Although there is an old saying that ‘opposites attract’, according to universal laws, ‘like attracts like’ is actually true. This is definitely the case with the King of Pentacles and his counterpart, the Queen of Pentacles. They both embody how staying grounded while pursuing ambitions can lead to optimum success.
As the last card in the Pentacles suit, the King has the final say in all things monetary. He is a welcome addition to any reading finance-based or not.
When he represents you, you are sure to triumph in all of your endeavors. Especially, in situations where you put in consistent effort.
When the King of Pentacles serves as an influence in your life, prepare to be connected with someone who uses his power for good, not glory.
King of Pentacles Key Words
Before diving deeper into the upright- and reversed King of Pentacles tarot card meaning, and its connection to love, work, and life, below a quick overview of the most important words connected to this Pentacles card.
King of Pentacles Tarot Card Description
The image on this Minor Arcana card makes it hard to disagree that this is a ‘man’s world.’ The King of Pentacles seems to have it all–fame, fortune, and of course, his queen.
Sitting on his throne, wrapped in vines and carvings of bulls, the King is living a life that others could only dream of.
He is completely surrounded by material wealth, however, his feet are firmly planted on the earth.
One of his hands sits on top of a golden pentacle while the other holds his scepter.
Unlike the other court cards of his suit, the King does not seem preoccupied with the coin. In fact, he seems completely comfortable in his position.
His confidence and ability to reign shine through, allowing us to see exactly why he was placed in a position of power in the first place.
King of Pentacles Meaning
The King of Pentacles seems to have ‘the Midas’ touch. When he is part of a reading, everything turns to gold.
Because he has a wide range of natural abilities, the King of Pentacles is able to spread stability, positivity, and abundance to every area of your life.
If you have pulled this card ‘straight-up’, the likelihood of a positive outcome is at an all-time high.
Money and Career Meaning
This is definitely a money card. Enterprising is a keyword that defines this Minor Arcana card. You see, the King of Pentacles not only attracts money into the lives of those he connects with, but he also pulls in opportunities.
If you want to change careers, go back to school, or make an investment, go for it! Just make sure that you stay in control of both your energy and your resources.
Pulling this card in a reading that is enterprise or material-based signifies that you have a supportive and encouraging benefactor. He (or she) is ready and willing to walk the path with you. Let him be your guide.
Do you have a contact who might be able to help? Is there a way you could apprentice under someone who has already accomplished what you are setting out to do? Don’t be afraid to look for a mentor or ask others for ideas and support. The outcome will be lucrative!
Love and Relationships Meaning
As a lover, the King of Pentacles represents someone who will go the extra mile for you.
If you are single, prepare to meet the person of your dreams. He is both a provider and protector, capable of giving you what you need in all areas (physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual.)
This is a long-term relationship card and signifies that who you are with, or will soon be with, will be in it for the long-haul. The only real exception here is if you are with someone who is the opposite of the King.
Is your partner trustworthy, loving, ambitious, generous, and faithful? If not, he (or she) isn’t the one! You see, the King of Pentacles represents a partner who is the entire package. There’s no half-stepping here.
Health and Spirituality Meaning
When it comes to health and spirituality, the King of Pentacles serves as a reminder that you have what it takes to do what is needed. Eating right, working out, and taking care of our souls can feel like a full-time job, but you can handle any situation competently.
If you are dealing with a chronic illness, seek guidance from a specialist and then follow the suggested treatment plan religiously. Doing so will allow you to improve in so many different areas of your life.
Reversed King of Pentacles Meaning
Many readers refer to the reverse of a card as the ‘opposite’ of its upright meaning. For the most part, this generalization rings true on a surface level. However, with court cards, we are dealing with visual manifestations of character.
Although we like to categorize people as ‘good’ or bad’ because it is easier for us to wrap our minds around, personalities are like a pendulum. One person can have some really wonderful traits while also possessing some toxic ones.
This is definitely the case for the King of Pentacles. Although he can be both encouraging and capable when it comes to business and love, his reverse version shows his dark side.
When the King of Pentacles enters a reading upside down, know that corrupt forces are at work. Materialistic and egotistical, the reverse King only focuses on the outward appearance and not what is within.
This usually refers to someone else or a situation you are going through and not you yourself. However, that does not change the value of the message.
To avoid loss of reputation, money, or an important relationship, you should balance the longing for a financial reward with other important desires such as personal growth and family connections.
If you are in a relationship with a reverse King, romantic or otherwise, now might be the time to consider going a new direction. Otherwise, his greed, instability, and unfaithfulness might cause you unnecessary heartache.
King of Pentacles: Yes or No
In a Yes or No Reading, the answer is yes, especially if it involves money. The King of Pentacles makes any venture successful. In general, he represents the ability to have it all while still remaining grounded. When the card represents you, rest assured that you are fully capable of excelling at whatever you are wanting to take on.
Whether it be starting a new business, enrolling in school, traveling, or entering into a new partnership of some kind, you should do so with the same confidence as the King of Pentacles.
Important Card Combinations
Abundance, stability and security, and groundedness are all embodied by the King of Pentacles. When combined with other cards, this meaning can slightly change. Therefore we wrote down the most important King of Pentacles tarot card combinations.
King of Pentacles with other Kings
If Two Kings show up in your reading, you will connect with someone and become very close friends. If the two are reversed, they represent rivalry and not friendship. This could be a friend, family member, or colleague.
Three or Four Kings, especially when reversed, signify that you’re having too many people weighing in on your life. In this case, you need to trust your own judgment.
King of Pentacles with the Devil or the Tower
King of Pentacles with the Queen of Pentacles
Are you single? If so, this combination with the Queen of Pentacles tells you that you will soon meet your soulmate!
This might be someone that you already know or encounter on a daily basis. Maybe a colleague, someone in the same business or someone you know via a mutual friend. Just keep your eyes open and look for signs you may have missed before!
If you’re already in a relationship, this combination suggests that this is serious business! Both you and your partner want to go for the full package: the house, the marriage, the kids, and maybe even the pets.
King of Pentacles with the Emperor
The king together with the Emperor tells you that you must hold fast and keep a tough exterior so that you can make it through tough times ahead. The end result is positive.
King of Pentacles Cards
The description of the King of Pentacles in this article is based on the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any other beautiful versions of this grounded and successful king.
Therefore, I added some of my favourite King of Pentacles cards to this article.
What do you think of the King of Pentacles?
If you have pulled the King of Pentacles Tarot card in your spread, did the meaning make sense to your situation in life? I hope that, as this card predicts, will get stability, positivity, and abundance to every area of your life!
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