Perfect contentment, felicity, ecstasy; also speedy intelligence; gold. Reversed – the evil side of wealth, bad intelligence; also great riches. In any case it shews prosperity, comfortable material conditions, but whether these are of advantage to the possessor will depend on whether the card is reversed or not.
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.
Métier, trade, skilled labour; usually, however, regarded as a card of nobility, aristocracy, renown, glory. Reversed – mediocrity, in work and otherwise, puerility, pettiness, weakness.
The surety of possessions, cleaving to that which one has, gift, legacy, inheritance. Reversed – suspense, delay, opposition.
This morning we have the Five of Pentacles. As you can see, the card does not depict a happy scene, with two bedraggled figures outside what looks to be a church; the woman barefoot and the man with crutches. Whatever the scenario, they are not in a good place. Waite’s description of this card is: This […]
Presents, gifts, gratification another account says attention, vigilance now is the accepted time, present prosperity, etc. Reversed – desire, cupidity, envy, jealousy, illusion.
These are exceedingly contradictory; in the main, it is a card of money, business, barter; but one reading gives altercation, quarrels – and another innocence, ingenuity, purgation. Reversed – cause for anxiety regarding money which it may be proposed to lend.
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.
Today’s card is the Nine of Pentacles. As usual, I will give you Waite’s interpretation, being: Prudence, safety, success, accomplishment, certitude, discernment. Reversed – roguery, deception, voided project, bad faith. A lot of readers ascribe discipline to this card, and I meet that and the above somewhere in the middle. I see the Nine of Pentacles […]
The Ten of Pentacles is a hard card to read. Full of complexity. Waite gives this card the following meanings: Gain, riches; family matters, archives, extraction. This card can represent a house or dwelling, the abode of a family, and derives its value from other cards. Reversed – chance, fatality, loss, robbery, games of hazard; […]