Queen 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 'Queens' in the tarot deck may also be known by other names depending on the deck used. For example, the Shapeshifter's Tarot includes 'Goddesses' in place of the 'Queens' in 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 Queens can represent new levels of awareness or understanding and also the mother-child relationship.

The element of the Queens is 'Water'. This is the element that is associated with emotions and with the suit of Cups. Each of the Queens is a subtly different reflection of the Empress. In general, when Queens appear in a spread they indicate a period of growth and development.

The Queen of Pentacles expresses the theme of practical awareness, awareness of oneself and ones surroundings that is empowering and, through ourselves, may also empower others.

When the Queen of Pentacles tarot card appears in a spread to identify a person the characteristics it conveys include:

  • a married or mature woman
  • dark hair
  • dark eyes
  • person whose astrological sign is capricorn.

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 Queen of Pentacles Tarot Card include:

  • Beauty
  • Generous woman
  • Intelligence
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Pregnancy
  • Prosperity
  • Willing to work hard

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What about the Queen of Pentacles Reversed ?

Some interpretations of the meaning of the Queen of Pentacles reversed include:

  • Vanity, pretentiousness, 'airs and graces'
  • Over concern with outward appearance and social status
  • A stingy, greedy woman, possibly mean because she feels insecure

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