The Coins

Meanings of Each Tarot Card 

Upright, Reversed and Keywords

The Coins is the Tarot suit most often connected with issues related to money and other material issues.  When you interpret these Tarot cards, keep in mind that they will be influenced by the cards surrounding them in a Tarot spread. 

When learning the meaning of each Tarot card in the Coins suit, remember that the other suits near to these cards will confirm or alter their meaning as well as the placement in the Tarot spread.


Ace of Coins

Upright:  The beginning of prosperity, the Ace of Coins suggests transformation in all financial matters.  New jobs, raises, the start of a new business, windfalls, inheritance:  anything connected to new financial circumstances is brought by the Ace of Coins.  

Expressive and powerful, the new energy of the Ace of Coins signifies a lasting change for the better after a challenging period.  It also indicates that security and contentment are not connected to finances alone; they are also a state of mind.

Reversed:  When reversed, the Ace of Coins can suggest troubles or issues with money.  Sometimes, these are emotion problems related to greed or hoarding; it relates to a general belief in scarcity no matter the circumstances.

It can also indicate that a new source of income can provide you with more money but not necessarily happiness.

Meanings for Tarot Card Keywords:  increase, new sources of money, prosperity, contentment, windfalls, lottery wins, new business, confidence and security with money, greed, fear of scarcity, hoarding, disappointments in new jobs, balancing the desire for money and personal satisfaction

Two of Coins

Upright: When the Two of Coins appears, you are being given the opportunity to develop new skills.  Even though you may have to perform extra work to get something you want, it's important to see help when it arrives.  You may develop additional skills to open your own business or some overtime for extra cash.  

The Two of Coins can also refer an imbalance in your work life.  One day you may be running off your feet, and then next twiddling your thumbs.  Likewise, you may be experiencing financial fluctuations where one month you are scrambling for spare change while the next you have more money than you can count. 

Reversed:  If the Two of Coins is reversed, everything seems out of balance.  Money seems to go out faster than it comes in and trying to sort out looming debts can seem impossible. 

At first, it is easy to blame your fluctuating moods on your job and money chaos.  Really though, it is important to realize that the common denominator is you.  Once you stop acting aimless, everything else will gain direction and purpose.  

Meanings for Tarot Card Keywords: financial balance, extra work, new skills, business development, entrepreneur, assistance, balance energies and resources, duality, lack of focus, growing debts, inconsistent action, need for purpose.

Three of Coins

Upright:  The Three of Coins is all about putting in time and effort to gain reward.  For those people that have invested in learning a new skill and becoming a master of a field of work, especially the arts or crafts (including woodwork and construction), they are just about to be rewarded.  

Having spent time to reach the height of a profession, you are now regarded with respect. 

Reversed:  The Three of Coins in a reversed position often speaks  of delays in success; the cause is usually the self.  Either fear of failure or unwillingness to commit to the path of learning are the usual culprits.  

It's necessary to remember why and if gaining these skills are important to you and to realize that most good things require discipline and hard work.

Meanings for Tarot Card Keywords: apprenticeship, on the path to mastery, learning a new skill, being mentored, working towards self-improvement, gaining skills that will lead to prosperity long term, decorating or renovating a home, stick-in-the-mud, unwilling to invest the time needed, holding yourself back, not getting external recognition

Four of Coins

Upright: If you've been through a period where every dollar had to be stretched 5 ways, things will be getting easier.  The Four of Coins doesn't represent a period of extreme riches but it is about financial stability.  When you see the Four Of Coins, you will have more money coming in than going out and with some planning, will even have some money left over.  

It's the time to look into savings and how to use money wisely rather than just spending it on stuff.  Take care of your money and it will take care of you.  Be careful that you haven't fallen into the trap of judging people by what they have rather than who they are.  

Reversed:  When the Four of Coins is reversed, your mind is consumed by thoughts of money.  Whether financially worried, strapped for cash, or guilty of hoarding, greed or being miserly, you can't think beyond cash.  

It may be that your are the responsible one in your household and while others are spending up a storm, you are the one worrying about the bills.  Never allow financial trappings to trap you.

Meanings for Tarot Cards Keywords: financial stability, healthy income, modest gains, responsible, savings and investments, social climber, greed, miserly behaviour,  financial worries, immersed in the material world

Five of Coins

Upright:  A challenging card, the Five of Coins can signal financial, emotional or spiritual hardship.  It is quite simply a time in life where you are going to feel tested.  If your finances are effected, you'll experience a significant lack of money.  

That fact that your lack may be related to previous over-spending won't make you feel any better.  Lack of confidence and a low sense of self worth are also indicated.  There is no easy solution but it is crucial to have faith that your circumstances will change.

