She works hard for the money – and it’s a job well done!
Oh, the joy of a job well done! The Eight of Pentacles in the Rider Waite deck shows a man seated at a workbench, hammering a five-pointed star into a golden disk. On the tree beside him and at his feet are other disks showing his completed work. This is a card of commitment, diligence and focus.
Eights indicate strength. When they show up in a reading, they stand for the ability to (or the need to) use your will and intelligence to control yourself, with beneficial results. Eights also stand for boundaries – the need to set them, and the need to accept those that have been set by others.
Pentacles rule the material world and all that it offers. This suit (which is also known as the Suit of Money) has to do with finances, income and the things you do to achieve these. Although the suit typically refers to finances, it may sometimes have to do with the “work” or “task” of maintaining a relationship, or with educational or spiritual pursuits.
Poorly aspected by other cards or shown reversed, the Eight of Pentacles may indicate laziness, carelessness, or a lack of focus and commitment. It can also mean you’re “hammering away” at something without receiving positive results, or that you’re “hammering away” at the wrong thing and it’s time to move on.
Otherwise this card shows that meticulous work and painstaking attention to detail will be rewarded. Whatever your task, job or craft might be, learn as much as you can about it, and give it the consideration and commitment it deserves. This will be well worth the effort in the end.
There’s a lot more to learn about this and other powerful Tarot cards.
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