All the so-called “secrets of success” will not work unless you do.
~ Author Unknown
While common sense is said to be so rare as to be considered a super power in this modern day and age, the Knight of Pentacles (or Prince of Coins) is not afflicted by a lack of it. He knows that apparent over night success is due to years of putting the shoulder to the wheel.
He is the ideal employee and the friend that others feel they can count on. His quiet perseverance doesn’t exactly appeal to those in pursuit of excitement or flamboyant lovers but he is extremely sensual and usually naturally gifted in the art of love-making – as long as you don’t insist on talking while doing it.
The blessing of this Knight is to help us understand that perseverance is a virtue that is just as important as courage. Meditate with him for a while if you lack stickability or if you can’t get excited about your work. He will help you see that all you need is the ability to focus on the task at hand and the rest will take care of itself. Your ambition is not what will win the day… Getting your hands dirty, day after day after day is what will help you reach your goals.
On the flip side, this sensual Knight can be downright lazy, stubborn and doggedly resistant to change. Which side are you expressing today? Are you a doer or do you prefer dreams of success while munching on a bar of chocolate in front of the telly? How can you harness more of this Knight’s positive qualities?
I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have.
~ Coleman Cox
Affirmation: “I allow the glory of the All to shine through in the work I do.”
Knight of Pentacles Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God (or whichever higher power you acknowledge), thank you for the joy of working and doing a good job. Help me be a faithful servant today. So mote it be! (Listen to prayer on Instagram)
Correspondences for the Knight of Pentacles
Zodiac Sign: First two decans of Taurus and third decan of Aries
Element: Air of Earth
Archangel: Raphael, ruler of the Air Element and Uriel, ruler of the Earth Element
Gemstone: Rhodonite, rose quartz
Scent: Coriander and eucalyptus
Deck used: Ancient Egyptian Tarot by Clive Barrett