Queen of Pentacles




Upright position:


Intelligence, thoughtfulness, a creative person, talents are used well, melancholy


The Queen of Pentacles, like all the court cards, often stands in for an actual person in your life. In that regard, she would represent a woman, likely with dark hair and dark eyes. However this is not always the case, as these cards can also represent energetic influences in our lives. The energy of the Queen of Pentacles is normally quite archetypically feminine; hearth, home, motherhood.

General: This card can indicate that you will be spending time, money, and energy on your home, getting it to be more comfortable. This is a good thing, provided you don't take on too much debt. People will be looking to you for insight and/or advice. You will be able to help them, if you are so inclined. This is a time period when you can get a lot accomplished.

Work: You are likely to make great headway now. A woman with dark hair and/or eyes may play a significant role in your working life; if so, know that she is an ally for you. If possible, bring items from your home life into your work situation. This will help you to feel more "at home" there, and will likely make you more effective.

Love: In the context of love, this is a very feminine card, and also points to strategy, particularly for those who are not currently involved with anyone. The strategy to find love is the stereotypical feminine one; don't chase it, make yourself available, but do not be desperate to bring someone new into your romantic life. When the time is right, that will be made abundantly clear to you, and you won't have to do backflips to make something come about. Be upbeat, and know that you have many things in you which are worth loving.

Finances: The Queen of Pentacles is an excellent omen when it comes to money. Your prosperity level is very likely to be increasing. Don't hesitate to spend some of your new-found wealth. Saving is important, but enjoying your life when you have the means to do so is also important. Share what you have when you can.

Health: You may need to create time and space to focus on yourself first, in order for your health to truly improve. If you are constantly putting everyone before you and before your needs, then your health may suffer as a result. Balance in all things is important. You are just as important as anyone else.

Spirituality: It's critical that you trust yourself. You may not see things spiritually the way everyone else does, but your belief system works for you, and that's what's most important. When it comes to our spiritual lives, although it's important to listen to the input from others, ultimately we must make our own decisions. If others don't understand your decisions, that's their problem.




Reversed position:


Too much dependence, neglected duties, mistrust, suspicion, not a very creative person


The reversed Queen of Pentacles reminds us to stay in touch with the beautiful, simple things in life which are all around us. Find joy in the simple things: a sunset, a child's laughter, a good meal. This will help you keep your center.

General: Sometimes this card refers to a dark-haired woman who is likely to play an important role in your life in some way. The reversed Queen, however, more often appears to energies in our lives which need to be paid attention to, and in this context, it's mainly the issues around the home and what "home" means to you.

Work: With regard to work, try hard to keep in mind what it is that is enjoyable, even in the slightest, about what you do. Sometimes when the reversed Queen of Pentacles appears, the only thing which you can control, or enjoy, in your working environment, is your attitude. If you cannot enjoy your work directly, see if you can bring some sort of enjoyment to the people around you. This can be a path to fulfilment as you are deciding what your next move work-wise will be.

Love: In the context of love, even reversed, this is a very feminine card. It points to a need to focus on your home life, whether or not you are currently involved with anyone, and that to do so can improve your love life immeasurably. If you are single and seeking love, it is particulalry important that you take the time and trouble to create for yourself a "home base" both in the mundane and in the friends and family that surround it, that makes you feel comfortable, happy, and cared for. This grounding may well attract the love into your life that you have been seeking. The old saw that you must love yourself first, holds very true ehwn this card appears.

Finances: The reversed Queen of Pentacles carries a warning that you may be tempted to spend too much money on your home. A warm, inviting, comfortable home can be created with next to no money; in many ways it is the love and the other unseen energies which makes a dwelling into a real home. Don't try to spend your way into it.

Health: When this Queen appears reversed, you may be trying to take care of everyone else's needs without allowing yourself the time and space that you need in order to function well. Remember that loving yourself is an important part of loving the other people which are important to you. No matter how busy you are, you can find the time to focus on yourself, even if only for three minutes a day. And you must do so in order to be truly effective and loving and healthy.

Spirituality: With the reversed Queen of Pentacles, it may be helpful to create, if not an actual part of your home, then some rituals that you do at home, to enrich your spirituality. This can be anything from creating an area to be used for meditation or contemplation, to beginning the habit of journaling occasionally, even a "gratitude journal" where you write down a thing or two each day that you are grateful for--this can pay big dividends spiritually now.