The crow diligently masterfully carves a pentacle in the coin. Away from the others he is focused and determined to finish all eight coins to perfection. The Eight of Pentacles encourages you to further your education to master the skill that will enable you to become an expert in the area of your soul purpose. At this stage, it may be hard to recognize, but through hard work and dedication you will find the success you seek.
While this is a card of perfecting your skill, reversed it may signal that it is your perfectionism that is standing in the way of your success. You may be focusing on a small detail while more important matters are left to chance. Step back and see the piece as part of a whole.