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

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The meaning of the Two of Pentacles Tarot card is ‘balance.’ The primary meaning of this card is that it’s one of management – in particular, of money, time, and resources. Unfortunately, unlike most of the other cards in the Pentacles/Coins suit, the Two often has a rather negative meaning.   

Two of Pentacles General Tarot Meaning

The Two of Pentacles often marks a time of financial difficulty. Money going in will equal money going out. It will be a delicate balance, so if you have not already done so, it’s best to sort out your finances now before trouble strikes. You will have many bills to pay, which will ultimately get on top of you.

The Two of Pentacles Tarot love and relationships
The Two of Pentacles is a card of balance. You (or someone close to you) may be balancing time, money, love, or other important resources. This juggling act is getting hard to manage.

If money is not an issue, the Two of Pentacles can mean that you’re spending your other resources (such as time) in the wrong places. You are giving too much attention to short-term things that have no long-term value in your life. You need to reassess your priorities before the universe sends you a divine wake-up call.

Although this above Tarot card meaning sounds negative, there are also positives to the Two of Pentacles. Firstly, your financial state will not be as bad as it will with some of the other cards, and there’s the impression that any difficulty will only be temporary. Secondly, a period of reflection and careful management is a golden opportunity to set up something more stable in the future. In the end, you will learn strategies and techniques that will serve you in the long term.

Two of Pentacles Love Tarot Meaning

The Two of Pentacles is pretty straightforward in a love or relationship Tarot reading. Typically, it means that you and your lover don’t devote enough care and attention to each other. There’s a period when you are too wrapped up in work or other commitments and have not taken the time to care for each other’s needs. In some cases, the Two of Pentacles can symbolize cheating and infidelity. 

If you’re reading Tarot about someone you desire (but are not dating), the Two of Pentacles can serve as a warning that they are not going to be as focused on you as you would like. Your potential lover has other life commitments, which they will view as just as important as your relationship (not good news if you like to be the center of attention!)

(Remember, if you would like more love and relationship Tarot meanings for the Two of Pentacles, be sure to check out my Love Tarot Meanings e-book.)

Two of Pentacles Feelings Tarot Meaning

Again, for potential lovers, the Two of Pentacles in a Tarot card reading means that they’re just not focused on you. They have other commitments and worries that need to be tended to, and cannot give you the attention you want. If you’re the type of person who likes to be the center of your partner’s universe, it doesn’t look like you’re going to get this type of love affair with the individual you’re interested in.

Are you already in a relationship with this person? If yes, my advice is to allow them to do their own thing and deal with whatever else they need to just now, whether that means work or family commitments. You don’t want to force them into a corner. 

Two of Pentacles Career & Business Tarot Meaning

In a business or career Tarot reading, the Two of Pentacles can mean a couple of things. Most commonly, the Two of Pentacles means that you’re not devoting the time you need to tasks that would otherwise directly bring you money. You take the easy way out by convincing yourself that you’re actually getting work done when, in reality, you’re just procrastinating. You need to commit yourself to do the things that aren’t fun and easy, because ultimately, these difficult tasks bring home the bacon.

Alternatively, the Two of Pentacles can symbolize your finances. You will fall into financial difficulty. Don’t sign up for too many subscriptions just because you think you want them. Keep a tight leash on your wallet. 

Two of Pentacles Future Tarot Meaning

When the Two of Pentacles appears in future or outcome positions, this can predict that there will be a period where you will have to balance your time, money, family, and/or romantic relationships. You will feel as though you have to juggle different aspects of your life. You must get past this situation before you can move on to the next stage of this matter.

Yes or No with the Two of Pentacles

General – The Two of Pentacles is usually not a straight yes or no – it often means “not just yet.” Perhaps the timing is wrong and you should be devoting your attention to other things.

Do they like me? – If you’re struggling to read on your lover’s intentions or feelings, the Two of Pentacles can mean that they haven’t made up their mind yet. Either reread this matter at a future date, or try more detailed meanings from my Love Tarot Meanings e-book.

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Am I pregnant? – For pregnancy, I read the Two of Pentacles as the body deciding whether or not it’s going to be pregnant. Therefore, it’s not a certain yes or no for now – read on the matter again next week. 

Is this relationship going to last? – There’s a chance that this relationship will last and result in something like marriage, but only if you and your lover can successfully balance different parts of your lives. 

Does the future of this look promising? – According to your Tarot cards, the future may be promising if you can get through the initial balancing act. 

Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – Due to other commitments and stresses, reconciliation will not happen in the near future, but it may in the more distant future. 

Two of Pentacles as a Negative, Weakness, or Obstacle

When it appears in a Tarot spread as a negative, weakness, or obstacle, the Two of Pentacles can predict a delicate balancing act that requires you to manage your money, time, or resources carefully. This will not be easy. 

The Two of Pentacles can mean that you (or your lover in relationship readings) will have no extra money to spend on non-essentials. Alternatively, when money is not an issue, the Two of Pentacles can symbolize someone who has to be all work, no play. 

Two of Pentacles as a Positive, Strength, or Advantage

When it appears in a Tarot spread as a positive, strength, or advantage, the Two of Pentacles can predict that financially, your situation could be a lot worse. You can manage your finances and, if you’re smart about it, you’ll manage to keep your head above water. 

Being in the situation you’re in (whether you’re juggling time, money, or relationships) is causing you to take a closer look at your life. The balancing act you’re learning now will serve you well in the future. Just now, all is as it is meant to be.

Closing Thoughts on The Two of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

The Divinerism community would love to hear your experiences with the Two of Pentacles. Have you recently performed a Tarot reading where the Two of Pentacles popped up? Did you struggle to interpret its meaning? 

(Please note that I do not interpret other people’s readings for them. If you’re looking for help interpreting your Tarot readings, feel free to check out the Love Tarot Meanings e-book). 

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