Two Of Pentacles – Rider Waite Tarot Deck

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I. Two of Pentacles Rider Waite image description

Two of Pentacles Rider Waite image description

The Two of Pentacles depicts a man dancing as if he was juggling problems in his life. The infinity symbol runs around this card shows that his ability to handle problems is limitless. The two boats glided out onto the surface of the water as if they are going through ups and downs of life. The anxiety reflected on his face, however, he still immersed himself in the dance comfortably and left the difficulties behind.

In the film First Knight, Lancelot did a challenge to go along a row full of cutting blades. He passed the challenge successfully because he was always alert, agile, and persistent. He knew when to step forward and when to stop, and he skimmed the danger and enjoyed every moment of this deadly obstacle. Lancelot is the representative of the power of this card.

Two of Pentacles lancelot
First edition of the novel “Lancelot from the lake” (source: Gettyimages)

The Two of Pentacles has the image of a young man dancing while trying to balance the concerns of life. The infinity around the two coins shows that this guy has the ability to solve a multitude of difficult problems. In the background, there are two ships that are slipping easily through the water, symbolizing the ups and downs of life.

II. Two of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

Balance, Flexibility, Happy.


  • Keep everything steady;
  • Solve request;
  • Make people work together;
  • Ensure that all areas are covered;
  • Have many alternatives;
  • Move forward gently;
  • Focus on every aspect equally.


  • Engage with people quickly;
  • Feel comfortable when testing new methods;
  • Go with the flow;
  • Do not let the opportunity slip out of hand;
  • Approach many development directions;
  • See the possibilities;
  • Overcome challenges;
  • Change orientation easily.


  • Do what you like;
  • Take the time to enjoy;
  • Feel the high spirit;
  • Feel the fun in all circumstances;
  • Relax.

III. Opposite and Support Tarot cards to the 2 of Pentacles

Opposite cards

  • Hierophant – comply and follow the principle;
  • 5 of Wands –  cannot resolve conflict;
  • 4 of Swords – rest, quiet, sedentary;
  • 6 of Swords – boring, indifferent.

Support cards

  • Temperance – balance, find the right harmony;
  • 4 of Wands – joy, excitement, partying.

IV. 2 of Pentacles Upright Card Keywords

balance, adaptability, time management capabilities

Words and Keywords

Balance many obligations at the same time, dilemma, multitasking, the allocation of resources, support the creativity, skillful manipulation, multiple responsibilities, good news, gifts, change your career or environment, a new relationship, a new beginning, a movement that changes your life, a trip, everything changes; easy come, easy go; rob one’s belly to cover one’s back, go with the flow, time is gold.


The Two of Pentacles card is a card about balance, often referring to the aspect of cooperative relations. You tend to want to maintain the balance of two extended areas of life, such as finance and health, love and career, etc. This card is usually considered a good sign.


There are two major matters that are important to keep in mind. You need to stop focusing on too many things. Multi-tasking is not the right thing for you right now. Perhaps, you will need to cut down on what you are doing to focus on just two main priorities. You need to pay attention and balance your financial situation.


Maybe, this is the time you need to consider taking risks. You can limit the chances or choices you want to receive but you cannot completely avoid if those choices appear right before your eyes. Do not tie yourself into knots. You should spend the most focus on only two main tasks. If you are looking for a job, send your resume to the two most potential companies and carefully prepare for the interview instead of dispersing the opportunity by sending your resume everywhere without attention and understanding thoroughly about where you apply.


Two of Pentacles tells that if you are currently in a committed relationship, it is possible that you and your partner are having some trouble spending time and health together. You need to make sure your relationship is always maintained at a high priority in your daily life, otherwise, your partner will not be there for you when needed. If you are looking for love, do not fool yourself or yourself that you are ready for a serious relationship while you are not. You do not need to be a perfect lover from the beginning but you will need to be willing to spend time, space and health for the romance of love.


You should pay attention to the results and make sure that you understand your financial situation. You may need to create a balance for everything, such as spending less or spending more to take care of your personal financial future. This is a good time to invest (wisely) instead of spending or speculating.


You need to balance your efforts for the health aspect with your own responsibility in your personal and professional life. You should take time for your own life by resting, relaxing, and healing appropriately. If you put yourself at the bottom of the list of things to take time to care for, your health will definitely get worse. You need to remember that your goal is to progress gradually instead of immediately becoming perfect.


