Eight of Pentacles
This tarot card signifies intensity. Our creativity has peaked, and we need to ensure the finished product stands out. Our commitment to excellence urges us to constantly raise the bar, and improve on our own quality. Hence, we prove our worth time and again, not just to others, but to ourselves as well. We need to reach a stage where every action is underlined with extraordinary elegance, and every achievement is in the greater interest of humanity.
The biggest chunk of the Tarot deck, 56 of the 78 cards, comprise the Minor Arcana. 40 cards out of these fall exclusively under the Minor Arcana, while the other 16 also form a part of the Royal Arcana or Court Cards. If the Major Arcana can be said to convey the big picture, the Minor Arcana signifies the specifics in the life of a person. It is divided into four parts: The Suit of Swords signifies the realm of the mind and intellect, our decisions and insights. The Suit of Cups has to do with the things of the heart, things we love and care about. The Suit of Wands represents our power and life energy as applied to the situations and events we face in life. And lastly, the Suit of Pentacles represent our labours and the rewards we gain from them.