Ten of Pentacles – Tarot Love Relationship Outcome & Reversed


Ten of Pentacles - Tarot Love Relationship Outcome & Reversed

Ten of Pentacles – Love and Relationship Outcome

The Ten of Pentacles in a Tarot reading implies the end of a journey with regard to gaining wealth in family and relationship matters particularly in relation to the home.

In the reversed position it can mean you suffer a loss and that possessions are taken from you perhaps as a result of a breakup or someone gambling it all away.

Ten of Pentacles – As a Person, Outcome and Feelings

Fortune, riches, favourable chance in monetary matters, economy, agriculture, art, specially music and painting, may give a beautiful voice, advantage in worldly affairs, possessions, specially domains, land, property; banking, insurance, art-dealing. In weak cases the card may indicate laziness, idleness, dull luxury and the degenerating influence of an existence without trouble or exertion: it is like full midsummer in human life. There may be some fatality in it. You cannot escape this good ripe fruit of karma, nor the fullness of Nature at its height. The attitude of the wise must be: to enjoy. A. E. Thierens, [1930]

Ten of Pentacles

Pictorial Key to the Tarot – Rider-Waite-Smith
By A.E. Waite (1911), tarot card illustrations by Pamela Colman Smith (1911)


A man and woman beneath an archway which gives entrance to a house and domain. They are accompanied by a child, who looks curiously at two dogs accosting an ancient personage seated in the foreground. The child’s hand is on one of them.

Meanings Ten of Pentacles in a Reading

Gain, riches; family matters, archives, extraction, the abode of a family.

Ten of Pentacles – Reversed

Chance, fatality, loss, robbery, games of hazard; sometimes gift, dowry, pension.

Additional Divinatory Meanings
Represents house or dwelling, and derives its value from other cards.

Additional Meanings – Reversed
An occasion which may be fortunate or otherwise.

The Tarot

By S. L. MacGregor Mathers, c 1888

Ten of Pentacles

Divinatory Meanings
Ten of Pentacles – House, Dwelling, Habitation, Family.

Divinatory Meanings – Reversed
Gambling, Dissipation, Robbery, Loss.

General Book of the Tarot

By A. E. Thierens, [1930]

Ten of Pentacles

The house and the household, economy, gain, riches, family matters, archives. Building –a castle as well as a hut–vessel, ship, race, posterity. Fortune, game. Reversed it is said to give: Fatality, destiny, opportunity, fate, gratification, dowry, pension. Also decision.

The element Fire on the house of Taurus, the Second, confirms again the remarkable correctness of tradition, without giving the astrological key to the significance. Naturally this card must have to do with economy, gain, riches, fortune, etc., while Taurus, as the vast field of action in the universe, actually procures that which is called ‘opportunity.’ The influence of Venus and the Sun on the second house is very favourable for art as well as for monetary matters. So this must be a card of a great artistic value, foretelling success in music and painting and an immense love of the beautiful. It indicates possession without drawback or danger, domains, land, estates, but more the ‘possession’ than the ‘house’ as such, and probably this has been more or less mixed up in the past, because one saw a possession consisting in a house, a castle, even a ship, etc. These very intricate constructions themselves, however, cannot be under the rule of the vast and monotonously extensive house of Taurus. The card must stand for banking or insurance house, and favour both trades: banking and insurance. It promises prosperity by means of economy, agriculture, perhaps art-dealing. Further every collective possession.

The Oracle of the Tarot – Exoteric Tarot

By Paul Foster Case (1933)

Ten of Pentacles
The symbol on the face of the cube is a synthesis of the alchemical emblems of the four elements, corresponding to the attribution of The Sphere of the Elements to the Divine Number 10.

Time period
Third decanate of Virgo, under the rulership of Venus, from September 12th to September 22nd.

Money through servants or subordinates; gain in matters connected with medicine, drugs, food, nursing, farming or gardening; completion in material gain and fortune, but nothing beyond.

Material success, but heaviness and dullness of mind; sometimes loss through servants or subordinates; slothfulness.


Further reading

More information on the Ten of Pentacles Tarot card.