Unambiguous in its meaning and unapologetic in its splendor, the foremost card of the Pentacle is a divine hand emerging from the clouds, carrying but one gigantic coin. Below this magnificent image is an arch covered entirely by verdant leaves, as well as an open road, enticing whoever is looking at the card to bid their enter and try to reach this most revered treasure.
This represents career advancement and wealth at their absolute apex-- without risk, without fail. As such, getting this card is like receiving the ultimate blessing which is only for your hands to take.
From here on out, however, everything boils down to how rough the edges of your personality are, for while you may be a capable leader of people or maker of concepts and ideas, every bit of hesitation in your system could prevent you from grasping what is truly yours. Not only that, if you hesitate long enough, someone else might also come and take it.
But this is what makes the card so amazing; because it tells you you’re doing well already, you just have to give yourself a gentle psychological nudge before you take your last step toward ultimate victory.
If you see the card in this position, you’ll have been handed the keys to an even brighter future. In reality, this is because the arcana’s symbolism reflects much on the person’s existing personality.
By being given this blessing, it means you really have earned the prediction before you, and that grabbing it is what will ultimately seal the deal. There’s really nothing to worry about either, but if this helps, it would still be to your benefit if you at least examine the opportunity at hand, if only to truly secure a future for yourself.
Hence, approach the opportunity, but be prudent in the process.
The Suit of Pentacles is primarily about resources, and nowhere is the most positive side of this embodied than in the Ace of Pentacles. What makes this such a good thing for couples is that all relationships depend on resources to function.
Time, emotional investment, finance, physical health-- the quality of your romantic experience directly depends on these, and if you draw the Ace of Coins upright, this means you shall enjoy them all and therefore secure for your relationship a powerful sense of longevity, which will be helpful for the problems you might end up facing in the future.
Praise be unto the Heavens for granting you the ultimate card for any wealth Tarot reading. The Ace of Pentacles in the upright position forces the existence of an opportunity which you must take.
Have a look at your emails later and see if you end up getting a job offer with higher salaries, or check with your boss about your performance and subtly hint at your desire for career advancement. At this point, you’ve probably already proven yourself and then some, making you a respected employee and powerful financial adviser in the eyes of everyone you know.
In this position, the nakedness of your hesitation is laid bare for both you and the tarot reader to see. If you’re familiar with the Dunning-Kruger effect, then it carries the same rough principle: people who are smart enough and very competent at what they do may not even realize the true extent of their abilities, making it difficult for them to truly seize or even detect opportunity when it matters.
This hesitation, while no doubt a very human way of looking at sudden opportunities, could backfire and prevent you from exceeding further unless you conquer it. To do this, seek the help of your friends and ask for their advice-- let them affirm your brilliance, and take the gold for yourself!
If maximal enjoyment is the guarantee of the upright position, then the reversed counterpart of this card represents the need for a healthy degree of caution. Life has a lot in store for your relationship, regardless of how durable it is right now, but false opportunities may come and hit you every now and again: perhaps the promise of financial gain might lead you to make unhealthy business choices which could end up draining your collective coffers.
Consulting with your partner is essential if you do not wish to make choices which could potentially cause cracks in the romantic arrangement.
Just as the upright is the absolute best the Minor Arcana can give you for financial Tarot reading, the reverse is also the absolute worst. This is because it directly contradicts the image; the hand is inverted, along with the coin, signaling a huge fall in your own prospects.
If you’re setting up a business, you’ll have to wrestle with a lot of competitors, and if you’re a manager, your subordinates will be hard to control and dialogue with. At this rate, you’ll need to make do with what you have now.