Self-Care with Eight of Pentacles

Welcome to Self-Care with tarot! Each week we will go over one tarot card and explore how it can be used to inspire a self-care activity for the week. This week is the Eight of Pentacles.

Introduction and Meaning of the Card


If you haven’t already, you can explore the basic meaning of this card here, from my Exploring Tarot series, and you can explore the emotional meaning here, from my Emotional Tarot series.

With that said, in the context of self-care, I take this card to mean that there is a need to pay attention to the details.

My Suggested Self-Care Activity for the Week

Based on the meaning of this card, the activity I would suggest to try doing each day until next Wednesday is pay extra attention to the details in everything you do. Whether it’s your job, your chores, enjoying idle time, or even the conversations you participate in, pay active attention to it.

Most of the time we operate on autopilot within the subconscious scripts we have looping around in our heads without even realizing it. How many times have we upset someone and failed to understand why? Chances are it’s because we were in this autopilot mode instead of being mindful of what was truly happening and the script we were running subconsciously didn’t exactly fit the situation.

Being mindful is when we step out of that autopilot mode and become actively aware of everything going on around us in that moment. This gives us the opportunity to chose responses that are the appropriate fit rather than relying on the luck of our scripts.

Do You have any Self-Care Activity Ideas to Suggest?

Based on the theme of this card, do you have any additional ideas for self-care activities to suggest? I would love to hear them in the comments below!

~ Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti (Illustrator and Author) © 2009
~ Credit for 3D model and assets used in this rendered image can be found here.

If you enjoyed this post, or have some thoughts about it, please let me know!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.