Reversed:  Challenging situations are also present when the Five of Coins is reversed but in this case, you realize that only hard work and plenty of it will change your life.  

As soon as you start this process, other forms of help appear - maybe in the form of a grant or gift.  While you won't forget the troubles you experienced, you realized that they have helped you become a stronger person.

Meanings for Tarot Cards Keywords: despair, financial hardships, lack of faith, troublesome times, internal struggles, poverty, lack of optimism, hard work leading to strong results, reversing trends, growing faith, increased confidence and self-worth, eventual success

Six of Coins

Upright:  A card signifying bounty and gifts, the Six Of Coins represents generosity which you will give or receive.  On the one hand, you may receive a donation or grant which will help you forge ahead in school or business.  

Remembering help you received, you may be the source of a legacy or donation to benefit others.  If you are currently struggling, expect that help is on its way.  When you are in a better position, make sure to pay it forward so a circle of generosity is established. 

Reversed:  Financial settlements and loss often occur when the Six of Coins is reversed.  As a caution to take care, remember to treat your money with respect and use it wisely.  A fool and his money are soon parted.  If a settlement is indicated, it is usually a final division of money or property, like from a will or divorce.

Meanings for Tarot Cards Keywords: gifts and help given and received, practical help, philanthropy, charity, cash prizes, using influence or success to help others, easy come easy go, losing money through absent mindedness, theft, gambling losses, resolution of wills or divorce decrees

Seven of Coins

Upright:  Sometimes with money, there is a lot of labour before you start to see the reward.  That's how it is with the Seven of Coins.  You may find yourself almost exhausted from the amount of work you're doing but still worried about the outcome.  

You may have sleepless nights where you worry about whether you did the right thing or whether you are wasting your time but these fears are pretty groundless.  What is being built is an enterprise that is satisfying to your soul and will eventually fill your pockets.

Reversed:  Mental and physical exhaustion is indicated when the Seven of Coins is reversed.  Again, you've been working hard for little reward but in this case, there is no joy and you can't continue.  

This is a time to take a break and reassess the situation.  You'll find that your attitude will change soon and you'll be able to move in a different, more productive direction soon.  Right now, you're just exhausted.  

Meanings for Tarot Cards Keywords: future investment, growth of business, slow return on money, self doubt, satisfying work, groundless fears, unpaid work, mental exhaustion, disappointment, no reward, improving self worth, reassessment, new direction, fresh start 

Eight of Coins

Upright: New skills and expanding career horizons are all indicated by the Eight of Coins.  This is a time where you have the opportunity to learn new things, apply previous knowledge and take some extra courses to add another feather to your cap.  

This doesn't really indicate starting something new but rather building upon previous skills. In terms of money, small savings and gifts should be carefully invested to increase your worth. 

Reversed:  Hard work without pleasure comes when the Eight of Coins is reversed.  You may have outgrown your job or feel limited at work.  There seems to be nothing new to learn and no where to grow.  

Try to reconnect to your real talents and consider starting your own business or exploring another line of work.  Staying where you are is cheating no-one but yourself. 

Meanings for Tarot Cards Keywords: new skills, apprenticeship, building on previous experience, education, expansion, small savings, financial management, limitations at work, lack of growth, no new potential, dishonesty in business, questionable ethics, moonlighting

Nine of Coins

Upright: Pleasure and financial comfort resound with the Nine of Coins.  Your hard work is rewarded and it is time for you to enjoy the finer things in life.  Spending money on your home, clothing, and yourself is part of treating yourself well and isn't self indulgent.  

Money flows easily and is not a source of worry to you right now.  Love of nature and spending time outdoors and nurturing a garden can also be indicated.  Indulge in the things that give you pleasure - you deserve it.

Reversed: Money seems to be scarce when the Nine of Coins is reversed.  It is time to examine to lifestyle you've been maintained and be prepared to cut things back.  Unexpected expenses drain your resources and you may have made bad or risky investments that are coming back to haunt you now.  

Meanings for Tarot Cards Keywords: prosperity, money flows, enjoying fine things, treating yourself, pleasure, enjoying your success, lack of funds, bad investments, strapped for cash, unable to expand a business, temporary loss, altering one's lifestyle

Ten of Coins

Upright: Money and family are intertwined with the Ten of Coins.  Sometimes this can be quite literal, in the case of family businesses, inheritance, loans, or other financial help.  Perhaps extended family share a home and in this way the money is interconnected.  

With the Ten of Coins, it can also be important to show your family that you are successful and desire their approval for how you make money and live you life.  The Ten of Coins offers prosperity and comfort, money invested and saved and allows you to look at the long term growth of your wealth.

