TWO OF PENTACLES

General Meaning
This suit, most often named “Coins” or “Pentacles”, is a symbol for a magical talisman that represented wealth or potential. This suit represents something supportive that is available to you — whether it be health, some kind of talent, or a material or financial resource.
The Two in this suit generally features a youth juggling, with two coins juggled in figure-eight fashion, or just the coins without the youth — one heads up, the other tails — both flipping in the air. It is clear that until one or the other coin drops, the final call can not be made; there is more to learn before a decision can be made about appropriate action.
This card counsels patience, so do not allow yourself to be rushed. The figure-eight image is a symbol of immortality and eternity. Its message is “No need to hurry. You have all the time you need to work this out, no matter how things appear right now.” Implied within this scenario is the idea that changes are in the works, but you will do better to stay calm until you have more information. Everything is in flux at a time like this.

In the Advice Position
Do not allow yourself to be coaxed into premature decisions or actions.
The card in the Advice position suggests a course of action which will harmonize what you want with what is currently possible.
The Two of Coins in this position advises you not to choose anything definitive for the time being. Give yourself a little more time to sort out your feelings and any mixed messages you may be receiving from others.
Ask yourself — are all the facts in yet? Or is the coin still flipping in the air? There is no need to be goaded into premature decisions or actions. Act only when you are able to do so with a unified heart and mind.

TWO OF PENTACLES

DESCRIPTION

In the film First Knight, Lancelot takes on a challenge – to move down a line of swinging blades crossing in front of him at random intervals. He succeeds because he is alert, agile and patient. He knows when to move and when to stay still. He glides through the dangers enjoying every moment of this deadly obstacle course. Lancelot has tapped the energy of the Two of Pentacles.

There is nothing quite like the feeling of being graceful and effective at the same time. On the Two of Pentacles we see a young man dancing as he juggles his worldly concerns. The infinity sign loops around the two pentacles to suggest that he can handle unlimited problems. In the background we see two ships riding the waves easily – cruising the ups and downs of life.

In readings, the Two of Pentacles lets you know that you can juggle all demands made upon you. In fact, you will relish the excitement of every hurdle. If you do not feel this level of confidence right now, this card asks you to believe in yourself. You have all you need to meet your every goal and more. Embrace the challenge.

The Two of Pentacles also reminds you to be flexible. Lancelot could not have navigated the swords walking in a straight line. He had to move freely and lightly in all directions as needed. You too must be supple if you want to prevail. Don’t force your way through or you will be cut down. Now is not the time to be rigid. Know that sometimes a side step, or even a back step is the surest way forward.

The Two of Pentacles is also a symbol of fun, laughter and good times. It is definitely a high-energy card. If you are feeling tired or depressed, this card may be a sign that greater vitality will be yours. If you are feeling revved already, the Two of Pentacles could be a warning against overstimulation. Be sure you get the rest you need so that you can enjoy the up energy of this card.

TWO OF PENTACLES

TWO OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Balance, adaptability, time management, prioritisation
Reversed: Disorganisation, financial disarray

TWO OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
On the Two of Pentacles, a young man dances as he juggles his worldly concerns. The infinity sign loops around the two Pentacles suggesting that he can handle unlimited problems. In the background, two ships ride the waves easily, cruising the ups and downs of life. The man seems to have a somewhat concerned look on his face, yet he dances with apparent abandon despite the turbulence of the sea behind him.

UPRIGHT TWO OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS
In the Two of Pentacles is an individual whose consciousness, represented by the waters, is tossed by seemingly conflicting interests. While the Ace of Pentacles represents the beginnings of a new business or financial venture, the Two represents the need to balance that venture with other important areas of life such as family, friends, and even our own physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. This card indicates the necessity for balance between opposing desires and interests. Life will always be uncertain, yet if you can produce balance and harmony among all the demands upon you, you will ultimately live happily and in prosperity.
Thus, the Two of Pentacles serves as a reminder to remain alert, agile and patient as you attempt to juggle your family, your friends, work, finances, health and new challenges. You need to be very clear on your priorities and where you want to invest your time and energy. There is a tendency to be distracted by day-to-day affairs and general busy-ness, so prioritising your activities and carefully managing your time is essential.
The Two of Pentacles brings you back down to earth and reminds you to not only focus on your broader life goals but to also make sure your day-to-day affairs are in order. This is a card of good time management and financial management, ensuring that your bills are paid on time, that you keep a record of all your appointments and daily commitments, etc. It may sound tedious having to focus your attention on these more mundane issues but this card reminds you that sometimes getting on top of your daily affairs is as important as pursuing your broader life goals.
Sometimes, the Two of Pentacles can indicate that there are problems and difficulties in the future. There may be obstacles erected which hinder the attainment of what you wish to pursue or obtain in life. The situation may cause undue worry and again, you will be required to juggle your priorities and manage your time effectively to stay on top of the situation.
Similarly, the Two of Pentacles predicts change. You need to be able to cope with change, remaining flexible and adaptable in your approach. Rather than putting all your eggs in one basket, you may be better to keep two or more things going at once so you have the luxury of choice, should one option fall through. You must stay centred while you stay flexible and keep informed. Look for new possibilities, be open to change and go with the flow as best you can.

REVERSED TWO OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS
In your day-to-day life, the reversed Two of Pentacles suggests that you are very busy and at times you struggle to manage your activities and commitments. You may also be struggling to manage your finances and to stay on top of paying bills and keeping abridge of other financial commitments. The stress is getting to you and you are becoming easily overwhelmed by your responsibilities. Therefore, this card encourages you to become more organised and more planned in your approach. You may need to bring a little more structure to your day-to-day affairs, through budgets, ‘to do’ lists, forward planning or diary and effective time management. Life is certainly a juggling act, so make sure you are on top of everything you need to be!
The reversed Two of Pentacles can be a clear indicator that you are not managing your work and family commitments. It is more than likely you are investing most of your time in work, neglecting your family or your partner. While you may be able to get away with a couple of late nights at work, there will come a time when enough is enough and you will need to make a choice. Something has got to give!
Additionally, the Two of Pentacles reversed indicates that you are finding it hard to manage your finances and your cash flow may be quite unpredictable. Now is the time to start a budget and stick to it.
In a relationship reading, the reversed Two of Pentacles advises you not to over-commit, particularly on a more physical / logistical / material plane. Do not commit to too many plans as a couple at this stage or make any financial commitments together. Watch your spending and also how you manage your time. You may find that you get caught up with work or other commitments at this time which distracts your attention from your relationship. It will all come down to where your priorities lie and whether you want to let other commitments interfere with your relationship, or vice versa.

TWO OF PENTACLES

Two of Pentacles 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
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.

Health
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.

Love & Relationships

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 Cups 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.

Money & Career
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.

Spirituality
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.
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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
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.

Health
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.

Love & Relationships
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
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.

Spirituality
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.