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 your ex feels about reconciling with you, and you draw the Eight of Pentacles, it means they are determined to get you back. Your ex understands reconciliation will require dedication, and they’re willing to put in the work. They want a solid commitment. This is great energy to be in for reconciliation provided that you’re on the same page. Your person expects you to put in the same amount of effort they put into the relationship. They are in a more practical mindset and less lovey-dovey. Your ex may not seem overly romantic. They might prefer to focus on creating a more stable, secure foundation for your future together.
Eight of Pentacles as reconciliation is a sign of putting in effort to give a relationship another try.
This is a relationship where love is demonstrated through actions. If you’re expecting romantic gestures from your person, you might be disappointed. However, if you pay attention, you might appreciate their efforts and dedication to you more. If differences in love language was an issue, this is your chance to get on the same page. Make the effort to understand your partner, you might be pleasantly surprised.
When your ex thinks about reconciliation with you, they feel determined. They have a clear vision of what they intend to do to heal and improve the relationship. Your person plans to be consistent and diligent in contributing to healing the relationship. Your ex is thinking about more practical ways to win you back. They could be less concerned with making romantic gestures. Your person could dedicate time and energy to spend with you or assist you in a practical way. They want to be a reliable partner to you. This is a very positive sign that a reconciliation will work out provided you appreciate their efforts.
If you’ve recently split up, Eight of Pentacles means they want to reconcile and get back together. They still have hopes that things might still work out between the two of you. Your ex is self-aware and they know how they contributed to the breakup. Right now they are working on bettering themselves, probably doing shadow work. Give them some time to fully heal. They will approach you once they feel ready to offer a reconciliation.
If you’ve been in separation for a while, Eight of Pentacles means they wish you could see how much they’ve worked on bettering themselves since you separated. They’ve done some introspection and realized they needed to work on themselves and mature. They hope you will notice how much they’ve grown. If you were to offer another chance to this person, they would work hard to prove themselves to you.
If the two of you are still considering whether or not you should break up, Eight of Pentacles means both of you want to do the work to make this relationship work. This is a solid sign of commitment, your person wants to make progress with you. They are willing to put in the work and make the compromises needed. This is a very positive sign if you’re looking to repair a relationship. Your partner is open to making adjustments. They’re willing to do what it takes to have a strong, stable future with you.
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If you are asking about how your ex feels about reconciling with you, and you draw the Eight of Pentacles reversed, it means there’s a lack of effort being put into the situation. This could be an indication that your person has given up working on the relationship. Or, it could mean they feel they’ve done all the work and you haven’t put the same amount of effort. One or both of you could feel taken for granted. There is some laziness and imbalances in your relationship. A lot of healing would need to be done for a reconciliation to work.
Eight of Pentacles reversed as reconciliation is a sign of laziness and entitlement. One or both of you are not putting in the work required to keep a relationship alive, let alone heal it. Relationships can’t survive on shortcuts, they require difficult conversations and compromises. You and your partner can’t expect a failed relationship to just miraculously fix itself. Turning a blind eye or expecting the other person to do the work isn’t going to help. One or both of you lack motivation and commitment to making it work.
When your ex thinks about reconciliation with you, they feel unmotivated. Alternatively, they may believe you’re unmotivated and uninterested in a reconciliation. If this is not the case, clear communication will help get you on the same page with your ex. Your ex could be overwhelmed by other responsibilities in their life, especially work. They may feel like they’re not in a position to offer you anything. Reconciliation is not on their mind right now.
If you’ve recently split up, Eight of Pentacles reversed means they are not committed to working on the relationship. They feel like they’ve done all they could to make it work with you, with no results. Your ex may feel unappreciated and hurt that their efforts were not recognized. Your person may feel underappreciated and now they have given up. They doubt anything they do will mend the relationship now.
If you’ve been in separation for a while, Eight of Pentacles reversed means they have moved on. They gave up hope because they believe there’s nothing left to salvage. You ex could feel resentment if they perceived you to be entitled or inconsistent. They might remember you as a partner who didn’t invest in the relationship as much as they did. Whether their views are justified, they are uninterested in reconciliation.
If the two of you are still considering whether or not you should break up, Eight of Pentacles reversed means you need to work harder on the relationship. Both of you sense something missing: lack of passion, constant disagreements, slow progress. Yet neither of you are doing anything to change that. To make this work, both parties need to make an equal effort in creating a stable foundation. Ask yourself: do you still want this relationship or are you staying because you don’t want to be single?
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For relationships and reconciliation, 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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