Monday, June 30, 2014

The Ace of Disks or Pentacles, RWS/Thoth Tarot Card Meaning

The Ace of Pentacles, RWSThe Ace of Disks, Thoth
Meanings Upright, Ill-dignified, and Reversed, rx
Rider Waite Smith, and Thoth

Occult Name: The Root of the Powers of Earth
Ace of Disks or Pentacles in timing: One year; or the season of spring
Kabbalah: The earthy aspect of Kether
Reading with Playing Cards: Equivalent to the Ace of Diamonds



The Ace of Disks or Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning


The Ace of Disks or Pentacles, by both Thoth and RWS representation appears to be spiritual in nature. The Thoth deck shows the disk to have wings; and the RWS version has a hand coming out of the sky, as if to be coming from the spirit realm. Spirituality sits in the Wands suit, but its presence is felt strongly in this one, as it is the food that builds and stabilizes all that lies within our world. Each of the Aces is symbolic of the psyche, and furthermore, each is the pure essence of its ruling element and suit. Additionally the Aces show a voluminous amount of positive energy available in a situation. Success is not guaranteed though, you'll need to work with what opens up to you.

The Ace of Disks is much about manifestation - what our respective life will consist of is what we make it to be - unfortunately not always through intent, but the end result is entirely in our hands. As for the wings of spirit, they suggest that when we live well by spiritual values, obviously, life is going to be balanced and wholesome, more opportunities will present; and subsequently, of course, we'll have the chance to manifest that which interests us. Furthermore, what you believe affects all that becomes real within your world. When you believe that doors will open, they will. When you open your mind and spirit to soar, the world literally becomes your oyster.


This card may pertain to a new beginning concerning anything perceivable to us on the material plane, and as an example, such a beginning may be in health or in love. Why love? Emotional issues are Cups territory, but looking at love as a cherished asset, it would lie here. When examining your career: whereas in the Wands suit it would primarily be perceived through the eyes of an entrepreneur; in this suit, with this Ace, it is alternatively seen from a perspective of how you can use it to establish further financial and other, worldly security.



The Ace of Disks or Pentacles Dignified and Upright


  • Manifestation.
  • An opportunity presents.
  • A new beginning, could be a course or a new job.
  • May foretell the birth of a child.
  • Beginning a period of affluence and abundance.
  • Your efforts produce a desired result, or will open up further opportunity.
  • An inheritance or other monetary windfall.
  • Creating a solid platform which you can build upon.
  • A suitable level of stability and security; especially financial.
  • A new and positive beginning in health.
  • Appreciating the great outdoors and grounding in nature.
  • Trust that things will go well.
  • Seek the resources you need.
  • Newly established love.
  • A new development in spiritual growth.
  • Your feelings regarding the issue.
  • You believe that someone is against you. If this card shows up, no worry, it's all good - they are on your side or won't be of real concern to you.
  • Someone you haven't seen for a very long time.
  • In most cases, an all-around positive sign. With significantly negative neighboring cards, of course this could change.
  • The situation will be ongoing for a significantly long time.
  • You are on your own.
  • Consider going it alone on this one.


The Ace of Disks or Pentacles Ill Dignified and Reversed


  • Now is not the most suitable time to begin.
  • Results other than what you had hoped for.
  • Underhanded financial tactics.
  • A reference to greed.
  • May be suggesting for you to ask yourself why you have such a strong thirst for material possessions.
  • There isn't enough funding available to proceed.
  • It's time to reassess the situation; a lack of clarity is hindering you.
  • Feeling that you have let someone down or that you have failed.
  • You are resisting spiritual growth and it is a hindrance to you.
  • A situation lacking stability.
  • Short term financial gain.
  • Blocked to an opportunity.
  • You have more faith in the situation at hand than is warranted.
  • A phase of financial difficulty.
  • You are set to move forth, but there is an obstacle you are not yet aware of.
  • After a disagreement you're urged to make amends, call a truce, or make a peace offering.
  • Ask yourself if you are just "handing your investment money over," as the risk involved could be significant.
  • Consider--are you going down a rabbit hole if you take a particular path? Are there unseen potential negativities which could offshoot from embarking on it?

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