Learn the meaning of the Eight of Pentacles Tarot card
The Eight of Pentacles also called the Eight of Coins shows in its image a craftsman sitting on a bench. In front of him are Six Pentacles on a tree and he is forging one of them in his hands. The last of the Pentacles is also lying on the ground next to where he is. This craftsman is focused on what he is doing and apparently generally happy. The Eight of Pentacles very often refers to work in its symbolism, and although most often its meaning will relate to financial matters, it can also be work on another area of life. The process depicted in this image indicates that he is doing his task continuously, patiently, and being completely involved in it. This brings him satisfaction and results that reward his efforts. The card indicates some kind of order, but also effort. It may be work done on your own, but also climbing the career ladder in someone else's company. The Eight of Pentacles predicts the multiplication of wealth and success in the financial field. It also points in its general meaning to good health and slow but systematic way to the chosen goal.
The Eight of Pentacles in an upright position relates strongly to the previous card in this suit, the Seven of Pentacles. After a period of rest and harvest, you should continue your work to achieve even greater success and wealth depicted by the Nine of Pentacles. In an upright position, the Eight of Pentacles should be interpreted as workaholism, and this is because the person who works on this card derives pleasure from their tasks. This card speaks of honing one's skills, but also of the effort we are able to put into things that are important to us. The upright Eight of Pentacles is definitely a symbol of success in the professional field, so you should expect lucrative business or promotion with this card. The symbolic craftsmanship on the card here has a very strong reference to specialists in their field, especially those who do physical or manual work. The upright Eight of Pentacles is a very positive omen heralding slow but rewarding success in literally every field of life. However, for this to be possible it is necessary to be fully focused and dedicated to the tasks you started earlier, perhaps also after hours.
The Eight of Pentacles in the upright position indicates a stable period in the relationship where you are putting the necessary effort and work into developing it. If your other half's commitment is similar then this will allow you to slowly but steadily develop the relationship and achieve your guidelines. The Eight of Pentacles in an upright position may speak of love requiring your special attention and dedication now. However, you realize that only shared commitment and self-improvement will allow you to reach the next stages of your relationship. The upright Eight of Pentacles may also say that you are directing your energy towards material security of your loved ones' existence. However, you must remember not to lose in this a healthy balance, and divide your attention so that there is also enough for less material matters. The Eight of Pentacles in itself does not indicate feelings, but rather a strong commitment to a relationship. If you are not currently in a relationship, this card indicates a time when you need to learn from the past and put in the necessary effort to work on yourself so that you don't make the same mistakes. In time, however, the effort you put in will bring you the expected results, so you will have a chance to create a relationship that you will shape yourself.
The reversed Eight of Pentacles indicates laziness or a difficulty in concentrating on a single goal. However, this can often go to extremes and lead to workaholism and an excessive focus on material matters which you can't afford. In some circumstances the reversed Eight of Pentacles may indicate work that doesn't give you the satisfaction or expected financial results. It may also be a time when you simply don't have any work to do, and this in turn may translate into financial problems in your business, or even unemployment. The Eight of Pentacles reversed also very often alludes to all sorts of problems in building an already existing relationship. Whatever the case may be the current progress is too slow for you and you're losing motivation and focus to continue what you've started. The Eight of Pentacles reversed is an important signal for you to make sacrifices and commit to your goals, discarding the less important things. Set yourself one task that you will complete from start to finish. If you don't know where to start then start by working on yourself.
In questions related to love, the Eight of Pentacles in the reversed position mainly indicates a lack of commitment on the part of one or both parties, as well as a reluctance or inability to further develop the relationship. You may not be able to deal with current problems, and focus on the things that are really important to you. However, instead of showing mutual understanding and dedication, you look for shortcuts. For this reason, when you see the Eight of Pentacles reversed in your question, it's a reminder that every relationship requires constant effort and craftsmanship, during which you will create your own masterpiece together. On the other hand, learn about the Eight of Pentacles and its significance in your question. Find out what the Eight of Pentacles means and in a free Tarot Online reading. On the other hand, the Eight of Pentacles can have a negative effect on your relationship if you focus too much on work and can't give it the attention it needs. The reversed Eight of Pentacles may also indicate problems at work, which may cause additional difficulties in your daily life. The Eight of Pentacles in this position also very often indicates low self-esteem and isolation from the world around you. Currently you don't give yourself many opportunities to meet new people so your life is deprived of romantic moments and you are deprived of loved ones and wellbeing.
8 of Pentacles, Eight of Coins, 8 of Coins
Orderly, arduous career
Conscientious work, patience, diligence, financial gain for good work
Laziness, lack of concentration at work, dishonest deals, workaholism, sick fascination with one's profession leading to isolation