Eight of Pentacles Meaning Upright
The eight of pentacles tarot card meaning typically shows a youth totally engrossed in a project of some kind. He is learning and sharpening this skills. Perhaps he is apprenticing with someone to learn and refine his skill. The eight of pentacles talks of someone who is a master at his skill and takes great pride in his work. He is dedicated and committed to creating masterful work in the world and nothing less will do. He is putting in long hours to perfect his skill and intends to take it to market shortly. This can mean your working on your college degree or some sort of technical skill or degree and are finishing up. This can mean also that you are honing your skills in some sort of profession like tarot, or drawing, graphic design, or metal working. You are becoming a master at your craft.
Eight of Pentacles Meaning Reversed
The reversed eight of pentacles can mean you are so focused on the trees that you can’t see the forest. You are so bogged down in the details of your project or craft that you are forgetting the whole reason for doing the craft, or business, or project etc. The second things the reversed eight of pentacles can mean is that you have just trained and learned a skill that is obsolete or not in demand. So you got your degree in X but X is no longer marketable and it is hard to get a job. The eight of pentacles reversed meaning may also mean you have learned skills that don’t suit your natural abilities. Maybe you decided to learn X because you thought you should or because others told you it would lead to a good job, but it wasn’t what you really wanted to do. And definitely wasn’t based on your unique gifts and abilities that you have to share with the world. When the eight of pentacle is upright the card talks about taking your innate gifted skills into the market place, basically what your good at and ‘meant’ to be doing. But when the card is reversed, you may have studied and honed a craft that as never your strength and unique talent in the first place, and thus it is unfulfilling.
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