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Ace of Pentacles Tarot Meanings

The card of opportunity, manifestation, and abundance.

Last Updated: March 16, 2024.

The Ace of Pentacles is like getting the green light for some exciting new opportunities! Just look at the original card illustration: a hand popping out of the clouds, handing you a shiny gold coin. It’s basically saying, “Hey, there’s a chance for some real success, stability, and fresh starts ahead.” 

This card is all about opening the door to real, tactile accomplishments. So, if you’ve been thinking about kicking off something new, this card is like a friendly nudge to go for it and start laying down the foundation for what’s coming.

Starting something new, whether it’s a job, a health kick, or just a leap into something totally different, is a big deal. It’s like standing on the edge, ready to dive in. That’s where the Ace of Pentacles comes in. It’s like a pat on the back, saying you’ve got this, with a promise of some solid ground to land on and a real shot at making things work.

By the end of this article, you’ll feel like you’ve gained loads of insider knowledge and tips, enabling you to interpret and leverage the Ace of Pentacles in your readings (and daily life) just like a seasoned tarot reader.

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Illustrative Symbolism

Ace of Pentacles

Each card in the Rider-Waite-Smith deck is filled with symbols and imagery that are rooted in traditional tarot iconography, but they also incorporate elements from a variety of esoteric traditions, including Kabbalah, alchemy, and astrology. 

This makes the deck particularly appealing to tarotists who look beyond the surface images to understand the deeper, more hidden meanings.

A Large Pentacle

The pentacle is a five-pointed star within a circle, and it is the central symbol of the card. In this tarot system, it represents the element of Earth and is associated with physical aspects of life such as wealth, health, and resources.

A Hand Emerging from a Cloud

This symbolizes a gift or opportunity being offered from the divine, or the universe. The hand is usually shown holding the pentacle, suggesting that the opportunities presented are tangible and real.

A Garden or Lush Landscape

The background often features a garden or natural, verdant landscape, indicating fertility, abundance, and the fruition of efforts. It symbolizes a rich and fertile ground for new ventures or investments.

A Pathway

In some illustrations, there may be a path that leads through (or into) the garden, symbolizing the journey towards success and the positive steps needed to reach one’s goals.

Floral and Plant Imagery

The presence of flowers and plants not only enhances the theme of abundance and fertility but also represents growth and the natural progression of endeavors. The white lilies symbolise purity, innocence, spirituality, rebirth and grace. This last trait is important – even with luck on your side, being gracious rather than arrogant is a favourable path to choose.

Mountain or Architectural Elements

Some illustrations might include distant mountains or buildings, suggesting long-term goals and the potential for enduring achievements. Mountains usually depict challenges so with them so far away in the distance it is important to note the present and the situation at hand now, rather than worry about the future, albeit it is a focus to prepare for, either energetically or spiritually.

The Archway or Gateway

In certain versions of the card, an archway or gateway can be seen, representing new opportunities and the passage to new experiences or phases in life. This also frames the mountain view, indicating either a past challenge overcome, or a future challenge to aim for. Your confidence will increase, either way.

Interpreting the Ace of Pentacles in the upright position

The Ace of Pentacles is the first card in the Suit of Pentacles (also known as the suit of coins, suit of disks, or suit of rings) and one of the fifty-six suit cards from the minor arcana. In divinatory tarot, the Suit of Pentacles represents the physical, material, financial and earthly aspects of our lives. As with all of the aces in the deck, it is a positive card and symbolises new beginnings and opportunities.

This card represents new material or financial opportunities, physical health or matters of your career. However, it is important to remember with aces, that they are not a card that encourages you to sit back and wait for the money to rain down from the sky – no matter what the big coin coming from the sky might suggest.

In order to reap the benefits from this card, you must be prepared and willing to put in the work.

Upright Ace of Pentacles

What it means for love

If you are already in a relationship, it may be a good time for you to set up a joint account, start saving for the future or potentially invest in a new home together. Or there may be an opportunity for you to start a joint business venture.

If you’re in search of love, the Ace of Pentacles indicates there is an opportunity on the horizon for this to manifest. This is likely to be connected in some way to work, so you may meet someone at the office or in a similar career to you. Regardless, the person you meet will provide you with the stability you’ve been looking for.

In both scenarios though, remember the Aces speak of new beginnings rather than readymade end goals. It’s up to you to make the connections, put yourself out there and put in the work.

What it means for career

If you’re already in a stable career, this card speaks of advancements and potential for a promotion, pay rise or opportunity to be involved in a big project.

If you’re looking for work, or to change careers the Ace of Pentacles indicates opportunities for something new will be coming to you in the near future.

Overall, in a career reading the Ace of Pentacles is a great card to see as it represents good fortune, prosperity and new opportunities.

Interpreting the Ace of Pentacles in the reverse position

When the Ace of Pentacles comes up in reverse, this can indicate some hesitancy about a potential opportunity. This can be linked with some doubt in our own capability to get what we want, or deeper still – whether we deserve it.

There are also concerns around impatience, entitlement and instant gratification with this card, without being willing to roll up your sleeves and put in the work.

If you are working towards your goals and still not seeing success, the Ace of Pentacles can also suggest it’s time for a change of approach or maybe reassess your goals.

Reverse Ace of Pentacles

What it means for love

Perhaps unsurprisingly, when asking about love the reversed Ace of Pentacles indicates a lack of compatibility or feelings of uncertainty.

If you’re looking for love, this card reminds you not to miss… or avoid opportunities to meet new people. In new relationships, it’s a reminder that time and investment are needed in order for the relationship to develop and blossom.

In a longer-term relationship, the Ace of Pentacles suggests some uncertainty or instability. This could be a result of unaligned priorities related to finances, conflict over spending vs. saving, squandering or being tight with money.

