Card Meaning: King Of Pentacles
Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn.
Age: man older than 35 years.
Appearance: black/dark hair, dark eyes.
The man of a great authority and earthly power, firmly but somewhat
lethargically sitting on the bulky throne engraved by the bulls' heads. Clear
indication of the earth element. All around him symbols of fertility and
abundance. One of his foot reveals that beneath his robes is armour. This is a
man who is generous but at the same time his authority is not to be questioned
or taken lightly. As much as he is generous he is stubborn and he is not quick
to change the opinion no matter what evidence he is presented. He is a good
mentor and diplomat. Embodiment of the stability, financial gain, preservence
and everything that is characteristic for the Pentacles suit. He is not an
intuitive and original person, he knows that conservative ways are the ones that
are tested in time and that the old rules has passed tests countless times. He
has a dilligence, patience and dexterity to be flawless in implementation of the laws
and regulations. If you respect this person and show that to him, you can expect
help, but if unrespectful, you might get yourself into a trouble.
acquiring, industrial, reliable and responsible, good diplomat, advancement,
victory over opponents, a dependable father figure.
strong opponents, vice, grasping, stubborn, ego-maniac, insecure.
The figure calls for no special description the face is rather dark,
suggesting also courage, but somewhat lethargic in tendency. The bull's head
should be noted as a recurrent symbol on the throne. The sign of this suit is
represented throughout as engraved or blazoned with the pentagram, typifying the
correspondence of the four elements in human nature and that by which they may
be governed. In many old Tarot packs this suit stood for current coin, money,
deniers. I have not invented the substitution of pentacles and I have no special
cause to sustain in respect of the alternative. But the consensus of divinatory
meanings is on the side of some change, because the cards do not happen to deal
especially with questions of money. Divinatory Meanings: Valour,
realizing intelligence, business and normal intellectual aptitude, sometimes
mathematical gifts and attainments of this kind; success in these paths.
Reversed: Vice, weakness, ugliness, perversity, corruption, peril.
— The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite