King of Pentacles




Upright position:


A chief of industry or a banker, a reliable person, a married man, solid, steadiness


The King of Pentacles speaks of authority, tradition, and success in money matters. When he appears in a reading, it's a sign that now is not a time to be a maverick, now is a time to follow the establish way of doing things. When he stands in for a literal man in your life, it generally refers to a very masculine fellow with hair and eyes on the darker end of the spectrum.

General: In general the King of Pentacles urges us to be good stewards: of our lives, of our energies, and the concrete resources that are available to us. If he's referring to a man in your life, know that this is a man who you can believe in and trust absolutely.

Work: An older, established man plays a major role in your working environment (even if on the surface, it seems that you work with all women.) This man is wise, fair, but somewhat quick to pass judgment. This man may become a staunch supporter of yours even if you've not met him thus far. Be prepared for scrutiny at all times – you'll be glad that you were.

Love: This King is an excellent omen with regard to love. Someone may come along and absolutely sweep you right off of your feet. Yes, try to put your best foot forward, but don't pretend to be someone that you are not. This person will love you for exactly who you are. Be honest and everything should fall into place. If you're currently involved with someone, the relationship may very well move into a more comfortable place, (metaphorically speaking) but if you are dissatisfied, you'll need to say so for things to change. Don't expect your beloved to read your mind.

The King of Pentacles is an excellent card to receive with regard to financial questions. Your finances are very likely to be on the upswing, largely due to your own efforts and/or wise investments. This is not a time to speculate wildly. Take calculated risks, perhaps, but don't get carried away. Share your wealth when and where you feel moved to do so. Remember that money is just money; you can't take it with you.

Health: Your health status can be improved if you make a point to face and to vent negative feelings; however you of course must be thoughtful about how, where, and when you do so. Tradition and ritual can be comforting to you now. What comforts the soul, would also comfort your body. What healthy rituals do you have? If the answer is none, experiment until you find one that you enjoy. Your health will benefit.

Spirituality: You may not know what you need to feel more spiritually fulfilled, perhaps because your focus, perhaps for many years, has mainly been on your financial security. Give it some thought. If you simply have no background whatsoever in spiritual traditions, the internet or your local library will offer many thought provoking resources. Take the time to feed your spirit. Believe it or not, your financial life will benefit as a result.




Reversed position:


Rude, obstinate, unscrupulous man, ambitious and dishonest in dealings, excessive materialist, laziness, stubbornness, poor financial reputation


The King of Pentacles reversed tends to be outer-directed, meaning that you tend to identify yourself by your outer accomplishments, without recognizing that who you are inside is of enormous value, regardless.

General: No matter what happens in your life when the reversed King of Pentacles appears, it's important to know that your happiness and success is not built on one or even a handful of events. This is a time to consciously cultivate a positive attitude.

As with the upright King, the reversed King can point to an older, established man who plays a major role in your working environment (even if on the surface, it seems that you work with all women.) Do the best that you can at work, but realize that your work is not your whole life, and know that some people (which may include the man represented by this reversed King) simply cannot be pleased. All you can do is your best, and that's enough.

Love: The reversed King of Pentacles can indicate that someone you care about is having a hard time because of issues related to their work (or lack thereof.) Help them to remember that their value goes far beyond what they "do." If you are single and looking for love, you may meet someone new now who works in the financial field in some way. There may be a large disparity in your incomes. If so, be open minded about that.

Finances: The King of Pentacles reversed tells you that it's important to think very long-range when it comes to finances and financial investments. Do not identify yourself or your long term prospects with any potential short-term downturns. Money is just a tool. Beware thinking of yourself as a failure if you are facing financial challenges. Financial challenges come to nearly everyone at some time or another. Think positively.

Health: As with the upright meaning, the reversed King of Pentacles tells you that your health status can be improved if you make a point to face and to vent negative feelings. You must watch for and guard against a tendency to think of yourself as a failure just because you may not have yet met certain goals that you set for yourself. Honor yourself, just as you are, right now, today: your health improves as a result.

Spirituality: The reversed King of Pentacles says that you may have been placing too much emphasis, for too long, on your financial security. Who you are has very little to do with what you do for a living. You may benefit greatly from exploring some different spiritual traditions and understandings now; your mind will be opened as a result, if you allow it to be.