Pentacles (Tarot)

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Ace of Pentacles from the Rider-Waite Tarot deck.

The Suit of Pentacles also known as Coins or Disks, is one of the four suits of the Minor Arcana of the Tarot. Like the other suits, it contains fourteen cards.

Divination meanings

In occult and divination, the suit is connected with the classical element of earth, the physical body and possessions or wealth. Coins as a Latin suit represent the feudal class of traders, and therefore to worldly matters in general. It can be associated with physical characteristics such as dark hair and eyes, dark complexion, and a sturdy build.

In the Rider–Waite Tarot deck and derivative decks, the suit is called the suit of Pentacles, and each card incorporates one or more coin-like disks with a pentacle carved into them. In the Thoth Tarot, it is called the suit of discs, and the cards are associated with the Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn signs of the Zodiac.

Origin of the suit

This suit has maintained its original identity from Chinese money-suited cards, and can be found today in the suit of diamonds on standard playing cards.

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