The Ten of Pentacles has strong ties to the Planet Mercury, which is the planet of mind and mouth. This shows that these cards refer to matters of communication and creative expression. The Ten of Pentacles card also has strong ties to the Virgo astrological sign, symbolizing a strong work ethic and constructive criticism. The Pentacles suit would point towards a journey of fiscal significance.
The front of this card shows and old man with white hair and a beard (to show his age and wisdom). He is sitting surrounded by a couple and two dogs, these represent his family. He has worked hard all of his life to have wealth to help take care of his relatives and pets. Above the archway are the Ten Pentacles, showing their wealth and the homestead they’ve built.
Upright- Wealth, family, contribution
The Ten of Pentacles is the final accomplishment in the story of pentacles. Along the way, there have been small successes that have been celebrated, but now is the main celebration. The Ten of Pentacles usually appears when you’ve taken the next step in your career, whether it be a major promotion, completing education or a major pay raise. You’ve worked towards this goal and now the time is here. The Ten of Pentacles is a sign to use this success to segway your financial security into a long term fiscal foundation for the future. Another major piece of the Ten of Pentacles is the importance of family. You are in a place to become a patriarch or matriarch and take care of those that you love.
Reverse- Loss, bankruptcy, debt
The Ten of Pentacles reversed shows that you’re feeling a bit trapped by your wealth. Whether this means being trapped at work for extra hours each week to maintain your lifestyle or not finding that you’ve spent too much time on your financial goals and not enough on personal relationships, your financial security has turned into a problem. You may find that you’re spending more and more and having less in your reserves, actually making you less financially secure. At this time, the Ten of Pentacles in reverse is here to tell you to pursue romantic or emotional goals to truly feel complete.
**In a yes/no reading, the Ten of Pentacles is a yes.