The Eight of Pentacles is a card of dedication, diligence, and craftsmanship. It represents hard work, persistence, and focus on a particular task or goal. The card often appears when the querent is putting in long hours at work or working on a project that requires a lot of attention to detail. It suggests that the querent is willing to put in the effort and time needed to achieve success. In the upright position, the Eight of Pentacles can also indicate the development of a new skill or area of expertise. The querent is committed to learning and improving, and they are willing to put in the necessary time and effort to achieve mastery.
In the reverse position, the Eight of Pentacles suggests a lack of focus or dedication. The querent may be struggling to find motivation or direction in their work or may be easily distracted from their goals. They may need to reevaluate their priorities and make sure they are putting their energy into things that truly matter to them. Alternatively, the card may suggest a need to take a break and recharge before continuing with their work.