Ten of Pentacles



Five friends of varying complexions and hair colors hold pentacles in their hands. One person stands on a ladder with one hand holding a pentacle toward their friend on the ground while the other hand touches a pentacle in the sky. Five pentacles hang in the starry blue sky among pink clouds.

Key words

Upright: stability, legacy, prestige, wealth

Reversed: financial instability, lack of resources, familial discord

Reflection questions

  • What kind of legacy do I want to leave behind for others to celebrate and honor?
  • In which areas of my life do I feel the greatest sense of security and stability?
  • What values and principles guide my approach to family, community, and tradition?

Ten of Pentacles Upright

The Ten of Pentacles shows up when we are feeling secure and stable as a result of hard work. Rather than representing a stop along the way, this card speaks to the completion of an endeavor. There’s no need to plan “the next thing” immediately— you can take some time to share the abundance you’ve built with family, chosen or otherwise. If you are in a precarious situation, leaning on your loved ones will help you through this difficult time.

Ten of Pentacles Reversed

You may be feeling lonely, perhaps as the result of strained familial relationships. The Ten of Pentacles in reverse can also show up when money is a point of contention in a relationship. Don’t accept money unless you are comfortable with any strings that may be attached, and don’t use money to control others in your life. Remember that family can be chosen, so if you are looking for support you can look outside of your family of origin.