Drawing 8 Of Pentacles Card And 10 Of Swords Tarot Cards Together | What Do They Mean When Together? | A Complete Guide

  • By: Reece
  • Date: 20 December 2022
  • Time to read: 8 min.

A key aspect of reading your own tarot is interpreting cards. For a beginner interpreting a single card can be fine, as there are plenty of resources to help you out, however interpreting two or more can be very tricky.

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However, if you have been practising single card readings for a while a 2 card spread will be a great introduction into reading multiple cards.

As you’ve found this page, you’re probably wondering how to interpret the 8 Of Pentacles card and 10 Of Swords card together in particular.

The 8 Of Pentacles card and 10 Of Swords have unique qualities and will interact with each other in different ways depending on what kind of reading you are doing.

What does 8 Of Pentacles and 10 Of Swords mean together?

The 8 Of Pentacles tarot card and The 10 Of Swords tarot card combined represent a journey of mastering your craft and enjoying your job, only to have it end suddenly and painfully. It symbolizes the heartbreaking realisation that no matter how hard you have worked and how much you have invested in your employment, it can be taken away from you in an instant. It is a reminder to enjoy the work you have, but to also plan for other scenarios in case of unexpected endings.

The meaning may differ depending on what you are asking. Here are some common questions and their possible meanings

What does 8 Of Pentacles and 10 Of Swords mean together for your love life?

The 8 Of Pentacles tarot card and The 10 Of Swords tarot card when read together may indicate that a painful ending is inevitable, even though you have worked hard to master your craft, and you have enjoyed the journey. This could mean that the love life you are currently experiencing, or that you anticipate will soon come to a conclusion.

It is likely that the relationship is ending due to a fundamental incompatibility that has become increasingly apparent over time. You may have been investing your emotional energy in a partnership that is not right for you, and that has slowly been deteriorating. The 10 Of Swords suggests that it is coming to a head, and is likely to be a traumatic and painful experience.

It is important to recognize that it is inevitable, and that it is for the best. The 8 Of Pentacles might be a reminder that even though the current relationship is ending, you have learned a lot from it and have grown from the experience. Now is the time to focus on mastering a craft or passion that you truly enjoy and to use this time to work on personal growth and development. The 10 Of Swords is serving as a warning that if you don’t accept the end of this relationship, and take this time to learn and grow, you’ll find yourself at an even lower point than you are now.

What does 8 Of Pentacles and 10 Of Swords mean together for your finances?

The 8 of Pentacles and The 10 of Swords tarot card together in reference to finances and job can speak to the process of reaching a level of mastery in one’s work, only to ultimately experience a complete and painful ending. It implies that although your dedication and hard work will be rewarded, there will also be pitfalls and struggling periods.

The 8 of Pentacles indicates that you have the opportunity of honing your skills and mastering something which will eventually lead to the reward of a good salary and the gratification of a job well done. This tarot card is associated with ambition and hard work, which will result in success in the long run.

However, the 10 of Swords tarot card speaks of a complete and painful ending. This can signify career changes, a change in your financial situation, or an unexpected obstacle that will throw you off balance. Regardless of how far you’ve gone in mastering your craft and how much you have achieved, something can happen that will make all of your plans and efforts come to a crashing halt.

Despite the fact that these two tarot cards represent a rocky journey, it is possible to overcome the setbacks and to find success. Even in the face of failure and disappointment you can pick yourself up and continue on the path towards finding financial security and the fulfillment of your career goals. With determination and resilience, it is possible to master your craft and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

What does 8 Of Pentacles and 10 Of Swords mean together for your health?

The 8 of Pentacles and the 10 of Swords tarot card combination represents a complete transition in life. It suggests a journey of finding balance in health, both physically and mentally.

The 8 of Pentacles represents mastering one’s craft, a journey of becoming an expert in something. In terms of health, this would be a journey of mastering healthy habits, such as exercising regularly, eating the right kinds of food and taking the right kind of supplements. Through mastering these habits and making them second nature, our overall health will improve.

On the other hand, the 10 of Swords tarot cards symbolizes a painful ending, or rockbottom. This could mean a situation where one’s health hits its lowest point, or a situation that forces one to make drastic changes to their lifestyle. It is important to recognize the lesson this card brings and to take the steps necessary to make improvements to our health and wellbeing.

Together, the 8 of Pentacles and the 10 of Swords tarot cards represent a journey of finding balance in our health. This journey begins at rock bottom, but it slowly progresses towards a state of mastery and understanding of our health. Through this journey, we can cultivate an understanding and respect for our bodies and work to maintain healthy habits that continue to enrich our lives.

