The Ace of Pentacles is a symbol of possibility in the area of prosperity, abundance, trust, security and groundedness. In readings, it shows that a seed of productivity has been planted in your life although you may not yet recognize it. When the seed sprouts, it could take almost any form. It might be a feeling of centeredness, desire for results or need to focus on practical matters. On the outside, it could be an offer, gift, opportunity, encounter or synchronistic event.

When you see this Ace, examine your life to see how its solid energy could work for you. Now is not the time for fantasy, drama or daring. It is a time to be real and centered. Seek out comfortable, reliable experiences that make you feel secure. Build a foundation of trust in your life both within and without. Your common sense will tell you what to do. Focus also on the natural world to help you stay grounded. Enjoy your body and all the joys of material existence.

The Ace of Pentacles can be a sign that you will be able to make your dreams real. Your ideas are ready to be turned into something tangible. Figure out what will work and make it a reality. You can now attract all the wealth you need to get your projects going. Tap into the material force of the Ace of Pentacles, and all your enterprises will flourish.


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, a material or financial resource.
The Ace of this suit is usually pictured with a garden or agricultural backdrop, and symbolizes a seed. If this “talent” is planted and tended carefully, it will sprout and reward you with a good harvest. Think of it as a seed of your future fulfillment. An Ace represents the first step to a goal, and if that step is repeated, it will cover great distances. Generally, the suit of Coins are referring to the tangible realities in daily life, but in the case of the Ace, it could be symbolizing a winning idea, game plan or blueprint for eventual materialization.
Occult tradition sometimes interpreted this Ace as representing the alchemist’s gold — the light within matter, the 3rd eye of the energy-body. This recommends meditating upon the light within, and pointing oneself toward the archetype of humanity enlightened. By practicing such a meditation, one eventually gains enough control of the celestial radiance to heal the body, untangle the emotions and complete the growth of the soul.

In the Advice Position
Take small, steady steps toward your long-term goal and you will accumulate magnificent results.
The card in the Advice position suggests a course of action which will harmonize what you want with what is currently possible.
The Ace of Coins in this position advises that you apply nature’s lesson of compound interest and develop your project gradually. A slow and steady buildup — visible or invisible — makes change and growth inevitable. Akin to the changing of the seasons, you do not notice this trend from day to day. As the year comes full circle, however, you cannot miss the changes.
This card advises that if you work a little bit every day toward your long-term goal, at some time in the future you will discover that you have accumulated magnificent results. The secret of achieving success does not lie in inflating your dreams to grandiose levels; instead it comes about by choosing your direction wisely, while humbly and faithfully taking one step at a time.


Upright: Manifestation, new financial opportunity, prosperity
Reversed: Lost opportunity, lack of planning and foresight

The Ace of Pentacles depicts a single hand with a pentacle coming out of the clouds, much like the Aces of the other suits. And, again like the other Aces, the landscape below the ‘hand of heaven’ represents the primary element of the suit. In the Ace of Pentacles, the landscape is a rich garden with flowers, shrubs, a flowing creek and mountains in the distance, indicating prosperity, growth and wealth.

