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The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but the schedule your priorities.’’

Stephen Covey


A man is trying to juggle two large pentacle coins held together in an 8-figure rope. A horizontal border divides a gray/plain ground where the figure stands from the scenic background. If you look closely of the card, this scenery almost resembles a theatrical backdrop. It is because in Rider-Waite Smith deck, the Two of Pentacles belongs to a family of cards called ‘The Stage Cards’.

Because it takes place in front of a staged background, the juggling ‘act’ can indicate an illusion or pretense. It may be intentional or nonintentional. The stage cards give the impression ‘something is not what it seems to be’. Thus, when The Two of Pentacles appears; the whole reality of the situation will unveil only by interpreting other cards in the reading.

 Juggling of two coins can represent working two jobs to make the ends meet, two separate projects or source of money, or simply trying to gain balance in a dualistic situation. In an overall positive reading, it can even mean that this back and forth act is sort of enjoyable and playful: such as a hobby or flirting.

Even though it requires a little bit of investigative work to figure out what meaning the Two of Pentacles offers in a reading, I urge you to dive deep into your subconsciousness to see what the symbolism means to you.

Number 2 represents duality and balance.


Two of Pentacles Keywords

  • Trying to find balance
  • Adaptability

  • Tough decisions

  • Working multiple jobs



  • Poor management
  • Loss of balance
  • Trying to make the ends meet

Upright Two of Pentacles

Guidance: The Two of Pentacles offers a variety of advice, thus upon interpretation it is up to you to figure out which suits your situation the best. You may,

-Make a choice between two options,

-Juggle two jobs/ multiple tasks at work,

-Maintain a balance between work and life,

-Balance your income and expenses.

As you can see, the main theme is to find a comfortable and sensible balance between two options. Make sure you entirely understand a situation before you enter, as it may be little tricky.

Love: In terms of relationship, the Two of Pentacles suggests that you have a decision to make. It seems to be difficult to get a grasp. It may even pop up the question, ‘should I stay, or should I go?’ You and your partner may be in a phase of planning and building a secure financial future. As of right now, your priority is to strike a balance and maintain the status quo. When single, this card can represent act of flirtation or having to decide between two love interests.

Work/Finances: In relation to work and finances, it seems that you are multitasking, weighing between two options, balancing your budget or working multiple jobs. You have some important decisions to make and there is no room for big risks. The situation you are in requires you to be resourceful and flexible in whatever you do. Because of this, it is best to have a clear headspace before you jump into something new. It is not a bad card. It just means that there is some balancing work to do before you achieve the desired outcome.

Health: The main meaning behind the Two of Pentacles when it comes to health is to find moderation and balance in your life. You need to find a way to prioritize self-care even if you have a busy lifestyle. Finding a healthy balance between work and life will help you operate in your optimum capacity mentally and physically.

Spirituality: When it comes to spirituality, the juggler figure in the card is in the process of striking an optimum balance between all aspects of his life. Work, daily life, spirituality, love, home and self-care. All these elements function best if they are in perfect harmony within and between each other. Prioritize your life, see what you are comfortable with and stick with it.

Guidance: You may be putting on a show to yourself and others saying everything is all right, in truth it isn’t. Something is out of balance in your life, especially regards to your work and finances. Pay attention to your work-life balance. Before you make any important decisions, you need to step back and evaluate your strategy with clarity and honesty. If you experienced any losses, it is time to move on and start anew.

Love: When the Two of Pentacles is reversed, it may indicate that you are not fully satisfied with the status quo. The reason to this might be a busy and stressful lifestyle, overwhelming demands in a relationship or multiple love interests. Whatever the case is, the first and most important thing is to figure out what you really want. Be honest to yourself and your partner. If you are single, this card sometimes represents hesitation towards commitment or flirting with multiple people at the same time.

Work/Finances: When it comes to work and finances, you may be biting more than you can chew. Juggling different aspects of work and life is an art, hence it takes a lot of time and practice to learn it. You may be overloaded with work or financially stretched too thin. These problems also don’t allow you to enjoy your life to the fullest. It is best that you clear your head, look at your situation with honesty and start over again. You may be trying to make the ends meet by working multiple jobs.

Health: Simply put, you are having difficulties maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It may also be that you feel constantly sick and exhausted even though you think you are taking good care of yourself. If this resonates with you, you need to assess whether you are really attending to your wellbeing and keeping a positive attitude. Rest, relax and leave the worries aside for a while.

Spirituality: You are giving too much of your time and energy to maintain your outer life such as work, family etc. When you are by yourself, quiet and in your thoughts, a feeling of unsatisfaction may be troubling you. Even though you and people around you think you are doing fine, this may not the case. Taking some time to prioritizing your inner peace will balance out everything else in your life. You don’t need to overthink all the time.

Reversed Two of Pentacles

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