Effort, hard work, industrious, commission, craftsmanship, skill, talents, business, a bright future, stability, positive potential, resourcefulness, accomplishments.



76 / 13 / 4

Executive Power and Ability

3rd to the 7th of September

22nd of August to the 3rd of September

Ginger is a stimulant, a diaphoretic, a carminative and an anti-spasmodic as and an emmenagogue. Ginger is used for poor assimilation of food and for the relief of motion-sickness and spasmodic cramps. Fresh Ginger root is made into a tea to be taken for the relief of colds and fevers.

The Eight of Pentacles tells of earthly progress, judgment, regeneration, power and ability.

The 8 of Pentacles displays the produce or product of your hard work and effort. It is a card which depicts the ability to accrue finances, build solid foundations and make positive, productive investments for the future. It tells of new employment opportunities, studying a new trade or skill, or a positive change of profession.

The VIII of Pentacles may be describing someone who may be a craftsperson or an artist, as skills and talents in these fields are indicated strongly. This person has the ability to earn an income via their creative pursuits and natural talents.

The Eight of Pentacles is a card which indicates potential, resourcefulness and accomplishment.

The VIII of Pentacles relates to the number 8 making this tarot card one of strength, authority, prosperity and abundance.

The VIII of Pentacles relates to the number 76 / 13 / 4, which is the number of truth, planning, discipline and hard work.  It also tells of ‘spiritual vision’. The 7 of Pentacles in its relation to 76 / 13 / 4 suggest that there is an opportunity to bring spiritual order into manifestation on the Earth plane.

8 is the number of ‘money’, and represents studying, learning, trades and skills and professions, personal power, self-confidence, inner-strength, good judgement, discernment, giving and receiving, thoroughness, dependability, self-reliance and inner-wisdom.

The 8 of Pentacles often symbolizes an apprentice, an apprenticeship or a person who is doing an good job and achieving success.

8's in a reading are generally very positive and represent positive changes. 8's also indicate that there is a focus of the building of solid foundations for future success.

Prosperity and personal satisfaction as a result of working with one’s natural skills and talents is indicated when the 8 of Pentacles appears in a spread. There is a strong sense of achievement and pride associated with your own personal efforts and you are to be commended for your hard work.  This may be related to a hobby, personal project, or sporting achievement.

The VIII of Pentacles implies that you will be justified in having high hopes for the future as present situations and ventures are going well and the outlook for the future is good. You have worked hard to create this state of affairs and continued hard work will be required to maintain it. Do not rest on your laurels.

The 8 of Pentacles may indicate that although you are toiling and putting great effort into your work, you may not be receiving the financial rewards due you at this time. Rest assured as your hard work will pay dividends in short time.

The Eight of Pentacles denotes a person who has worked in a particular field, but who decides to change direction career-wise in an effort to make a fresh and new start. This can indicate a ‘mid-life crisis’ type of situation.

The VIII of Pentacles suggests energy and enthusiasm for hard work and the thirst for knowledge. It indicates working diligently towards goals and aspirations.

The 8 of Pentacles tells us that we all have to start somewhere, the apprentice or a new job. It reminds us that we only get out what we put in.

The 8 of Pentacles encourages you to develop your ideas as they may lead you to learning a new skill or talent that you can use to your long-term advantage.

The VIII of Pentacles tells of steady financial improvement in your life.

The VIII of Pentacles asks you to persist as there is a great deal to experience and learn. It tells of studying or learning a skill, trade or profession. Dedication and concerted effort will be needed. Put in the required effort and you will reap the rewards for your efforts.

The 8 of Pentacles appearing in a reading implies a positive willingness to begin working towards your goals with a concerted effort.


2 Eights:
Two 8s appearing in a reading implies that there may be a slight concern in regards to a new romance, relationship or partnership.

3 Eights:
Three Eights in a spread tells of anxiety, hassles, obstacles and delays.

4 Eights:
Four 8s appearing in a reading tells of confusion and confrontation caused by forces beyond your control.

Next to The FOOL:
When the 8 of Pentacles appears next to The Fool in a spread it is a warning to be cautious. Even though things may seem to be going according to plan, don’t become complacent or careless with your work or finances, otherwise you will bear the negative consequences.

