Tarot Card meaning for the Ten of Pentacles

In the Ten of Pentacles, we see an old man, with two dogs standing in front of him. He is taking in the scenery: two younger people going about their day, a young child is moving slightly away from his mother. The card is covered by ten Pentacles, indicating the value and riches of the everyday. Depending on our situation, we are more or less aware of the value in our day to day existence.

The Ten of Pentacles as a day card

Today we might see the riches that come from experience and from being well travelled (this could also mean well-travelled in life). Who are we on this card - the young adults or child going about their daily life (in which case we might not see the riches in life all that clearly)? Or are we the elderly gentleman reflecting on things?

Negative or reversed meaning for this card

If we were to interpret Ten of Pentacles negatively we feel probably not as much value in our life. Or we look back and think about the things we didn’t do, we look back with regrets. Can we change this? Can we see the value in this moment and look for rich experiences from this day onwards?

How this card could present itself in real life

I think this card hones in on the little glimpses of pure bliss we all experience in life. When we look at our family or we have a great meal and we appreciate where we are and how we got there. I sometimes look at my gorgeous children thinking how did all this happen? I have two wonderful human beings here with me. It looks like these things, marriage, children, first day at school all happened in a flash so we really need to savour the special times regularly.

How this card is represented in other Tarot decks

In the Crowley deck this card is called richness it has more of a materialistic stamp on it that the above interpretation. Richness can come in many different forms it can be that we do earn a nice wage it could also mean that our life has been filled with many rich experiences and people.

In the Celtic Dragon Tarot we see a couple entering what appears to either be their home or a new place to live. It is a big imposing castle which they must have worked hard for to create.

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