In the Eight of Pentacles, we see a man sited hammering at a pentacle. He also has one that is at his feet, which is yet to be complete. The other six pentacles are displayed above him showing that he has already worked on them. In the background, we can see a town indicating that the man has separated himself from others to work. This man has a focused expression on his face indicating that he is minding his business and concentrating on his craft. He has turned his back on the town showing that he is sorely focused on his progress.
The Eight of Pentacles in the Upright Position
In the upright position, the Eight of Pentacles indicates:
- Hard work
The Eight of Pentacles in the upright position is a representation of skill and craft. It indicates your diligence and determination in making your ambition a success. You are willing to do what needs to be done to get to the top. You have a well laid down plan to success, and you have isolated yourself from others and the noise to make the plan a reality. The good news is that your life is improving as you relentlessly work on achieving success.
When it comes to career and business, the Eight of Pentacles indicates that your dedication to your career or business may see you achieve a level of mystery. Maybe you’ll be an expert in your field. In case you are an entrepreneur, your dedication will earn you a good reputation in your area of business. Keep on working hard and being dedicated to your craft.
When it comes to love and relationships, this card shows that you have put in work and commitment in your relationship. The effort is paying off as you have a healthy and fulfilling relationship with your partner. In case you are single, the card shows you that you may need to learn from your past experiences before you start a new relationship.
When it comes to your money and investment, the Eight of Pentacles in the upright position is a positive card as it represents financial rewards for putting in work and dedication in your financial ventures.
Healthwise, the Eight of Pentacles in the upright position shows that you have put in the work to lead a healthy life. You have been self-disciplined in your health choices, and this is paying off as your health is better than in the past.
The Eight of Pentacles in the Reversed position
In the inverted position, the eight of pentacles indicates:
- Lack of concentration
- End of a career
In the reversed position, this card indicates a lack of concentration, laziness or carelessness in your craft. It can also mean that you are sorely focused on one area in your life, and you are neglecting other important aspects of your life. This card warns you that if you want to achieve your goals, you have to focus on putting in the work.
The Eight of Pentacles in the Time Based Position
- Past – In this position, the Eight of Pentacles show that in the past, you have mastered a skill due to your dedication and this has given you the foundation of your current position.
- Present – In the present position, this card indicates you are working diligently towards your goals. The card advises to keep on, and you will get rewarded soon.
- Future – In the future position, this card indicates that in the near future you may create something that will earn you recognition. If you are already working on something, the card tells you to keep doing it. If not, it’s time to learn a skill.
The Eight of Pentacles and Other Associations
- Element – earth
- As a yes or no question – yes
The Eight of Pentacles reminds us that our lives are work in progress, and we need to make our lives goals a reality. Hard work, dedication, and planning will take you where you want to be. So, don’t get distracted as you work to make your dreams a reality.