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King of Pentacles

Meaning of the King of Pentacles Tarot Card

A richly dressed man sits on a thrown. He may be dressed in deep greens and browns. You may see images of bulls or goats worked into the design of his throne or clothing. He may be surrounded by greenery, especially grapevines. The King of Pentacles also goes by the names King of Diamonds and King of Coins.

King of Pentacles Upright Meaning

This card usually indicates a man or someone with a masculine outlook who is very good at providing for themselves and the people they care about. He is quite savvy when it comes to generating capital, often having the Midas touch when it comes to business. He often is a very patient man as well. Quite the traditionalist, family is usually very important to him. He can be very sentimental when it comes to his family. He takes a lot of joy and personal satisfaction in his family’s well-being. Like other members of this court, he may be a Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn.

King of Pentacles Upright Keywords: good provider, astute businessperson, financial sense, family man dependable

King of Pentacles Reversed Meaning

All the warm fuzziness of the King of Pentacles upright is stripped away in the reversed position. Work and wealth might be the only things he cares about. Family is only valuable as a means to an end, whether it's as status objects or as extensions of himself. He may be quite greedy and preoccupied with the accumulation of things before anything else. That preoccupation often manifests itself in vulgar or over-the-top displays of wealth. He will not hesitate to use his wealth in unscrupulous ways to benefit himself.

King of Pentacles Reversed Keywords: workaholic, superficial, vulgar, hoarder, unscrupulous, buying your way out of trouble