Next to The HANGED MAN:
The VIII of Pentacles appearing next to The Hanged Man in a reading asks you to have no fear, and do not be afraid to pursue your goals. It is a most auspicious time to do so.  Make the most of it.

The 8 of Pentacles when it appears next to The Hanged Man may also be telling you to act quickly. The timing is right for you to pursue your goals. Push fears to the side and take up the challenge.

The Eight of Pentacles appearing next to The High Priestess in a reading it is a cautionary warning to remain focused and to not become complacent or careless in regards to business and finances. Things may seem to be going to plan at the moment, but you are to stay vigilant.

With 3 other PENTACLES:
When the 8 of Pentacles appears in a spread with any three other Pentacle cards, it is an indication that a feeling of great satisfaction will be yours as there will be a well-earned increase in finances.

With 4 other PENTACLES:
When the Eight of Pentacles appears with four other Pentacle cards in a spread, it indicates an increase in finances and a feeling of great personal satisfaction.

Next to 3 SWORDS cards:
When the VIII of Pentacles appears in a reading next to three Swords cards, it is a warning not to be careless with money and finances at this time. Be wary of all that you do in regards to financial matters.


Vanity, exaction, a lack of ambition, avarice, greed, limitations, limited ambitions, false securities.

The 8 of Pentacles reversed may tell of a desire to have financial rewards, but lack of enthusiasm and skill to achieve it will prevent it from appearing at this time. You should be wary of seeking dishonest means of finding financial success as it could lead to spiritual impoverishment if others suffer as a result. You are asked not to lose interest or involvement in other areas of your life and should be wary of becoming obsessed with the venture.

The reversed Eight of Pentacles foretells of a problem with long-term goals and the frustration of personal ambition being quashed at this time. There is anxiety and worry about money and short-term security, and the reversed VIII of Pentacles tells you to focus on the long-term, rather than stress about little issues. You are to work towards bigger goals.

Friends and those close to you may begin to feel unneeded and may seek companionship elsewhere if they feel neglected by you.

The reversed 8 of Pentacles warns us that what seemed like a good idea could soon collapse  -  be prepared to try again.

The reversed VIII of Pentacles indicates that you may not be going about things the most appropriate way. Ask for advice, guidance and assistance when necessary.

The reversed 8 of Pentacles is inferring that there are mistakes being made and there may be some shoddy workmanship or poor preparation afoot. It tells of rushing work to the detriment of quality, leading to negative outcomes on many levels.

The VIII of Pentacles appearing reversed may be a warning that there are some underhanded dealings, deceptions, mis-truths and dishonest conduct pertaining to a work issue.

The Eight of Pentacles when reversed is telling you to work diligently towards your goals. Take the appropriate time needed, and do not rush your work  -  otherwise you will not be satisfied with the results.

The reversed VIII of Pentacles may be implying a feeling of false securities and limited ambitions. It may also be implying that there is too much concern about the ego or image or how others may perceive you.

There is a desire to go about things in a hasty manner, leading to disaster. You are asked to ‘slow down’ and consider all options carefully.

Health-wise, the reversed 8 of Pentacles is a message to watch your diet, as you may be lacking nutritionally.

Joanne WalmsleySacred Scribes


  1. Great Information, I am going through major changes and this morning I pulled the 8 of worlds tarot card from my Voyager deck. It's been a very long time and it is shocking just how accurate this all is.

  2. I asked the cards (using the Celtic Cross spread) about the consequences of not paying my rent in order to accumulate enough money to move to live somewhere else. High Priestess (reversed) crossed with Ace of Pentacles (reversed) at the centre of the cross summed up my faulty reasoning. The card signifying the short-term future was the Fool (upright) but that was followed by the 8 of Pentacles (reversed) for the longer term consequences. Needless to say I will be paying my rent in full and on time as per usual and will look to more honest means of accumulating money!!!