Rider-Waite – Eight of Pentacles description
An artist in stone at his work, which he exhibits in the form of trophies.
8 of Pentacles keywords
Work, employment, commission, craftsmanship, skill in craft and business, perhaps in the preparatory stage.
Reversed 8 of Pentacles keywords
Voided ambition, vanity, cupidity, exaction, usury. It may also signify the possession of skill, in the sense of the ingenious mind turned to cunning and intrigue.
Additional Meanings: The Querent will be compromised in a matter of money-lending.
Etteilla – Fille Brune
Eight of Coins – Le Huit de Denier
A Dark Girl, Passive, Great Night.
Reversed Eight of Coins
Lack of Ambition, Avarice, Usury.
Paul Foster Case
Eight of Coins
The symbol of Mercury on the cube refers to the Sphere of Mercury.
the first decanate of Virgo, under the rulership of Mercury, from August 23rd to September 1st.
Skill in the management of material affairs; industry; gain in subordinate positions, through writings, clerical work or travel; gain of ready money in small sums.
Avarice and hoarding; penny wisdom and pound foolishness; meanness in money matters; loss through travel or writings; the Querent is likely to be in difficulties with superiors and also with inferiors; he may lose through trying to overreach somebody else.
8 of Disks
A dark girl, honest girl. Reversed: usury, voided ambitions, vanity, cupidity, avarice. W. says: “Work, employment, commission, craftsmanship, skill in craft and business.” Another version has also: abundance, hospitality, politeness, kind reception, majority, augmentation, etc.