The Ten of Pentacles is a card that looks into interpersonal strategies and liaisons. It can also indicate courtship and dating. However, in the dating world it is often indicative of a relationship that is strategic or carefully considered, rather than a spontaneous passionate romance.
This card teaches us that it is to our advantage to nurture relationships in our life that may not be “perfect”, yet are still beneficial. We can’t expect everyone to meet our utmost expectations – and we should not. When we spend our lives cultivating friendship and respect, it pays off in the end. We can’t hermit away and expect to be abundant and successful! We must partake in community and build the relationships we need to thrive.
Sometimes we need to take time to ourselves for reflection and healing, but the Ten of Pentacles urges us that it is time to come out of our shell now and back into reality. What do you want to cultivate and grow? How would you like your “family” or “village” to look? Continue putting the work in to attracting those who will help you succeed, and those that you will in turn help to succeed. Value in others both your similarities and differences. This doesn’t mean to invite everyone in, but to learn to be both discriminating and accommodating. There is a healthy balance. Finding this balance will lead to much material and psycho-spiritual payoff in the long run. If you have already put in a lot of this work, Ten can indicate you are now reaping the benefits!
In a relationship spread, the Ten of Pentacles indicates that your relationship can and will be successful, if you do the work. Learning to be in balance with your partner will lead to the abundance you seek – whether that’s having children, investing in property, etc. While the relationship you are in may not be the passionate thrill ride that plays out in Hollywood, if you both put the time and effort in, you will live a good and healthy life together that bears much fruit. Put the work in and it will pay off with stability and tenderness.
In reverse, this card can mean that something is out of balance in your interpersonal circle. This needs work and tweaking in order for you to get your ducks in a row. Do some thinking to pinpoint where there is a nagging relationship concern, and deal with it presently. It may often be with a parent or relative.
The heart of the message here is: do the work, and ye shall succeed! Relationships take work just as anything else. Know this and prosper 🥰