a bit more freely and not try to grab hold of all the money they cross paths with.