Discover what eight of pentacles tarot card symbolizes based on its upright and reversed positions.
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Are you a hardworking person, willing to endure the harshest training in order to achieve your goals? If so, then this card is definitely worth your attention. This suit’s eighth card represents the profundity of working hard and showing your passion towards the things you want to do in life.
This is embodied in the simple image of a worker forging together pentacles to be hung onto the adjacent post. The length of the post goes way beyond the card’s limits, indicating that the remaining wands on the ground and on the man’s worktable will eventually be placed there, forming a sturdy, beautiful line laden with symbolism.
Of course, if you get this, you will be filled with nothing but the highest encouragement, since the card tells you that your efforts aren’t for nothing: like the worker making the coins, you are also making something grand enough for all to see-- art, academic essay, a towering building, or simply increasing the affection and love of your loved ones towards you. That being said, this card gives you every reason to continue pushing ever forward so that you can eventually reach something truly superb.
This outcome impresses upon you a great sense of responsibility and duty-- not to others, to be sure, but to your own specific humanity and sense of self-worth. Life will always give you a reason to make you feel less than what you really are, but your own effort will show you what you can really do.
By honing your craft and constantly improving, you can eventually achieve stability and perfection in everything that you do, and you will be honoring yourself in the process. Your own achievements will lay out the statue of your own wonderful existence, and all you really have to do is to keep building on it.
A relationship that is founded on constant effort and cultivation is the lesson that an upright Eight of Pentacles wishes to impart. For the two of you, this is a very good thing, since you are both in love with one another and are willing to put up with every misery and pain just to keep one another happy.
It is an enviable trait and a reminder of what could happen if relationships stay strong throughout every single problem. Stay happy together and never get tired of your romance, because you are life’s greatest blessing to each other.
In short, maintain the consistency of your relationship. You and your significant other are in a good state right now, and it would be best for the two of you if things remain good and functional between the two of you.
The constancy of each others’ presence in your lives is not only good today, but for the long term. Though you will be encountering problems here and there, they won’t be enough to break your relationship.
As long as you are sure of each other, and as long as you keep the momentum of your partnership going, everything will be alright for you and your significant other. There is nowhere else for you and your partner to go except further together into the uncertain future.
The love that you have right now is a testament to your commitment, and that, incredibly, is enough to sustain you for a very long time.
With patience and relentless effort come great and even overflowing rewards; this is the final lesson of the Eight of Pentacles. As you can see in the card, some of the pentacles aren’t yet hung on the post, and one of them is on the ground, which can mean many things from the nature of your laborious work to the blessings that come with accomplishing it.
For the time being, though, you are to work as steadily as before. With your steadfast demeanor and dedication to your craft, the compensation for the excellence you exhibit in your job is sure to arrive soon.
The repayment will even shock of its high amount! Likely, this also means that you own one of those lucky pentacles, in the form of a helpful colleague who will help you in all your financial endeavors. Wealth is coming soon.
You may not be experiencing a radical shift in your finances now, but the work going on in the background is unmistakable. As you go along trying to make ends meet, the people whom you have helped before will recognize your hard work and find a way to make it up to you.
Regardless of the result, this card promises so many good things for you and your career. Be thankful, as these kinds of opportunities are now rarer and rarer as time goes by.
The wealth you have right now is thanks to those who have helped you, and you need to repay them well.
The reversed outcome represents the natural human tendency to focus too singlemindedly in achieving one’s desires. While the drive to excellence will always be a good thing, excellence is multifaceted and will never include beating yourself up for being unable to meet a self-imposed exceptional standard.
Getting this outcome means coming to terms with the fact that there will always be flaws in your work, and that it’s okay to make mistakes so you can come back and improve on them later. In another way, it’s an outcome that teaches you about the beautiful humility of acknowledging one’s imperfections.
For the reversed Eight of Pentacles, your relationship may be taking a bit of a hard turn due to stress. Both of you are overworking separately, perhaps to the point where you can’t bond effectively once you get home.
In some cases, arguments might already be reaching their worst peaks, which could lead to very serious problems for the relationship. As such, this outcome suggests that you both take time off from your work.
Try to go on an extended vacation and make yourself happy again. Give yourselves time to love each other and recover what was lost.
Spending time together will help the two of you patch things up and clear the air between you. Yes, you may not have had enough time as of late, but this shared moment between you and them is crucial if you still want your relationship with them to keep it going.
As much as possible, express your thoughts, feelings, and everything you intended to say to your partner. Be accommodating to them, and make sure that by the end of your trip or day off together, the cracks between the two of you have closed and that you have a renewed commitment in your relationship.
Of course, you must make good on the promises that you’ve made to one another. Maintaining your relationship doesn’t just end with a day off together, but with a continuous commitment to choose each other every single day, no matter how tough times can get.
Are you stressed out of your mind with your current job and thinking about leaving it for good? Is the nature of your work becoming too much for both your physical and mental health? If so, then the Eight of Pentacles in its reversed position is a sign that you should prioritize yourself. Earning wealth is not just a matter of constant industry, as we have to acknowledge down the line that people need their rest and relaxation.
To stop yourself from feeling ill or otherwise devastated, give yourself a breather and let your dependable colleagues handle the remaining tasks. Productivity doesn’t mean that you should allow yourself to be in the line of danger for the sake of meeting quota.
Your quota means nothing next to the importance of your well-being and sanity. Sure, pushing yourself to the limit means more income, but you certainly can’t enjoy your income if they all go to hospital expenses! Take a break if you have to, or at least take it easy.
Accept tasks that you know you can do within the set time and will not cause you fatigue. Always prioritize your ability to take a break; without this, you will be spent beyond your limit, and you might even come to the point that you will resent your job.
Be aware of your limits. You are brilliant and talented.
But it is not an excuse for you to abuse your body and disregard your well-being in favor of becoming rich. After all, as the old saying goes, “health is wealth!”.