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Ace of Pentacles - Tarot Card Meanings

Key Symbolism


new beginning, wealth, gifts, rewards, worth, ínvestments, health, business, abundance, self-worth.

ace of pentacles

Description and Symbolism


A hand holding a golden coin is coming out of a cloud. The coin has a pentagram engraved. The five points of the pentagram symbolize the elements water, fire, air, earth and mind. The pentacle is associated with the element of earth and is a sign of wealth, worth, the material (not only the financial but also the sensual) and manifestation. In the background there is a lush garden with flowers indicating wealth and growth. A hedgerow with a gate surrounds the garden. Barren mountains can be seen through that gate.


General Meaning

The number one refers to a new beginning and the Suit of Pentacles is generally associated with the material, worth and investments. The Ace of Pentacles can be symbolic of a seed being planted in the material world, and it often has to be nurtured and time and effort have to be invested in it, to make it grow and prosper. Ace of Pentacles can symbolize all sorts of new investments. This can be a new business, a relationship that brings worth into your life, the beginning of studies or financial investments. It also stands for potential and anything valuable.

Love Meaning

In a love reading Ace of Pentacles can symbolize something of worth in a relationship. If you just started a new relationship, it might have a deeper meaning to you. It might be the kind of relationship where you can imagine to get married one day. This could be a relationship that enriches your life. You might even see it as a gift or reward. Ace of Pentacles can also mean that you have invested a lot emotionally or courted someone for a while and now you finally see a good result. It can also symbolize that the physical aspect of a relationship plays a big role compared to the mental aspect. If it appears in a situation when you are being treated disrespectfully, it can be a warning not to forget your own worth.

As Feelings

If you ask how someone feels for you, the Ace of Pentacles can indicate that the person in question feels like you bring a certain value to their life. They might feel like it is worth investing in this relationship. This person probably sees you as someone they want to keep in their life, because they see a potential for something meaningful developing out of this connection. 

The Major Arcana        The Wands        The Cups        The Swords        The Pentacles     

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