Of the four suits of the Tarot deck, the Suit of Coins deals with the physical body, possessions and wealth. It takes the classical element of earth and represents merchants, artisans and town-dwellers. The Suit of Coins can be said to cover the more mundane things in life (even though that does not mean they are less important than other Suits): business, trade, property concerns, money and other material possessions.
Basic facts about the Suit of Coins
- Symbolism: Health, wealth and physicality
- Colour: Green
- Season: Autumn
- Associated Zodiac signs: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn
- Element: Earth
- Realm: Earth and the home
- Corresponding suit in playing cards: Diamonds
- Gender: Female
- Direction: East
- Physical characteristics: Dark hair and dark eyes with a sturdy build
What the Suit of Coins is about
Without a doubt, all of the four suits in the Tarot deck are equally important but the Suit of Coins often engages our attention because it deals with things that have come to pass in the physical world around us. In fact, many Tarot readers place the cards as the last suit of the deck, because they are the result of the actions of the other suits and are considered and end point.
To put it simply: emotion and feeling (Cups), thought (Swords) and creativity and sprit (Wands) come together to form our current reality (Coins). From this angle, we can really see Coins as the culmination of all our life’s efforts.
To cover the negative aspects of the Suit of Coins (when they appear reversed in a reading), it’s important to remember that they can indicate someone who is:
- Too possessive of people or objects
- Over-indulging and not exercising their physical body
- Not managing their finances correctly
- Or focusing just on their career to the detriment of all other spheres of their life
In order to counteract the negative aspects of Coins, it is suggested that people try and ground themselves a little bit more and take a look at the physical world around them. By planning things well and setting achievable goals, you can take the lesson that reversed Coins are trying to teach you.
When the Suit of Coins comes up in a reading it is a sign that the person who has gone for the reading is seeking answers that deal with problems relating to material problems, financial matters and issues relating to their career and their work.