Eight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Waite Smith Tarot 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.
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DescriptionAn artist in stone at his work, which he exhibits in the form of trophies.
Meaning of Eight of Pentacles from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Work, employment, commission, craftsmanship, skill in craft and business, perhaps in the preparatory stage.
Voided ambition, vanity, cupidity, exaction, usury. It may also signify the possession of skill, in the sense of 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
A young man in business who has relations with the Querent; a dark girl.
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
A dark Girl, Beauty, Candour, Chastity, Innocence, Modesty
Flattery, Usury, Hypocrisy, Shifty.
P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings
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.