King of Pentacles

Written by Jacob. Published on September 8th, 2011 at 15:08.

King of Pentacles Rider Waite Tarot

King of Pentacles Artwork Description

“The figure calls for no special description; the face is rather dark, suggesting also courage, but somewhat lethargic in tendency. The bull’s head should be noted as a recurrent symbol on his throne. The sign of this suit is represented throughout as engraved or blazoned with the pentagram, typifying the correspondence of the four elements in human nature and that by which they may be governed.” 1

King of Pentacles Associations

  • King: Authority; Driving-force, motivator, planner & commander; An adult man.
  • Elemental Amalgam: Earth (base) & fire (sequential).
  • Timing: Patient/long-term.
  • Direction: Forward, stubborn.
  • Keywords: Earthly possessions, finances, property; physical health; work/labor, business; valuables.

King of Pentacles Basic Meaning

The King of Pentacles revolves around issues of motivation or passion and will power for a work to be done; thinking up and executing a business plan, exercise routine, or labor intensive action(s).

King of Pentacles Egotistical Meaning

The King of Pentacles’ mentality is loyal, but stubborn in their own way. A wise and knowing, yet frugal and prudent person. This King loves to serve others—he is known for a high work ethic and therefore has a great status.

Additional Interpretations

“Experienced, successful businessman or leader. One who saves [money] and is reliable, steadfast, and often resourceful. Good planner. Down-to-earth personality.” 2

“As Motivation: Motivation to start a new business, motivation to craft or build something, to save money or restore health.

As an Adult Man: Call him the ‘Old Farmer’ and his Kingdom is his ‘business’ or farm. Proud and self-reliant, this esteemed gentleman is likely a civil servant, executive, engineer, manager, farmer, health guru or, surprisingly, entertainer. Wherever he is, he worked hard to be in charge and in charge he intends to stay.

He knows he ought to be in charge because he has common sense, a meticulous nature, and the ability to motive others to work hard. It’s important to him that the job be done right. And, in fact, whatever he is in charge of will grow steadily, reliably, and abundantly.

No risks or chances will be taken, however. And there likely will be no innovations or changes.

Because he is spare with words, he can seem cold and aloof, but those who get to know him find him surprisingly charming and funny. When he’s relaxed he can tell the most amusing tales at the dinner table. And he is, underneath it all, kind and loyal. If you need help, he will help and never ask for repayment. But if you help him, he’ll repay you as soon as he can; he doesn’t like being beholden to anyone.

He will always provide for his family even sacrifice for them, and he expects them to be equally responsible, hardworking and disciplined. If they are, he’ll stick by them through thick and thin. If they aren’t, however, they may be deemed lazy and could be disowned, especially if they’re odd or different enough to embarrass the King of Pentacles.

Much like his queen, the King of Pentacles wants to be respected by his community, and so is conservative in upholding its values and traditions. He is not impulsive, experimental or artistic-his motto most likely is ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.’ But while he’s not against others being experimental or artistic, he dislikes anything or anyone who makes him stand out. Anyone who causes him embarrassment, be they family, friends or enemies, will not be forgiven.

In addition to this stubborn nature, the King of Pentacles can be an odd mix of cheap and spend-thrift, cutting corners and refusing to pay for things he believes should be cheaper like milk, yet spending a great deal on things he believes give him status, like clothes or a new car.

At his best, however, he generates such respect for his hard work, his care, and his innate generosity that those who love him value his approval of their work more than the gold he pays them for it.” 3

“Meaning: Valor, realizing intelligence, business and normal intellectual aptitude, sometimes mathematical gifts and attainments of this kind; success in these paths. A rather dark man, a merchant, master, professor.

Reversed: Vice, weakness, ugliness, perversity, corruption, peril. An old and vicious man.” 1

Axank’s Dream Recollection

September 07-08, 2011
My old chemistry teacher was giving the class a test. It was only a few questions long but I really wanted to take a shower—so I did. When I got out of the shower which hadn’t been long AT ALL, the classroom was completely dark and the only light was coming from another room. It was her office, I went up to the office (only wearing a towel around my waist) to give her my “late” test. She decided to start snapping photos of me and I thought she was kind of a perv about it.

There was this girl who was obsessed with water. She loved to swim in it, or just be part of it. Her parents were concerned—they took her on a TV show for an interview to hopefully help her out. Some one asked her: What if there was no warm water. She said half the things in the world wouldn’t even exist because of it. I also clearly remember a night with a HUGE awesome moon overhead—it was a magickal moment.

Lastly, there was myself, some friend, and an older guy. For some reason I want to say this felt a lot like Hey! Arnold. We were on a roof-top in the city (where we lived), and he had the shell of a TV with the screen intact. He attached some telescope-shit into the back of it so that when you held it in your hands with the screen facing you, it brought up what you were pointing the back of the TV at up on the screen all zoomed in and crystal clear. We used it to watch people.