The Two of Pentacles

What The Two of Pentacles means in a tarot reading

The Two of Pentacles

The Two of Pentacles can present a bit of a struggle in your life during the past, present, or future depending on the placement of the card.

Either way it is usually an indication that you need to give specific focus to the more materialistic aspects of your life or that you are juggling too much and on the brink of failure. In the future position it’s possible to avoid the unbalanced fate of this card and it’s a bit more manageable. However, if you are currently dealing with this balancing act or just come out of a rough patch the card states that you need to apply more attention to the stabilizing factors in your life.

  

Like the man on the card, you are in an endless struggle to keep the two pentacles in motion. Earthy energies of the pentacles card often lead to sluggishness and when you are juggling, that’s not a good thing. You may notice that there is too much pull at work, causing you to lose focus on things at home or vice versa. Be prepared to lie down and sacrifice one aspect or the other based on where your true need lies.

If you feel, for example, that things are falling apart in a relationship or with your family and your attention is needed but you also have to work and perform well at your job then the best course of action may be that you need to cut back where you can. Cutting back in one specific area is going to be more beneficial to you than having it all crumble on top of you. It may seem like an impossible task or that you are faced between choices that you simply cannot act on. Be creative and allow for help if need be.

Take a step back in your life right now and reflect on what is truly important to you. Imagine your goal in a box. You can’t choose more than one for right now. Simply pick the most important aspect of your life. Consider all aspects of your life and create goals that feed into that ultimate goal. If you are finding that you are involving yourself in tasks that do not ultimately meet your main goal at this time, then those are things that need to be dropped. Now may not be a good time for extra socializing or taking on new tasks that you are going to be unable to handle. Allow your focus to be centralized and realize that this cutting back is not a permanent thing. Sometimes you need to knuckle down and get through a difficult situation in order for your horizon to broaden. Give yourself time to resolve the drama or struggle in your life before you take on more. Do not allow for distractions or nay sayers around you to take your eye off of the prize.

The Two of Pentacles in Love

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Right now you may be feeling overwhelmed in the love department and either facing too many demands in your relationship or simply feeling that your needs are not being met. Usually the Two of Pentacles comes up when there is a choice to be made and in love the choice is often one of whether you WANT to be in the relationship you are in currently… or even in a relationship at all. With this card specifically it tells you to be brutally honest with yourself if you are willing to be flexible enough for a relationship at this time. Consider if you are truly getting your needs met and if your relationship is the right one for you.

Because the Two of Pentacles comes up it doesn’t mean that your relationship is doomed or that you are doomed to be alone. If you walk away from your pondering saying, “Why yes! I am sure of my relationship!” or you truly know that you are emotionally ready to be seeking out new love then you have a decision to make. Not to point a finger, but if this is the case then the issue in love is usually you. Your desire is that you want to be loved and love is obviously a priority for you. Now you must consider if you have been showing this to your partner, prospective partners, and most of all yourself. Take steps to make love a priority. Do not set it aside or expect it to wait for you during long work hours, not communicating your feelings, or other excuses. There is no such thing as ‘not enough time’. Even if you are exceptionally busy, love and relationships require investments and assurances of your will and desire to be there. This is a time that you must prove what you want, vocalize your desires, and most of all balance out your wants with reality. It’s okay for example to tell your partner, “I know things have been busy and I have been distracted lately.” You may find that simply communicating or taking a quick break to rekindle your relationship that the love will bloom rather than die out.

The Two of Pentacles in Health

Slow down cowboy! The Two of Pentacles in your love reading indicates that you are doing too much. Excess worry, doing too much, and over extending yourself is taking a toll on your body and you are in definite need of a recharge! Even if your focus is health, you are doing too much too fast and you are going to notice negative effects. Take a break, breathe, and treat yourself. This is an excellent time to treat yourself and remember to allow some focus in your life for you.

  

The Two of Pentacles in Work and Wealth

Oddly enough, while the Two of Pentacles is often a warning card in other aspects of life… in wealth and work it is a positive card for opportunity and risk taking. The balancing act of the two coins on the Two of Pentacles card shows a balance when it comes to money. When you view the two coins being juggled, either way it’s a win-win situation. If you keep the coins in motion you create a positive cycle of possibilities and chances for money. If you drop the two coins… well, you still have two coins to pick up and put in your pocket. They aren’t going anywhere! It’s not a guarantee that you are going to strike it rich, but the presence of the card is a good sign that there is a chance worth taking in both work and wealth.

Reversed Two of Pentacles in a reading

The Two of Pentacles in the reversed position often has a positive effect on a reading. While it can indicate a difficulty in making a decision or need to seek counsel in your life… it generally means that you are WILLING to do these things. In the upright position there is a sense of carelessness that is not present in the reversed card. Gone are the juggling and the coins of the card lie where they may. What is done is done. Now is a time to look around and seek out opportunities and allow for stable changes to enter your life. There is a chance still related to this card but it is less risky. There may even be a decision before you, but it is not such a difficult one. There are areas of your life that need attention and you should know what they are. Be open in your communication with loved ones and even ask what you can do to improve situations. The power is in your hands to create positive relationships at this time if you are willing to humble yourself and seek direction.

  

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