Card Meaning: King Of Pentacles

King of Pentacles

Element: Earth.
Astrology: 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.


Positive: acquiring, industrial, reliable and responsible, good diplomat, advancement, victory over opponents, a dependable father figure.

Negative: 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

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