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When I look at the Gilded Ten of Pentacles, I see, of course, the gleaming coins
which indicate to me the solid kind of wealth that one might earn or acquire
and keep in a chest like the one pictured. The suns on the chest indicate to me
that this is a good type of wealth or resource--one accumulated with the impetus of
the animus firmly behind someone. The mouse reminds me of a pack rat, which
suggests this is the type of wealth or resource that one keeps and is able to
hand down to future generations, and the turtle, being the slow mover--with his
home on his back--suggests the longevity of this resource. Slow to come, perhaps,
but also slow to recede. In other words, once this resource is within one's grasp,
it is there for the longhaul.

I see the legacy associated with the Ten of Pentacles in this card (although it
could be that I have made previous associations with this Ten and am merely
translating them to this particular card.)

Still, the Ten of Pentacles, to me suggests a legacy in the area of actual health,
wealth or physical stability of some sort. You earn a higher degree in education,
and it remains with you for life - no one can take that away from you. Or, you write
a book or paint a painting, and it is there for posterity. This is the sort of
legacy this Ten suggests. Firm, stable, like the bonds of one's family heritage.
It's in your genes, so to speak...there for you to hold up and look at.

And, noticing all the greenery around the chest suggests the earthiness of this
card (and pentacles), as well. You plant a tree, and it continues to grow long
after you depart this plane.

When I get this card, my first keyword is legacy. I usually think about what someone
has done that will live on after he is gone.
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