General Interpretation and Meaning of the Eight of Pentacles - Upright & Reversed

by astrology valley Sep 27 2021

Eight of Pentacles is one of the minor arcana cards of the Tarot cards. It is represented by a man seated at a table. He is carving a pentacle with a hammer in one hand and a grooving piece in another. There are eight pentacles on the tarot card, one in his hand, and the other seven are completed. In the background, there is a town. The man carving the pentacles is the symbol of hard work. The seven pentacles on the side are a symbol of completion. While the one in his hand shows that the work is in progress. The town in the background shows that he has separated himself from the worldly distractions and focusing on the work at hand.  


General interpretation and meaning of the Upright Eight of Pentacles 

The Eight of Pentacles represents that you are working on your masterpiece that is soon going to be completed. It represents that you have all the capabilities within yourself. You will be able to use those capabilities if you focus on the work. You work very hard to complete your goals You put in efforts to learn new skills and to gain mastery at them. You aim for perfection in everything that you do. Sometimes, the work seems very boring, difficult and impossible but you do not give in to the difficulties. You work passionately and dedicatedly to overcome those problems. You will be very confident at the end of the task. You will feel proud of yourself for doing such mundane tasks. Your experience and learning will be invaluable in the later stages of life.  

This card also represents new beginnings. You will take a big step in your career or personal life. Your hard work will pay off and you will be beautifully rewarded. All you have to do is stay positive and work towards your goal. 

Love & Relationships (Upright) 

If this card appears in a love tarot reading it means that you are putting time and effort into your relationship. It is a symbol of commitment. The efforts you are putting into your relationship will pay off. Your partner will also reciprocate your love. There is a spark in your relationship even after being together for a long time. You learn new things about each other every day. You still surprise each other with little acts of kindness. Your love and adoration for each other have increased tremendously in the past years. If you are single, this card should mean that you will meet the love of your life soon. This is an indication that you should forget whatever bad things happened in your past. Now is the time to embrace the new possibilities with an open mind.                                                                            


Money & Career Interpretation (Upright) 

When it comes to working, your devotion and dedication to your work will exceed. You are working to improve your skillset and learning new skills and lessons along the way. You are consistently putting in efforts to be a better version of yourself. This card is an indication that you are closer to success. It may also represent new beginnings. For example, a new enterprise or company. Others may also see your progress as you have begun to take leadership roles in your job. You can influence others at this period with your thoughts and ideas.  

You will also grow financially during this period. Your sales will increase thus the profit will also increase. You will be in a much better position to invest than before. Luckily, your investments will also give you good returns.  

Health Interpretation (Upright) 

When it comes to health, eight of pentacles indicate that it is time to focus on your health. Or you may already be working out to enhance your health. It represents that your efforts are not going in vain. They have a positive impact on both your physical and mental health. You should start eating healthy food if you haven’t already. Avoid junk food and street food. They might have a negative impact on your health.  


Spiritual Interpretation (Upright) 

The appearance of Eight of Pentacles in tarot reading indicates that you are attaining wisdom. You have been continuing on the spiritual path and developing your spiritual gifts. Your efforts will pay off and you will achieve a new level of mastery in your spiritual gifts. Having a positive outlook will be very good for you. 

General interpretation and meaning of the Reversed Eight of Pentacles. 

The reversed Eight of Pentacles indicate the two extremes. The first is that you are so focused on your self-development and career that you have completely ignored your family and partner. You focus on all the small details that you lose the sense of the bigger picture. You work so hard on one thing that instead of being useful to you, it is the cause of your detriment.  

Another possibility is that you have become very lazy. You wish to avoid hard work. You lose focus and concentration. It is important to set your goals and prioritize the work. Putting all your time and energy into one thing is not good. You should create a balance and set the limits to every task. Analyze the reasons for your failure and try to work on them. Consistent efforts put in the right thing at the right time will only bring success.  

Love & Relationships Interpretation (Reversed) 

When Eight of Pentacles appear in your tarot reading, it indicates that you are not putting effort into your relationship. You might be so excessively busy in your work life that you are completely ignoring your partner. You do not talk to them very frequently. You even ignore them when they are talking to you because you are lost in your own thoughts. You are very lazy and do not wish to do anything. However, you must remember that you will only get what you give. If you are not taking any initiative to set things right in your relation, your partner will also not do anything. Another possibility can be that you are putting too much effort but not in the right domain. Suppose your partner wants to stay home and spend some time with you but you plan a big party and invite all your friends over. You will not get the time to talk to each other. There will be conflict in your opinions, hence there will be problems. Remember, talking is the key to sustain any relationship.  


If you are single, the appearance of this card means that you are not confident about yourself. You fumble when you talk to people of the other sex. You must remember, your appearance and way of talking always make the first impression. If you want to make friends, be confident and amicable.  

Money & Career Interpretation (Reversed) 

In respect of career, reversed Eight of Pentacles is not a good omen. It signifies that you are bored in your job. As a result, you lack ambition and commitment to it. Are constantly being an underachiever in your job. So, your boss is not happy with your work. When you apply for a new job, your application will be rejected due to a lack of qualifications. This represents laziness and lack of concentration and focus.  

If you are in a business, this card represents the death of your partner. It can also be a warning that you are losing customers due to the poor quality of your services. If you are still studying, it is an indication to focus on your studies or you will fail the examinations.  

In the case of financial health, you will overspend and fall prey to scams. Your investments will not give you good returns. So, you should be prudent about where to invest your money. Do not be overly materialistic and only invest where it is necessary.  


Health Interpretation (Reversed) 

In the context of health, this card represents two extremes. One possibility is that you are becoming too conscious about your body. You are working very hard to remain slim or build the body that you have completely stopped eating. Every time you eat something you think of the calories you intake. This will lead to the weakening of your health and you will fall prey to sickness more often.  

Another possibility is that you are completely ignoring your health. You keep lying in your bed all day long. You have increased the intake of fried and junk food. This will deteriorate your health and lead to an increase in weight. You must remember that everything in excess is a bane. So, balance your life.  

Spiritual Interpretation (Reversed) 

In the context of spiritual health, you will ignore your inner wisdom and thoughts. You will base your decisions on the appearance of objects. You will be utterly mean to people around you. You will feel jealous and disappointed at every small thing. You must remember to keep your conscience awake at this time.