I’ve written interpretations for every card in the Wild Unknown Tarot. As the box of the deck states, there are no rights or wrongs. These are simply my perspectives on the tarot card meanings. I hope you find them useful!
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Ten of Pentacles :: Wild Unknown Tarot
Creator’s keywords: generosity, fulfillment
Carrie’s keywords: stability, establishment
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Ten of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings in the Wild Unknown
On first glance, this card appears to only contain nine pentacles. But upon closer inspection, you’ll notice the tenth pentacle resides within the center pentacle. The pentacles are arranged in a diamond pattern, not unlike the design we saw in the previous card. But this time, they are not bordered by feathers. They are open, expansive.
That center pentacle holds a particular fascination. Not only is it actually two pentacles, it is also the pinpoint of the circular rainbow energy extending throughout the card. It’s always important to note when the entire color spectrum is present in a Wild Unknown card. It highlights a sense of wholeness.
The deck creator gives “generosity” as a keyword for this card. With this in mind, it is interesting to compare the imagery on this card to the Nine of Pentacles. As we noted earlier, there’s no feather nesting the pentacles here. They are free to multiply, to give generously without restraint.
The tens represent the suit’s energy when it is taken to its natural conclusion. The pentacles energy is all about the material world, earthly matters, the body, finances, and nature. In the Ten of Pentacles, we see the picture of grace, health, and tradition in the material world.
This card speaks to the benefit of situations that have a solid foundation. Systems have been experimented with, and things have now found some order of normalcy. What is tried and true is the order of the day.
Ten of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings in General
In the Waite-Smith tarot, this card shows a family gathered in a town square, an old man in a colorful robe who appears to be a grandfather figure watches over his relations. This shows a sense of structure that has been passed down among generations. You are directly effected by those who came before you, just as the next generation is directly effected by you.
The Ten of Pentacles often speaks to the positive aspects of convention. Although change can be healthy and necessary, there is also something to be said for establishing traditions that serve you well. Finding an approach that works well for you is incredibly satisfying, and this card suggests that you stick to the structures that benefit you.
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Remember that no matter how finite your current situation seems, life is still dynamic. There’s always room for change and growth. It is entirely possible to be expansive while also being stable. This card asks you to find that centered approach for yourself.