Ten of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings 2018-02-10T20:50:36+00:00
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Ten of Pentacles Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:


Security within the family unit.



Passive income.

Wealth. Financial security.

The Establishment.

Trusting that what has worked in the past will work in the future.


Decreased fortune.

Poor investments.

Wealth wasted.

Symbolism in Ten of Pentacles tarot card

The aged man symbolises retirement. His robe is decorated with symbols, all which represent his wisdom and life experience. The couple and the child symbolise family. The dogs symbolise friends. The ten pentacles are spread around the picture symbolising there are enough for everyone. The archway symbolises blessings and harmony.

Ten of Pentacles tarot card and Astrology

Mercury (Magician) in Virgo (Hermit)

Ten of pentacles tarot card meanings upright

Ten of pentacles in a general reading

Ten of Pentacles tarot card denotes the type of wealth you get when you inherit something, being it your own retirement money, hand me downs, or possessions from someone who has passed away. It can represent a family unit that has a very strong sense of security and safety, and the feeling of being protected within the family unit. This security travels with you in the world, as the secure foundation comes from within. It is the type of security of knowing you always have a place to return to where you are loved and cherished. This is a card of culmination, it is financial security combined with the spiritual understanding that all the money in the world mean nothing compared to the love you have for your family, friends and community. Ten of Pentacles tarot card has the energy of someone who has worked hard and is now in the position of being able to provide for others, especially family and extended family. If the Seeker is asking about money, Ten of pentacles tarot card says that the money you need is coming and you can enjoy the fruits of your labour. You are provided for.

Ten of pentacles in a love reading

In a love reading, Ten of pentacles tarot card denotes a relationship with strong tradition and family ties. If the Seeker is single they might find love with a family friend, or they will meet someone with a loving family.

Ten of pentacles in a career reading

In a career reading, Ten of pentacles tarot card speaks of work in a family business, passive income, work bonuses and careers in property development.

Ten of pentacles as feelings

Ten of pentacles as feelings denotes the seeker is feeling loved and secure. They are most likely in a cosy and tight knit family unit at the moment. If you are asking how someone is feeling about you, Ten of pentacles can mean this person feels a familiar connection with you. If you have just met, this person could feel you have known each other forever. There is most likely a strong soul connection between you.

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

Personality types in Ten of pentacles tarot card

Ten of pentacles tarot card is someone who is the rock of the family, group of friends and even workplace and they are grateful for everything they’ve got. They are content on the material plane and their family often mean everything to them. Ten of pentacles tarot card people seem to have it all. This is someone who makes solid connections with their families and communities. Ten of pentacles people have made some great investments in their lives and when they are reaping the rewards they share with family.

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Ten of pentacles tarot card meanings reversed

Ten of Pentacles tarot card reversed indicates fortunes wasted or lost, or on a lesser note, delayed.  The seeker might be ready for retirement, only to find out that there are not enough money to retire with. Investments might have been poorly made and there are little savings. Ten of pentacles tarot card sometimes shows up reversed when the inheritance money is lost, spent or never existed in the first place.

Personality types in reversed Ten of pentacles tarot card

Ten of pentacles tarot card people is someone who wish for more money and success, or who spends other people’s money without much care. They ride others success and accomplishments and are often the poorest of all their friends and family. They are unable or unwilling to provide for their families and don’t plan for the future at all. They live from week to week and sometimes rely heavily on welfare to get by. Sometimes they refuse to retire because they don’t want to spend more time with their family. The family becomes a heavy burden rather than a blessing when Ten of pentacles shows up reversed.

Ten of pentacles tarot card combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Ten of pentacles:

10 of pentacles + The High Priestess: The family matriarch. 

10 of pentacles + The Hermit: A grandfather or family patriarch. 

10 of pentacles + The Wheel of fortune: Family fortune. 

10 of pentacles + Justice: A will. 

10 of pentacles + Death: Inheritance. 

10 of pentacles + The Devil: Family business. 

10 of pentacles + The Tower: Sudden wealth. 

10 of pentacles + The Star: A new family legacy. 

10 of pentacles + Two of wands: A firm.

10 of pentacles + Four of wands: Family celebration. 

10 of pentacles + Eight of wands: Visiting family. 

10 of pentacles + Nine of wands: Family wounds. 

10 of pentacles + Ten of wands: Taking care of the family. 

10 of pentacles + Knight of wands: A sibling. 

10 of pentacles + Ace of cups: A  baby.

10 of pentacles + Two of cups: A married couple. 

10 of pentacles + Six of cups: Family roots. 

10 of pentacles + Seven of cups: Shares. Stock market. 

10 of pentacles + Eight of cups: Leaving the family unit to find yourself. 

10 of pentacles + Ten of cups: A wedding. Newlyweds. 

10 of pentacles + King of cups: Family friend. 

10 of pentacles + Two of swords: Passive income. 

10 of pentacles + Three of swords: Family pain. Loss of family. 

10 of pentacles + Four of swords: Retirement.