The meaning of the cards will depend on what kind of reading you are doing and the question you asked the deck. This is a guide covering the general meanings of the cards and how they relate to each other.

Common 2-card spreads

Whilst it’s great to know who these two cards interact with each other, it’s important to note that the meaning will depend on the context of your spread

The most common 2 card spreads I recommend to newer readers are:

  • The 2 card cross (otherwise known as “The Fool’s Journey”)
  • The 2 card “Yes or No”

“The Fool’s Journey”

Setup: The two card cross is where you place two cards face up, one placed vertically and with one laying horizontally over

Interpretation: The 2 cards represent a “situation” and a “challenge”. The first card will describe the situation you are in with the second horizontal card being the “challenge” crossing you (literally crossing you in this case!)

Reading: Using the overviews in this guide is a great way to start. First, look at the meanings of the 2 cards, and see how they might relate either as your “situation” or “challenge”. Once you have that you can look at the general overview for how the two cards interact with each other.

The benefit of this spread is that it can give clarity when you’re feeling uncertain or anxious. Once you have clarity of thought, and a strong idea of what your challenge is you can find solutions to help your situation

The 2 card “Yes or No”

Setup: The 2 card “Yes or No” is where you place two cards face up side by side, whilst asking your deck a “yes or no” question.

Interpretation: Each card in a tarot deck has a “yes” or a “no” meaning. Look at the meanings of each card, and you will have your answer.

The benefit of this is you get a stronger yes or no compared to a single card draw. You may find you often get a mix of “yes or no”, and this is fine. It simply means there is doubt, or things are not yet clear.

Yes or No meaning

Things are a bit tricky for this combination, as 8 Of Pentacles and 10 Of Swords mean different things. The cards are unsure about your question, or the answer to the question has not yet been decided.

The “Yes” and “No” meanings can differ from reader to reader. The meanings here are based on what I believe are the generally accepted definitions.

What does 8 Of Pentacles mean?

The 8 Of Pentacles Tarot card is a card of mastery, mastery of one’s craft, and enjoyment of the fruits of that labor. It encourages one to take pride in their work and their commitment to what they are doing. This can be applied to health, finance and relationships in several ways.

When it comes to health, the 8 Of Pentacles Tarot card encourages us to take full ownership of our well-being and to commit ourselves to whatever lifestyle and practices that will bring us better health. Taking the time to prepare healthy meals, doing regular exercise, getting enough rest and developing good habits to keep ourselves healthy and strong are all examples of taking ownership of our health and committing to it.

When it comes to finances, the 8 Of Pentacles Tarot card encourages us to take full ownership of our financial situation and to commit ourselves to the practices that will bring us financial security. This could be anything from budgeting, creating wealth building activities, or taking the time to research what financial products are available and how to best use them.

When it comes to relationships, the 8 Of Pentacles Tarot card encourages us to take full ownership of our commitment to relationships. This means taking the time to ensure that we nourish the relationships we have, making sure that we have time to give to those we love, and taking the time to commit to our relationships and make sure that they stay strong.

The 8 Of Pentacles Tarot card is a reminder to take ownership of our lives and to commit to the things that will bring us the most joy and success. No matter what aspect of our life we are looking to master, we should strive to take ownership of our actions, practice and enjoy the craft of it all.

What does 10 Of Swords mean?

For Health
The Ten of Swords Tarot card symbolizes an unfortunate and complete ending to any health issues. It could mean a severe illness, such as cancer, or it could mean the death of a loved one. It can also signify a state of deep depression, exhaustion and exhaustion due to these health problems. It signifies a feeling of hopelessness and helplessness. This card also warns that taking preventive measures is necessary to avoid these health-related problems.

For Finances
The Ten of Swords Tarot card symbolizes an extreme low point in terms of finances. It can represent the last of your money or assets being completely drained away. It might also suggest a period of financial hardship or bankruptcy. This card warns to be very careful when it comes to money and finances and to plan for the worst.

For Relationships
The Ten of Swords Tarot card symbolizes a complete, painful and heartbreaking ending to a relationship. It could mean the end of a marriage or a long-term relationship. It could also signify the end of a friendship or working relationship. This card warns that it is important to remember that there is always hope for a new beginning and one must always remain hopeful. It also advises to use caution when entering into new relationships and to never give up hope.


Understanding how the meaning of a reading changes once you start involving more than one card can be tricky. This will come with time and practice, however I hope this guide on what your cards might be telling you when you draw 8 Of Pentacles and 10 Of Swords has helped you.

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