The Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card’s True Meaning: Love, Health and Money

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The Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card’s True Meaning: Love, Health and Money

The Ace of Pentacles represents rebirth, wealth, and the start of a new period in life that promises to be prosperous and emotionally satisfying.

Definitely a welcome card to find in any spread, abundance is the name of the game with the Ace of Pentacles. Good things lie ahead.

  • Element: Earth
  • Planet: None assigned
  • Astrological sign: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo (all earth signs are significant)
  • Key dates: No key dates

Visual Elements and Symbolism

In the Rider-Waite deck the Ace of Pentacles depicts a large and mysterious hand reaching out from the clouds. In the palm of this hand is what appears to be a gold coin with a pentagram engraved on its surface. This pentacle is associated with the element of earth and seen as a sign of wealth and all things material.

Below the hand is a garden that flourishes with flowers and other kinds of vegetation, giving off an aura of fertility, growth and prosperity. The mountain in the distant background represents the ambition required to drive one’s search for the pentacle, while the flowing creek suggests that emotions are flowing towards this ambition.

There is a glow emanating from the hand, indicating it’s the hand of God or a deity of some kind. The cloud from which the hand emerges is symbolic of positive changes to come.

Beneath the hand, on the ground, is a garden and a pathway that leads to mountains far off in the distance. Because the path is straight with no obstacles along the way, it’s taken to mean there will be no problems to slow down your progression towards great abundance.

The garden symbolizes good health and wellness while the great mountains in the distance indicate that the growth you are experiencing is limitless, so long as you stay on the pathway leading to it.

The Ace of Pentacles Card as a Person

As a person the Ace of Pentacles tends to be someone who is good with money, career-oriented, and takes good care of themselves and others around them.

They avoid conflict when possible but aren’t afraid to put up a fight when threatened or confronted. They are focused and tend to be successful whenever they choose to apply themselves to something that strikes them as being worthwhile.

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Ace of Pentacles — Felix Felgo


The Ace of Pentacles Upright: Positive Meanings

In the tarot, pentacles (or coins if you prefer) represent wealth and material possessions, whereas aces typically signify new beginnings. As such the Ace of Pentacles is a highly valuable card to find in your spread. It suggests you are about to enter into a new period of life marked by productivity, abundance, and happiness.

Every aspect of your life is about to change for the better — even the things that are already bringing you contentment and joy will be amplified.

Love and Relationships

In a love reading this is a great card in all respects. If you’re single, the Ace of Pentacles portends that a new, great love is waiting right around the corner for you. It may come as a surprise, because you may already know this person through your work or business, but they will prove to be a positive, grounding influence in your life.

If you are in a relationship already, the Ace of Pentacles indicates you will be starting a major creative or financial project together with your partner. This endeavor will in turn lead to stability and abundance, further cementing your already happy union.


A new job or career path is waiting for you, along with a substantial raise in salary. While it will be radically different than anything you’ve ever experienced in the past, this is work you will care very deeply about and represents a long-term commitment.

You will likely need to nurture and develop this project for awhile before being able to fully enjoy the fruits of your labor, but you’ll find reward in the work itself, even if the financial payoff only arrives later.


The Ace of Pentacles is the card most closely tied to abundance, and you’ll be happy to learn that this applies to money as well. This is an excellent time to invest some money into something that’s a little more risky than usual as it could pay off big in the future.

This new and sudden wealth might also arrive as a windfall, so if ever there was a time to go nuts and buy a few lottery tickets, this would be it. In spite of the horrendous odds they offer, you probably have a better chance of winning now than you’ll ever have again.


Finding the Ace of Pentacles in a health reading is a positive omen as it signifies your health is improving in general and will continue to improve.

This is a good time to introduce new, healthy activities into your life, be that a more regular workout routine, walking or riding a bike to work, or just eating healthier foods more often.


The Ace of Pentacles Reversed: Negative Meanings

The Ace of Pentacles reversed is not a good card to find in a tarot spread as it represents missed, or squandered, opportunities.

It also indicates that important things you’ve been waiting for and counting on will continue to be delayed. In a reversed position this Minor Arcana card also signifies scarcity, deficiency, and instability.

Through no fault of your own, you may be living beyond your means. The Ace of Pentacles is telling you to be a little more conservative with your spending — you could wind up in a tight spot sooner than you think.

Love and Relationships

If you’re single, finding the Ace of Pentacles reversed in a love reading can be taken as a warning not to be too judgmental about potential mates. You could be greatly misreading their characters and missing opportunities to get involved in a positive, loving relationship with a potential life-long partner.

If you’re already in a relationship, the Ace of Pentacles reversed indicates you’re feeling insecure and concerned it could soon fall apart. Jealousy and selfishness may be partial factors in the deterioration of your relationship.


The Ace of Pentacles reversed is not a great card to find in a career reading as it typically represents a missed business opportunity or a job promotion being delayed or lost altogether. It also signifies shady business deals and practices.

As such, you need to apply extra scrutiny to any new business arrangements you enter into over the next while.


In a money reading the Ace of Pentacles reversed is a poor card to find in your spread as it indicates you’re spending far more than you’re actually taking in. Further, monies owed to you are more likely to be delayed or not arrive at all — at a time when you are likely to need it more than ever.

You need to start applying more forethought into your financial planning as you are more vulnerable financially than you realize or would like to believe.


If you’ve been suffering health issues, drawing the Ace of Pentacles reversed isn’t a very encouraging sign as it represents delays or setbacks in your recovery.

If you haven’t experienced any notable health problems of late you should count your blessings and immediately start taking better care of yourself. Stick with a daily exercise routine and start eating healthier foods more regularly than you do now.

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Ace of Pentacles — Oxana Lorie, Ricky Lorie


Your Past, Present and Future

In the past position, the Ace of Pentacles suggests that contrary to how you may feel sometimes, your past has been well spent and you will eventually be rewarded for all of your efforts.

In the present position, it’s a sign that everything is as it should be in a financial sense — you are secure and definitely don’t lack for material possessions. Better, you are about to enter into one of the happiest, most successful periods of your life.

In the future position, the Ace of Pentacles is telling you to relax: the changes you desire so intensely are waiting right around the corner. Everything is coming together as you want it to, and life is about to get much, much better.

Important Card Combinations

It’s important to remember that whenever an Ace is revealed in a reading, while its position is still important, it also has a particularly strong influence on every other aspect of your spread. Consequently, every card that appears in the spread is directly tied to its meaning.

Ace of Pentacles and Ace of Wands

When paired with the Ace of Wands, a new endeavor that holds promise to do well financially is likely to be in the picture.

Ace of Pentacles and Six of Wands

The Six of Wands is a symbol of victory and success. This combination suggests that your talents and effort will be recognized by way of receiving an important award.

Ace of Pentacles and Six of Pentacles

The Six of Pentacles indicates generosity. You are either about to receive, or will be giving, a valuable gift to or from an important person. This gift may involve gold or jewelry but could also be financial.

Ace of Pentacles and Ace of Cups

A stable new long-term relationship is in the cards, as this combination with the Ace of Cups indicates you will eventually be moving in together.

Ace of Pentacles and Two of Cups

This combination may represent a strictly sexual union between two people. The Two of Cups can also imply the beginning of a long friendship.

Ace of Pentacles: Yes or No Questions

Because the Ace of Pentacles represents prosperity, successful endeavors and positivity in general, the answer you’re looking for is yes.

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