Eight of Pentacles, Housewives Tarot
Theme: "domestic chores"
Deck: Housewives Tarot
Card: Eight of Pentacles
"Talent, Imagination, Inspiration"
"Who new that a modest attempt to beautify her dinnerware would thrust this simple housewife into an exciting new career?"
"...a sudden stroke of genius may guide to an enterprising new field. Put your talents and imagination to use, because there is more you can do with dishes than just wash them."
"...the Eight of Pentacles reversed may indicate that you are focused on creating perfection, but to your detriment. When you focus on every tiny detail, you lose sight of the bigger picture and why you're doing the task in the first place. Similarly, your need for perfection may be getting in the way of your ability to adapt and change. You may like to have things done in a certain way, but what if the circumstances change? Can you adapt, or does it throw you into a tailspin? Know that perfection is a myth and surrender to the art of imperfection.
The reversed Eight of Pentacles suggests that you are working very hard on a project, but it is not leading to the desired outcome. Instead, you're feeling frustrated and disappointed by the lack of success and progress. You may be lacking the skills and talent that is necessary to be successful and it simply isn't for you. Or you might be keeping yourself busy with small tasks, but struggling to make progress towards your bigger goals. It is time to take a step back and assess whether you are indeed focused on the right things, or if you need to shift your focus to bring your activities back in alignment with your broader goals." (biddy)