Pentacles Minor Arcana of the Raider-White tarot II

Pentacles Minor Arcana of the Raider-White tarot II

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The Eight of Pentacles

Iconography

eight of pentaclesThe young man on the image of the Eight of Pentacles is laboring away at his eight pentacles. Though some are already hanging, his actively working to etch the image of the pentacle into the coin he holds in his hands. He is alone, and clearly has been working on this in solitude.

History

Interestingly enough, there are very little variation is new and old Rider-Waite version of the Eight of Pentacles. Though the colors of his garb may change, this card has been virtually unaffected by the passage of time.

Symbolism

The clothes of the young man are that of a worker, and this is clear by their fit and his smock which tattered to signify the amount of time he has spent working on this goal. The town in the lefthand background is where his solitude is affirmed, here he works alone and wishes to complete his goals so that he may return to the town and show all that he has accomplished.

The key ideas that comes to mind when the Eight of Pentacles appears is the thought of education. Whether you are working as an apprentice or trying to hone your skills, the ideas that present all indicate that education is the number one goal of this card.

Interpretations

Upright, the Eight of Pentacles tells you it is time to begin something new and start teaching yourself a new skill, or furthering one that you have already been learning. Though you may be lacking a social life, incredible success, or a great workplace, you are actively getting closer to your goals and are right to spend time honing your skills. If you encounter this card and are not striving towards any goal it may be telling you to start considering what you can do improve your personal growth.

Reversed, the Eight of Pentacles is warning you about the devil in the details. You may be spending far too much on a certain task and now have become lost in the finer details. In short, you have lost sight of the larger picture. Additionally, this card can attack the validity of the things you are currently working for. Are you working on right projects or is there a better place for your heart and mind to be? Whether you lack ambition or need a new path, it is important to the Eight of Pentacles as a need for self-reflection.

The Nine of Pentacles

Iconography

The Nine of PentaclesThe woman portrayed on the Nine of Pentacles is certainly a beautiful lady. An air of wealth and royalty rolls off of her presence. The bird which rests upon her hand seems to further her motherly nature. Behind her is a vineyard, blossoming grapes. The Nine Pentacles rest around her feet and emerge from the grapes.

History

The floral arrangement that appears on her dress has in some version of the Rider-Waite tarot deck, been abandoned. However, these floral arrangements add to her feminine air.

Symbolism

The key ideas associated with the Nine of Pentacles is luxury. The woman has clearly accumulated a great deal of worth, and furthermore has gained the tools necessary to be self-sufficient within her wealth which is made clear by the pentacles that surround her. The vineyard is a symbol of how all her desires have proven to be fruitful. The falcon which rests upon her hand shows her spiritual self-control as well as her extreme intelligence. Altogether, the Nine of Pentacles offers a mature woman with a source of permanence.

Interpretations

Upright, the Nine of Pentacles confirms that you have reached a point in your life where you little to no worries and now can indulge yourself to your desires and needs. You are so close to the final end goal, that you must take the time now to celebrate before the next weight is added to your shoulders. You may be showing great confidence, and at this point in life the people around you are enjoying your new found light. Additionally, the Nine of Wands also asks that even as you celebrate you maintain poise and grace. Above all, be diplomatic when it comes to dealing with others.

Reversed, the Nine of Pentacles tells you that you are foolishly squandering your success and now are being warned that you may suffer from financial setbacks. The foundation of all your work may be about to give, and in that case now is a good time to rejuvenate yourself. Additionally, the Nine of Pentacles may be a confirmation that though are reaping the reward from your current situation, your heart is not in the game. In that case, it’s time to reduce your dependency on material wealth and follow your dreams.

The Ten of Pentacles

Iconography

The Ten of PentaclesThe image on the Ten of pentacles displays an old and wise man who is sitting in the entry point to the town. Everyone he loves surround him, from his family to loyal canines. A variety of other symbols surround him

History

Within the minor arcana, Tens are associated with the thought that you have come to the end and have attained what you set out to get. This is true for almost every Ten in the various suites, as this is the cumiliation point.

Symbolism

The age of the man on the card symbolizes that he is the patriarch of the family. He now has accomplished everything he has set out to and can relax. His children are symbolic of his freedom, as he can now watch them grow and learn as he did. The crescent moons and grapevines that surround him are a symbol oh fertility, success, and spiritual connection.

