8 of Pentacles

Unconventional Skills in Business, Arts, Artisanship

The 8 of Pentacles is about the work you do when no one is looking. It’s about inspired work, creative projects or uncommon skills.

This card could imply rare intelligence, including genius which may not be appreciated until later in life.

Maybe you feel inclined to work in hospitals or prisons.

Or maybe non-profit work. Artistic creativity or expert craftsmanship is a common trait of this card. Perhaps creative skills are used for charity, or a different way of doing business.

Your skills may be far above average, or are best used outside the tradition of normal, everyday professions. These extraordinary or non-traditional skills will likely require a sacrifice.

When The 8 of Pentacles Shows Up In A Reading

Health and Body Image: Fashion may not be first priority, or maybe you’ve got a more unique, artistic, or exotic style. This card may implicate a dark-haired or dark skinned young girl or feminine energy.

Occupation and Finances: Stay focused on work to avoid being misguided. Medical or religious careers.

Relationships: Too much hospitality or charity can dent financial security or somehow affect your reputation.

Hidden Meaning: Research into the hidden mysteries of nature.

Reversed: Vanity. Misleading appearances, empty show of activity. Wasted money, depravity, degradation in Bohemian love affair.

Advice: Take time to consider how to best utilize your unique brilliance or artistic skills in business so that money or reputation isn’t thrown out the window.

Astrological Association

Element: Fire, 12th House


Reversals: Generally, an obstacle must be overcome before a favorable event can occur

Yes or No: Yes, with Caution. R: No

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