The 2 of Pentacles is a card of management, in particular of money, time and resources. Unfortunately, unlike most of the other cards in the Pentacles (Coins) suit, the 2 often has a rather negative meaning.
The 2 of Pentacles often marks a time of financial difficulty. Money going in will equal money going out. It will be a delicate balance so if you have not did so it is best to sort out your finances now before the trouble strikes. You will have many bills to pay which will ultimately get on top of you.
If money is not an issue, the 2 of Pentacles can mean that you are spending your other resources (such as time) in the wrong places. You are giving too much attention to short-term things which have no long-term value in your life. You need to reassess your priorities before the universe sends you a divine wake up call.
Although this above Tarot card meaning sounds negative there are positives to the 2 of Pentacles. Firstly, your financial state will not be as bad as it will with some of the other cards and there is the impression that any difficulty will only be temporary. Secondly, a period of reflection and careful management is a golden opportunity to set up something more stable in the future. In the end, you will learn strategies and techniques which will serve you for the long-term.
The Two of Pentacles’ Historical Meaning
A common historical interpretation for the 2 of Pentacles was that the card symbolized embarrassment. You will find yourself feeling rather self-conscious over your decisions about certain things. In general, you may have low self-confidence.
If you feel like the 2 of Pentacles’ historical interpretation applies to you, remember that future cards will express how this lack of self-worth affects decisions which you make. Your inability to put yourself out there could affect opportunities in the future.
It is possible that the historical interpretation and modern meaning of the 2 of Pentacles Tarot card are pretty much the same. Historically, the 2 of Pentacles (Coins) represents embarrassment and most people who lack money are self-conscious about it, so this may be where the modern interpretation comes from.
The Two of Pentacles in a Love Reading
The two of Pentacles is pretty straight forward in a love or relationship reading. Typically, it means that you, your partner or potential partner are not devoting enough care and attention to each other as you should. There is a period when you are too wrapped in up work or other commitments and have not taken the time to care for each other’s needs
If you have a potential lover and are wondering what their feelings are towards you the 2 of Pentacles in a Tarot card reading means that they are just not focused on you. They have other commitments and worries which need tended to and cannot give you the attention you want. If you’re the type of person who likes to be the center of their partner’s universe, it doesn’t look like you are going to get this type of love affair with the individual you’re interested in.
The Two of Pentacles in a Business Reading
In a business reading, the 2 of Pentacles can mean a couple of things. Most commonly, the 2 of Pentacles can mean that you’re not devoting the time you need to tasks which will directly bring you in money. You take the easy way out by sitting on social media all day convincing yourself you’re actually getting work done when, in reality, you’re just procrastinating. You need to commit yourself to doing the things which aren’t fun and easy because, ultimately, the difficult things are what brings home the bacon.
Alternatively, the 2 of Pentacles can symbolize your finances. It is possible that you do (or will) put money into the wrong things and this will cause you to fall into financial difficulty. Do not sign up for too many subscriptions just because you think you want them. Do you really need fancy software to get the job done? Can your business sustain the monthly repayments? Ask yourself the difficult questions before handing over your money.
The Two of Pentacles as a Yes or No
The Two of Pentacles is usually not a straight yes or no, it often means “no, not just yet”. Perhaps the time is wrong and you should be devoting your attention to other things. If you're struggling to read on your lover's intentions or feelings, the 2 of Pentacles can mean that they haven't made up their mind yet. Either read this matter again at a further date, and try more detailed meanings from my Love Tarot Meanings e-book.
The Two of Pentacles as a Positive
In a positive reading, the 2 of Pentacles can predict;
- Financially, things could be worst
- You’ll learn your lesson
- You’ll try to get better
- You’ll take a realistic look at resources
- You’ll try to manage your life better in the future
The Two of Pentacles as a Negative
In a more negative reading, the 2 of Pentacles can predict;
- A delicate balancing act
- A lack of money
- A lack of time or resources
- Having nothing to spend on non-essentials
- All work, no play
If you’re curious what your lover (or potential lover’s) feelings and intentions are towards you, below I have a free Intentions Tarot Guide. The Intentions Tarot Guide includes tips, spreads and meanings which will reveal what your partner is feeling about you and your relationship. This guide is 100% free and downloadable on mobile, tablet and computer!