The ideas associated with the Ten of Pentacles all surmount to the ideal of family, wealth, and establishment. With this comes rest, as you have now been given the opportunity to rest and watch all that you have planted flourish with growth.

Interpretations

Upright, the Ten of Pentacles is affirming that despite everything and everyone that has tried to hold you back, you are finally reaching a point of completion. This sign is a wonderful way of saying that everything you have worked for will come together and you will be able to enjoy it. In addition to your success, the Ten of Pentacles also outlines the importance of your family, your love, and your ability to structure a long-term relationship with your success.

Reversed, the Ten of Pentacles shows a reader that there is a great deal of fear that you may never reach your end goals. In more realistic manors, something is holding you back from achieving your goals. Whether that be financial loss or not is left to be determined. Perhaps you are unsure if you are with the right person, at the right job, or working towards the right things within you personal spirituality. Regardless, when the Ten of Pentacles appears reversed it is time to take a look at yourself and try to identify what is holding you back from enjoying the fruit of your labour.

The Page of Pentacles

Iconography

The Page of PentaclesThe young man on the image of the Page of pentacles stands alone in field full of blossoming flowers and foliage. He stares loonily at the pentacles, and in many ways neglects the the beautiful scenery that is occurring around him.

History

The Page of Pentacles, like all other suites, represents a time of new beginnings. Additionally, every figure on each suite seems to display an image that is familiar of the Fool in the sense that the person on the card seems to be unaware of what is happening around him.

Symbolism

Classical symbols are abundant on the Page of Pentacles, especially in the landscape. To the left of him is a grove, where fruit trees blossom as a symbol of what can be learned and birthed through his journey. To the right, an abundant harvest awaits him at a newly tilled field where the ends to his goals will be realized. All in all, the Page of Wands is a symbol of manifesting your goals, whether through a new opportunity or a change in course.

Interpretations

Upright, the Page of Pentacles suggests that you are very passionate about whatever goal or skill you are working on. He is a perfect image of enthusiasm, and the initial energy and motivation that comes with a new idea or goal. Now is the time to start acting on your ideas, but make sure that you have the support and tools you need to succeed. Keep your feet planted on the ground, and focus on your goal. As the Page focusses, so must you. Expand your skills and learn how to apply what you learn to new situations.

Reversed, the Page of Pentacles is more about making your dreams and goals happen, rather than planning for them. You have either become lazy, or something is stopping you from taking the first steps. Additionally, you may be having difficulty getting a certain project off the ground. Regardless, its time to take a break from the every day and focus on your goals. How can you overcome what stands in your way? What actions are required to make your dream a reality?

The Knight of Pentacles

Iconography

The Knight of PentaclesThe Knight on the image of the Knight of Pentacles sits straight up on his stead, and looks towards the future with excitement. His large horse and he stand in the middle of a field, where various landscapes can be seen in the far background. His eyes are focusses, and always knows what he needs to do to complete the next phase of the process.

History

The Knight in the Rider-Waite tarot deck has a tendency to symbolize action and energy, and often is asking that we push forward towards a goal. In modern versions, his garb seems to get more vibrant with each new rendition.

Symbolism

The large black horse indicates the strength and power, both of which are needed to push forward with goals. The man himself, who is adorned with armor and robes is a symbol of the work that has been. In addition, this indicates that you are respected for what you have been doing. The fields and distance landscapes are symbol of everything that waits before you. Everything is in your reach. The core ideas associated with Knight of Pentacles are efficiency, routine, and the ability to remain methodical while completing these tasks.

Interpretations

Upright, the Knight of Pentacles suggests to you that you need to be a reliable person. By being a good provider, more people will rely on you and more opportunities will come to you. You are already fiercely loyal, but now must take the next step in defending for those who need you. The Knight also appears as a sign that you may be relying too heavily on others, and must become your own hero in order to progress your goals and move forward. As an event, the Knight of Pentacles wants you to make a plan follow through. Go with flow and make a routine that you feel you can follow through with.

