The Eight of Pentacles is the card of commitment, hard work, high standards, dedication, and accomplishment. This card shows a man who is hard at work. He is working diligently on one of his pentacles. Above him hang many finished pentacles in a line. He is working on them one by one, and he will not stop until they are all done.
The Eight of Pentacles reminds us that putting in consistent and diligent effort is just as important to the success of a relationship as having passionate feelings. Though putting in the work may not feel as sexy or as exciting, it’s part of the glue that holds a relationship together in the day-to-day. The Eight of Pentacles is a reminder to show our love through consistent actions over time.
If you are asking about how someone feels about you and you draw the Eight of Pentacles, it means that this person is feeling determined to show you that they love you. They are willing to put in the hard work, even when the going gets tough. Loving someone is not just an emotion, but can also be like cultivating a skill. This person wants to show you through their actions that they love you.
This person is also feeling committed to you. They are willing to be patient and dedicated. They have high standards for the relationship, for you, and for themselves. They see the potential in your relationship, and they want both of you to grow and thrive. They are proud of all that you have accomplished together so far.
For singles and those embarking on new relationships, the Eight of Pentacles means that this person is feeling determined to show you their feelings for you through their actions. They see a lot of potential in your relationship, and they want both of you to grow and thrive. They want to do what it takes to make you feel taken care of. They are willing to put in the hard work, and they hope that you will see their dedication to you. This is a great sign for any budding relationship.
For existing relationships, the Eight of Pentacles indicates that this person feels very committed to your relationship right now. They have high standards for themselves when it comes to your relationship. They are willing to do whatever it takes to show you their commitment and devotion. They are constantly looking for ways to better themselves and your relationship. They are proud of all that you have accomplished together so far. This is a great place to be, especially if you are looking to take your relationship to the next level.
If you are asking about an old flame or an ex’s feelings about you, the Eight of Pentacles indicates that they feel determined to still make it work with you. They want to reconcile and get back together. They know that they have made mistakes in the past, but they have put in the work to better themselves. They hope that you will be able to see that.
In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Eight of Pentacles is a great sign. This is a solid card of commitment. Your partner wants this relationship to work out, and they are willing to do what it takes to move it forward to the next level. They are open to your ideas and input. Now is a great time to talk to them about what it would look like to move the relationship forward.
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When the Eight of Pentacles is reversed, it means that this person is feeling tired of being the one to put in all of the effort. In their mind, justified or not, they are doing the heavy lifting in this relationship. They may need you to step up right now. For this relationship to work, both of your needs must be met.
Alternatively, this person may be feeling lazy. They may be taking you and your work for granted. The commitment might just not be there for them. In any case, there is an imbalance in the effort going into the relationship. They haven’t realized yet that they can’t take any shortcuts when it comes to love.
For singles and those in new relationships, the Eight of Pentacles reversed is a sign of feeling not quite committed just yet. For whatever reason, the commitment is just not there yet for them. Perhaps you’ve just met, and they are still getting to know you. There may also be an imbalance in the effort that is going into the relationship, where they aren’t sure of where you stand either. It will be good for you to discuss this so that you can have some clarity on where this is going.
For those in committed relationships, the Eight of Pentacles reversed is a sign of wondering about their commitment to the relationship. If they feel like they are always the one who has to make the effort, they could be feeling tired. They may be feeling unsure if you care enough about the relationship to make it worth it. Alternatively, they may be taking you and your efforts for granted. There is an imbalance here, and it needs to be addressed.
If you are asking about an ex’s feelings about you, the Eight of Pentacles reversed means that they are not committed to making it work with you anymore. After your breakup, they felt hurt. They aren’t sure if there is still potential here. If you are wondering about reconciliation or getting back together, they have too many doubts about your relationship to go there right now.
In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Eight of Pentacles reversed means that they are feeling unsure about the commitment. Perhaps they feel that the two of you aren’t putting in equal effort into the relationship, or they aren’t ready for whatever reason. For this to move forward, they need to make sure that you are on rock solid footing before committing further.
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For relationships and feelings, the Eight of Pentacles represents hard work and commitment. It is a reminder that the best relationships are the ones that we invest in. When we put in consistent and diligent effort into a relationship, it will thrive and grow. Never underestimate the power of putting in the work.
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