Function: Belongings, wealth, tangible objects, practicality
We see four people in a town or city. There is a man at down wearing a very extravagant greed, red, and yellow cloak. He has two white dogs by his feet. A couple is in front of the man with a child next to the woman. It could be the man’s family. He is also surrounded by pentacles.
This city could be the man’s home, he is at ease and the people seem happy. The large archway to the rest of the city is a symbol of permanence and stability, something that has been around for years, possibly centuries.
He is obviously a wealthy man in more ways than just money. He is secure, he has a place in society. The dogs looking towards his show loyalty, which can also be seen as part of his wealth. Now is his moment to relax as he has everything he needs and is able to provide for his family.
It seems that the pentacles are randomly placed but in fact, they are arranged similarly to the pattern of a Kabbalah Tree of Life, a plan to show us how the universe came about. This man can see how his universe has shaped. He represents the past and what he has created is a family that will go on to the future. The dogs play the role of pure energy from where life comes. He is represented in a similar way to Jehovah with his long beard.
The Ten of Pentacles is telling us that we need to be our own creator of plenty that will aid our future generations. The wealth and riches you create aren’t just for your own pleasure but for others too. For this, you need patience, wisdom and a genuine desire to create something that isn’t just for yourself.
This card also implies that the Ten of Pentacles, or the man, doesn’t carry out the work anymore but instead, has passed this on to his family too. The son has taken hold of the baton, not just a symbol of magic and creation, but also the metaphorical torch being handed down. In some ways, this card is a sign of what comes after success, handing over the magic so that the next person is able to create their success.
At this moment in time, you may feel that you are unsuccessful, and that life isn’t as stable as you wish. This uneasy sensation means you can’t enjoy life. You may not be able to trust others and feel that it is necessary to try and manage them. There might be financial problems caused by the loss of business or separation of the family. It could be that you have to think of different ways to invest your money.
When upturned, it might also point to someone who is mean with their money and their knowledge. This person doesn’t want to hand over the control and so others aren’t learning how to take over. You are reluctant to invest in anything because someone is closely watching you and you aren’t sure you can handle things when this person is not around.
As with the Nine of Pentacles, you may have had a childhood that was full of financial stability and you might not have had to worry about money, at least not like others around you. Although you may not have earnt your wealth, this hasn’t made you arrogant.
Life is going well for now and the near future so if anything bad happens there is no need for concern. Learn from the experience. Look at your skills and decide how you can make a difference in the world. Perhaps you just need some motivation to get you going.
There will probably be some kind of challenge in your future, and likely regarding money, that you will have to get passed. Nevertheless, it is still a good card in terms of business, giving, and finances in general. If there are bumps in the road, things will turn out well in the end.
The answer will be yes.
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