We see a man working on a bench. He is pounding the pentacle symbol into one of the coins depicted. The man is intent on task, absorbed in his own craftsmanship.
Eight of Pentacles: Yes or No
This card is a “yes,” if this question is about a labor of love.
Eight of Pentacles: Meaning
At work, you experience flow. Minutes and hours escape from you while you’re working. You love the work, and you aren’t constantly checking the clock.
You might be an artisan, practicing a craft, which is very important to you. Follow your inclinations. Take your time, and do a thorough job on every project.
Depending on the other cards in this reading, a raise or title bump maybe coming your way. Other people have noticed your dedication and diligence. You will be rewarded.
Eight of Pentacles Reversed
Do you hate your job? If it doesn’t fulfill you, you should seek out other employment. What would make you happy? What have you always dreamed of doing? Life is too short to spend so much of it in a position you hate.
Have you been working too hard? You’re running yourself into the ground. Find balance in your schedule. You can’t keep up this pace.
Are you distracted lately? Perhaps you haven’t been the best employee lately. Is your job in jeopardy? Get back on track and be mindful when you’re at work.
Eight of Pentacles Love
While the Seven of Pentacles indicates work on a partnership that isn’t worth it, this card is about sinking time and energy into a relationship and loving the results.
Successful relationships require a lot of time and energy. It isn’t all wine and roses. This card deals with the day to day work of a commitment.
The Eight of Pentacles indicates a deep devotion to your partner, through bad times and good. You’re dedicated and are willing to do the hard work. It is about persistence and being in a relationship for the long haul.
This isn’t necessarily a “fun” card though. It isn’t about romance and late nights spent talking to one another. There is a routine to your relationship. You have schedules to manage, children to care for, and doing the mundane activities of life. You might want to set time aside for each other. Consider establishing a date night. Or squeezing in some couple time whenever you can. Also check the surrounding cards. Is this a positive or a negative reading?
If you are single, you might be spending a lot of time on yourself at the moment. It is okay to be a little self-involved. You are enjoying work or school, your friendships, and perfecting yourself. While you are thinking about a partner in the future, you aren’t quite ready to pursue it yet.