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The Wild Unknown Tarot Card Interpretation Database: Ace of Pentacles

Use this resource as a guide to interpreting the Ace of Pentacles tarot card as drawn by Kim Krans in The Wild Unknown tarot deck.

Ace of Pentacles The Wild Unknown
Ace of Pentacles

Visual Description

We're looking into the heart of a tree stump. At the center of the tree is a glowing core in the form of a red and yellow pentacle. This core is the only part of the card drawn in color.

The star within the pentacle is not yet fully formed, but the points of the star reach far past the core of the tree, into the outer rings. The tree has many outer rings and a thick bark surrounding it all. There are a few cracks in the tree, and few leafy branches sprout from the tree.

Exclamatory lines surround the tree, almost like a camera's flash .

Numerology + Suits

Aces in numerology are the beginning. They are a spark of something new, whether that be the start of a new job, the surge of a new idea, or the first day of a resolution. At the very essence, Aces are the number of potential and opportunity.

Pentacles correspond with the element of earth and represent the material world. This means anything related to career, work, monetary resources, the skills we use to gain those resources, and the tangible goods we can buy with those resources.

Upright Interpretation

You're at the very early stages of a new venture. Something about this venture is designed to cultivate a talent, profession, money, abundance, or some other tangible return for the investment of your time and energy. This will not be a simple venture. It will come with many steps and obstacles along the way.

But despite the long road ahead, this moment is exciting! You're doing it! You're putting your energy and intention behind something you believe in. And that feels good. Life feels fertile.

In fact, letting yourself plant this seed may manifest even more than you've originally intended. Because when we put ourselves out there, when we do the work, we reap a variety of rewards intended and not. Don't get so fixated on the big goal that you miss the small wins and new discoveries along the way.

Reversed Interpretation

You're not ready to officially make a go of whatever your current goal is. This may be a crisis of confidence. Perhaps you don't feel like you have the right skills, resources, or time to get started. Investigate these assumptions. Are they true, or is something more emotional holding you back? You may also not feel worthy of persuing this goal. If you're asking yourself "who am I to do x", you've got some inner work to do.

You might also be fixated on the wrong thing. Don't forget that they why behind your goal is just as important as the what and the how. Are you going after that something new out of insecurity, ego, or a need to prove yourself to an external party? Was this goal or dream given to you from somebody else? Maybe it isn't right for you, isn't worthy of your time and energy.

We get so focused on needing to DO and produce that we can waste time doing and producing things that we ultimately don't see any value in. What is your why?


Learn more about interpreting The Wild Unknown tarot card deck with the help of this step-by-step guide for interpreting the deck's common symbols, colors, lines and more.


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