The Two of Pentacles suggests balancing, juggling many things at once, compromise and playfulness. The carnival-esque figure manages to hold two pentacles mid-air, which are enveloped by an infinity sign, just like the one above the Magician’s head. One the one hand the card suggests pragmatism and practicality; the juggler is able to weigh this concern against that one, balance this limitation with that priority, measure this asset against this deficit. This is one of the assets of the earth suit, Pentacles, as a whole: facility with the practical world, and a strong competence at directing, manipulating and organizing logistics toward the attainment of an aim or the successful fruition of a project. This card may symbolize your ability to nourish your health and physical well-being while still tending to a busy work schedule, or it may reflect a sound, balanced checkbook. It may show a need to take equal care of two sides of your personality, say a need for solitude balanced with a love of socializing, or spiritual exploration balanced with security needs.
While the Pentacles suit on the whole does represent money, materialism and the more mundane, pragmatic aspects of physical reality, the pentagram on the coin, which is an esoteric symbol in High Magick, suggests that beneath all these ephemeral, superficial aspects of the physical world, there is also a hidden magical force. Mysterious spirits live even inside mundane objects like precious metals and. We often take for granted the beauty and magic of nature and our surroundings. Trees, rivers, exotic creatures and brightly colored flowers seem normal and boring to us, because we have become jaded and numb to their magnificence through sheer familiarity. We lose sight of the fact that these are amazing, bewildering and wonderful expressions of an incomprehensible divine force. But the Two of Pentacles reminds of us of the nearness and immediacy of this magic that is all around us. The infinity sign reminds us that there is a universal, timeless spirit which pervades even the most blunt and seemingly prosaic objects, like coins, as well as the potential for any such object to be transformed into a ritual or magical tool. The juggler may in fact be summoning forth this infinite spirit through his interaction with the coins; thus one reading for the card may be finding a deeper meaning or magic in simple tasks.
The Two of Pentacles card is connected to the Moon as a sign of high adaptability, as well as the Moon / Mars as an indication of capriciousness.
Card meanings upright:
The Two of Pentacles card may indicate that you have income from multiple sources and are juggling your finances. You may also be investing money in different places, stretching your money as far as possible, or bartering with others. Now is a good time to balance your finances and set priorities in your financial life.
Card meanings reversed:
When the Two of Pentacles card is reversed, it may mean that you are struggling to juggle all the demands in your life. You may have a tendency to lose sight of your finances or struggle to make practical choices, and feel you are always in chaos rather than security. You may have outgrown your career or dealing with emotional insecurities during this time as well.