How many times have you had to quickly change direction in life? The 2 of Pentacles (Jupiter in Capricorn) tends to show up during stressful times. It is a sign that unless we quickly make a choice and make our next footfall point in a different direction, we will lose our balance or drop the ball.
The trick is to remain agile and adaptable to all of life’s circumstances. This includes remaining adaptable to the ever-changing needs of our physical bodies as we age.
All the 2s relate to change in different ways but the 2 of Pentacles is the card that most relates to our bodies thanks to being of the Earth Element. Hence, it is this 2 you might expect to see when a woman goes through the change or when a girl starts her period.
In the case of the former, I would expect it to combine with a Mars-energy card and in the case of the latter with a Venus- or Luna-energy card. That is because male hormones (Mars/testosterone) increase during menopause. Female hormones increase naturally during puberty if you are a girl.
Change Matters – Matter Changes
While we often associate big life changes with heavy-weights like Judgment, the 2 of Pentacles can show up for other topics too. This is especially true of any changes that relate to money, material possessions and our work. For instance, if the 2 of Pentacles shows up with The Emperor, it could be a sign that now is the right time to go self-employed.
When the 2 of Pentacles shows up circumstances may force you to move outside your comfort zone. In this instance, it is a sign to take action and do what is most useful. It is also an invitation to stay on top of our workload by getting organised. To-do lists are very much a 2 of Pentacles activity.
Learning to Walk… then Run, then FLY!
All cards that correspond with Jupiter bring the opportunity for expansion.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
~ Neale Donald Walsch
Think of yourself as a fledgling just learning to fly. It will be awkward at first… but you can do this!
And the great thing is, once your wings have been tried and you know you were born for flying, you can’t go back to your previous small way of thinking and moving in the world. You are now – and forever – one of the movers and shakers. You are shining your light and the world thanks you.
Affirmation: “I do not hesitate to take calculated risks in order to achieve my goals.”
2 of Pentacles Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God, thank you for showing me how to handle my responsibilities in a way that leads to greater long-term stability and abundance for the Highest Good of All. Help me expand and prosper in the material domain. Amen and so it is!
Correspondences for the 2 of Pentacles
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Archangel: Uriel (ruler of the Earth Element)
Gemstone: Malachite, Jet, Garnet, Amethyst
Scent: Cedarwood, pine, patchouli
The 2 of Pentacles in Love and Relationships
The 2 Pentacles is often said to signify stress or an increased workload. However, this is only true if you struggle with accepting change. Change and the need to make the right choices in order to move forward are part and parcel of this card.
The energy of this card can be very life-affirming and shows that you are stepping out into the world as a couple, determined to succeed in the material sense of the word.
You could be deciding to move house or one of you could be facing a big career decision. Or one or both of you could feel a strong urge to break free from routines. This is an indication that you need to find ways of supporting each other through times of change.
The shadow aspect of this card is stress and lack of focus. Picture a juggler who is not able to keep all the balls in the air but keeps dropping them. If this affects either of you, it will also affect the relationship.
In the most intimate aspect of your relationship, this card could indicate that it’s time to introduce a bit more variety in the bedroom. Or it indicates that stress is affecting your libido.