Reversed, the Knight of Pentacles is a sign that you feel stuck in your routine and now are getting little to no joy from it. You may feel that the things you are obliged to do are not worth it, but the Knight of Pentacles lets you know that they are. Find a new way to approach the old situation, and look for the joy in what you are doing. As a person, the Knight can reflect a person who has become lazy and has done nothing, including the thought that he has not taken risks or strived to become more. Get out and experience, once you have create a path and start following it with great ambition.

The Queen of Pentacles

Iconography

The Queen of PentaclesThe solitary figure on the image of the Queen of Pentacles displays a woman who sits upon her throne with pride. She has both material success and sensual pleasure within her grasp. She is a clearly respected woman.

History

With every suite is a Queen who symbolizes the ultimate female power within the suite of the minor arcana. Often times, she appears with a double-sided nature despite her appeal across each minor arcana suite.

Symbolism

The woman is a symbol of an energy that has been under a constant state of growth, as she appears to be more mature she is a symbol that much of your work has come together. The rabbit that leaps from the corner of the card, symbolizes fertility and reproduction. Additionally, the foliage of flowers and fruits that surround her are a symbol of her intellect and success. The single pentacle she holds in her hands is the ultimate symbol of her material richness. She is a very motherly card, and represents the true meaning of practicality.

Interpretations

Upright, the Queen can represent a mother figure in your life who can provide the support you desperately need to move forward in your life. Within yourself, she suggests that your nature is very loving and that you give love and care freely, without concern of it being returned to you. Regardless of your present situation, the Queen of pentacles wants you to be passionate, practical, and above all else– caring to those you encounter. Whether you have reached your success or not, her appearance is a sign that you need to work on creating calm and maintaining the balance of emotion and success within yourself.

Reversed, the Queen of Pentacles wants to warn you that you are becoming far too consumed with your work. Various aspects of your life may seem that they lack balance, snd the Queen of Pentacles wants you to take the time realign your long-term impact. Make time for those who need you, but also be aware that if they are taking hold on your life- you aren’t helping anyone. So not neglect yourself.

The King of Pentacles

Iconography

The King of PentaclesThe man who sits upon the throne in the King of Pentacles has attained every source of security he has fought for. His decorated throne shows all that he has accomplished, and in many ways signifies that he has an abundance of material wealth.

History

The King, even without the influence of tarot, has for thousands of years been a symbol of power and control. In fact, in almost every culture the King presents himself as the ultimate symbol of worldly success.

Symbolism

The King’s dress is extremely regal and symbolizes the highest attainment of his goals, and in many ways- the largest rewards. His material influence is made clear by the single coin he holds in hand, and his throne which is decorated with lavish carvings shows all that approach him that he has been through it all. The castle that wanes in the distant, is a symbol of his impact and the grand things he has built through his endeavors. The core idea associated with the King of Pentacles is power, security, and discipline.

Interpretations

The King of Pentacles upright is a symbol that you fulfilled the center and can now enjoy all the rewards of your work. In fact, you might say that everything you touch turns into gold. Not only are you financially well off, every area of your life is balanced and flourishing under your golden touch. He wants you to be well organized and think out everything you wish to accomplish before heading headstrong into the situation. Additionally, the King wants you to be pragmatic and informed even as the times around you change.

Reversed, the King of Pentacles shows that there are many downsides and changes that have come with your success. The King reversed is a man who will do anything for money, and who loves to bran to those around him without offering any help. As a person, the King of Pentacles signifies that there is a person in your life who is now teetering on the edge of abusive. This persona is rigid and fails to show love in the things he wishes to accomplish. Additionally, you may have blown through all of your resources and come to the point where you must now deal with how you have acted. Regardless, identify the problem and work to rid yourself of it.

Raider White Tarot Guide

Major Arcana in Raider White tarot I

Major Arcana in Raider White tarot II

Major Arcana in Raider White tarot III

Major Arcana in Raider White tarot IV

Wands Minor Arcana of the Raider-White tarot I

Wands Minor Arcana of the Raider-White tarot II

Pentacles Minor Arcana of the Raider-White tarot I

Pentacles Minor Arcana of the Raider-White tarot II

Cups Minor Arcana of the Raider-White tarot I

Cups Minor Arcana of the Raider-White tarot II

Swords Minor Arcana of the Raider-White tarot I

Swords Minor Arcana of the Raider-White tarot II

 

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