Card Meanings,  Pentacles,  Sacred Circle

Keywords: 8 of Discs

WRITTEN BY:Emma Sunerton-Burl


Skill; order; ability from experience; good foundations of knowledge and skill; practical work; sculpture; excitement in one’s work; enjoyment of effort; making good choices; self determination; thought out conclusions; taking one’s time; observation; no rush; freedom of choice; following one’s ambitions; time and space for emotional expression; valuing the difficulties as part of the journey; having emotional tools to deal with issues as they arise; time out to consider next steps; joyfulness and part of the journey; accepting what life offers and working with it with skill.


Clinging to an emotion; fear of experiencing difficulty; denying ones own skills; victim mentality; need to remember past skills and events; rushing forward without thought; circular thinking; need for approval.



When this card comes into your spread it is a time to enjoy the work ahead of you; you have the skill to achieve whatever dreams you have. These will take hard work and there will be set backs, but also the joy will be in the getting there. As you enjoy the process so you discover and hone your skill even more fully. Do not let and threat of difficulty put you off, but rely on your inner and outer skills. This card also points to crafts work and other intricate detailed skilful work.



1. What skills do you have? Are there any parts of your skill you are denying at this time? Embrace this too. 2. Where does your heart call you to go? Even if you can’t see the complete way to reach your dream – head in that direction with the next steps. 3. Is there any part of you waiting for approval before you put your plan into action? If so know you can give yourself the approval you need; you don’t need to rely on someone else. 4. What else needs to be done before you can realise your dream? – begin now. 5. What are the roots of your situation and what needs to happen to allow the “plant” to grow to maturity?



  • Look through your life and make a written map as you do so mark on it all the times you have experienced that have given you a life skill and also all the training and practical experience you have gained. You can clearly assess how much inner emotional skill you have as well as the more practical skills in your life. Remember the difficult times often bring more “experience points” than the easy ones.
  • Don’t display yourself fully to the world at this time but consolidate all you have learned and become more and more trusting in your own abilities. Once you are fully confident then you can show your skills to the world.
  • Enjoy your work and allow the challenges to be enjoyable parts of your progress.



I am in charge of the direction of my life.
I am gaining in confidence and skill every day.
I trust my experience and skill in all areas of life.
I learn easily and put my knowledge to work in my life.



Emma welcomes any comments on this article or the visualisations you do following this method. Email her on Emma works as an intuitive psychic tarot reader and runs one to one online training courses on reading with the Thoth tarot deck using a unique blend of intuition and psychological techniques. This has now been extended to working intuitively with RWS style decks too. She also mentors other professional and non-professional tarot readers. She offers visualisation MP3 downloads for intuition development, tarot readings F2F, telephone or distance, and healing – see her website for details: Emma has a Bsc in Psychology and is a trained counsellor, counselling supervisor and trainer. She integrates this experience in her Tarot work, and in her self-written training courses for personal development, Tarot and Tarot mentoring.

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