Reversed:  When the Ten of Coins becomes reversed, the family that is so important to you can seem like a burden rather than a blessing.  Perhaps you support relatives or are seeking support that isn't forthcoming.  

It may be that your family is vocal about how they think you should improve your life.  Money matters are especially complicated and there are unexpected drains on your resources.  Just when you thought you were getting ahead, that extra money seems to vanish.

Meanings for Tarot Cards Keywords: money and family, gifts, inheritance, loans, financial prosperity, tax rebates, lump sums, material comfort, family support, burdensome family, heavy expectations, conservative beliefs, unexpected expenses, financial drains, disappointments

Page of Coins

Upright:  The good natured Page of Coins is blessed with a happy and balanced personality.  Sometimes the individual represented may have a sweet tooth and be a little chubby.  While they are pleasant, they have the need for security and lack of imagination common to all the Coin court cards.

Reversed:  When the Page of Coins is reversed, it can refer to a child that is very shy and has difficulty in interacting with others.  This introverted behaviour can also show itself as moodiness or being unable to express their feelings.  

Meaning of each Tarot Card Keywords:  good news about money or property issues, small raise, investment profits, positive family news, unexpected losses, small time theft, good natured, careful, weight problems, introverted children, unable to mix with others, moody

Knight of Coins 

Upright:  The Knight of Coins is just beginning his adult life but his strong determination and sense of purpose has already marked him for success.  He is motivated, ambitious and a strong worker - but can be a little boring.  

He is down-to-earth and comfortable with himself but what he has in purpose he lacks in creativity.  He is an excellent friend or business partner who is steadfast and loyal.  Knowing the meaning of hard work, he is dedicated and always see things through.  He won't give up at the first obstacle and is firmly focussed on the future.

Reversed:  When the Knight of Coins falls in a reversed position, there seem to be all sorts of little financial and career issues.  It can also refer to the toll poverty takes personally, often diminishing self-confidence along with a bank account.

Meaning of each Tarot Card Keywords:  determined, ambitious, successful, conventional, boring, loyal, unafraid of hard work, financial limitations, lessened self esteem, start of future prospects, tenacity, working towards concrete goals, savings, investors, over-use of credit, sloppy money management.

King of Coins

Upright:  The King of Coins is a wealthy and practical man whose caution and sense of responsibility has made him successful in business.  His foresight and patience allow him to plan for most practicalities and probabilities; he is rarely caught off guard.

A loyal friend and lover, the King of Pentacles loves the finer things in life.  Conservative and reliable, he prefers traditional environments and proven concepts.  He may be possessive but this is partly due to his needs for security and his big heart.

Reversed: The King of Coins is usually a boring stick-in-the-mud when reversed.  His stubbornness makes him a bully who won't consider anything he isn't familiar with.  Tight with money, his miserly behaviour could be seen as simply cheap.  

His conservatism limits his business opportunities - unwilling to take any risks, big or small, good opportunities pass him by.

Meaning of each Tarot Card Keywords: wealth, responsibility, king of industry, patient, loyal, sensuous, love of luxury, possessive, steadfast, miser, cheap, bully, stubborn, jealousy, unwilling to take risks, financial increases, creation of a new business, large companies, insufficient monies, delays with grants and loans.

Queen of Coins

Upright:  The Queen of Coins is a kind and warm lady, long connected to all types of luxury including rich food, expensive clothes and elegant homes.  Her appreciation for the finer things in life often connects her with art history and antiques.

A practical and grounded friends, she is in her element in any type of crisis.  In relationships, her sensual nature is as open as her deep feelings but she sometimes needs her partner to have wealth to feel secure.  Her stability is attached to her environment - as such, she dislikes noise, dirt or hardship in general!

Her common sense is a great help in business and her drive to create order will make her an excellent manager in any area.  She can work hard in less exciting jobs if she feels they will benefit her in the long term.

Reversed:  When the Queen of Coins is reversed, her practicality has the better of her and every area of her life is ruled by material possessions.  Her insecurities have led her to become selfish and hard and greed rules.  She may spend freely upon herself with little concern for others around her.  She may even stay in a poor relationship for money.

In business, she is often overly-ambitious; her upward climb is motivated solely by money and future gains.  She only has people around her that are useful, and a solid bank-balance is more valuable than a friend would be.  Ambition drives her to success but personally, she is alone.

Meaning of Each Tarot Card Keyword:  supportive, practicality, luxury, warm-hearted, financial stability, long term gains, greed, selfishness, gold-digger, overly-ambitious, money over friends, calculating, rewards and treats, indulgences, time to enjoy a treat, indulgence after working hard, self centred


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