The Ace of Pentacles, like the Aces of the other suits, is representative of new beginnings, fresh energy, and inspiration. In this case, the Pentacles are equivalent to the alchemical element of Earth, and therefore symbolise the material world and things associated with matter and the body. Pentacles also represent money and the financial concerns that you may have at the time of your reading. Thus, the Ace of Pentacles indicates the beginning of new energy and revitalised interest in the material or financial areas of your life. This card may represent the beginning of new investments or the willingness to undertake a new business venture. There is also the possible indication of a legacy or influx of money from an unexpected source. The Ace of Pentacles heralds a feeling of prosperity and abundance and should be accepted joyfully. It is a very positive card in general.
The Ace of Pentacles is symbolic of wealth, not just in the financial sense but also in a more holistic sense. You may see new opportunities come your way to generate a new source of income, or you may be lucky enough to receive a financial gift or windfall. On a broader level, this Ace indicates abundance in all areas of your life and a general feeling that you are indeed blessed and deserving of everything that comes your way. Operate by the Law of Attraction, and send out positive energy into the Universe so that you may receive abundance in return.
The Ace of Pentacles is about manifestation of your goals, and that you are moving into a more positive state of mind about what you are capable of achieving. Your ideas are ready to be turned into something tangible. Figure out what will work and make it a reality. Thus, the Ace of Pentacles sees you starting to map out how exactly you will achieve your goals, by creating targeted action plans and getting those actions underway. There are opportunities that are becoming available to you that will help you to manifest your goals and realise your inner potential, whilst at the same time generate some level of income and financial support. You are beginning to see that the world is indeed your oyster and that through careful planning, you can manifest your true goals and desires.
The Ace of Pentacles can suggest that we need to introduce something new into the equation. Rather than let things remain as they are, and hope they work themselves out, the Ace of Pentacles suggests you throw something new into the mix. Consider something that is out-of-character or something you might not ordinarily do, or get around to doing. For instance, you might consider joining a club, taking a class to learn new skills or maybe even picking up a couple of books to learn how to build a new business.

The Ace of Pentacles reversed suggests that a financial opportunity may fall through. The opportunity may be a pay rise, a new job, a loan, etc. Additionally, the Ace of Pentacles reversed indicates that you need to be very careful about what you can and cannot afford. Do not get in over your head and take on a mortgage that requires huge monthly repayments. Do not rely on the promise of a financial opportunity in the future (e.g. a pay rise or a gift). Allow some ‘fat’ in your budgeting in case you are without employment at any time or have a large and unexpected financial outlay.
Similarly, the reversed Ace of Pentacles indicates a time when you try to manifest your goals but you do not get very far along due to delays and other impediments to your plans. If your success is limited, then you may need to re-evaluate and modify your plans and proposed approach. Your goals may also need to be re-aligned to something more realistic. Financial or other professional advice may be needed to help you get back on track.
The reversed Ace of Pentacles can indicate corruption, greed and taking what one has not earned. Be careful that you are not being overly opportunistic and exploiting others as you strive towards higher profits and earnings. You may also be blinded by an obsession for greater financial accumulation and wealth, at the expense of other areas of your life.
If you are considering starting a new business or taking up a new job offer, the reversed Ace of Pentacles warns that there is a significant risk to success due to lack of planning and foresight. You may overlook the financial details of your business plan, and head into a new idea blindly, without an indication of whether or not there is indeed a market for your services. You may also rush into creating a business, without doing the planning that needs to sit behind it. You need to plan more and have more foresight and consideration into the financial aspects that align to your passions and career interests.


Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Financial new beginning, new financial opportunities, new job, new business, money, investments, savings, prosperity, security, stability, abundance, manifestation

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Ace of Pentacles represents new beginnings and prosperity. It is a very good card to get in a Tarot spread as it signifies starting something new which will be very positive for you. You should be feeling very optimistic when this card appears as it brings with it feelings of positivity, inspiration and new exciting energy. This Minor Arcana card also signifies abundance in all areas of life and security and stability. The Ace of Pentacles Tarot card can indicate that you will be ready to make your dreams a reality. The time is coming for you to manifest your goals, achieve your dreams and realise your potential. You will be motivated and ready for the challenge.

If you have been experiencing health problems, the Ace of Pentacles is a positive omen to get in a Tarot reading as it can represent your health improving. In a general health context, this card can indicate that now would be a great time to begin new health habits or implement lifestyle choices that will benefit your health for years to come. This could be in the form of a new workout routine, a healthy eating plan etc.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are single, the Ace of Pentacles indicates that you have a fresh start coming in terms of love. You should be meeting someone new soon, potentially through work or business. A relationship with this person will provide you with a sense of security and stability and they will be a positive grounding influence in your life. If you are in relationship, the Ace of Pentacles is a good card to get as it represents abundance and stability. You should be feeling very blessed and secure in your relationship when it appears. This sense of security will allow both of you to be independent and flourish in your lives while safe in the knowledge that you have the support of a solid relationship. It also can indicate a sense of excitement about next steps in the relationship.

