Ten of Disks – Wealth
Wealth means an abundance of anything, a state of prosperity or affluence. The antonym of wealth is poverty.
The Ten of Pentacles or Ten of Disks suggests selling something for a profit. Financial gain, a pension.
Rider-Waite: Ten of Pentacles
A man and woman beneath an archway which gives entrance to a house and domain. They are accompanied by a child, who looks curiously at two dogs accosting an ancient personage seated in the foreground. The child’s hand is on one of them.
Gain, riches; family matters, archives, extraction, the abode of a family.
Additional Meanings: Represents house or dwelling, and derives its value from other cards. Reversed: An occasion which may be fortunate or otherwise.
Reversed Ten of Pentacles
Chance, fatality, loss, robbery, games of hazard; sometimes gift, dowry, pension.
Book of Thoth – Wealth – Ten of Disks
The Ten of Disks is called Wealth. Here again is written this constantly recurring doctrine, that as soon as one gets to the bottom one finds oneself at the top; and Wealth is given to Mercury in Virgo. When wealth accumulates beyond a certain point, it must either become completely inert and cease to be wealth, or call in the aid of intelligence to use it rightly. This must necessarily happen in spheres which have nothing whatever to do with material possessions, as such. In this way, Carnegie establishes a Library, Rockefeller endows Research, simply because there is nothing else to do.
But all this doctrine lies behind the card; it is the inner meaning of the card. There is another view to consider, that this is the last of all the cards, and therefore represents the sum total of all the work that has been done from the beginning. Therefore, in it is drawn the very figure of the Tree of Life itself. This card, to the other thirty-five small cards, is what the twenty-first Trump, The Universe, is to the rest of the Trumps.
Golden Dawn – Ten of Pentacles
Lord of Wealth
Accumulation; that which was gathered spoils if not put to use.
Mathers: Ten of Pentacles
House, Dwelling, Habitation, Family.
Reversed Ten of Pentacles
Gambling, Dissipation, Robbery, Loss.
Etteilla: 10 of Coins
House, Household, Economy, Savings. Dwelling, Domicile, Residence, Manor, Abode, Regiment, Ship, Vessel, Bowl. Archives, Castle, Cottage. Family, Extraction, Race, Posterity. Den, Cavern, Lair.
Reversed Ten of Coins
Lot, Fortune, Gambling, Fortunate Situation, Fate, Ignorance, Chance, Destiny, Destined, Inevitability. Fortunate or Unfortunate Occasion.
Paul Foster Case Ten of Coins
The symbol on the face of the cube is a synthesis of the alchemical emblems of the four elements, corresponding to the attribution of The Sphere of the Elements to the Divine Number 10.
Third decanate of Virgo, under the rulership of Venus, from September 12th to September 22nd.
Money through servants or subordinates; gain in matters connected with medicine, drugs, food, nursing, farming or gardening; completion in material gain and fortune, but nothing beyond.
Material success, but heaviness and dulness of mind; sometimes loss through servants or subordinates; slothfulness.
Thierens: 10 of Pentacles
- The house and the household, economy, gain, riches, family matters, archives. Building — a castle as well as a hut — vessel, ship, race, posterity. Fortune, game. Reversed it is said to give: Fatality, destiny, opportunity, fate, gratification, dowry, pension. Also decision.
- The element Fire on the house of Taurus, the Second, confirms again the remarkable correctness of tradition, without giving the astrological key to the significance. Naturally this card must have to do with economy, gain, riches, fortune, etc., while Taurus, as the vast field of action in the universe, actually procures that which is called ‘opportunity.’ The influence of Venus and the Sun on the second house is very favourable for art as well as for monetary matters. So this must be a card of a great artistic value, foretelling success in music and painting and an immense love of the beautiful. It indicates possession without drawback or danger, domains, land, estates, but more the ‘possession’ than the ‘house’ as such, and probably this has been more or less mixed up in the past, because one saw a possession consisting in a house, a castle, even a ship, etc. These very intricate constructions themselves, however, cannot be under the rule of the vast and monotonously extensive house of Taurus. The card must stand for banking or insurance house, and favour both trades: banking and insurance. It promises prosperity by means of economy, agriculture, perhaps art-dealing. Further every collective possession.
- Fortune, riches, favourable chance in monetary matters, economy, agriculture, art, specially music and painting, may give a beautiful voice, advantage in worldly affairs, possessions, specially domains, land, property; banking, insurance, art-dealing. In weak cases the card may indicate laziness, idleness, dull luxury and the degenerating influence of an existence without trouble or exertion: it is like full midsummer in human life. There may be some fatality in it. You cannot escape this good ripe fruit of karma, nor the fullness of Nature at its height. The attitude of the wise must be: to enjoy.
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