The Ten of Pentacles is one of the most important cards of the Minor Arcana.
Below you will learn everything about its meaning both in the upright and reversed position.
In addition to the general interpretation, the topics of love, health, career, finances and destiny are also explained in detail.
The Ten of Pentacles Keywords
Upright: Wealth, Influence, Tradition, Life Goals
Reversed: Greed, Poverty, Lonely, Disoriented
The Ten of Pentacles Tarot Card Description
The Ten of Pentacles Tarot card shows an elderly man watching the city from his residence. He wears a richly decorated robe and sits in a sumptuously furnished room, making his wealth visible to all.
Two pure white dogs sit at his feet, waiting for his orders because they accept only him as their master. The old man looks like an influential patriarch who is just contemplating his life’s work and still has goals he would like to realize.
Moreover, he enjoys his wealth and looks outside at a young couple who could represent his family and in whom he recognizes himself when he was a young man.
In the event of his death, he has a clear conscience since the financial security of his descendants is ensured and they can thus concentrate entirely on their lives.
The couple in the background is also dressed wealthily and is in amicable exchange with each other. The young man carries a spear as if he wants to protect his family from negative outside influences and defend the common traditions and values.
The numerous emblems and coats of arms on the archway testify to the rich history and influence of their ancestors.
It is thanks to their efforts and toil that the family can now live in such prosperity, which is why they honor their ancestors and preserve their memory.
Their prosperity consists not only of material wealth but also of inner values such as loyalty, devotion and a sense of tradition.
The Pentacles depicted are expressions of the Tree of Life from the Kabbalah and symbolize the cycle of life and how our actions in our younger years shape us for old age.
The Ten of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning
The Ten of Pentacles represents a high level of influence and prosperity you have earned throughout your life.
In various areas of your life, your opinion is highly sought after and respected, which enables you to influence many decisions in your favor.
In addition, you recognize the high responsibility you have due to your respected position and try accordingly to direct your words and deeds for the good of the community.
The wealth you have built up gives you a deep sense of fulfillment and security. It is above all the wealth of your relationships in the form of friends and family that makes you look contentedly into the past as well as into the future.
Another aspect of the Ten of Pentacles is the return to old traditions and values. You know your family history very well and have learned a lot from it for your own life path.
Common traditions connect the whole family and create an incomparable feeling of togetherness, which in turn gives rise to loyalty and gratitude.
Especially in our time, where even fixed values are becoming more and more fragile, you have solid principles of life that help you to orientate yourself in a constantly changing world.
Such values mostly come from our ancestors, who were successful with them in their time. Always keep the memory of your ancestors alive and honor the achievements and burdens they took up for you and your family.
The Ten of Pentacles Tarot card encourages you to develop and implement a life plan. No matter how old you are or may feel, it is always worthwhile to have goals in life and pursue them. Such projects give you orientation in life and encourage you to actively work on your dreams.
It is important to have both short-term and long-term goals. Especially projects that extend over a long period of time must be divided into small subgoals so that you remain motivated by recurring partial successes.
Always keep your dreams and desires in mind, even if they seem far away at the moment, and you will wake up one day and realize that your goals have come true.
The Ten of Pentacles Reversed shows that you are not satisfied with what you have achieved so far and constantly want more. Greed leads to the fact that you can never live completely satisfied, but your thoughts always revolve around how you can still increase your wealth.
At the same time, with the increase of your wealth, the fear of losing some of it again increases. This vicious circle leads to the fact that you do not perceive the prosperity, which lies directly before your eyes and instead chase after a mirage of happiness.
Put your focus back on inner riches, such as affection, trust or frugality and be grateful for all the wonderful relationships with your fellow human beings that surround you. Then you will experience peace and deep fulfillment.
Another meaning of the Ten of Pentacles Reversed is that you currently have little vision for your future life and are thus helplessly wandering. At the moment, you are just living in the day and letting things come to you without being actively involved in your destiny.
In the long run, your disorientation in life leads to your dreams gradually vanishing into thin air, making you deeply unhappy. Instead, take your destiny into your own hands again and think about visions for your further life in five, ten or even more years.
As soon as you have set yourself fixed goals again, you will feel a new zest for action. Every partial success you achieve will also increase your self-efficacy and your determination to realize your dreams.
The Ten of Pentacles Reversed signals deep loneliness that is weighing heavily on you at the moment. Important people in your life have turned away from you or even broken off contact completely. Deep loneliness and sadness arise, especially when losing contact with your own family.
You feel as if you have been left behind and no one is there to help you get back on your feet. Do not despair. You still have the same inner strength in you as before your loneliness and are therefore able to get back on your feet to follow your path in life.
Don’t let the feeling of loneliness paralyze you. See it as motivation to establish new relationships with people again and to intensify existing connections, so that you always have trustful and loyal people around you.
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The Ten of Pentacles Tarot Love Meaning
As a single, the Ten of Pentacles reveals that you have a good chance of finding a new love due to your good reputation and corresponding influence in your social environment.
Your good reputation will help you to develop a positive relationship with new dating partners. Such a good foundation will give you a high chance to intensify your relationship on later dates.
Use your influence and contacts to meet new interesting people and keep networking. Then you will have a wide range of contacts where one of them could be True Love for you.
The Ten of Pentacles indicates that you are very wealthy in different areas of your life. Only in the area of love you are looking for a suitable partner to complete your happiness.
Don’t be afraid to use your wealth in dating to give your date and yourself wonderful moments.
Also, share your inner wealth with your counterpart and reveal your valuable character traits, such as loyalty and caring, so that you can win his or her heart.
