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 what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the Eight of Pentacles, that means that your person is willing to make an effort. Your person is totally devoted to you. It is astrologically associated with the Sun in Virgo. Virgo is a ruler of the sixth house in astrology, which is the house of work, service, and day-to-day activities. It is also the sign that rules health issues, so the health of your relationship may need attention. You or your person may bond over healthy lifestyles, volunteer work, or pets.
The Eight of Pentacles as love outcome is a sign of having to work on a relationship.
Alternatively, this card can signify literal work. So, you could work with your person, or you could meet them at work. You may have similar interests, and decide to work together. You may bond over a passion project or a business that you started together as a couple. The Eight of Pentacles is also all about making effort and being intentional in everything you do in the relationship.
If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the Eight of Pentacles as love outcome means you will need to work on making this relationship work. This card is astrologically associated with the Sun in Virgo. The Sun is always about centeredness and focus, while Virgo is a sign of service and diligence. Sure, spontaneity gives spice to a relationship, but it’s the routines and the habits that you share together that is the glue of a relationship. It’s important to get the foundations of your relationship in place before you can dig deeper and really get to know your person.
If you are in a new relationship, the Eight of Pentacles as love outcome means the relationship has the potential to last. Remember, the Number 8 in numerology is a symbol of longevity, and even infinity. However, this longevity will require work. Thankfully, when this card is drawn in the upright, it indicates that both of you have the “skills” to maintain and nurture the relationship. This social ability is often an overlooked and underrated life skill. Not everybody is skilled at having intentional conversations or planning dates and shared activities.
If you are in an existing relationship, the Eight of Pentacles as love outcome means longevity, but not without effort. The Number 8 in numerology is also the number of abundance. You bring out the best in each other, and help each other reach your highest potential, especially in terms of building wealth together. You motivate and inspire each other. The Sun in Virgo, which this card is astrologically associated with, is all about diligently and consistently working to make something work. This card is all about being intentional in building a foundation and routines as a couple.
If you are currently in separation with each other, the Eight of Pentacles as love outcome means making a constant and consistent effort to maintain or save a relationship. If you are separated by distance, you and your person have made a point of being disciplined with your relationship. Although discipline is not something that we would normally associate with romantic relationships, it can be a very helpful thing for long-distance relationships. This is a relationship where you are intentional about each and every interaction, you probably even have a schedule for communicating. This is wonderful, but also make sure to add some spontaneity for fun. If you are inquiring about an ex you’re interested in reconciling with, your ex is determined to work on healing the relationship, so they are likely to be open to reconciliation.
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If you are asking about what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the Eight of Pentacles reversed, that means that somebody is unwilling to put effort into the relationship. Drawing this card in the reverse may indicate laziness in a relationship. Relationships take work. Healthy and balanced relationship isn’t just going to fall on our laps. However, you, your person, or both are not putting in the time and energy for this relationship to work. The first step to healing the relationship is to acknowledge that there is an issue, and then have an honest and thorough discussion about it.
The Eight of Pentacles reversed as love outcome is a sign of some form of work getting in the way of your relationship. Your person might be a workaholic, leaving you feeling abandoned, and you have to compete with their career. You may have decided to start a project or business together, and it turned out that mixing business with personal life wasn’t a very wise decision. The tone of the relationship itself could feel like a “sloppy job” in that it feels all over the place. The things and experiences you share together never feel intentional. You never really sit down to have a conversation or make a point of spending time with each other.
If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the Eight of Pentacles reversed as love outcome means a relationship that needs to be worked on, but one or both of the parties are unwilling to do the work. This card in the upright represents performing “acts of service” to a partner as demonstration of love, making an effort, and giving attention to the person we’re with. When this card is drawn in the reverse, one or both of you are either unwilling or unable to do this. Somebody in the relationship could be preoccupied with work. There never seems to be enough time to spend with each other. To make this relationship work, one or both of you would have to carve some time out of your schedule to make time for each other.
If you are in a new relationship, the Eight of Pentacles reversed as love outcome means you need to let go and need to be perfect. Stop being so hard on yourself and other people. Because this card is astrologically associated with the Sun in Virgo, it can embody some of the more negative traits of Virgo. For example, Virgo can be notoriously nitpicky. Either you or your person could feel ungrateful of being in this relationship because of little imperfections that really don’t impact the relationship in a fundamental way. Don’t don’t ruin an entire relationship over the small things in life that won’t even matter in the end.
If you are in an existing relationship, the Eight of Pentacles reversed as love outcome means this relationship consists of two people just going through the motions. Many relationships end up becoming habitual cohabitation. And there’s nothing wrong with that, unless the mindless routines begin to make you feel unhappy in the relationship. Shared habits are a part of healthy relationships. But in healthy relationships, the couple still make an effort to have intentional conversations, organize activities together, and plan a future. Drawing this card in the reverse is a warning that one of you or both are beginning to take for granted the relationship that you have.
If you are currently in separation with each other, the Eight of Pentacles reversed as love outcome means not enough work is put into the relationship for it to survive. This may not be something that anyone wants to hear, but the Eight of Pentacles in reverse is telling you that there is still hope, it’s also workable. If you are separated by distance, neither of you are willing to be extra active in keeping the relationship running. Unlike conventional relationships, long-distance relationships require extra effort, and drawing this card in the reverse may indicate that you’re treating this relationship as if you’re not separated by distance. This may become an issue in the long run, especially the lack of communication. If you are inquiring about an ex you’re interested in reconciling with, this person may not put in the effort to heal the relationship if you give them another chance.
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For love readings, 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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