Two of Pentacles
Upright Meaning Guide
Two of Pentacles Upright Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Balance, trying to find balance, resourcefulness, ups and downs, adaptability, flexibility, juggling life, juggling money, balancing books, transferring money, profit and loss, income and outgoings, financial decisions, financial stress, partnerships
General Meaning and Interpretation (Upright)
In a general context, the Two of Pentacles can indicate that you are trying to find or maintain the balance between various areas of your life. This Minor Arcana card represents the ups and downs of life and indicates that you are resourceful, adaptable and flexible enough to get through them. However, it can be a warning that trying to juggle too many things at once and not prioritising what is important can lead to failure and exhaustion. Try to evaluate where you are putting your energy and cut back on what is not necessary in order to maintain a balanced and happy life. The Two of Pentacles can indicate that decisions need to be made and making these choices may be causing you stress. It can also signify partnership and the struggle to find the right balance between your needs and the needs of someone else.
Love & Relationships (Upright)
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in relationship, the Two of Pentacles can indicate that you and your partner may have big financial decisions to make together such as getting a mortgage, buying a car or taking out a significant loan together. It can also be an indicator that you have a choice to make in terms of the future of the relationship. You need to ask yourself if you are willing to put the effort into making it work. The Two of Pentacles can signify that maintaining balance in your relationship is challenging. Remember if you want it to work out, you have to make it a priority. If you are single, the Two of Pentacles can represent having a choice to make as to whether you are ready to make space in your life for a new relationship. Are you ready and willing to adapt parts of your life to make room for a partner? Whatever the answer, you need to be honest with yourself.
In a career Tarot reading, the Two of Pentacles can signify that you have a decision to make in terms of business. For example, you may be thinking about starting your own business or you could be thinking of leaving your current secure job for a new job but are not sure whether to risk it or not. Everything worth doing in life carries some sort of risk, you can’t prevent that. All you can do is minimise the risk as much as possible and then decide if it’s worth doing. In a financial context, the Two of Pentacles sees you trying to juggle your money, balance the books or figure out your income and outgoings or profit and loss. You might be transferring money to cover bills and generally you will need to keep an eye on what’s coming in and out of your account when this card appears in your Tarot spread. It can also indicate that important financial decisions need to be made and may be causing you a bit anxiety or stress. It may all seem a little daunting at the moment but you are resourceful and if you stay flexible and adapt to your situation you will come through the other side. The Two of Pentacles is generally positive and indicates that any financial stress will only be temporary if you remain calm and rational. There are opportunities for success available to you.
Money & Career (Upright)
In a health context, the Two of Pentacles advises you to remember to balance your work life and personal life with your health needs. Be sure to take time out to eat healthily and exercise. If you are starting a new healthy eating plan and fitness routine it tells you to ease yourself into these things, don’t try to do too much too soon.
In a spiritual context, the Two of Pentacles indicates that you are trying to find balance in all areas of your life which will allow you to flourish and progress along your spiritual path. You are also realising that there is more to life than material wealth and beginning to appreciate the fulfilment a balanced mind, body and spirit can bring.
Reversed Meaning Guide
Two of Pentacles Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Lacking balance, lack of organisation, poor financial decisions, overwhelmed, overextending yourself, biting off more than you can chew, too many balls in the air, financial losses, no contingency plan, financial mess
General meaning and interpretation (Reversed)
In a general context, the Two of Pentacles reversed can indicate that you are biting off more than you can chew! You may be trying to keep too many balls in the air and finding it impossible to maintain the balance between the various areas of your life. This Minor Arcana card represents feeling overwhelmed, overextending yourself and lack of organisation. The Two of Pentacles reversed can signify that you are making poor choices because you are under pressure and may be getting yourself into more of a mess than you need to. It can also indicate that you need to put contingency plans in place for a rainy day.
Love & Relationships (Reversed)
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the Two of Pentacles reversed can indicate that you are trying to juggle too much and not finding time for the relationship. Work, financial stress, family issues etc. may be taking your attention away from your partner. This stress may be causing arguments and resentment and could be pushing your relationship to breaking point. It can also signify an affair as in having to choose between two relationships. If you are single, the Two of Pentacles reversed can indicate that you are so overwhelmed by the demands on you that you are not in a position to commit the time needed for a new relationship to flourish. If you want to find a partner you need to make love a priority in your life.
Money & Career (Reversed)
In a career Tarot spread, the Two of Pentacles reversed can indicate that you are taking on too much and spreading yourself way too thin. Juggling too much is a recipe for failure, you need to prioritise and delegate some of your work load if possible. There are opportunities to reduce your work load or make work more manageable you just have to look for them. Alternately, you may already be suffering the consequences of taking on too much. If that’s the case, realise that you can’t change the past you can only learn from it and move forward. So rest, regroup and start again, this time a bit better organised and a little wiser. In a financial Tarot reading, the Two of Pentacles reversed is not a good omen as it indicates financial losses and poor financial decisions. Oh what a mess we’ve got here! You may have overextended yourself with loans or put all your eggs in one basket in terms of investments only to find they are now going south with no contingency plan in place or you may simply have overspent and realise now that you have wasted your money. Whatever the case, there is no point crying over spilt milk. You just need to learn from your mistakes and start making better choices. Seek professional advice if you are in debt and make a plan to get yourself out of it.
In a health context, the Two of Pentacles reversed indicates that you are overextending yourself in other areas of your life which may be having a detrimental effect on your health. Having too many balls in the air can cause you serious stress and anxiety which could be manifesting itself in physical illness or injury. If that is the case, you need to rest and reboot. Just remember, it’s important to give your health the attention it needs, if you run yourself into the ground you’ll be no good to yourself or anyone else.
In a spiritual context, the Two of Pentacles reversed can indicate that you are lacking spiritual balance in your life which may be preventing you from pursuing your spiritual path. This may be because you are too focused on work or gaining material wealth or because you are spreading yourself too thin trying to do everything. You need to take time out for yourself to find the balance between mind, body and spirit.