Key Meaning: Wealth and Inheritance
The Ten of Pentacles signifies wealth, health and happiness for the entire family.
Number Ten Meaning In Tarot
All tens, including the Ten of Cups, Ten of Wands and Ten of Swords indicate a climax, as events come to a head. As Pentacles represent material wealth, this card signifies that the accumulation of wealth has gone about as far as it can. Now you move on to the next phase. It may refer to, for example, retirement, an inheritance or sale of a business. Traditionally, this card has a connection with family, especially family money, business and property.
Ten of Pentacles Keywords
🥰 Upright: Wealth, happy family, inheritance
😒 Reversed: Divorce, neglect, disagreements
Ten of Pentacles Description
This description is based on the Rider Waite Tarot Deck.
Three generations of a family are gathered in a courtyard below an archway. The family are well dressed and prosperous, they appear to have high status in the community. Ten pentacles hang in the air and represent fulfilment and abundance. The two white dogs represent loyalty and good breeding. This is a family dynasty, who appear well-educated and cultured.
The 10 of Pentacles card is associated with Mercury, the God of Prosperity. However, we are reminded that wealth it not just about money. Wealth can also be good breeding, education, being well connected, having healthy relationships, confidence or a sense of ‘belonging’.
FAMILY: What does The Ten of Pentacles Mean when You Ask About Love?
When the 10 of Pentacles turns up in a love reading, then it speaks less about romance and more about family. Depending on your circumstances, it could mean:
❤️ You have a secure and happy family life. You should not worry about the future; everyone is doing fine.
❤️ You marry into a wealthy family. In traditional cultures, this card represents paying a large dowry!
❤️ You have met your soulmate, and your love will endure through the ages.
❤️ This is a good time to start a family, or invest in your children’s future and/or education.
❤️ This card is associated with social status, and can appear when your family status is improving.
CAREER: What does This Card Signify when You Ask About Work?
If your question relates to work, business, career or study and you receive the 10 of Pentacles, then here is your guidance:
⭕ Essentially, the card means – This is your time. Whatever you want to achieve, is now possible. You are at the top of your game.
⭕ A family business or project is successful. This is a good time to invest in long-term structures or growth. You may even build an empire which can be passed on to future generations.
⭕ You establish or work for an organisation which is philanthropic or helps others.
⭕ You receive a grant or investment.
⭕ You pass exams with flying colors. Your studies lead to a long-term successful career.
Careers associated with this card include: Entrepreneurship, philanthropy, engineering, property investment, building and banking.
MONEY: What is the Meaning of The Ten of Pentacles in a Money Reading?
If you asked the Tarot about money and finances, and you receive the 10 of Pentacles, it can mean:
💲 You receive an inheritance. In some instances, squabbling over an inheritance comes to an end.
💲 You buy or sell a family home.
💲 You start a pension or long-term saving scheme. This card is also associated with making a will or setting up a trust fund.
💲 Occasionally, this card means you hit the jackpot! You receive a sudden windfall!
Tarot Card Combination Meanings
“10 of Pentacles combined with The Lovers” – Falling in love with someone from a wealthy family
“10 of Pentacles combined with The Devil” – Using money or status to unfairly influence people
“10 of Pentacles combined with 6 of Pentacles” – Sharing your wealth with others
HEALTH: What does The Ten of Pentacles Mean when You Ask About Health?
In a health reading, the 10 of Pentacles signifies excellent health. There is even a sense here of inherited health, so perhaps good health and longevity runs in the family. You are fortune enough to have inherited good genes and a strong immune system.
This card can also mean that you are caring for elderly relatives.
Genetic conditions are associated with this card including: Huntington disease, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, Tay-Sachs disease and Tourette syndrome.
YES/NO: Does The 10 of Pentacles Mean Yes or No in a Reading?
❓ When you ask a Yes or No question and this Tarot card turns up, then the answer is YES.
TIMING: Does The 10 of Pentacles Predict any Particular Timeframe?
🕔 This card is only a timing indication when you specifically asked a timeframe question. For example, if you want to know if something will happen, and when, then you need to draw two separate cards. These are in fact, two separate questions. This is a fundamental principle to understand if you want an accurate tarot reading – and it is core to my teaching in my book Tarot in 5 Minutes.
🕔 Using my timing method, the Ten of Pentacles is about 10 years. If the card is reversed, timing will be slightly longer – so up to 15 years.
Karina’s Timing Method:
Swords are days. Wands are weeks. Cups are months and Pentacles are years. Please note this is my personal timing method. Feel free to adopt it (or not).
What is the Meaning of The Ten of Pentacles Reversed?
When the 10 of Pentacles is upside down then our family is ‘up in the air’ and the pentacles fall to the ground. This can mean:
✔️Family feuds over money, inheritance or property.
✔️ Divorce and division of family assets.
✔️Financial loss or mounting debts.
✔️Friction within the family, strain may come from children or parents.
✔️Other keywords associated a reversal include: gambling, loss of inheritance, squandered wealth, wastefulness.
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