Two of Pentacles



A red cardinal soars through a clouded blue-gray sky balancing a pentacle on each wing.

Key words

Upright: prioritization, adapting to change, juggling prospects

Reversed: overwhelm, lack of balance, disorganization

Reflection questions

  • How can I better manage my time and energy to achieve greater balance and harmony in my life?
  • In what areas of my life can I better practice flexibility and adaptability?
  • What resources do I have to help me manage my current challenges?

Two of Pentacles Upright

You are juggling multiple responsibilities and handling it well. Maybe you’re good at multitasking or you thrive on being busy. Remember that it’s okay if you can’t keep things in perfect balance— you can put something down if you need some time to breathe. If you are having trouble deciding what to “put down,” get in touch with your long-term goals and priorities to see what will support you on that journey and what may hold you back.

Two of Pentacles Reversed

You may have overcommitted yourself and are feeling stressed as a result. Trying to do too many things at once could mean you’re not doing any of those things well. If you appear calm on the outside, others may not think to ask if you need help, so don’t be afraid to show some vulnerability when you’re feeling stressed. You may need to create a schedule, budget, or to-do list to get back on track. While making that list, see if there is anything you can cross off to lighten your load.