Ten of Pentacles (Wealth)
Fulfillment of life
Living as wishes come true
All dreams have come true
Honour the source in your heart
continue in grace
Having it all
this life, this land, this house
this tree that grew from seed
is more abundance than I ever dreamed.
What shall we do with it?
If we horde it it will turn to stone
as will our hearts
what good is a well that is only filled?
or a vine never allowed to seed?
Our channels must be clear
and abundance shared.
From the tree must come the seeds of many
as the cycle begins anew.
The suit of Pentacles refers to the element of Earth and of practical matters such as money and partnerships both of a business nature and of the home. They can also represent nature, the Earth itself as well as our bodies. Tens show the ultimate completion of the energy involved leading ultimately to a new beginning. Here the seed that was the Ace of Pentacles has bloomed into a mighty tree and material goods and nature are in abundance. Yet what good are riches that are never used? What good is an abundance of fruit and vegetables if none are fed by them? Everything that we have that remains utilized for the good of all may as well be stone and fields left unharvested will putrefy. Eventually out of the rot and through the stone a seed will push its way through starting off a new cycle.
Astrological Correspondence – Mercury in Virgo -This is a deliberate detailed energy that tends to be very self-contained yet often loses the forest for the trees. While good at communication the Mercury in Virgo energy seeks to know the full-story before it will be helpful. It tends towards sterile abstract thought more than creativity or practical matters. In its best aspects once it has seen the whole story, it can then see how all the puzzle pieces fit together. The biggest drawback with the Mercury in Virgo energy is that it tends to over intellectualize and this can block its sense of compassion
I Ching Correspondence – 19) Lin – Approach
The Trigram of Earth is over that of The Lake. The Lake nurtures the earth and as long as those who have abundance in either knowledge or material goods has a way of sharing what they have with others less fortunate than all will prosper. Indeed, not only is it necessary to share the goods that one has, but a good leader shares the knowledge of how to have abundance with all. This generosity of knowledge and goods must be as inexhaustible as the Lake is in its feeding of the earth.
The Ten of Pentacles in a reading means often that the cycle has come to a successful conclusion and all the effort has borne fruit. It is now a period to enjoy the fruits of our labour and to savour every moment of it. With this energy we have a keen appreciation for the beauty in our life and our surroundings. We feel the pride and enjoyment of what we’ve accomplished and that provides impetus for the next cycle to come. This card can also indicate that we have given up risk for security as in avoiding adventure by remaining in the comfort of one’s home and family.
When the Ten of Pentacles turns up reversed, it may mean that we have left our comfortable life behind to partake of a new adventure. It may also mean that there has been a delay in realizing the full potential of our dream or something that is blocking us from realizing it. Ten of Pentacles in the reversed position may also mean that we have this beauty and abundance all around us but we are taking it for granted or not utilizing it to its best potential. The card may also mean that out of boredom and entitlement we have been taking foolish risks or behaving badly.