The Earth Suit King, the King of Pentacles, Disks or Coins, is usually seen as mature and dependable, and a good provider for those in his care. However, as always, this Tarot card too covers the full spectrum of meanings from light to dark.
Positive Meanings for the Tarot King of Pentacles
- Responsibility and Leadership: This card signifies being a reliable and responsible leader who can manage resources and bring stability to a situation.
- Abundance and Prosperity: The King of Pentacles represents success, financial stability, and the rewards of hard work and wise investments.
- Realistic and Practical Approach: This card suggests a practical and realistic approach to life, making grounded decisions based on practicality and long-term goals. He is also good at paying attention to details.
- Generosity and Support: The King of Pentacles represents someone who is generous with their resources, providing support and assistance to others.
- Appreciation for Nature: The King of Pentacles encourages a deep connection with nature, appreciating the beauty of the earth and the importance of natural resources. This appreciation for nature sometimes extends to an interest in complementary medicine and herbal remedies.
Negative Meanings for the Tarot King of Pentacles
- Greed and Materialism: The King of Pentacles reversed/ill-dignified may indicate an excessive focus on money and possessions, leading to greed and materialistic attitudes.
- Financial Instability: Reversed, this card can signify financial difficulties, mismanagement of resources, or risky investments that result in loss or instability.
- Tyrannical Control: As with all Kings, the ill-dignified King of Pentacles suggests a misuse of power and authority, leading to a domineering and controlling nature.
- Ignoring Relationships: This card can indicate neglecting personal relationships and prioritising work or business pursuits, causing strain and isolation.
- Lack of Grounding: Reversed, the King of Pentacles may symbolise a lack of stability and grounding, leading to restlessness and an inability to find stability.
Getting to Know the King of Pentacles
While those in need of guidance, good leadership and material assistance appreciate the good King of Pentacles, he is not well-loved by everyone. The ease with which he manifests abundance is cause for jealousy in those who doubt themselves. He is also, at times, accused of being rather dull.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches.
~ Napoleon Hill
Be that as it may, his ability to stay focused on the things that matter, without fretting about them, instils the quiet confidence in everyone around him that he is capable of anything he sets his mind on. He has the Midas touch – minus the side effects.
A pillar of the community
He is a successful entrepreneur but could just as well show up as a middle manager or accountant. He is also seen in the vicar or school principal who is considered a ‘pillar of the community.’ This man is a loyal husband and father who makes sure that he is able to send his children to university without having to take out student loans.
He is the person who has stepped up to their responsibilities and stopped looking around for an “adultier adult” to cover for them.
Affirmation: “I manifest abundance with ease. Paying attention to detail, I lovingly share my good fortune with those in my care.”
King of Pentacles Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God, thank you for watching over me today as I take care of business. Help me be a good and cheerful steward of your infinite abundance. Amen and so it is!
Correspondences for the King of Pentacles
Zodiac Sign: Virgo (first two decans) and Leo (final decan)
Element: Fire of Earth
Archangel: Uriel, ruler of the Earth Element
Gemstones: Fluorite, green aventurine, lapis lazuli, citrine
Essential oils: Patchouli, basil and cinnamon
The King of Pentacles in Love and Relationships
“Carnal love: a practical man’s love. A love you can see, touch, and taste if you’re kinky. If you can’t hear it, you’re probably better suited to its more abstract form.”
― Benson Bruno
The King of Pentacles is the King of Practicality. He’s a no-nonsense family provider and businessman. He does not waste time on dreams that can’t be turned into (profitable) reality.
The King of Pentacles can be intelligent but is usually not too imaginative. He prefers the tried and trusted to novel ideas. Unless, of course, there is a promise of a large sum of money attached to the end of it. He has great gut instinct when it comes to making a buck but doesn’t usually extend his intuition to serve him in other areas.
Because the material realm is his domain, he can also be quite health-conscious. Traditionally a Virgo male, he can even be fastidious to the point of OCD. Being male, he tends to not air his worries but tucks them in the gut where they can wreak havoc with his digestive system.
He’s responsible. Stuff matters to this guy and he takes a lot of pride in his work.
This is one man you won’t have to teach how to floss. It is more likely that he’s the one who’ll remind you daily about how flossing adds six years to your life.
If you like the idea of a big garden but aren’t too keen on doing the actual gardening, he’s your man!
Being quite conventional, he’s one of the safest bets if you’re looking to start a family. He takes his role as breadwinner very seriously which allows you to focus on raising the children should you so wish.
Can take the whole ‘cleanliness is next to godliness’ thing a tad too far. Sadly, he can be the type to walk behind you and check your dusting with his index finger. And god help you if you put his carefully arranged kitchen knives in the wrong order!
Very careful about spending and expects the same of you, especially after the initial courtship period has ended. Be prepared to justify any purchase as useful.
Not very subtle when it comes to using words in the game of seduction. The King or Knight of Wands can be blunt too but are usually better at carrying it off because they somehow manage to make you laugh at the same time.
Out of all his mates, you can count on him to be the first to reach the pipe and slippers stage.
Type of date he prefers
He’ll worry about how it ‘should’ be done. Traditional dining out is on the menu in other words. He might also try to impress you with a weekend away or an expensive gift on one of your early dates. Like I said – stuff matters to him and he expects you to be impressed by stuff.
His best match
The Queen of Cups as a) she would be able to help him stay in touch with his emotions and keep him young at heart, and b) she would appreciate the stability he provides, greatly improving his self-image.
His worst match
The Queen of Wands because she would a) create too much drama and b) be extravagant with her spending.
King of Pentacles as Situation, Challenge, Opportunity and Action Advice
Situation: Stewardship, whether with regard to health or finances, is what this is all about
Challenge: Try not to be too pernickety… Let’s face it, nobody likes someone who is anally retentive
Opportunity: To provide for yourself and your family like the good steward you are
Action Advice: Organise everything in great detail