Number Importance: The number ten is primarily a number of the logical mind, the conscious mind, and fulfillment. It is harmony. For Pythagoras, ten was the symbol of the universe.
Important Aspects of the Card: The pentacles, the people, the wealth, and the lush surroundings.
Interpretation: This is a card that used to confuse the heck out of me. What exactly was it saying? Everyone looks happy, and prosperous, but there’s no action in this card. But that makes sense as this isn’t a card of action. The card shows affluence, wealth, prosperity, family, and happiness. This card, like the other Ten cards, is the culmination of the choices and actions taken in the Pentacles suite. It is the result of the hard work and lessons learned in the previous Pents cards. Giving away wealth indiscriminately didn’t work, but neither did holding on to it and becoming a miser. But trying to gain more wealth, as the Seven card presents as a choice, is a poor choice here.
The Ten cards are the cards representing the learned lessons of the other cards in the suite, and in the situation presented by the questioner the Tens are a challenge to apply the lessons learned to the situation. In the Ten of Pentacles, the solution given is to live in a balance. You’re probably earning an income, but you aren’t attempting to amass wealth for the sake of wealth or to hold on to it; you are passing on wealth to others, namely the next generation (represented by the children in the card), but you aren’t giving indiscriminately.
This wealth could be material wealth, but not necessarily. Spiritual wealth can be the subject as well, such as passing on good advice to a child or grandchild, or passing on wisdom and experience. The main point of the Ten of Pentacles is to leave a legacy, to pass on something important to those who follow you. The happiness shown in the card is then attained.
*Please remember, my interpretation may not be the same interpretation you or another person will have for this card every time in every reading. Interpretations can vary according to what the card means to you.*