The Ten of Pentacles Reversed reveals great disorientation in your ideas about a partner. You don’t know exactly what you expect from a future relationship and are therefore uncertain about the people you want to live with.
Due to this lack of orientation, you hardly dare to go out on dates and thus remain alone. Make yourself aware of what you expect from a relationship and in this context from a partner so that you can specifically look for appropriate people and dates.
Another meaning of the Ten of Pentacles Reversed is a deep loneliness that plagues you as a single person. Maybe you have just been abandoned by your partner and feel a deep emptiness inside you. Being single takes some time getting used to it, as you now have to go about your daily life alone again.
Use this time out to clarify what you expect from a future relationship and look at your social environment, which is still there for you. Revive your contacts around you and don’t let the momentary loneliness determine your life.
In a partnership, the Ten of Pentacles stands for the same traditions and values that you have built up as a couple. Each of you has brought customs from your own families into the relationship and enriched it with them.
In addition, you have created your own culture of living together, in which you combine and re-experience the sometimes different values of your families of origin.
Your sense of tradition helps you to stay grounded even in turbulent times. It can also help you to take the right direction on your life path.
Furthermore, the Ten of Pentacles shows that you have the same life goals as a couple that you consistently pursue. Visions in a partnership strengthen your cohesion and trust in each other so that you always have an orientation in difficult times.
To dream alone is already pleasant, but to share and realize your wishes with your partner is a unique experience that will give you both deep fulfillment.
In a relationship, the Ten of Pentacles Reversed warns that greedy behavior can lead to conflicts and deep breaches of trust in the long run.
If your partner is never satisfied with what you have built up over the years and is always striving for even more prestige or wealth, your life together will suffer greatly as you will never be able to enjoy the fruits of your success.
Try to show your partner how much happiness and prosperity you have already achieved together. Now is the time to step back and enjoy your material as well as inner wealth together.
Furthermore, the Ten of Pentacles Reversed represents an impoverishing relationship in which you have little to do with each other or in common.
Partnerships become impoverished when they are no longer taken care of. Your relationship needs more time spent together or connecting goals.
To enrich your relationship again it is necessary to look for connecting elements and feelings. Develop common visions to live a fulfilling partnership.
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The Ten of Pentacles Tarot Health Meaning
The Ten of Pentacles reveals that it is worthwhile to work on your health in every phase of life.
No matter how young or old you are, if you regularly do something for your body and mind, you will be less affected by diseases in the long run. The important thing is to start simple and gradually integrate a healthy lifestyle into your everyday life.
In terms of diseases, the Ten of Pentacles indicates possible family history. In any case, you should go through your family history again to find possible risk factors.
In this way, you can have a preventive examination and thus reduce the risk of serious illnesses.
For your health, the Ten of Pentacles Reversed means that you feel very isolated from the people around you. As a result, you may experience social anxiety or depression.
Reconnect with close people and strengthen your social ties. Social contacts will increase your well-being as well as your mental health.
Another aspect of the Ten of Pentacles Reversed is that you lack clarity regarding any symptoms that arise.
Despite several visits to the doctor, no one has been able to tell you what exactly is wrong with you. A look into your own or your family’s medical history could bring more certainty in this case.
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The Ten of Pentacles Tarot Career Meaning
Professionally, the Ten of Pentacles represents a secure job that will support you and your family for a long time. Use your employment to provide wisely for the future, so that you don’t have to worry about money in old age.
Honor your work by always doing your best. Your job guarantees you and your family a comfortable standard of living.
Another aspect of the Ten of Pentacles is that you carry on a family tradition professionally. One way to do this is to take over or join the family business.
Another possibility is that you choose your profession based on your parents or grandparents’ work and thus profit from their experience.
The Ten of Pentacles Reversed stands for a lack of professional perspective. Especially after a job loss, we usually feel disoriented on the job market.
Try to think about your strengths again and then look for specific jobs. Also, look at what kind of work you would enjoy doing and work towards that.
Another meaning of the Ten of Pentacles Reversed is that in your job everyone works only for himself. There is only a purely formal relationship with your colleagues and superiors.
However, a functioning team that supports each other is important for good job satisfaction. So take the first step and offer to help your colleagues so that you can grow together as a team.
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The Ten of Pentacles Tarot Finances/Money Meaning
For your finances, the Ten of Pentacles indicates great prosperity that you have built up over the years. Use the experience you have gained over time to make wise decisions in the future.
It is important to set the course for your financial prosperity early so that you do not have to worry about your money later.
Another characteristic of the Ten of Pentacles is, that you should think about your retirement planning. Find out about different offers that you can take out early on to supplement your pension.
The more diversely you are financially positioned in old age, the more options you will have later in retirement. You can then retire earlier or reduce your working hours without fear of poverty in old age.
The Ten of Pentacles Reversed warns of impending poverty. Try to pay off your financial obligations as soon as possible.
Because debts add up over the years so that they are hardly manageable. Look for support in time to get your finances back under control.
In addition, the Ten of Pentacles Reversed represents the greed for money and wealth. However, wealth always has a price, which you should consider. What good is all the money in the world if you neglect your friends and family for it?
Wealth is not everything in the world and can also make you very lonely. On the other hand, community with other people is priceless and makes you happy in the long run.
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The Ten of Pentacles Tarot Destiny Meaning
For your destiny, the Ten of Pentacles encourages you to return to family values. A meeting in the closest family circle can help to strengthen the bonds between you. Because together you can enrich each other’s lives with support and experiences.
The Ten of Pentacles Reversed means your destiny lacks orientation in life. Many doors are open to you, but you just can’t decide on a direction.
Talk to people close to you and be inspired by their goals in life. Or take yourself back to your youth and bring out your past dreams, which can give you a new orientation.
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