Ace of Pentacles Art and Meaning Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck
About the Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
DescriptionA hand--issuing, as usual, from a cloud--holds up a pentacle.
Meaning of Ace of Pentacles from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Perfect contentment, felicity, ecstasy; also speedy intelligence; gold.
The evil side of wealth, bad intelligence; also great riches. In any case it shews prosperity, comfortable material conditions, but whether these are of advantage to the possessor will depend on whether the card is reversed or not.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Commencement of good fortune. Inheritance. Gifts. Economy.
The most favourable of all cards.
A share in the finding of treasure.
Prosperity. Good luck. Discouragement. Misfortune.
Perfect Contentment, Felicity, Prosperity, Triumph
Purse of Gold, Money, Gain, Help, Profit, Riches.
A letter, an offer of marriage
happy fortune; a bright and prosperous career; if you trust in God he will not forsake you.