Eight of Pentacles
Art Media: Created in Illustrator and GIMP, on my laptop with a standard mouse. hi res 1000x1633 at 400dpi. Used color scheme is orange yellow and red tones
Art Concept/Card Description, symbolism and meaning: Representation and interpretation of this card is based on traditional RWS, main difference is artistic style which is more modern and abstract.
Meaning: Coins in general represent earth, materialism and daily life in general. Instead classical image here we see what seems to be an insect like creature working in something like a giant hive. Whatever task at the hand may be, it seems never-ending as in background we see numerous shapes similar to those this creature create. This cards reminds us that no matter how small or insignificant task at the hand may be sometimes even boring or dull, giving us impression we are going in circles, /f it’s necessary to do then it should be done with a sparkles of creativity that makes it more easy and fun.
It’s important to remember no matter how small and meaningless it may be everything have important role in bigger plane, that is nicely presented by the pattern in the background where every shape have its place and without it pattern would be incomplete, so we are unique, everything we do and create is unique and our place is unique. But it’s important to remember to sometime lift our eyes of the work and look at the bigger picture.
Basic meaning stay unchanged: Work, employment, commission, craftsmanship, skill in craft and business, perhaps in the preparatory stage. Reversed: 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: A young man in business who has relations with the Querent; a dark girl.
Reversed: The Querent will be compromised in a matter of money- I pointed out only few short lines for interpretation because every reader decides card meaning on its own!