Card Meaning: Eight Of Pentacles
The first thing we can sense
in this card is dedication. This sort of dedication
is self sufficient and it seeks its reward only in perfection of things it
produces. The pentacles on this card are listed as trophies of that dedication and hard
work. We can not be sure if this is an apprentice or a master, but we can be
sure that through learning process an apprentice will surely become a master of the
craft. Through dedication in material work without a need for the reward, one can
even reach the heights of spiritual development. Maybe the oriental philosophy
described as Karma-Yoga can be the nearest example we could attach to
Positive: orientation to details, employment, skill, savings, satisfaction through
work, apprenticeship, learning.
dishonesty, intrigue, lack of ambition and direction, lost opportunities.
An artist in stone at his work, which he exhibits in the form of trophies.
Divinatory Meanings: Work, employment, commission, craftsmanship, skill in
craft and business, perhaps in the preparatory stage. Reversed: Voided
ambition, vanity, cupidity, exaction, usury. It may also signify the possession
of skill, in the sense of the ingenious mind turned to cunning and intrigue.
— The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite