Tarot Tutorial: Two of Pentacles
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Tarot Tutorial: Two of Pentacles

December 23, 2023 by Pathforward
What is the meaning of the 2 of Pentacles? Read on to find out...
What is the meaning of the 2 of Pentacles? Read on to find out...

The classic image on the Two of Pentacles may look like fun and games, with a brightly dressed juggler featuring front and center. And sure, if you know what you are doing, juggling could be fun. But what if you didn’t, and someone just handed you a couple of things to juggle and pushed you on stage?

Ready or not, when this card appears in a reading expect to be taking on multiple responsibilities all at once. The rest of the cards in the reading can offer hints on how to pull off your juggling act (and how easy or hard it will be). Either way, expect to werk girl.

What is the Meaning of the Two of Pentacles in a Love Reading?

There’s a reason why you don’t see too many rom-coms or love songs focused on the joys of joint bank accounts or the delights of home maintenance. Seeing the Two of Pentacles in a love reading usually means practical matters are intruding on your love life. This could have one of two effects. Either you and your boo could become a more solid team as you take the practical matters of being a couple head on. Or your relationship can feel like it’s being chewed up by too many issues, not leaving any room for romance. The surrounding cards will have a clue about which it is. But if you want to keep your relationship healthy in the long run, do regular check-ins with your partner to make sure you’re on the same page about how to handle things.

If the Two of Pentacles came up in a position representing you in a love reading, you may already be feeling stretched thin with outside worries or responsibilities that keep you from connecting with your partner. First, take the time to catch your breath. Yes, even if you feel you don’t have much time to spare. Once you do that, you need to be honest about how much of a priority this relationship is for you. If it’s a high priority, make sure you treat it that way.

When the Two of Pentacles turns up reversed, one or both of you may have already hit your stress limit trying to juggle practical concerns with your love life. The ball has likely gotten dropped on at least one of the issues you are tackling. Romance has left the building and there may be some covert (or overt) resentment brewing. The advice we gave earlier about figuring out how much of a priority this relationship is to you still stands. Even the strongest relationships get hit with trouble from time to time. Tough times pass. Decide if you still want to be with this person when they do.

What is the Meaning of the Two of Pentacles in a Future Reading?

People around you might seem as anxious as the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland when the Two of Pentacles appears in a future reading. Make sure you have your act together, because people are going to be super busy with their own -ish, making it hard for them to help you with yours. If one of those busy people does make time for you, honor that for the treasure it is. It means that they value you enough to give you a place on their priority list. It’s not a bad idea to adopt a flow with the flow attitude right now because resources may be sporadic.

Boredom is not going to be a problem for you when the Two of Pentacles shows up representing you in a future reading. Expect multiple projects to show up on your to-do list overnight. The good news is that you’ve got the skills to manage them all well and come out of this busy time just fine. The bad news is that that not only you will be very, very busy, you may have to be a little more creative (aka trickier or even shadier) than you’d like to pull everything off. As long as you don’t compromise your core ethics, try to be flexible about what “done” looks like. 

When the Two of Pentacles shows up reversed in a future reading, you’ve definitely bitten off more than you can chew, bestie. Any corner cutting or short-cuts you’ve taken to get things done will be exposed. Your focus is shot and you may find you have to sink in more time or money than you expected to get out of a rough spot. You need to hit the stop button on the roller coaster you are on. Now is not the time to be impulsive or take on any more projects. Definitely take a hard look at your finances and make some firm decisions before things get any worse. Take things slow and one step at a time to make progress.

What is the Meaning of the Two of Pentacles in a Career Reading?

If you were looking for a new job, the Two of Pentacles in a career reading could point to receiving multiple offers. When it’s describing your current workplace, expect things to be crazy busy for your team. Thankfully, whether it’s because of your collective skills or crack teamwork, you and your crew will be more than up to the task in front of you.

When the Two of Pentacles shows up in a position representing you in a career reading, you’ll have some new skills to add to your resume soon. A pivot in goals or resources means you’ll be getting either a bunch more new projects to handle, be expected to develop one (or two, or three…) new skill sets, or both. NGL, this can be pretty stressful. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to pull off. Be realistic about what you can handle while also being flexible in your approach to getting the job(s) done. You may find you surprise yourself with your efficiency—and that this intense period can lead to better things for your career trajectory (and bank account) down the line. Alternatively, this card can also point out the time is good to a side hustle you’ve been thinking about. You may end up getting a lot of satisfaction from it, but it will absolutely be a lot of work to juggle with your nine to five.

You may be dangerous close to burning out when the Two of Pentacles comes up reversed in a career reading. The energy to tackle your work to-do list just isn’t there, or you may simply not have the resources to get things done. It’s hard not to feel super frustrated or completely demoralized every time you clock in for work. Mentally, physically, and emotionally this is not an ideal place to be. If you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel at your current job, then it may be time to switch trains, aka find a less stressful or demanding job.


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