In the 10 of Pentacles, we consider the bigger picture and how one generation follows after the previous generation. The focus shifts to how we can bring the legacy of our own bloodline forward. You are not dumped here on the planet in complete isolation. The greater context of your family and ancestors is creates the foundation of your destiny. It provides information that you subconsciously use to decide what is meaningful in life.
You have a soul contract with your bloodline and if you awaken in this lifetime, that soul contract includes healing of that bloodline, both for future and past generations. Yes, you can heal even the past with the power of love and spiritual awareness!
Less important is the physical legacy you leave behind. 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. (Oh, and I say ‘love’ rather than ‘loved’ because your spirit is eternal and love never dies.)
“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 that 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
Form and stability are given to the emotional energy of the 10 of Cups which is a prerequisite for the 10 of Pentacles energy to take hold. It is only when we feel emotionally safe and contained that we can look to the well-being of future generations.
Your love interest is someone you will 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 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.’
A single person could show up as a gold digger if this card is accompanied by the 7 of Swords.
The 10 of Pentacles and Sexuality
Sexually this is a card of great contentment 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.
The 10 of Pentacles may seem permanent but remember that nothing lasts forever. This may be a more comforting thought when you are going through the oppressive 10 of Wands or the extremely painful 10 of Swords.
However, 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.
The Marseille Tarot image in this post is from the CBD Tarot by Yoav Ben-Dov.
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