The Ace of Pentacles talks about the potential of tangible new beginnings, material gain, abundance, prosperity, wealth, and skill.
The Ace of Pentacles presents an Idyllic garden, which has been well cared for and nurtured. We can see both roses and lilies in the garden, imagery that runs through the Rider Waite Smith deck. A lush archway leads out of the garden to the mountain peaks that can be viewed in the distance. In the sky, a divine hand appears that lovingly holds and offers the seeker pentacle.
The Suit of Pentacles is the most practical in the Minor Arcana, as it deals with matters of the material world. In the realm of the Pentacles, fall finances, money, investments, savings, our own physical health, abundance, prosperity and inheritance. However, the Pentacles stand for so much more. They mention the skill one has acquired and a person’s inheritance in terms of their legacy.
The French philosopher, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin had famously mentioned “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” The Tarot understands that truth and we see the art of Pamela Coleman Smith refer to this, as the Ace of Pentacles is the only Ace that does not have a yod on it. It is also the only suit that carries on its pip, the magical symbol of the Tree Of Life, from the Jewish Kabalah, a symbol that refers to the descent of the spirit from the source to the material world.
The Ace of Pentacles like the other aces symbolizes a glorious new beginning and dominates the material place. It could be the birth of a new business, project, venture, or refer to new opportunities that augur financial success. The Ace is the potential in your life for a change to occur in the material realm. However, all Aces are but potentials without the hard work that goes into manifesting them.
The Symbols in the Ace of Pentacles
The Ace of Pentacles shows a lush garden that stands for creativity, abundance and fertility that can only be made possible by the consistent hard work that goes into maintaining a living entity, and in the garden lies the greatest hint to manifesting financial and material success – the gift of tenacity and persistent labor. A garden demands care and consistent de-weeding. In the same manner, one must constantly train the mind with discipline (which is another hallmark of the pentacles), to keep on track with positive thinking as we manifest what we focus on. Pentacles are the suit that takes the longest to manifest but brings something tangible into our lives. Hold on to your courageous determination. Know that your life is about to change for the better as this Ace is definitely a gift, if you hold on to your vision, and work on it.
The Archway is a symbol of mastery and that leads to the hills which symbolize the path for the spirit to find its way back to its source. Archways also lead to other spaces and thereby suggest new opportunities that the aces offer. Hard work leads us to satisfaction and contentment which is real and in this particular card also soon to be tangible!
The Path also represents our own journey to mastery and externalizes and creates our inner mindscape in the physical world. What better way to find happiness than enjoy the work that one embarks upon since it’s the journey itself that counts. Be bold and follow your vision!
The Lilies and the Roses, bring to mind the Magician, who shows us that it is possible to manifest whatever we focus on. The Lilies stand for fertility and purity of intent. The Roses on the other hand symbolize our passions.
The five-pointed rose much like the Pentacle on the coin, draws to mind the merging of the spirit with the four elements, and here in the Ace, we see the spirit merge with Matter thereby making the Ace of Pentacles so much more than financial benefit.
The flowers in the garden, represent happiness and gratitude to the spirit for all its blessings. A life that is flowing with gratitude brings joy to everyone it touches and draws into itself a myriad of opulence.
Meditation on the Ace
“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”Theodore Roosevelt American Ideals: And Other Essays, Social and Political
- The Ace of Pentacles is a gift.
- What is the gift that you desire?
- What are you willing to do to create it?
- What is the ideal gift that you have created for yourself?
- What are you grateful to work for?
- What drives you?
- How do receive abundance in your life?
- What thoughts do you need to purge to de-weed your garden so that you can make it your own personal Eden?
The Rest Of the Pentacles
- Ace 22 December – 20 March
- Two 22 December – 31 December
- Three 1 January – 10 January
- Four 11 January – 19 January
- Five 20 April – 29 April
- Six 30 April – 9 May
- Seven 10 May – 20 May
- Eight 23 August – 1 September
- Nine 2 September – 11 September
- Ten 12 September – 22 September
- Page 22 December – 20 March
- Knight 13 August – 11 September
- Queen 10 April – 9 May
- King 12 December – 10 January
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