When the 10 of Pentacles (Mercury in Virgo) shows up in a reading, we can usually expect a feeling of deep and lasting contentment. However, this card, like all 78 Keys, covers the full spectrum of meanings. So before we dive deeper into the energy of this card, let’s take a look at some common positive and negative meanings for the 10 of Pentacles.
Positive Tarot Card Meanings for the 10 of Pentacles
- Abundance and Prosperity: The 10 of Pentacles represents a period of wealth and abundance in your life. You may experience financial stability, material success, and a comfortable lifestyle.
- Generational Legacy: This card symbolises the importance of family and ancestry. It signifies strong family bonds, the passing down of traditions, and a sense of belonging and connection to your lineage.
- Security and Stability: The 10 of Pentacles brings a sense of security in your relationships, home, and finances. You can feel confident and assured that your foundations are solid and your future is protected.
- Contentment and Fulfillment: With the 10 of Pentacles, you can experience a deep sense of contentment and fulfilment. It represents finding joy and satisfaction in the simple pleasures of life, surrounded by loved ones.
Negative Tarot Card Meanings for the 10 of Pentacles
- Family Discord: In some cases, the 10 of Pentacles may indicate unresolved family issues or conflicts. It suggests that there may be tension and disagreements within your family dynamics, leading to a lack of harmony and unity.
- Financial Setbacks: Although the 10 of Pentacles is generally a card of wealth and prosperity, it can also signify financial difficulties or setbacks. It warns against overspending or relying too heavily on material possessions for happiness.
- Lack of Legacy: In certain situations, the 10 of Pentacles may represent a lack of a strong family legacy or a feeling of disconnectedness from your roots. This could indicate the need for healing ancestral wounds or the desire to create a more meaningful legacy for future generations.
Feeling into the Energy of the 10 of Pentacles
The 10 of Pentacles is a card that signifies a pinnacle moment. We have nurtured something worth nurturing to the point of fruition. Sometimes, it is the result of many previous generations nurturing the same seed and we get to feel a part of it. There may be a deep sense of belonging.
In this card, we usually experience the greater context of the role of our family and ancestors. We see how they form the foundation of our destiny. This greater context provides information that we subconsciously use to decide what is meaningful in life.
Typically, in a reading, the 10 of Pentacles signifies that everything has come together to form a solid legacy for future generations. The family is united (or reunited) and everyone is happy with their role. There is a sense of security. Everyone feels nurtured.
Celebrate and Assess
It’s time to celebrate success and achievements that will benefit many for a long time. A new cycle is being seeded soon but before that happens it is important to appreciate the immensity of what you have already achieved. So give thanks and celebrate today.
As with all the cards, there is a full spectrum of meanings. If this card shows up for you when you feel that there is a lot of family drama, it is pointing in the direction of healing instead. For work, a project that you have invested heavily in may turn out to be a dud.
Either way, take stock and think very long term when the 10 of Pentacles shows up. Will nurturing this benefit future generations? Is this the kind of legacy you wish to leave behind? If it is, then make the necessary changes and keep working toward your goal. If not, then there is no shame in starting over and building a solid foundation for future success. There are always new seeds to nurture.
10 of Pentacles Tarot Trick
Think of a long-term goal or something you wish to do/achieve, something that you wish to be part of your legacy. Shuffle your cards as usual and then look through the deck. The card to the left of the 10 of Pentacles is something that no longer belongs to your life if you wish to nurture this seed to fruition. The card on the right represents something you need to do or do more for the project to be successful.
Bloodline Soul Contracts
The 10 of Pentacles can literally symbolise your bloodline and any soul contracts you have with them. This soul contract could include healing of your bloodline, both for future and past generations. Yes, you can even heal the past with the power of love and spiritual awareness. Some of my favourite methods for this kind of quantum healing work are EFT and Reiki.
Less important is the physical legacy you carry forward. But to leave something made with your own hands can have a powerfully comforting influence on future generations and those who love you. Part of your energy will remain with that object forever.
“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
― David Brower
The quote above reminds us that a legacy is not only what we leave behind but also what we don’t want to leave behind. The rubbish and toxicity our greed has generated. The dependency on machines and the compartmentalisation of our lives lead to isolation. Some things need to change and inevitably will once we all awaken to the fact that we are One.
Affirmation: “I gratefully acknowledge my bloodline and bless it seven generations in either direction.”
10 of Pentacles Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God, Thank you for my family and my ancestors. Bless my effort to create stability and leave a legacy of peace and abundance for future generations. So mote it be and so it is!
Correspondences for the 10 of Pentacles
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Archangel: Uriel, ruler of the Element of Earth
Gemstone: Herkimer Diamond, Peridot and Malachite
Essential oils: Basil, cedarwood and geranium
The 10 of Pentacles in Love and Relationships
In the 10 of Pentacles, the Element of Earth gives stability to the emotional energy of the 10 of Cups, aka the ‘Happy Family’ card. It is only when we feel safe and secure that we can look to the well-being of future generations.
Your love interest is someone you can look after your grandchildren with if the 10 of Pentacles shows up with other love and romance card in a reading. However, if ill-dignified or reversed, there could be a lack of foresight or an undue focus on material wealth. Is either one of you looking to secure a financially stable future rather than true love?
Worrying about finances and not having enough could be eating away at the relationship. One or both of you could view financial stability as paramount to relationship stability. Love could equate to having enough money by whatever measure you use for ‘enough.’
The 10 of Pentacles can signify a gold digger if accompanied by the 7 of Swords.
The 10 of Pentacles and Intimacy
Sexually this is a card of great contentment, physical compatibility and the ability to enjoy the full spectrum of sensual pleasures together. But it can also be a card of technique over emotion. One of you could be overly concerned with the physical form and performance. OCD about hygiene could be an issue with this Virgo energy card.
The 10 of Pentacles may seem permanent but remember that nothing lasts forever. This may be a more comforting thought when going through the oppressive 10 of Wands or the extremely painful 10 of Swords.
However, the 10s all remind us that it is always best to be situated at the hub of the great Wheel because one thing is for certain. The Wheel keeps on turning and the more serene we can be about it, the better.