King of Pentacles Tarot Card
The Tarot Suit of Pentacles
The Tarot Suit of Pentacles is associated with the suit of Diamonds in standard playing cards.
The suit of pentacles is also known by other names, such as coins, discs or disks in some tarot decks.
The suit of pentacles is associated with the element of earth and material concerns. It is also associated with the season of winter, and with the direction North. As far as personal attributes are concerned, the pentacles refer to physical talents and mastery.
The pentagram (five-pointed star) is used to illustrate the pentacles in many of the most popular tarot decks. This is a Pythagorean symbol of health and knowledge. It can have negative connotations if inverted.
The Kings in the tarot deck may also be known by other names depending on the deck used. For example, the The World Spirit Tarot includes 'Sages' and the Shapeshifter's Tarot includes 'Gods' in place of the 'Kings' in the Rider-Waite and Robin Wood decks.
All court cards can be interpreted as referring to a person with the card supplying information to identify the individual. Alternatively they may be interpreted symbolically, in which case Kings may be understood to represent the motivation to begin or start something.
The Kings are reflections of the Emperor.
The element of the Kings is 'Fire'.
In general, when Kings appear in a spread they indicate the presence or need for planners, motivators, commanders, and creators; in short, the type of people who make things happen.
The King of Pentacles expresses the theme of fulfillment of material, practical, or earthly pursuits.
When the King of Pentacles appears in a tarot spread to identify a person then the characteristics it conveys include:
- a mature man
- who has, or who used to have, dark hair
- dark eyes
- person whose astrological sign is taurus.
Note that this is not always the purpose of the appearance of a court card in a spread and that not all of the above characteristics need apply. The readers intuition will guide him or her to mention only any that are relevant.
Keywords and phrases for some of the many possible meanings of the King of Pentacles Tarot Card include:
- Balanced, grounded, connected, male figure
- Enjoyment of success
- Pride in successes
- Rich man
What about the King of Pentacles Reversed ?
Some interpretations of the meaning of the King of Pentacles reversed include:
- A stingy materialistic man
- Incompetent business planning and / or management
- Advice against measuring success in purely financial terms