Two of Pentacles

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Two of Pentacles from the Rider-Waite Tarot deck.

The Two of Pentacles is a Minor Arcana Tarot card and the second card of the suit of Pentacles. It is also called the Two of Coins or Two of Disks.


In the Rider–Waite Tarot, artist Pamela Coleman Smith drew the Two of Pentacles as a man juggling two golden coins. The coins are linked by a ribbon forming a figure-eight, which is also the symbol for eternity. In the background, two ships are riding high waves, mimicking the motion of the man juggling the coins.

Divinatory meanings

The Two of Pentacles is a card of fun and recreation. It can symbolize news and messages arriving in writing. It can also indicate obstacles, agitation, trouble, embroilment—but more imagined than real. The juggling of options may indicate a difficult choice to be made. There can be very little harm, however, in any card of the pentacles suit; the greatest evil done here might be that too little profit is earned in proportion to the labour given to it.

Reversed, this card can mean simulated enjoyment, composition, or handwriting.

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