Ace Of Pentacles
Prosperity and abundance in all things physical and material.
Material obsessions, and money vanish before you as a darkness casts a shadow over wealth and well being.
the pentacles fan out in the pentagram format to reinforce the pattern of the design. The intricacy of the design is derived from Islamic and Celtic motifs, deeply rooting the infused design in a history of it’s own.
Two Of Pentacles
She balances all her tasks and jobs in the perfect juggle
She has lost control of her tasks and jobs. She desperately tries to keep them up in the air.
The pentacles are entwined by a string which forms the infinity sign – symbolizing the same magic which can be found in the mastery of the Magician and the inner power of Strength.
Following the theme of balance, the female seems to hardly touch the balls which she juggles. These balls symbolize the many tasks and responsibilities we may find in daily life.
The reversed female is stressed and disturbed by her lack of balance. She has lost control over her balls and one by one they cause her more grief.
Colour: gold and greens – colour of the earth and of Capricorn’
Three Of Pentacles
He works hard at his task to achieve his dreams
Complacency and lack of drive or recognition has left the lack idle and incomplete
The city teaming behind the man tells of the level achievement which he can reach if he works hard at his goals.
The scaffolding in the background plays towards the notion of the beginning of construction and temporary nature of construction. Nothing is produced.
Colour: gold and greens – colour of the earth and of Capricorn
Four Of Pentacles
He holds on to his money with his life. Nothing is more paramount than the security it provides him.
The money he has surrounded himself with has blinded him. He spends it only on himself and dances in his own wealth.
The piercing glare of the man is deathly cold and glazed with out a soul. He holds on to the pentacle with obsession and fear of loss. It covers him and shields him from all.
The use of gold on his skin is scarce and limited, reflecting the ultra-conservative nature he expresses.
The reversed man is driven to a state of lack of coherence. He spends because he knows not of the value anymore. He is driven to only the comforts of his own needs.
In contrast the colour of gold is abundant on the skin of the man, expressing his exuberant nature.
Colour: somber colours, metallic tones – colours of Taurus
Five Of Pentacles
Poverty and self pity plague his existence. He lays there in woe and grief.
Poverty may have taken its toll but there is hope if he pulls himself out of the situation.
The colours of the card as less than luxurious compared with the rest of the deck emphasizing the lack of wealth and comfort depicted through he rest of the suit. Destitution plays a major role in this card.
The anguish, loss of energy and drive is accentuated through the twisted poses of the impoverished bodies and posture of the characters in the card.
Colour: somber colours, cold earthen tones – colours of Taurus
Six Of Pentacles
His generosity is in abundance. He gives freely to all who needs
He throws money around without a care or a worry. He knows not what he is doing because he is silly and extravagant.
The mans opens arms suggests his generous nature. He is charity personified. The jovial giver, the sharer of wealth.
The reversed man is one who has lost his sense of wealth for he empties his bags of gold without much thought. He is careless with his generosity.
Colour: rich greens, somber colours, metallic tones – colours of Taurus’,
Seven Of Pentacles
He stands and awaits for his work to come to fruition.
Disappointment ruins his life and anger causes disregard for his work
The card plays on the theme of waiting, and patiently at it. The card depicts a man who waits with determination for the end result.
The pentacles around him are in flux and have not become solid, they are merely ideas, or ether at the moment.
The reversed man is frustrated and discards his pentacles. The lack of patience on his part has caused him destroy the progress of his work.
Colour: grays, navy blues & draping cloth – colours of Virgo
Eight Of Pentacles
He works hard away into the darkness. He has goals and ambitions and he is going to put his back into it.
The work isn’t done and he lays there questioning and contemplating about his motives and drive.
The high contrast of the images draw focus on the main characters of each image – the industrious worker, and the idle one. The image plays out the theme of achieving success through determination.
Colour: navy blues – colours of Virgo
Nine Of Pentacles
She sits back in contentment and surveys her riches. All of nature grows well around her.
He sits back in contemplation. His struggles have weakened him. He surveys all that he has yet to achieve.
The lady reflects and image of comfort and content. she does not need to work any longer but enjoy her spoils. The ivy leaves grow lush behind her and the sky is calm.
The bird which flies freely into her arm to perch represents the freedom of spirit from the chains of responsibilities.
Behind the reversed man, the ivy has dried, leaving only the withered branches.
His worried, uncomfortable look reflects upon the struggles he has endured and has to yet experience.
Colour: light tones of the draping cloth – colours of Virgo
Ten Of Pentacles
Within tradition and family comes support
The old man stares back as us reminding us of the coin and the burdens of and responsibilities to tradition
The family all around the old man reflects of the importance of tradition and respect to elders. They look upon him (and hold on to him) for he is the anchor of their pasts.
The surrounding environment plays to the image of a wealthy household – stability through “old” money.
The reversed shows the old man holding the coin up as if for ransom or to serve as a reminder. The image plays to the concept of enforced responsibility to the burdens of tradition and respect to the old ways.