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Eight of Pentacles Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Eight of Pentacles

About the Deck

Vivid Waite Smith

These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.

Provenance

Loren Lundgren, © 2021

Tags

pentacles-8, eight-of-coins, eight, pentacles

Description

An artist at his work in stone, which he exhibits in the form of trophies.

Meaning of Eight of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

Work, employment, jobs, craftsmanship; skill in craft and business, perhaps at an entry level.

Reversed

Voided ambition, vanity, greed, extortion, loan-sharking; also the possession of skill—the ingenious mind turned to cunning and intrigue.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Partial success. Great loss of money at last moment.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

A young man in business who has relations with the Querent; a dark girl.

Reversed

The Querent will be compromised in a matter of money-lending.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Invitations. A love affair. Pleasure for the beloved. A love affair in the family.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A dark Girl, Beauty, Candour, Chastity, Innocence, Modesty

Reversed

Flattery, Usury, Hypocrisy, Shifty.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Love passages

Reversed

blighted affections.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

what you dream on the night between Friday and Saturday, will come out true. If you do the contrary to that which some one whispers in your ear, you will have good luck. This card also signifies the prosperous course of any business undertaking; a bountiful harvest, and a fruitful marriage.

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