8 of Pentacles – Minor Arcana
|Upright Keywords||Reversed Keywords|
|skill, talent, craftsmanship, quality, high standards, expertise, mastery, commitment, dedication, accomplishment||lack of quality, rushed job, bad reputation, lack of motivation, mediocrity, laziness, low skill, dead-end job|
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This card indicates a time that you have to work hard and focus entirely on your tasks. This is not necessarily a negative situation, but , but this means that you must really strive to be the best. The task that you need to accomplish can be personal or professional. No matter what type of task it is, do not be afraid to ask for help when things get overwhelming. The Eight of Pentacles refers to the efforts that you undertake. There is a possibility that there will be a lot of things that you need to address. Hard work is essential, but you still need to find a balance.
When it comes to work, those who are seeking employment should expect that the nature of their job will be demanding. The Eight of Pentacles also indicates that you need to be confident in yourself that you will be able to fulfill the job. For those who are currently employed, you will be responsible for carrying out more tasks and responsibilities. Never hesitate to ask the assistance of your co-workers. In terms of love, your work may possibly be affecting your relationship. Regardless of how demanding your job is, you need to make some time for your emotional connections with other people.
On the matters of finances, The Eight of Pentacles may signify financial assistance that you have been hoping to receive. Be careful on how you are going to spend this money, remember that this is a fruit of your hard labor and not luck. When it comes to health, the Eight of Pentacles can mean that it is time for you to commit and work hard in order to improve your health – you must stay vigilant about exercise and diet.
|Upright Love Meaning||Upright Career Meaning||Upright Finances Meaning|
|achieved relationship goal, cultivating relationship||dedication, promotion, developing skills, showing talent||financial rewards, becoming financially independent|
When reversed, the Eight of Pentacles signifies something similar to the upright position, but the tasks may be even more demanding. This means that you need to execute swiftly and with great care if you want to be happy and successful with this outcome. In terms of work, the Eight of Pentacles reversed refers to the importance of impressing your employer through your diligence, dedication and intelligence. Never avoid any task or responsibility in your work – or else this can damage your reputation. In love, the Eight of Pentacles may reveal that both of you may not be prepared to handle the responsibilities to make your relationship work
With regards to finances, you may be delusional about your current financial state. Perhaps you are currently relying on pure luck to make it. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with dreaming, you should understand that you should be patient and be ready to work hard if you want to improve your standing. In relation to health, the Eight of Pentacles reversed may point to a situation that is worrying you, but you have no idea how to fix it. Never be afraid to ask the help of a medical professional to help you understand your condition and improve.
|Reversed Love Meaning||Reversed Career Meaning||Reversed Finances Meaning|
|not putting effort into love, neglecting relationship||little motivation, tedious job, low quality work||careless about finances, overspending|
Stands for: Stone
Casting meaning: Stan represents an obstruction in our path, like a boulder at the entrance to a cave. It also represents the stone playing pieces used in board games. Symbolically it represents a link between heavenly bodies and earthly beings. This rune can be used to obstruct and turn back any opposition in our lives.
A Rune of Direction
Time for a new path and new way to be and moving forward in that direction. Change is always happening.
decisions, changes, afraid of moving forward, being stuck, the unknown.
Delight, respite, celebration
Tree: Apple (Malus spp.)
The apple is an ancient symbol of bounty, harmony, and completion. True to symbolism, Quiert indicates a time of well-deserved rest, or at least that you deserve rest even if you are unable to have enough of it. Constant activity goes against the flow of nature. Our society, which seeks to progress at an ever-faster pace until the human race metastasizes across the universe, has got it all wrong. Slowing down is the appropriate action in many cases, for instance after a period of activity or at the culmination of a big project.
There is great delight in the smallest periods of rest, whether that means taking the time to thank the person at the restaurant for making your sandwich (just because you paid for it with money does not mean verbal gratitude goes unappreciated) or to give a firm, polite “no” when someone deliberately or unwittingly threatens your peace of mind by asking too much of you. Quiert speaks of the sweetness of small human gestures and petite graces. Without them, civilization wouldn’t be quite so civilized, nor would it be as worthy of holding together.
Quiert might also indicate a longer resting/healing time for you or for someone else, or that rest is needed. Quiert says, “Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses. Observe. Live in the moment instead of always planning for the perfect future or reliving the past.” It is a marker of gratitude in general, and the slowness required to fully sense the world around us.
Hexagram Thirty – Two/32
Hêng / Durability
Arousing Thunder and penetrating Wind.
Close companions in any storm:
The Superior Person possesses a resiliency and durability that lets him remain firmly and faithfully on course.
Such constancy deserves success.
Endurance is the key to success in this situation.
However, durability is not synonymous with stone-like rigidity.
True resilience requires a flexibility that allows adaptation to any adverse condition, while still remaining true to the core.
Can you maintain your integrity under any circumstance?
Can you influence the situation without giving opposing forces anything to resist?
Then you will endure to reach your goal.
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