Or one side of the relationship is allowing the pursuit of material gain or goals to come between them and the other person within the relationship.

What it means for career

The Ace of Pentacles reversed in a career reading indicates a missed opportunity for a promotion or new job, either being delayed or falling through unexpectedly.

This could be due to procrastination or a lack of self-worth and therefore giving up before you even try because of fear or anxiety. It can also signify a job loss or redundancy.

Pulling this card in reading also suggests this would be a bad time for financial investment and to be extra mindful of your finances at this time.

Important Associations

Upright keywords

Opportunities, success, physicality, manifestation, prosperity and stability.

Reversed keywords

Missed opportunity, hesitancy, frivolousness, instability, lack of mindset, feeling trapped and self-doubt. 

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Ruling Planet


Astrological Sign


The Ace of Pentacles as feelings/emotions

If you are asking the tarot how someone feels about you, pulling the Ace of Pentacles means they have very strong feelings towards you.

You’re likely to be very compatible but in a way where you complement each other very well. They would be able to offer you stability and look after you, they’re a grafter in that sense – wanting to provide for their family.

You may occasionally have to remind them to be there for you in other ways but there is no intention behind that, they just may be someone that throws themselves into work to a degree that sometimes they need prompting to step away from the hustle occasionally to spend time with you.

But that’s where you’ll bring balance to them – you’ll make a great team. They deeply admire your beauty, your personality and everything that makes you unique. Sometimes this deep admiration may make them make the first move difficult, they’re nervous about rejection –they’re unsure how you feel too.

Let them know, send out some signals and let them know it’s OK to make a move.

The Ace of Pentacles as a person

The Ace of Pentacles archetype epitomizes a figure of remarkable success and a keen business acumen. Often seen as an entrepreneur or someone embarking on a new business venture, this personality is characterized by an unwavering commitment to hard work and a hands-on approach to achieving objectives. Driven by an innate motivation, they actively pursue their goals, transforming visions into tangible realities.

This individual possesses a charismatic and engaging demeanor, making them a magnetic presence that others are drawn to. Their dynamic and ambitious nature not only propels their own aspirations but also serves as a catalyst, inspiring those in their orbit to strive for similar heights of achievement and fulfillment.

ace of pentacles as a person

The Ace of Pentacles as advice

If you are asking the tarot for advice regarding a specific situation in your life, pulling the Ace of Pentacle means that there are opportunities coming to you. However, you must be willing to put in the work and be taking aligned action towards your goal.

Putting out the request to the universe and then sitting back and waiting for it to fall into your lap won’t cut it. Aligning your action with what you desire and actively seeking out opportunities will confirm that you are ready and that you truly want them.

Also, there may be some consideration needed for your self-worth, particularly in relation to financial opportunities.

Do you truly believe you deserve and are open to receiving abundance? Do you practice gratitude for the abundance you already have in your life? What are your limiting beliefs in relation to money and wealth?

If you’re ready to do the work, abundance will follow.

Astrological Association

The suit of Pentacles is related to all earthly and material matters and therefore is associated with the earth signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.

Aces are connected with the cardinal signs of the Zodiac and therefore the Ace of Pentacles would be associated specifically with Capricorn.

Capricorn’s ruling planet is Saturn and therefore, rules this card. This is where the card derives its goal-orientated and hustling energy but also can indicate rigidity, greed and materialism (when reversed).

Saturn also represents ambition, stability and reliability.

Is the Ace of Pentacles a yes or a no card?

The Ace of Pentacles is a Yes card in tarot. It is generally a very positive card to pull in any reading. Below are some of my interpretations based on different types of questions:

Question: “Will I get the job?”

Card Interpretation: The Ace of Pentacles reminds you that whilst there are new positive opportunities on the horizon, you must put in the effort and things aren’t coming to you on a plate.

Question: “Is this new person in my life good for me?”

Card Interpretation: The upright Ace of Pentacles shows that you both have a great attraction to one another and make a great team. As with any relationship though, it takes work from both sides.

Question: “Will I achieve my current goals?”

Card Interpretation: The Ace of Pentacles is a positive sign in the pursuit of your goals, as long as you continue to take aligned action.

Ace of Pentacles as Timings / Timeframes

Tarot timing involves assigning precise timeframes or durations to the events and transitions indicated by the tarot cards in a reading. Personally, I use the tarot decan wheel, an astrologically-based method that aligns each Minor Arcana card with a distinct segment of the zodiac calendar.

Based on that, I determined the timing of the Ace of Pentacles to be from March 21 to June 22. 


Despite its association with mysticism and occultism, the tarot has grown to become much more than a simple “fortune-telling” tool. For many tarot practitioners, it is a complex system made of symbolic imagery and psychological considerations (tarot archetypes for example) that can be used for self-exploration, meditation, and personal transformation.

The Ace of Pentacles is a powerful symbol of opportunity, success, prosperity and stability. When this card appears in your reading, it is often a sign that you are about to embark on a new chapter in your life. This new chapter is likely to be one that is full of abundance, joy and possibility. So make the most of it!

Have you ever pulled the Ace of Pentacles in a reading? I’d love to hear how it played out for you. What’s your personal take on this card?

I’m all ears for your stories and insights, so drop them in my inbox! Plus, if you’re curious about the whole tarot deck, take a peek at my comprehensive guide to all 78 tarot cards and their interpretations.

Written By Tillie Divine

Tillie is a queer, vegan witch from Manchester. An experienced tarot and oracle reader, she specialises in readings pertaining to spiritual development and growth. Her passion is developing her clients’ self-love, confidence and magnetism supported by her coaching skills and magickal workings. You can find her on Instagram under @tilliedivinetarot.