King of Pentacles, Minor Arcana, Pentacles XIV
The King of Pentacles offers us a beautiful picture of success and the abundance that comes with it. The person represented by this benevolent King has worked hard, had clear intentions, and with support from the universe he made it happen.
This King isn’t stressed out about maintaining his rich kingdom. He feels safe. He is relaxed. He eyes his one and only pentacle, the decisive symbol of all the work he has done, fondly and calmly. He feels secure in this bountiful environment; he is peaceful here.
There are no enemies to keep out, no more lands to conquer, no more fights to fight. What he has is enough and he trusts that this abundance will last him for the rest of his life. He is not interested in more – he wouldn’t say no to having more, but he wouldn’t fight for it.
In divinatory Tarot readings, this card can mean achieving big successes or life-changing accomplishments in any life area. It could show the thriving of a business after a lot of hard work, a truly happy wedding after many heartbreaks followed by wanting to find the one, or finding health after an unhealthy period of time. All these are honest, well-deserved victories the person (most likely you) worked for and really wanted. No shortcuts, no cheating. All heartfelt desires.
If your reading is about your career and finances, the King of Pentacles might mean a big promotion (if you are employed somewhere), or the growth of your own business (if you are a contractor or a business owner). If you are thinking about opening a new business and you have King of Pentacles in your reading, it’s a wonderful sign! If you applied for a job and you have this card, again it’s a wonderful sign. This King not only brings abundance, but also contentment and spiritual fulfillment.
What does the King of Pentacles Tarot card mean for love?
For singles, having the King of Pentacles in your reading might mean you’ve come to a place where, finally, you are at peace with what you have and who you are. You no longer harp on why it didn’t work out with this person or that person, or why you’re still single. In fact, sometimes, looking at the ailing relationships around you, you even feel relieved that you don’t have to deal with all those problems.
You’ve learned to enjoy your single life. You can take over the whole bed and sleep sideways if you want. You can keep laundry on the floor and wait till there’s a pile as high as the Everest. It’s freedom at its best! And it’s precisely because you’ve at such a good place that you’ll end up attracting equally content mates.
For couples, the King of Pentacles represents having arrived at a plateau where contentment rules. You know each other well already, you feel comfortable with what you have, and you feel confident about the future of your relationship. There’s love between you and it’s the calm, deep kind, like still waters. It is a blessing, really, so make sure to enjoy it. Be grateful for this gift.
What does King of Pentacles reversed in Tarot mean?
King of Pentacles reversed shows lack of trust in life and in one’s self. You might be finding it hard to believe that you, alone, can create an abundant future for yourself. You might have failed in the past, maybe accrued debt, or things didn’t go as planned, and now you’re finding it hard to believe that you can make it on your own.
You might be right – only because when we believe something so deeply, it tends to come true. So, the work you need to do is inside you – it all starts with your deeply held beliefs and your feelings about your own self. Talk to people you trust and work with an advisor to understand yourself better. Developing trust in yourself is very important and to start any journey without it, isn’t a good idea.
Most likely, you are trying real hard to find new ways to save money and so you’re constantly thinking about what else you can cut down on. Shift your focus to making money instead. How can you generate more income? Is there something you can do on the side? Can you change jobs? Abundance isn’t about constant savings; nor is it about having the most expensive car. It’s about the ability to generate “enough” income – enough to have shelter and food, do the extracurricular activities that you cherish, and be able to put some money aside. Aim for this goal first, before imagining becoming a millionaire.
Pentacle cards – all 14 of them – in Tarot’s Minor Arcana are associated with the earth element, which is associated with the astrological signs of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. The King of Pentacles, specifically, shows male Virgo energy.
The King is a Court card. In the Minor Arcana, there are 16 court cards: 4 Pages, 4 Knights, 4 Queens, and 4 Kings. Court carts tend to represent what we’re going through and what type of a person it’s making us, or a very important person in our lives – depending on where the card appears in the spread. Your Tarot reader can easily tell you this, based on the other cards in your reading.
If the card is upright and it’s about a Virgo male in your life, he is in a really good place. He worked really hard for what he has. He is fastidious and detail-oriented, and it has helped him succeed. This person now wants to enjoy life more than anything – join him if you can. It’ll be a fun and really pleasant.
If the card is reversed, this Virgo is struggling in a life area, most likely finances. He might have never properly learned how to handle money, or how to make money work for himself, instead of working for money all his life. There might be issues around self-worth. Show as much support as you can, as his is a genuine struggle. It’s difficult, as money problems tend to destabilize people deeply.