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Eight of Pentacles

Card Theme: Education
Element: Earth

The Eight of Pentacles shows a man sitting on a bench. He is entirely focused on making his Pentacles and has Eight Pentacles to show for his hard work. He is involved in getting the job done with accuracy and perfection.

The Eight of Pentacles represents diligence and the joy of hard work and attention to detail. This is the card of great potential. It’s the card of delaying the gratification of knuckling down until you get the job done. Sometimes there is a need to block out all outside forces and worldly desires to achieve what you set out to do.

If you find yourself feeling in a productive mood, focus on your goals, and be ready to put in all the hard work and effort you will require to complete your tasks. Do not underestimate how hard you’ve worked to get to this point in your life. You are almost there, so pay attention to details, have clarity in what you’re trying to achieve. Your emotions can be developed now in a positive way.

This is the card of assured success. Even if you don’t consistently achieve what you set out to do, the real success is in the commitment and the trying. Put another way, the greatest failure is not to try at all.

This card suggested productively developing your skills. You know what you want. Now it’s time to go about achieving it.

The Eight of Pentacles suggest that you have already gained some mastery in your current situation. The card also asks you to keep plugging away, forcing yourself to work through the difficult times until you reach your goal. You are on your way to more extraordinary things, though you may not be able to see what that might be at this time.

If you are looking for work, this card suggests that a new opportunity is near. Maybe now you are considering starting your own business, now is an excellent time to begin.


Blocked Meaning

Card Theme: Unambitious

The Eight of Pentacles in the blocked position suggest that you may find it hard to concentrate and struggle to stay focused. You may want to start a new enterprise. Still, a lack of ambition, ability, or clarity is holding you back from success. Maybe you are feeling trapped.

Maybe you haven’t learned the necessary skills to achieve your goals. Perhaps it’s time to put in more effort.