Card Meaning: Ace Of Pentacles
The Ace of Pentacles contains the very essence of the earth element. It is
the foundation of every material/financial success in this suit. But just as the
rest of the aces, beeing the seed of the element, it too can only give an
initative and good foundation. The rest depends upon the structure that is
built upon the base. The earth element moves slow so the progress maybe won't be
quick but if we preserve in our efforts, success is sure to come. Imagery of
this card is also significant. We see the white flowers as a positive omen along the
path through the gates that symbolically represents the gates of success, a good
fortune and the new opportunities. Beyond the gate a rather familiar motif, the
blue mountains is a common scene in the Major Arcana and it is always a promise
of an advancement and achievement. The mountains in this card are in the distance, clearly
suggesting that Ace Of Pentacles is a good indication and the good start,
not the end of the path. The hand that offers the coin is reaching out of the
cloud, suggesting that sometimes this card offers suprises in the form of
unexpected gains like inheritance or some kind of an unexpected encounter with
Positive: material security, wealth, beginning of a financial gain, attainment, change
for the better, new opportunities, new connections.
Negative: greed and corruption, looking in the material realm for lasting
happiness, dissappointment, lack of money.
A hand--issuing, as usual, from a cloud--holds up a pentacle.
Divinatory Meanings: Perfect contentment, felicity, ecstasy; also speedy
intelligence; gold. Reversed: The evil side of wealth, bad intelligence; also great
riches. In any case it shews prosperity, comfortable material conditions, but
whether these are of advantage to the possessor will depend on whether the card
is reversed or not.
— The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite