Eight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings 2016-10-15T04:55:38+00:00

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Eight of Pentacles Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:


Learning a new skill.

Being fully absorbed in a project and task.

Concentration. Attention to details. 


Deepen the understanding of a subject.

Doing the ground work.

Creativity used in a practical way.


Tedious work.


Lack of opportunity.

Symbolism in Eight of Pentacles tarot card

The brown bench symbolises practical ability. The town in the background symbolises that the man has taken himself out of reach to concentrate on his work, symbolising the need for perfection and doing a good job.

Eight of Pentacles tarot card and Astrology

Sun (Sun) in Virgo (Hermit)

Eight of pentacles tarot card meanings upright

Eight of pentacles in a general reading

Eight of Pentacles tarot card denotes craftsmanship in regards to work. It can also mean doing an apprenticeship and/or learning a new skill. This skill is something you care deeply about and you feel absorbed in your work. You are able to work unsupervised, and sometimes you are the supervisor when this card shows up, using your skills to make sure the work is of high quality. Make sure you don’t get so absorbed in the details that you miss the big picture. Look up once in a while and notice those around you. You are putting in the hours at work, make sure you have time to have fun as well. Eight of pentacles shows up in your tarot readings when the time is ripe to further your career by learning/studying. 

Eight of pentacles in a love reading

In a love reading, Eight of pentacles tarot card signifies meeting love while at a seminar, learning a new craft or skill. If the Seeker is in a relationship Eight of pentacles denotes the couple shares a similar creative passion.

Eight of pentacles in a career reading

In a career reading, Eight of pentacles tarot card speaks of Apprenticeship and internship. Eight of pentacles can also denote the Seeker is doing the groundwork for a company.

Learn what Eight of pentacles tarot card means in the Grand Tableau. 

Personality types in Eight of pentacles tarot card

Eight of pentacles tarot card is someone who loves being a student and practice a craft or skill. They love the initial stages of a project where there is learning, research and growing involved. Eight of pentacles people often get fixated on tasks and have great attention to details and ability to concentrate. They sometimes have problems seeing the bigger picture and can obsess over what is not working rather than focusing on what is working. This is someone who can easily become a workaholic.

eight of pentacles tarot card meanings


Eight of pentacles tarot card meanings reversed

Eight of Pentacles tarot card reversed indicates tedious work with little gains. The seeker might be overdue for a promotion they deserve but are not getting. They are not being able to use their talents and skills in their jobs. The seeker might hate their job and is not giving it any effort. There might be failures due to laziness.

Personality types in Eight of pentacles reversed

Eight of pentacles tarot card reversed is someone who argues for the sake of arguing and who lacks people skills. They are often obsessed with themselves and their own efforts and fail to see anyone else’s input. There are issues with too much resentment and fear of failure. The seeker might want to learn something new, but believe they are either too old, too stupid or both. There is a fear of change.

Eight Of Pentacles Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Eight of pentacles:

Eight of pentacles + The Empress: Home renovation. 

Eight of pentacles + The Hierophant: Spiritual work. 

Eight of pentacles + Strength: A learning centre. 

Eight of pentacles + The Hermit: Learning an old skill. Learning from books. Being self-taught. 

Eight of pentacles + The Hanged Man: Research and inventions. 

Eight of pentacles + The Moon: Creative crafts. 

Eight of pentacles + Ace of wands: Learning to use tools.

Eight of pentacles + Eight of wands: Learning and working with new technology. 

Eight of pentacles + Nine of wands: Pressure at work. 

Eight of pentacles + Ten of wands: Unable to say no. Need for stronger boundaries. 

Eight of pentacles + Knight of wands: A tradesman. 

Eight of pentacles + Ace of cups: Investing time into doing what you love. 

Eight of pentacles + Three of cups: Having fun at work. 

Eight of pentacles + Seven of cups: Jack of all trades. 

Eight of pentacles + Knight of cups: An artist. 

Eight of pentacles + Two of pentacles: Investing more time into your hobbies. 

Eight of pentacles + Page of pentacles: Investing all your time into your study. 

Eight of pentacles + King of pentacles: Business apprentice. 

Eight of pentacles tarot card meanings summary

Eight of pentacles tarot card meanings speak of learning new skills. If you are new in a job you might find that you are gaining momentum fast and people are depending on you straight from the start. If you are a student this is a very good card as it denotes being able to put theory into practice with ease. Eight of pentacles advices getting involved in your community to learn a new skill that will bring confidence as well as financial rewards. 


  1. Gurbachan March 3, 2017 at 6:04 am

    Hi i was wondering if I could have some help on the below career spread I am looking for work and now i am very stressed as my funds are running out. Can you advise what cards 4 5 6 and 7 mean thanks

    Card 1. How am I moving towards it? A positive card here denotes you are moving forward in a good way.
    Three of wands

    Card 2. How much do influence the timing? This card will tell you how much you can influence the time. Sometimes we can influence the timing of events by our actions and also our inner life.
    Two of Swords

    Card 3. What is the best thing I can do now? Here you get input from the cards what is the best cause of action to have what you want, and maybe even have it sooner than later.

    Card 4. Should I share my plans with others? Sometimes sharing your plans with others can block your manifestations. However, sometimes sharing your plans with the right people will enhance your manifestations.
    Four of Pentacles

    Card 5. Should I collaborate with others? In this card position, you will see if collaborations will be beneficial.
    Eight of pentacles

    Card 6. What decisions will I be facing? Some decisions will be easy and some will be hard. This card position reveals what decisions you will have to make to manifest.

    Card 7. What do I need to safeguard? This card position describes what it is you need to keep safe. It could be your reputation, your family, your assets, your knowledge etc.
    Knight of cups

    Card 8. Conclusion. The conclusion card ties it all together, and it also speaks of where you are at in your life when the manifestation become a reality.

  2. Inger Bråthen March 3, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Hi, Gurbachan. The Sun card in the conclusion denotes you will soon be working, and it will be something that is close to your heart. This is somewhere where you will feel very at home. You are being guided at the moment to ‘be patient’ which is hard right now, but, something is coming your way, and it will be worth the wait. I do see a door opening this month…and I do see you working in a team next month…:)

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