Tarot, like astrology, has long been one of our favorite divination systems. Interpreting either takes practice. As you learn, we wanted to help you to quickly connect to the cards and use them in ways that are actionable and practical in every area of life. xoxo, Tali & Ophira
Co-authored by James Kerti
What does the Queen of Pentacles tarot card mean?
The Queen of Pentacles carries an energy of success that is also down-to-earth and practical. Rather than being consumed by high status and royalty, this queen brings a caring, nurturing spirit to those she encounters.
In addition to generosity, this card indicates a strong ability to manage people and projects and get things done. The Queen of Pentacles has a no-nonsense attitude. When you see this card in a reading, it’s a good sign that you have everything required to keep all the balls in the air.
As with other court cards, the Queen of Pentacles may represent a specific person. If that’s the case here, you’ll know this person by their sophisticated status and parental (maternal), generous energy.
Queen of Pentacles Tarot Guide
Keywords for the Queen of Pentacles: Nurturing, healing, practical, welcoming, sensible, kind, no-nonsense
Yes or No: Yes
Zodiac Sign of the Queen of Pentacles: Capricorn
Planet of the Queen of Pentacles: Saturn
Element of the Queen of Pentacles: Earth
What does the Queen of Pentacles card mean in a love reading?
The Queen of Pentacles has an enjoyable energy to bring to your romantic life, with a delicious blend of charm and “get it done” focus. But no settling! This card is a sign to keep the bar raised high. Setting these kinds of standards help you attract a relationship that’s worthy of you—or ensure that you don’t get taken for granted.
If you’ve been making excuses for someone’s negligence, stop and find a loving (but no-nonsense) way to articulate your needs. Before you sound off, audit your own behavior: Have you been pretending to be “fine” with less than what you deserve? You may have some cleaning up to do—along with a bit of gentle “training.”
For those who are single, this court card may describe the independent, nurturing vibe that you’re giving off to potential partners. And that’s a good thing! You may not yet be experiencing the connection you’ve been dreaming of, but you can trust that you will find someone who meets your standards. Bonus: You’ll avoid potential relationships that won’t bring you the long-term happiness you deserve.
Just remember the difference between nurturing and rescuing. When the Queen of Pentacles shows up it’s an important reminder to stay in your own regal center. Royals don’t run after a date who has failed to text after you’ve sent three messages! You may need to rein in some urges to pull on a partner lest you come across as desperate.
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What does the Queen of Pentacles tarot card mean for career, money and finance?
The Queen of Pentacles is a great sign when it appears in a career or money reading. This Queen indicates approaching your work with a nurturing touch. People matter! Building and maintaining solid professional relationships is the key to success. For example, if you’re managing a big project at work, tune in to the emotional and individual needs of others involved. Take it upon yourself to keep the office culture healthy and friendly.
If this court card represents a person, you might recognize them by their confident feminine energy and their track record of success. They might enter your life as a potential mentor or business partner.
In a financial context, the Queen of Pentacles is a positive omen that carries a message to enjoy every bit of your success. Allow yourself to have nice things and luxe experiences, so long as they’re ones that really matter to you! (And of course, are in your budget.)
What does the Queen of Pentacles tarot card mean for health?
The Queen of Pentacles is a caring, healing card that highlights the importance of self-care in maintaining your well-being.
While this card’s practical nature certainly encourages taking responsibility for your health—including supportive practices like a nutritious diet and exercise—it also shines the light on the power of doing those activities in ways that are pleasurable.
Sometimes we may find ourselves treating exercise like punishment, rather than as something that holds the potential for enjoyment. Under the energy of the Queen of Pentacles, look for ways to take care of yourself that also feel good. For instance, if you hate running, don’t try to force yourself into it just because other people say you should. On the other hand, maybe you enjoy yoga or riding your bike—do those things!
Queen of Pentacles Tarot Card in Reverse Meaning
When the Queen of Pentacles comes up in a reversed position, it can point to an imbalanced set of priorities. With Pentacles being associated with the material world, you may be fixated on a goal or the appearance of success.
If you’re seeing the Queen of Pentacles in reverse, look at how your focus on money and material considerations could be pulling you away from other important duties: attending to loved ones, caring for your health, or having space for family and relationships.
Taken to an extreme, that fixation can be destructive, devolving into selfishness, jealousy, and gossip. It’s possible the Queen of Pentacles reversed represents someone else in your life. You might look to see if somebody you know fits the bill.
Is the Queen of Pentacles tarot card a yes or no?
With its message of generosity and success, the Queen of Pentacles is definitely a yes 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 solid foundation and are the steadiest and most grounded bunch of signs.
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