10 of pentacles + Five of swords: Stealing from family. 

10 of pentacles + Eight of swords: Being controlled by the family. 

10 of pentacles + Nine of swords: Worrying about family and security. 

10 of pentacles + Ten of swords: Feeling let down by family. A family secret. 

10 of pentacles + Queen of swords: An aunt. 

10 of pentacles + King of swords: An uncle. 

10 of pentacles + Three of pentacles: A close work team (like family).

10 of pentacles + Four of pentacles: Old family money. 

10 of pentacles + Eight of pentacles: Working in a family business. 

10 of pentacles + Queen of pentacles: A mother. 

10 of pentacles + King of pentacles: A father. 

Ten of pentacles tarot card meanings summary

Ten of pentacles tarot card meanings denote money to retire with, family money and security within the family unit. The older generations are helping out the younger generations. There is order in the Ten of pentacles tarot card; everyone knows their role and everyone has a place they are comfortable with. The unit is stronger than its individual parts, and the bond between its members is unbreakable. 


  1. Ivory January 19, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Hello Inger,
    in the last 2 weeks when I ask about my relationship I
    Keep getting the combination of ten of cups and ten of
    Pentacles, sometimes combined with 9 cups , 9 pentacles,
    A LOT of aces mostly wands, cups, lovers, temperance, star, strength,but sometimes
    Also the tower. I am confused 😉
    The above metined 10s and temperance, usually with an ace keep occurring.
    We are invited to my aunt& uncles 50th wedding anniversary next
    Week and in the summer to a wedding. i am NOT close to them.
    How do I know if it talks about me or “them” ? Any other thoughts?
    By the way I am so glad I found this website!
    All the best,

  2. Inger Bråthen January 19, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Two tens can mean wedding, and if you asked about yourself it can mean that you will get married. You can ask the cards to be clear that the answer only pertains to you so that there is no confusion. 🙂

  3. Ivory January 20, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Thanks ;-.)

  4. Krysten May 2, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Hello there! I did a spread titled,” Connecting to the Divine Feminine and Your True Self.” I’m having a little trouble understanding the card’s positions and what they mean together as a whole.

    Here is the spread:

    1. Ten of Coins- current state of inner self
    2 Ace of Coins- what needs to be removed to fully love and accept yourself and others
    3. Queen of Swords (reversed)- what needs to be added in order to feel secure in life
    4. Page of Wands- what assets of the divine feminine you need to work with more
    5. Four of Wands (reversed)- what obstacles are blocking you from connecting with the world around you
    6. Wheel of Fortune- what you can do to overcome those obstacles
    7. Nine of Cups (reversed)- what your connection will be after adding or removing aspects of yourself and from your life

    I would really appreciate your insight, thank you!

  5. Inger Bråthen May 3, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Hi, Krysten. I believe you need to really believe in yourself, and in your future. You don’t have to sacrifice what you have now to have something new and exciting. I feel like you need to allow yourself to enjoy and love your life more without judging it or yourself. I also feel like you need to feel more secure financially…you could also be benefiting from moving….reconnecting with an important woman in your life is what will give you more security at this point…:)

  6. Luna June 23, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Hi, Inger

    I really like everything written here. Just curious, I was asking about the possibility to be together again with a guy I have an on-off relationship with. I got the ten of pentacles, the star and the tower. Should I combine the ten pentacles with the star for the meaning or the star with the tower? Maybe you can help me with the reading? Thanks alot.

  7. Inger Bråthen June 24, 2017 at 9:59 am

    This card combination forms an arrow of spirituality. The 0 in 10 of pentacles and the 7 in the Tower (tower is 7 in numerology) speak of a strong connection to the Creator of all. You can heal this relationship if that is what you truly want. It is up to you, however, I feel you two need to focus on your spirituality within the relationship, and that will make everything so much better.

  8. Lisa September 4, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Hi Inger, I wanted to know what is the combination of the ace of swords, fool, and ten of pentacle. I asked what is the horoscope sign of my twin flame? I will appreciate your response.

  9. Inger Bråthen September 5, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Hi. Your twin is most likely air sign. He also has earth influence, could be moon in virgo as ten of pentacles denotes virgo in tarot. Here is video that teaches how to determine star sign with the tarot 🙂 https://youtu.be/bYtwO5F5dEM

  10. Rita September 23, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Hello Inger, I asked for advice in which career path choose and I got the Ten of pentacles with ten of swords and queen of pentacles. I want to Pursue a creative career but I also want to be independent and have my own money. (I have litterally $15). When I saw this spread first I thought that the tarot was telling me about marriage or being a mother (although I’m single and that was not my question!) and then I was scared that it meant some kind of inheritance and was scared because I already lost my father and don’t want to loose my mother. Thanks you, Rita

  11. Inger Bråthen September 25, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Hi. You need to trust in yourself more. You have a lot to offer, and I feel you have a lot of skills and talents. There is an area where you are an expert, and I feel you will be teaching. I also feel you will be working for yourself.

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