Knight 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 'Knights' in the tarot
deck may also be known by other names depending on the deck used.
For example, the Golden Dawn Deck includes 'Princes' and the Shapeshifter's Tarot includes 'Warriors' (not specifically male or female) in place of the 'Knights' of the Rider-Waite and Robin Wood decks
All court cards may be interpreted as referring to a person with the card itself including information to identify the individual. Alternatively they may be interpreted symbolically, in which case 'Knights' are often understood to represent restless energy, movement including e.g. travel, courage or a quest for knowledge. These indications might apply to the querent or to another person or situation.
The element of the Knights is 'Air'. Knights can refer to indicate teenagers, heralding much change and constant activity, yet with a young person's optimism and determination.
The Knight of Pentacles expresses the theme of organization and dedication to duty.
When the Knight of Pentacles appears in a spread to identify a person the characteristics it conveys include:
- young men
- dark brown hair
- dark eyes
- someone who is reliable and methodical
- person whose astrological sign is Virgo
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.
The Knight of Pentacles tarot card can indicate that there is much work to be done which must be organized then implemented thoroughly. It can also refer to the coming or going of money or material wealth.
Keywords and phrases for some of the many possible meanings of the Knight of Pentacles Tarot Card include:
- Hard working
- Mature man
- Reliable, responsible
- Travel may be indicated
- Uncomplaining, stoical
What about the Knight of Pentacles Reversed ?
Some interpretations of the meaning of the Knight of Pentacles reversed include:
- Financial irresponsibility
- Stagnation, idleness, apathy
- Someone underpaid and tolerating the situation by undervaluing himself, or herself if referring to a woman