Minor Arcana - Pentacles: King

King of Pentacles

The meaning of this card

King of PentaclesThe King of Pentacles shows a King who is intertwined with nature so intrinsically that it is hard to tell where he ends and nature begins. He is surrounded by wealth and abundance. This man is reliable and trustworthy. He is very easy going and approachable, with sound financial advice or legal connections.

This card represents the arrival of someone who has the qualities of the King, someone who can give excellent and sound financial advice and who can help develop these qualities within yourself.

(1909 Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck images)


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Meaning - upright

What this card means

Upright, this card has the following meanings:

  • intelligence with finances and money
  • a person who has good financial advice to give
  • business projects are very auspicious and well aspected
  • logical, steady and true


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Meaning - reversed

What this card means

Reversed, this card has the following meanings:

  • appearances are deceptive, someone who appears to be a smart business person, is not everything they claim, so do not take their advice
  • family relationships could have conflict and disruptions
  • do not sign and legal documents at this time
  • interest only in materialistic gains


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