The Ace of Pentacles is the first card in the Suit of Pentacles.
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Here are a few key things to know about the card:
In the tarot, Aces are typically associated with new beginnings, and the Pentacles are the suit that rules our resources - time, energy, money, and physical comfort. So when the card comes up in a reading, it’s an invitation to welcome fresh starts and nest eggs - seeds that give you the opportunity to grow your resources.
The imagery in the Ace of Pentacles is pretty straightforward. In the Rider Waite Smith Tarot, it’s illustrated like this: a disembodied hand emerges from the grey sky. Cupped in the hand is a coin, or Pentacle. On the ground, a protected garden grows lush greenery and flowers.
Unlike the other Aces in the tarot, The Ace of Pentacles does not feature any yods - confetti-like symbols that are associated with divine power. You could interpret this to mean that the best way to grow your resources is not to wait for divine intervention, luck, or windfalls, but rather through effort and personal investment. That’s not to say that luck doesn’t play a role in resource-building - but it is to say that the best and most reliable way to develop your comforts is to work on investing what is already available to you.
More than anything, the Ace of Pentacles is a card about recognising what you’ve already got as a gift, and investing it thoughtfully in a way that helps you to grow.
In your tarot journal, you’re asked to reflect on what this card means to you, now, in this moment, and what actions and thoughts it inspires in you. As you journal, pay attention to what you’re personally picking up in the card, but also consider what the key symbols and themes in the card might be telling you. What opportunities do you have to invest and grow your resources? Have you been waiting around for luck of the draw, when it would be better to find a gift in what’s already available to you?
This mini-tarot lesson was brought to you by me, Chelsey Pippin Mizzi, founder of Pip Cards Tarot. I hope you gained a little context to help you continue reflecting on the card in your own way, and I’ll see you tomorrow for another mini-lesson.