King of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

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Co-authored by James Kerti

What does the King of Pentacles tarot card mean?

The King of Pentacles represents material and financial stability. It can symbolize a judicious leader who has a solid grasp on time, money and resources.

This King carries the energy of being a provider and protector.

When this minor arcana card appears, it may be a confirmation that you’ve done the work required to manifest success and abundance. Life comes together in the way you’ve been dreaming of—or soon it will. This is an encouraging sign if you’ve been working on a big project or trying to achieve a significant milestone in your life.

As with other court cards, the King of Pentacles may correspond to a particular person in your life. If that’s the case, this person may have mature, parental (or paternal) energy and be recognized for being a secure, reliable provider.

What is the King of Pentacles zodiac sign?

The zodiac sign of the King of Pentacles is Capricorn

King of Pentacles Tarot Guide

Keywords for the King of Pentacles: Success, wealth, leadership, secure, safe, grounded, reliable

Yes or No: Yes

Planet of the King of Pentacles: Saturn

Element of the King of Pentacles: Earth

What does the King of Pentacles card mean in a love reading?

When the King of Pentacles appears in a love reading, it can indicate that you’re in a rewarding relationship that feels stable and secure. This partnership is built for the long haul, and the two of you can trust and count on one another. If this card portrays your partner, it may be validating that they indeed have your best interests at heart.

For those who are single and looking to meet someone, the King of Pentacles can serve as confirmation that you are ready for a relationship that is stable and secure. Look for someone who has command of the material world. Are they financially responsible? In the event that you needed protection and provisions, would they step up? Don’t overlook the importance of these traits. You’ll be able to recognize that person by the way they embody the energy of the King of Pentacles and how consistently they demonstrate their mature approach to relationships.

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What does the King of Pentacles tarot card mean for career, money and finance?

The King of Pentacles is an excellent omen in a career and money reading. This is pretty much the ultimate money card. When you’re emanating King of Pentacles energy, you’re a magnet for financial abundance and opportunities. One way you can amplify that pull is by being generous with others. The more you can tap into that noble spirit, the more magnetic you become! Take a newbie at the office under your wing. Mentor someone who is just starting out in your field. What goes around comes around.

If this King represents another person, you may know them by their wise and generous, protective energy. They may offer sage advice when you most need it, and even come to take on a significant mentorship role. If that happens, don’t doubt their sincere interest in helping you. Accept their support!

What does the King of Pentacles tarot card mean for health?

If you see the King of Pentacles in a health and wellness reading, it’s a generally positive sign. It may mean that you have the tools, resources and character you need to manage your health and handle issues that arise.

This court card also offers encouragement that you can handle more than you realize. If there’s a new adventure you’ve been considering taking on, such as running a race or going for a significant hike or climb, the King of Pentacles lets you know that you have what it takes to make it happen without compromising your health.

King of Pentacles Tarot Card in Reverse Meaning

When the King of Pentacles arrives in a reversed position, the shadow side of this card’s personality is emphasized. This card in reverse presents the risks and downsides of channeling all your energy into accumulating material wealth.

The King of Pentacles in reverse can be a bit of a gambler. Is it possible that you or someone close to you is taking unnecessary risks or shortcuts in an effort to appear successful? This King in a reversed position can be obsessed with how things look to others, leading them to make snap decisions that can backfire spectacularly.

If that fits some of your behavior, this court card in reverse offers a warning to come back to your authentic center. Realign with your long-term goals and priorities and get real about where you are on your journey. Take your time and do it right—and stop faking it till you make it.

Or does that description sound more like someone close to you? If so, the King of Pentacles in reverse may be a strong nudge that you need to rethink your connection to that person. It may be a time for strong boundaries. Or, disconnecting from the relationship. Remember, toxic energy can become contagious.

Is the King of Pentacles tarot card a yes or no?

With his masterful spirit, the King of Pentacles presents a resounding yes when it comes up in a yes or no reading.

What does the Suit of Pentacles mean?

Pentacles are associated with earth signs, which help you plant the deep roots needed for long-term growth. Earth energy is very physical, tangible, and sensual, and people with earth signs like to have a steady foundation and are the steadiest and most grounded bunch of signs.

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