8 Eight of Pentacles Tarot Meanings: Love, Outcomes, Feelings & More!

The meaning of the Eight of Pentacles Tarot card is ‘certainty.’ You are certain of what you want in relationships. The main meaning of the Eight of Pentacles is that it’s a Tarot card that represents mastery. With the appearance of this card, you will be a master of your craft. Prepare to be recognized as an expert!

Eight of Pentacles General Tarot Meaning

The Eight of Pentacles represents the development from apprentice to master. What you may have previously done out of pure passion or love, you now have the ability to cash in on. You can make a full-time living from your skills and even become a recognized authority in your field.

The Eight of Pentacles Tarot love and relationships

Eight of Pentacles – My Thoughts

“If you struggle to interpret the Pentacles, think of the Eight of Pentacles as the master and the Three of Pentacles as the apprentice.” – Lisa

I frequently see this card when seekers are making an attempt to leave the rat race for greener pastures. Perhaps you have begun to sell your jewelry at craft fairs with dreams of making it a full-time business. The Eight of Pentacles makes it very likely that your pastime will become your new career.

The Eight of Pentacles can show further career developments from just doing something you enjoy. Often, the Eight of Pentacles represents teaching others how to do the things that come to you naturally. This Tarot card makes an appearance in readings where the once-student becomes the teacher. Teaching can add another layer of income to your passion. 

If the Eight of Pentacles appears as a negative, this can mean that you’re dictatorial in the way you do things. You find it hard to take direction from others and think you always know best. Try not to brag too much about how your way is better; you may be an expert, but that doesn’t mean you know everything.

Eight of Pentacles Love Tarot Meaning

Many readers struggle to interpret the Eight of Pentacles’ meaning for love readings. Don’t worry, I’m going to help you out! 

When it comes to love and relationships, you have your eyes on the prize. You’re thinking about the future and what you want. You’re getting to the point where you don’t want to settle for a mediocre relationship – you know your worth, and your lovers will have to accommodate that. 

In love Tarot readings, the Eight of Pentacles can sometimes mark a point where you’re trying to work out if your lover can give you everything you want. You may even start to feel as though they’re no longer good enough for you. Although this is not a bad thing, you will begin to realize that you and your lover desire different things.  

Remember, if you want to learn what the Eight of Pentacles means for fifteen different types of relationship Tarot readings, be sure to check out my Love Tarot Meanings e-book.  

Eight of Pentacles Feelings Tarot Meaning

When interpreting someone’s feelings, there are two meanings that I assign to the Eight of Pentacles Tarot card. The first is that because it’s a card of mastery, the Eight of Pentacles can mean that the person feels as though they have you sussed out. Your lover/potential partner has learned the best way to deal with you. 

Alternatively, the Eight of Pentacles can mean that your partner or potential lover believes that they’re too good for you. They are more mature, more responsible, or in a better financial position than you, and this is exploding their ego. 

Nine of Pentacles Career & Business Tarot Meaning

As stated in the general card interpretation, the Eight of Pentacles is a very good card to get for career and business matters. It shows that you will become an authority in your field, especially if this card appears in an outcome position. You will make enough money to sustain your lifestyle.

If you haven’t already considered going into teaching your craft, you definitely should. Teaching is a great way to make more money, expand your reach, and get your name out there. The cards urge you to show others what you’ve got and share what you know.

Eight of Pentacles Future Tarot Meaning

If it appears in the outcome or future position of a Tarot reading, the Eight of Pentacles can mean that you will become a teacher or mentor in the future. One day, other people will look up to you as a guide. You will become a master of your craft. 

In something like a relationship Tarot reading, the Eight of Pentacles can mean that you will be preparing for the future. Whether that will be with your lover remains to be seen. 

Yes or No with the Eight of Pentacles

General – For business and career-related Tarot readings, the answer is a yes. For all other types of Tarot readings, the Eight of Pentacles is not always affirmative.  

Do they like me? – Yes, this person likes you, but they may feel that you’re a little out of their league. 

Am I pregnant? – I would not interpret the Eight of Pentacles as a pregnancy card. 

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Is this relationship going to last? – Soon, you and your lover will be planning a future together. That’s not to say all will go to plan, but the future looks positive. 

Does the future of this look promising? – Yes, I would say that the future looks bright.

Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – The prospects look reassuring if you want your lover to come back. However, it may take some time. Focus on yourself for now.

Eight of Pentacles as a Negative, Weakness, or Obstacle

When it appears in a Tarot spread as a negative, weakness, or obstacle, the Eight of Pentacles can mean that you’re not willing to take advice. You think your way is best, and you’re not willing to seek alternatives. 

Eight of Pentacles as a Positive, Strength, or Advantage

When it appears in a Tarot spread as a positive, strength, or advantage, the Eight of Pentacles can mean that you will become a master of your subject. Soon, you will be making money from your passion and be an authority in your niche. 

In a positive Tarot reading, the Eight of Pentacles can also predict that you will learn something (including how to act around a certain person) very well. In some cases, this card can also predict confidence.

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