Eight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning and Art Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
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.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionAn artist at his work in stone, which he exhibits in the form of trophies.
Meaning of Eight of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Work, employment, jobs, craftsmanship; skill in craft and business, perhaps at an entry level.
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
Partial success. Great loss of money at last moment.
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.
Invitations. A love affair. Pleasure for the beloved. A love affair in the family.
A dark Girl, Beauty, Candour, Chastity, Innocence, Modesty
Flattery, Usury, Hypocrisy, Shifty.
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.