King of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings & Combinations
Earth: grounding, steady and stable. Material concerns.
Keywords and Phrases:
reliable and steadfast man, astute with money.
King of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings
The Kings and Queens can be very useful in a reading to indicate the personality description of a mature man or woman appearing in a situation, it can help you to be quite clear in your interpretation. Everyone tends to have a mixture of all the cards, similar to our astrology chart we all have a balance of the elements, but we also tend to have dominant factors, which is what we look for. In daily life and conversation, we often stereotype people when describing to others and this approach is similar.
Some readers like to use the Kings and Queens to represent a facet of your personality, but I use them to identify specific people of a particular gender, so the Queens would always be women and the Kings always men (regardless of sexual orientation). In terms of astrological signs, I usually only use astrology sun signs to identify people in email readings, since we don’t have the advantage of a two-way conversation in a normal reading situation. Pentacles would be earth signs, Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
The King of Pentacles is usually solid, calm and dependable, they’re hardworking and have the ability to work tirelessly from beginning to end on projects. They’re usually quite canny with the pennies too; shrewd and astute they dislike waste and have a good eye for a bargain. The King of Pentacles is a planner and researches things thoroughly. On the downside they can become set in their ways, be blunt, stubborn, or overly concerned about material matters.
There are two sides to the Pentacle coin, they can represent moneyed people and landowners, or have down-to-earth qualities of those that work in practical or earth related trades, builders, tradesmen, agriculture, food, etc. We often find them in readings to represent bank managers, accountants, or financial advisors, along with King or Queen of Swords (lawyers) with house sales and moves, inheritances or money matters.
Tarot Card Combinations: All the Kings and Queens have positive and negative traits so within the reading the individual meaning is neutral, depicting a particular person, and relying on surrounding cards to see how they impact the seeker. In future positions it may describe someone you don’t know yet but who will be important to a situation coming up. Multiple Kings and Queens can indicate that lots of people are involved in a situation.
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