Card of the Day: Eight of Pentacles

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Today’s card is the Eight of Pentacles from the Linestrider Tarot

My first thought at looking at this card is a kind of guarding or treasured feeling because of IMG_1137the way that the girl has gathered the pentacles and is holding one over her heart.  There’s also a cat in the background with white eyes that makes me think of a supernatural guardian creature.  The message of Eight of Pentacles is “practice makes perfect”.  You can see the pile of pentacles by her knees, the seven that she created before the one that she’s holding.

Pentacles are the suit of earth and they talk about the physical tangible world.  Some sources say that Pentacles mean money or financial matters, and they can, but I find them often referring to the physical world around us.  When you see this eight it indicates that it’s talking to something you’re physically involved with.  Maybe it’s fitness training for some kind of race, it could be your work on perfecting the perfect cupcake recipe for the bakery you want to open.  This bodes well, it’s an encouraging reminder to keep at it, your persistence will be rewarded.

If you feel like you’re trapped in a rut doing the same thing over and over again, you’ll probably feeling really frustrated.  So seeing this card show up might not be the message that you want to hear.  But take heart, it means that you’re going to get there, the Eight is just telling you that you’re making progress and asking you to be patient.

So hang in there, keep doing sit-ups, keep baking cupcakes, practice makes perfect.