Money & Career
In a career context, the Ace of Pentacles is a great card to get in a Tarot spread as it represents a positive new beginning. This may take the form of a promotion, new job or new business opportunity. Whatever the situation, it is good news and should bring with it the prospect of great financial rewards. You should be finding opportunities for advancement and fresh energy coming into your career. In a financial context, the Ace of Pentacles is also a positive card to get as it indicates that you will have a financial new beginning or opportunity. Now is a great time to consider investments as good financial opportunities should be presenting themselves to you in the near future. You may also receive an unexpected windfall or return on an investment. Make sure you put some of it away for a rainy day as now is a good time to create a plan for long lasting financial security, such as starting a savings plan or pension.

In a spiritual context, the Ace of Pentacles indicates that now would be a great time to try something new in terms of your spiritual practices or development. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different practices. The Ace of Pentacles brings fresh energy with it so you should be feeling motivated and inspired in your spiritual pursuits when it appears.
Ace of Pentacles Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Lack of money, poor financial control, lack of opportunities or lost opportunities, financial delays, excessive spending, scarcity, deficiency, instability, insecurity, lack of planning, greed, stinginess, penny pinching

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Ace of Pentacles reversed represents missed opportunities or lack of opportunities. It is a not a good card to get in a Tarot spread as it can represent opportunities, prospects or deals falling through. It can also signify delays, lack of planning and poor control so make sure you are putting the work and planning into achieving your goals when it appears. This Minor Arcana card in a reversed position can also signify scarcity, deficiency, insecurity or instability. The Ace of Pentacles reversed can indicate that you may be allowing fears of scarcity or not having what you need influence your behaviour and causing you to act in a stingy and greedy manner. It can also represent a lack of forethought and excessive spending. You may have more resources leaving your life than you have coming in when it appears.

If you have been experiencing health problems, the Ace of Pentacles reversed unfortunately can represent delays or setbacks in terms of recovery. In a general health context, this card can simply indicate that you have not put energy and forethought into looking after your health. If you have failed to make a plan for healthy living or have started a new fitness routine but not stuck to it, this card tells you that you need to get back on it and put the work in to maintaining your health.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are single, the Ace of Pentacles reversed can be a warning not to miss out on opportunities for love in the future. It can also indicate that the loss of the security of a previous relationship may be leaving you feeling vulnerable and anxious. If you are dating at the moment, make sure you are making enough time to get to know the person as new relationships need time and attention in order to progress. If you are in relationship, the Ace of Pentacles reversed can represent insecurity and instability in the relationship. You may be feeling that your relationship is on shaky ground when it appears. Greed, selfishness or jealousy could be a factor. The Ace of Pentacles reversed can also indicate that you or your partner may not be giving the relationship the time and attention it needs as you are putting your energy in to career or material matters or that financial worries could be putting pressure on the relationship.

Money & Career
In a career context, the Ace of Pentacles reversed is not a great card to get Tarot Spread as it can represent a new job, business or opportunity being delayed or falling through completely. It can signify a job loss, redundancy, a job offer that has poor financial prospects or not getting a promotion you wanted. It can also indicate that poor planning or lack of action may lead you to miss a great opportunity for advancement in your career. It can signify dodgy business deals or underhanded business practices too. In a financial context, the Ace of Pentacles reversed signifies money going out. It is not always a positive card to get as it can signify loans be delayed or declined, financial losses, mortgage increases and poor investment returns. It can also indicate that you have not put enough forethought into your financial planning and could find yourself suffering the consequences of not putting something away for a rainy day. However, on the plus side if you have been saving and penny pinching in order to make a big purchase, like a house or car, this card can simply be a sign that now is the time to release the purse strings and look at making that purchase.

In a spiritual context, the Ace of Pentacle reversed indicates that you may be missing opportunities for spiritual growth or that focus on material matter may be delaying your spiritual development or sending you off course on your spiritual path. Try to refocus on your true spiritual self rather than focusing on material possession or wealth. True happiness comes from within.