Card Meaning: Two Of Pentacles

Two of Pentacles


  This card is all about a balance, just as the juggler on the card is balancing with the coins, so we must balance between different parts of our lives but must retain the balance throughout the changes. This also means that we need to keep the balance between earnings and expenditure, between different projects and ideas, between our whishes and reality, but always be ready for the change. The waves and the ships in the background adds additional accent to the motif of everlasting change and inherent instability of our lives. Also, we can see the horizontal number eight; mathematical symbol for infinity, suggesting that the change is eternal. The lesson is that amidst the constant change we must preserve the equilibrium of the mind and reason.


Positive: flexibility and adaptivity, having fun without recklessness, journey, changing for the better, assuming control.

Negative: imbalance, chaos, inconsistency, bad luck.

   A young man, in the act of dancing, has a pentacle in either hand, and they are joined by that endless cord which is like the number 8 reversed. Divinatory Meanings: On the one hand it is represented as a card of gaiety, recreation and its connexions, which is the subject of the design; but it is read also as news and messages in writing, as obstacles, agitation, trouble, embroilment. Reversed: Enforced gaiety, simulated enjoyment, literal sense, handwriting, composition, letters of exchange.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite

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