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The Two of Pentacles - Balancing your Resources in the Tarot

The Two of Pentacles is about balancing your resources in a sustainable way.

Hit play below to listen to the audio lesson, or scroll down to read the text version.

To give you a bit of context whilst you reflect on your own relationship to the card, here are a few key things to know about The Two of Pentacles.

In the tarot, the suit of Pentacles represents our resources - our money, our homes, our belongings - but also the resources of our time, energy, and attention. In the Two of Pentacles, we so those resources endlessly juggled, and are encouraged to be realistic yet optimistic with how we manage and balance our resources. It’s a reminder that we need to keep our eye on the ball if we don’t want it to spin out of control.

In the Rider Waite Smith Tarot, card is illustrated like this: a juggler stands on the seaside, juggling two coins. An infinity sign has been drawn around the two coins, giving the impression that the juggler is seriously adept at their job - they could carry on forever. The juggler is dressed in a jaunty hat and playful colours, and they appear to be dancing while they juggle. Their eyes stay on the pentacles - they’re not cocky about their skill.

I personally appreciate how this card paints the effort of managing our resources as both playful and serious at the same time. The juggler brings brightness, optimism, joy to the task, but they are also focussed.

When it comes to managing your own resources, this approach can prove helpful: a playful yet focussed curiousity will keep you from overwhelm: When you’re aware of how fast the plates are spinning, you won’t carelessly add another. Not to mention, when you’re tuned in to where and how you’re spending your resources, you’re more likely to spend them meaningfully and more likely to be conscientious about making them last.

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 themes and symbols in the card might be telling you. How are you keeping your resources balanced? How can you apply a more playful approach to your resource management? How you you balance focus and play?

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.

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