Tarot Heaven King of Pentacles Meaning and Description
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King of Pentacles

Prince of the Chariots of Earth

 

Fire of Earth

Court Element: Fire

Suit Element: Earth

Golden Dawn Zodiac: Leo/Virgo

BOTA Zodiac: Sagittarius/Capricorn

Hebrew Letter: Yod

Sephiroth: Chokmah

 

 

King of Pentacles Description and Symbolism

 

He is resting his foot on a bull whose horns have been removed. He has complete mastery over the land in which he works. Bulls are domesticated animals and he rules all domesticated matters. He’s not wild like a lion. He is tame and has mastered tame animals. These animals are animals that work the land. He also shows his complete dominance over the animal, by smashing it with his heavy armored foot.

 

His robe is lush and ornate. It looks thick and heavy. There are vines growing all over the robe and the fertile ground. This tells us that the King of Pentacles is very slow moving.

 

His crown is ornate with flowers, gold and a laurel wreath. Laurel leaves stand for many things including the gift of clairvoyance, victory and immortality. The King of Pentacles wears a laurel wreath as a crown to symbolize his victory and success as king.

 

He holds a golden wand and a golden pentacle. We get the sense that he is very wealthy from all the decorative clothing and items plus the gold. He stares down at his pentacles. He is focused on his material success and all that he has.

 

The sky is yellow, which symbolizes intelligence and warmth. The King of Pentacles tends towards intelligence. He is probably educated.

 

He is the culmination of all the other pentacles.

 

King of Pentacles Interpretation and Divination

 

King of Pentacles As a Person

 

Usually indicates a wealthy man. He loves structure and hard work. He is usually an established man who is dedicated to working hard. He loves the good life: luxury, sumptuous velvets, opulence, and quality. He probably drives an expensive car and dresses well.

 

The King of Pentacles type of man tends to be a very larger-than-life figure. He’s also very persistent. He’s the type of man that sits on the head of a board room. He doesn’t take “no” as an answer. He’s solid like the earth too, so once he sets his mind on something, he’ll go after it with full force.

 

He is earthy, solid and grounded. He also may love the outdoors, nature, trees, plants, and animals. Because of his relationship to the Earth, the King of Pentacles can be in any profession that relates to the Earth whether it be farming, oil, or mining, yet he is probably doing the business aspect of these field. He may be the director of Exxon or manage Perdue Farms.

 

King of Pentacles As a Father and Family Man

 

He is a strict father. Sometimes he works such long hours that he rarely sees them. He may set aside time for his children as if they are part of the corporate plan. In a negative sense he can see his children as accessories to his empire. He expects them to behave the best and be their best. He is dedicated to their education, knowledge and growth, but may have a tendency to view them as extensions of himself rather than individuals.

 

He treats his queen like a queen that can co-rule his empire with him. She is usually a homemaker since he works so much. He expects her to always have everything prepared and ready for him when he gets home. He is the boss of the relationship, while she cares for the children. If he originally married a career woman, then they are a team that work together to build their family legacy. His wife will be expected to balance their children's needs and her career. Usually a nanny is involved in these types of relationships.

 

King of Pentacles in Love

 

In love he is slow and steady. He builds relationships that have a solid foundation. He is very sensual and probably very good in bed. He gets just as turned on when you are turned on.

 

The King of Pentacles usually represents a married man. He is very faithful and committed. He may have a tendency to be jealous and possessive. You will rarely see the King of Pentacles having an affair or a woman on the side.

 

King of Pentacles as Advice

 

The King of Pentacles advises you to think things through thoroughly. If you are seeking financial advice, the King of Pentacles advises you to take the time to read all the paper work and sit on it for 24 hours before making a decision. The King of Pentacles doesn't rush, so as advice: Don't rush.

 

You may want to take a nature walk to get insight into your situation. Surround yourself with the beauty of nature to find comfort and inspiration. This will lead to better stability, which will result in you making a better decision.

 

Now is time to make that decision. As advice, the King of Pentacles tells you to make that final decision, final assessment or finish a project to completion.

 

King of Pentacles as an Obstacles (or crossing card)

 

The King of Pentacles could be an actually person in your life that is making it difficult for you to move forward. They aren't going to budge in their decision and will make decisions behind your back that you disagree with. The King of Pentacles as an obstacle can be obstinate.

 

As a situation, the King of Pentacles can indicate an exam, test or work that is taking much longer than you originally thought. Pentacles move the slowest of all the suits, so as an obstacle to a situation, the King of Pentacles could indicate a slow moving project that you had not anticipated for.

 

King of Pentacles Professions

 

Business man. Bodybuilder. Bodyguard. Professional athlete. Money manager. Financial planner. Stockbroker. Real estate broker. Oil. Mining. Gas. Entrepreneur. Business professional. Lawyer. Executive. World bank. Banker. Consultant. Education administration. Government. Hands-on. Carpenter. Gardener. Doctor. Painter. Electrician.

 

King of Pentacles Reversed

 

The King of Pentacles reversed tends towards being greedy and rich. This king has not learned the secrets of true wealth yet. The Reversed King of Pentacles needs to learn that when you give, you receive.

 

As a lover or husband the Reversed King of Pentacles can be controlling and manipulative. He is all about me, me, me and his ego being super inflated. He can say and do cruel things, especially when he feels like his ego has been bruised. His partner will be a prize to be won. He strategically thinks about love, often to his own detriment.

 

He can be intimidating and can and will hurt other people to get what he wants. Puffery….Always thinking about money and finances.

 

This guy is vain in the sense that he wants nice things to the extreme.

 

 

Card Combinations for the King of Pentacles

 

King of Pentacles and Emperor:

   a. A successful older man will help you succeed in business.

   b. Not moving or budging on your position or stance

 

King of Pentacles and Chariot:

   a. Boardroom boss who takes control and dictates effortlessly

 

King of Pentacles and Six of Wands:

     a. He puts you on a pedestal. You win. His heart is yours.

     b. Everyone at the boardroom loves him. They look up to

         him and admire him. His words and actions are followed

         and imitated. They can't do it without him and he can't do

         it without his loyal team.

     c. The only reason he talks to you is because you flatter his

         ego.

 

King of Pentacles and Ten of Pentacles:

     a. A well run business that his children will one day inherit

 

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