Eight OF Pentacles DETAILED MEANINGPerseverance
On the Eight of Pentacles we see a young apprentice fashioning a Pentacle. Seven are complete. A typical street scene is glimpsed behind.
The meaning of this card is satisfaction derived from persistence & hard work. We tend to forget the pain of hard work when the final result is worth all of the hard effort. This card really embodies that practice makes perfect, think now, what is your long term goal ?, do you have the application necessary to bring those long held dreams to reality ?. Though certain people seem to have success fall in to their laps, in fact, usually if you scratch below the surface, an awful lot of hard work has gone on 'behind the scenes'. Attention to detail & giving above & beyond, working at 120%, all of these attributes apply to the Eight of Pentacles. The Eight also symbolises the need to expand our interests, to increase our offer to the world. In a material sense this card warns that you will have to seek external stimulation & be prepared to fight harder in the Global marketplace. Many people who consult me in a business arena & draw this card, often don't realise quite how cut-throat the world of business has become. I regularly have to say: " The reason you have stopped achieving is simply because you have become complacent, you are too nice!". This always shocks questioners who feel it doesn't sit well with their spiritual endeavours, if you are going to consult me about your business developments, you must expect a ruthlessly honest reply... Should this card appear, prepare for some hard work ! The Eight of Pentacles - Hard Work & Focus Guarantees Results.
Alchemical Element : Earth