Hand tools can be found on these Tarot cards:
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Hand Tools are an interesting and subtle Tarot symbol used on three different cards in the seminal Rider-Waite Tarot deck.
The same symbols may not make an appearance in more modern decks, however many newer Tarot sets will include variations of the same, generally accepted Tarot iconography.
Here's What hand tools symbolize in Tarot
The symbolism of hand-tools in Tarot imagery is tightly linked to the virtues of hard work and self-reliance.
Through the use of tools, we make ourselves more skillful and productive — and in the end, more fulfilled
Through the use of tools, we make ourselves more skillful and productive — and in the end, more fulfilled. Tools shown on Tarot cards remind us that we all have capacity to construct, to fix and to address problems with our own creative approaches.
Tools also symbolize the virtues of both learned skills and skills learned on the job.
Here Are the 3 Tarot Cards on Which Hand Tools Make an Appearance
The Three of Pentacles
The Seven of Pentacles
The Eight of Pentacles
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Other Common Tarot Symbols
- Alchemy Symbols
- Boats and Ships
- Coats of Arms
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Green Fields
- Grey skies
- Infinity Symbols
- Manor Houses
- Pathways and Roads
- Ploughed Fields
- Pools of Water
- Rivers and Streams
- Turbulent Water
- Uneven Ground
- Yod Symbols
- The Divine Hand
- The Red Feather