The Two of Pentacles

Two Of Pentacles Tarot Card

Two Of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

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. See the lady in the card trying to balance the peacock feather. It could fall at any time. This is a metaphor that you are trying to balance two situations.

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

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.

The Two of Pentacles Advice

The two of Pentacles is a card of juggling. The man is juggling material possessions in life and this can also signify a change in a relationship. It is an advisory card saying that it is a time to think things over. Think about the pros and cons. The card often comes up as "evolution" and "transition" from one stage of life to the other. It could represent that if you are making decisions of finances then you are juggling money from one phase to another. Balance is the order of the day. Look and see how the lady on the card balances the feather on her hand. It is likely going to fall at any time and drop into the water of emotions. This is the advice right now, try to balance situations.

Two of Pentacles As Yes Or No

The answer is maybe. It is not a clear cut answer, the card suggests that you need to remain emotionally open to new possibilities. Often, the card indicates a “No” but maybe in future terms. In terms of lovers, it can mean that a relationship may come into fruition in the future. 

Two of Pentacles As Feelings

In love, the Two of Pentacles suggests that you may be juggling two relationships or two-timing someone. It can also appear when you are undecided about what to do. There is a focus on organizing yourself better in a relationship and being open to people's feelings. This can be a time of feeling emotional but unable to see the right way ahead. Asking of this person's feelings they may be up and down. It can mean that they are not making any decisions about you. 

Two of Pentacles As Past

Drawing this card in the past position can indicate that things have been up and down, you have been rushing about and not thinking about your own balance. When this card falls in the past it can mean many demands have been placed on you. Time must be managed better and that you need to focus in order to ensure that this busy period remains in your past. This can also crop up when you have not had many things to keep you on an even path. Many demands of your time have occurred and there is a focus on trying to rest. 

Two of Pentacles As Present

Traditionally, the Two of Pentacles is connected to a harmonious change. The balancing act looks easy but it might not be in reality. This card can also appear when your spiritual, intellectual, and emotional resources are being used all at once. It can mean that no matter how hard things appear at the moment you feel rushed into decisions. The balancing act could come from career choices, family members or a health problem. In the real world, if the balancing act remains constant then things will work out well. 

Two of Pentacles As Future / Outcome

When the Two of Pentacles appears in an outcome position and this can suggest that you are balancing or engaging in different acts in the future. It can mean that you are feeling rushed or unable to make clear decisions about the future. The infinity sign about this card is that there is decisions that will eventually need to be made. Striking the right emotional balance is important so you can change and adapt with different situations. Also, notice the water in the pond it is stagnate. It is a symbol that there will be emotions that are delayed or not expressed. This is not a negative card but really the fact that you will be shifting balance and trying to continue with changing situations.  

Two of Pentacles As Love Reconciliation

Patience is the message of the Two of Pentacles in love reconciliation. There will be some time to figure out where you want things going. Determination is important as the Two of Pentacles can signify that you might not get back together that quickly. The lady is seen calm sitting on the indoor pond. This is a time of energy, love and resources but also of ups and downs. 

Two of Pentacles As Friendship

The water in the card represents that you can handle multiple issues in life. The water shows the emotional inadequacy of your friendship. This card can mean that you are ready to encounter a new friendship. The lady balances the peacock feather on her hand and only a shift in her response will change the situation. That is what this is trying to tell you. Try to look for imbalance in your friendship then address this so you are more balanced, it will make your relationships stronger.


Reversed Two of Pentacles in a reading

The Two of Pentacles in the reversed position often has a positive effect on 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.

2 Pentacles Tarot Reversed

Upright Two of Pentacles Meanings in Keywords

  • Financial issues
  • Ruined romance
  • Gaining balance
  • Feeling alone
  • Hardships
  • Emotional
  • No energy
  • Crying
  • Writing
  • Calculation
  • Closure

Reversed Two of Pentacles Meanings in Keywords

  • Conflict
  • Independence
  • Feeling joyful
  • Full plate
  • Transitioning
  • Stupid risks
  • Valuable lessons
  • Entertainment
  • Exploring life
  • Experiencing

By Florance Saul
Jul 10, 2012