Ten of Coins

Alternative Names: Ten of Pentacles

Number: 73.10

Element: Earth

Astrological Association: Mercury in Virgo

Key Meanings: Property, family, and inheritance

The Ten of Coins in Tarot stands for affluence, permanence, and convention. The Ten of Coins meaning in a Tarot reading is material success. The image on the card is a marketplace in a village with people going about their everyday lives. This is a sign of convention and permanence. The luxuriously robed older person patting his dogs and the coins all around signify affluence.

Upright Meaning: The upright Ten of Pentacles shows an inheritance, generosity, and a love relationship that brings wealth and happiness—so if you are asking the question, “Will my current relationship get more committed?” the answer will be a resounding yes. The Ten of Pentacles often comes up in readings to show a wedding. What is even better is that the couple shares similar values and often has similar cultural backgrounds (and the two families actually like one another!).
An additional meaning is inherited property, buying a second home, or extending your current home, again with family support. At this time, you also benefit from sharing—your time, resources, skills, or money to help each other out. Note that family in this context signifies those you consider family and treat as such, so this could relate to a close circle of longtime friends.

This card also suggests maturity. You can interpret this in financial terms, with investments maturing, as well as in emotional terms, as the emotional maturity that comes with life experience. You may find that an older person in the family has wisdom to share in addition to resources.

Reversed Meaning: When reversed, the Ten of Pentacles reveals communication problems in families as one generation tries to dominate another; children and parents disagree and have very different attitudes. The card can highlight contention over a specific issue, such as conflict over property or money. Equally, general attitudes toward finances may be at the heart of the problem. This card often comes up in readings to show overly strict parents who try to control their families with money.

There is also an issue with status here as traditional values block freedom of expression. Older people may find it hard to accept that their children want to do things differently.

In romantic relationships, money, property issues, and the demands of family get in the way of love. Ambition takes over; personal life comes second.

About the Deck: “Ciro Marchetti’s Tarot of Dreams” from Tarot.com.