Great responsibilities can make you feel as if you do not have time to take care of your spiritual aspect. However, small things like 5 minutes of walking or meditation is also a good option that saves time. Remember that you must provide nutrients not only for the body but also for the spirit to truly balance your life.

Situation and advice

Two of Pentacles implies that you are trying to solve many problems at the same time. Perhaps, you no longer enjoy your work as before because it has now become a duty/obligation. You are trying to please others but forget about yourself. You must know how to arrange time wisely. The financial situation is unstable and you need to balance it.

It is obvious that your business must have a hard time when starting. You are confused and trying to rob the belly to cover the back. The amount you want is not available but there will be an additional one. You need to share resources with your partner.

You may have to work hard but only get a small bonus. You need to make a decision to reduce stress in your life. Perhaps, the change of work or environment will improve your situation. It is the time to adapt and go with the flow. A trip is about to take place. Your multi-tasking skills will lead to success. Good news or a gift may come to you.


A multi-tasker, a jack-of-all-trades.

V. 2 of Pentacles Reversed Keywords

disorganized, chaos in financial status

2 of Pentacles Reversed Keywords

Words and Keywords

Unstable, Unbalanced, disorganized, wasteful, the solidity/the uncompromising, sadness, restlessness, hesitation, debt, unwise spending, poor financial management, inadequate efforts, complications, lack of concentration, bad news.

Opposition, discouragement, a trip that is postponed or cancelled, loss of self-control, division, abuse of trust, corruption, the eyes are bigger than the stomach, slavery.


The Two of Pentacles reversed may be a sign that you have too many things to keep balanced and can also be a reminder that you should take time to rest. A short break is still better than keep moving continuously without stopping.


If you feel like you are overloaded and cannot handle everything, it is better to pay attention to your feelings. You should ask for help if you find it necessary or at least, give yourself some space to relax to regain your spirit. You should just come back to the challenge with a refreshing soul.


Overall, this reversed card is a good card when it comes to the aspect of work, but it is also possible that the demands for you at work are becoming too overwhelming for you to meet. Do not carry the whole world on your shoulders, It is better to just do one or a few things at a time thoroughly and radically, quality is more important than quantity. You should consider taking the time to rest if possible. If you are looking for a job, stay focus and look for companies that are best suited to your ability rather than just spreading your resume randomly.


The meaning of the Two of Pentacles reversed not so different from the upright one. You are in a committed relationship, there may be many concerns that are overwhelming your mind and keep you away from the person you love. You need to make sure your partner knows how much you love, respect and care for him/her. If you are looking for love, do not fool yourself that you are ready for a serious relationship while you are not. If you fill your time constantly with work or other things that distract you, you will not have enough time for your future lover, so please consider.


This card in reverse reminds remind you to be aware of your source of income and consider what you are spending on. If you need help, just ask. You cannot ignore your financial situation and keep thinking that everything will be okay.


If you can find joy when you learn about your body and your health, you will realize that your health situation is very stable and strengthened when you push yourself to do exercise more. Make sure you have enough time in your life to think about your health needs and do what is needed to meet those needs.


The Two of Pentacles reversed indicates that you are under a lot of pressure. You should take the time to take care of your spirit. Every detail you learn about the spiritual aspect will benefit you. You have pleasure in your heart; therefore, just enjoy, explore, and share that pleasure with everyone even if at the moment you feel how heavy the responsibility is.

Situation and advice

You may feel overwhelmed by obligations. Life is full of complexities and there is no way out at this time. You will have to pay attention to the details of complicated administrative tasks. It is hard to persevere to achieve goals and to resolve conflicting contradictions. Maybe, you are confusing and biting off more than you can chew.

You need to lighten the workload and focus on a certain task at a time. A partner can appropriate many common resources which makes you have no support when needed. On the contrary, you manage your finances ineffectively due to unwise spending and the excessive use of credit rationing. You have trouble getting paid at the present time.

It seems to be difficult, so you have to be flexible and force yourself to follow the situation. You should consider your goals thoroughly and make sure you have the necessary determination and skills before doing anything else.


The absent-minded, an impulsive and immature person, the multi-taskers, people who are rigid and inflexible, a person who uses the maximum amount of his/her credit.

In a Tarot spread, the Two of Pentacles let you know that you can juggle with all the requests aimed at you. In fact, you will enjoy the pleasure in every challenge. If you do not feel confident at the moment, this card reminds you to believe in yourself. You have everything you need to reach your goal and go further. Let’s accept the challenge.

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