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Ten of Pentacles Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

By Tina Gong


Ten of Pentacles Keywords

Upright Keywords Reversed Keywords
legacy, roots, family, ancestry, inheritance, windfall, foundations, privilege, affluence, stability, tradition family disputes, bankruptcy, debt, fleeting success, conflict over money, instability, breaking traditions
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Ten of Pentacles Meaning - Original Rider Waite Tarot Depiction

Ten of Pentacles Tarot Card Description

In the Ten of Pentacles card, there is an old man seated in an archway leading into a great estate. It seems he is the head of the family, for he is surrounded by younger loved ones. He wears a robe that is decorated with moon crescents and grapevines - indicating the joining of spirit and matter. He has his family and dogs with him. There is a happy couple in front of him, presumably his children and a playful child behind this couple, his grandchild. The child playfully reaches out to pet the dog.

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Upright Ten of Pentacles Meaning

The Ten of Pentacles deals with permanence and satisfaction. The card shows that everything you have put your efforts into for a long time will pay off in the future. It suggests that everything will work out well in the end - for you have always kept the long term picture in view, choosing to take no shortcuts. Your legacy is sure to stand for quite a long time to come. This is a relief, for the path to get here has been filled with setbacks and challenges, making this point of the journey even sweeter.

Your legacy is sure to stand for quite a long time to come.

In the card, the aged man is able to sit back and relax while watching the lives of his children and grandchildren. The satisfaction he derives from his achievement is interwoven in his children’s happiness. The meaning of the Ten of Pentacles also relates to the happiness that you experience because you have planted many seeds of happiness and shared in the lives of others, particularly family members and relatives. It points to the importance of these people in your lives.

The Ten of Pentacles symbolism is rooted in both financial success and stability. It shows affluence and lack of financial struggle. It also implores you to make decisions that will not only have positive results in the present but also in the long term. The decisions that you make should produce positive results that last for generations to come, trickling down to your offspring as well.

Upright Love Meaning Upright Career Meaning Upright Finances Meaning
financially stable couple, relationship milestones, family approval creating lasting career, stable future windfall, inheritance, developing stable financial future

Tarot Love Meaning - Upright 10 of Pentacles 

If you’re in a relationship, the 10 of Pentacles tarot love meaning can indicate abundance, affection and luck as a couple. From both an emotional and material standpoint, the two of you are in a strong position. It is likely that you have a strong foundation now for family, should you choose to have one. That idea may indeed be on your mind; you may be working together on moving in together, buying a house, or starting a family.

If you’re single, it might be that your family’s approval may have a strong effect on who you choose as a partner. Your extended family may be very important to you, and having a harmonious relationship between them and your romantic interests is important to you. You are searching for something long-term, and you recognize that marriage is sometimes not just about love, but about joining two families together.

Career Meaning - Upright 10 of Pentacles

If you have a business, you are in the process of building something that is lasting. The 10 of Pentacles can also suggest something about a family business. If you’re not a business owner, worry not - the 10 of Pentacles also signals that your job and career track is one that is quite secure and can provide for you financially in the long term. This reliable job may be in a large, traditional company with a long history. 

Finances Meaning - Upright 10 of Pentacles

A sudden windfall may be coming your way with the 10 of Pentacles. Since this card is related to family, it can likely come from a relative. The card can also mean that you are setting up your financial future. You may be putting together your retirement plan, building your savings, or even creating a will. In a general sense, this card signifies wealth and money that comes from family. 

Reversed Ten of Pentacles Meaning

The Ten of Pentacles reversed meaning may be a warning about your future financial status. It could point to problems and hiccups later on in life, even though they may not currently be an issue. It could also show the faulty nature of an investment that you have put a lot of time and effort in. In general, this reversed card seems to signal that you are placing too many bets on your short-term success, while harming your long-term potential. Take a step back and evaluate whether your decisions right now will lead to more damage in the future.

In general, this reversed card seems to signal that you are placing too many bets on your short-term success, while harming your long-term potential.

The Ten of Pentacles reversed meaning can also deal with relationships. It could show the sudden end of a marriage that has been going strong for years. It could also show that you have hit a rough patch, but there is still hope for things to get back on track. For those who are single, it could point to the fact that some of your relationships have been great for short term fun, but lack the substance to lead to lifelong commitment.

Reversed Love Meaning Reversed Career Meaning Reversed Finances Meaning
conflict between love and family, outside opinions of love company dissolution, debt, unstable career debt, financial loss, family disputes over money

Tarot Love Meaning - Reversed 10 of Pentacles

Are you placing too much importance on what your family or others think about your partner? In an effort to find love, you may be searching for outside approval as well, instead of focusing on the emotional connection between the two of you. On the other hand, there may be conflicts between your lover and your family or friends. They may find that your partner is “unsuitable”; they may not have a good enough job, they may come from a different background, they may not be the Prince Charming that your family needs to show off how well their child is doing. Conflict now can have a great effect on your partnership, and you may have to assert your boundaries instead of accepting their opinions without thinking yourself.

Career Meaning - Reversed 10 of Pentacles

If you own your own business, things may not be going well for you. In the worst case scenarios, it can suggest the dissolution of a company, debt, or bankruptcy. It may be time to revisit your business decisions and see what you can salvage. When it comes to careers, the 10 of Pentacles suggests that your job may be unstable, especially for the long term. You may find better prospects somewhere else. 

Finances Meaning - Reversed 10 of Pentacles

Be wary of any debts you have that are piling up now. The reversed 10 of Pentacles signals big financial losses. Sometimes, the card can also signal inheritance disputes, family arguments, or conflicts about money in general. You may need to be extra careful now. 

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