tarot therapy, part iv

Missed the intro to this series? Read about it here.
This is the full suit of pentacles.


ACE OF PENTACLES:
Jupiter

The Ace of Pentacles represents abundance and opportunity. Jupiter is the planet associated with growth, expansion, and good fortune.


TWO OF PENTACLES:
neptune

The two of pentacles represents balancing multiple priorities and being adaptable.

The planet Neptune represents collective consciousness, idealism, artistry, the destruction of the status quo, and the ocean.

I consider my adaptability to be one of my artistic superpowers and the ebb and flow of the ocean is a perf metaphor for balancing priorities.


THREE OF PENTACLES:
mercury

The three of pentacles represents teamwork, collaboration, and learning.

The planet Mercury represents rationality, communication, and thinking in patterns, all of which are keys to successfully working and learning together.


FOUR OF PENTACLES:
pluto

Upright, the four of pentacles is about scarcity, control, and saving money; reversed, it represents over-spending, and greed. It usually depicts a man that is stuck in place because he is so afraid to lose his money.

Pluto is named after the god of the underworld and is commonly associated with transformation.


FIVE OF PENTACLES:
eris

The five of pentacles represents financial loss, isolation, and worry. Eris, a dwarf planet, is named for the the Greco-Roman goddess of strife and discord.


SIX OF PENTACLES:
makemake

Upright, the six of pentacles represents giving and receiving, generosity, and charity. Reversed, it’s self-care and unpaid debts — it’s basically a Taurus

Makemake is the creator of humanity, which seems like a great example of giving a gift that is used or mis-used.


SEVEN OF PENTACLES:
uranus

The seven of pentacles represents a long-term view, perseverance, and sustainability.

Uranus is visible to the naked eye, but it’s hard to see and moves very slowly, so early observers didn’t know it was a planet. With a commitment to discovery and a flexible mindset, we eventually figured it out.


EIGHT OF PENTACLES:
ceres

The eight of pentacles represents apprenticeship, repetitive tasks, skill development, and mastery.

Ceres is the goddess of motherhood and agriculture, two under-rated crafts that are best learned through experience.


NINE OF PENTACLES:
venus

The nine of pentacles represents abundance, luxury, self-sufficiency, and financial independence. It is usually depicted as a successful woman.

I often find the concept of a “girlboss” to be reductive, so I’m re-envisioning Venus. The planet is named for the roman goddess of love, but she’s also the goddess of prosperity and victory — and I love to see any representation of a woman winning.


TEN OF PENTACLES:
moon

The Ten of pentacles represents wealth, financial security, family, and long-term success.

When the card is reversed, it represents the “dark side of wealth” and who can resist a Pink Floyd reference?


PAGE OF PENTACLES:
mars

The page of pentacles represents manifestation and skill development. Mars is the Roman god of war, but unlike the Greeks, Romans treat their god of war as a god of peace, too — fighting only in the service of balance. For me, the pursuit of knowledge and skills feels a bit like goinp


KNIGHT OF PENTACLES:
earth

The knight of pentacles represents hard work and routine. What could be more pedestrian than the planet you’re on right now? Literally every slog you’ve ever slogged has been on earth.


QUEEN OF PENTACLES:
haumea

The queen of pentacles represents nurturing, practicality, and working parents. Haumea is named after the Hawaiian goddess of fertility and childbirth.


KING OF PENTACLES:
saturn

The king of pentacles represents wealth, business, leadership, discipline, and abundance. Saturn is the Roman god of wealth and agriculture.