2 of Pentacles




Upright position:


The ability to handle multiple situations, harmony is maintained during change, new projects may be difficult, expect a helpful message


The 2 of Pentacles is a card about balance, often also about partnership. You are likely to be trying to keep two broad areas of life (money and health, love and work, etc.) in balance. This card is generally considered to be a positive omen.

General: Two main issues are foremost in your mind. You may need to pull back from trying to pay attention to quite so many things. Multi-tasking is not your friend now, you may need to cut down on the things you are doing in order to focus on your two main priorities. Your financial situation may need to be more balanced, be sure that you are paying attention there.

Work: You may need to consider taking a risk. You can limit the chance you will need to take, but you cannot fully prevent being somewhat exposed. Don't run around like a chicken with your head cut off. Focus on just two main tasks at most. If you're looking for work, find two main prospects and do your homework on these, rather than blanketing potential work situations with applications.

Love: If you're currently in a committed relationship, you and your sweetheart may be having trouble finding time and energy for each other. Make sure that your relationship remains high on your priority list, otherwise it won't be there when you come back for it. If you're looking for love, don't tell yourself that you are ready if you are truly NOT ready for a relationship. You don't have to be perfect first, but you do have to be willing to create the time, space, and energy to put into romance.

Finances: Pay attention to the bottom line, be sure that you know where you are financially. You may need to get things in balance, e.g. either spending less or bringing in more money in order to build a sounder financial future. This is a good time to invest (wisely.) This is not necessarily a great time to spend or speculate financially.

Health: You need to balance your health efforts with your personal and professional responsibilities. Be sure that you are taking time for your own life, your own rest, relaxation, and healing. If you put yourself last on the list of things to think about, your health situation will definitely suffer. Start where you are. Your goal should be progress, not perfection.

Spirituality: Your concrete responsibilities may make you feel as though you don't have time to feed your spirit. Rethink it. You may not have a lot of time, but even a five minute walk on your own to spend time in contemplation is a better choice than nothing at all. Remember that you must offer nourishment to body, mind, and spirit, in order to truly be in any sort of balance.




Reversed position:


Difficulty with handling problems, expect a discouraging message


The 2 of Pentacles reversed can indicate that you have a lot that you are trying to juggle, and can be a signal that you may need a break; even a short break of some kind is preferable to ongoing, unremitting stress.

General: If you are feeling like "it's all too much," and that you just can't deal with all the things on your plate, it's important to pay attention to those feelings. Get help if you need it, as we are all in this life together, or give yourself at least a short bit of breathing space. You will go back to things renewed.

Work: Although the reversed 2 of Pentacles is generally a good card, the demands at work may have become a bit overwhelming. Don't over-commit, it is better to do a couple of things thouroughly and well than to do many things badly. If possible, consider some time off. If looking for work, focus. Solicit companies which are well suited to your background, rather than just applying to everything at random.

Love: The 2 of Pentacles in reverse carries many of the same concerns in a love context as it does upright. If you are currently in a committed relationship, other concerns may be pulling your attention away from your beloved. Be sure that your partner knows how much you care and how much you appreciate them. If you are looking for love, be sure that you are not fooling yourself about how ready you really are for a deep relationship to come into your life. If you are constantly filling all your time with work or with distractions, there may not be room in your life for a partner. Evaluate.

Finances: This card in reverse tells you to watch out that you aren't "Robbing Peter to Pay Paul." You need to be sure that you are living within your means, and to do that, you have to know what your incomings and outgoings actually are. If you need help getting to the bottom line on this, ask for it. You cannot afford to ignore your finances and assume everything will be fine.


Health: If you can find your joy at the wonders of what your body is capable of, you will find that your health increases greatly, as you will naturally begin to give your body more of the exercise it needs. Be sure that you have enough time in your life to think about and act on health needs. No one who works constantly every hour of every day, can be in balance. Everyone needs time to themselves.

Spirituality: The reversed 2 of Pentacles points to you being under pressure; perhaps too much perssure. Take the time to feed your spirit: no one will hand you the time, you just have to "carve it out." Every bit of spiritual learning and expansion benefits you. You have joy in your heart, down deep; get in touch with it, and share it, no matter how burdened with responsibility you may be feeling right now.