The Knight of Pentacles
Tarot Card Meaning
Knight of Pentacles
Lord of the Wild and Fertile Land
Air of Earth
Court Element: Air
Suit Element: Earth
Golden Dawn Zodiac: April 11- May 10 (Aries/Taurus)
BOTA Zodiac: August 13-September 13 (Leo/Virgo)
Hebrew Letter: Vau
Knight of Pentacles Description and Symbolism
The Knight of Pentacles is mounted on a black horse with red reins and adornments. He is holding his pentacle out in front of him as if meditating on what to do next. Waite writes, “He exhibits his symbol, but does not look therein.” In both cases, he exhibits his pentacle, but is not entirely sure how he is going to use it.
He isn’t moving. Even his farm land in the background suggests a stillness and slowness that the Knight of Pentacles embodies. There is green shrubbery sprouting from his hat and the horses. This suggests that he is connected with physical reality, for the earth is a physical embodiment of our material world. It also suggests he loves to nurture projects, sometimes even obsessively because once he is dedicated, he is very thorough and methodical. Finally, it suggests he is so slow moving that a shrub has grown from his helmet.
The sky is yellow and warm, which matches the pentacle he holds. It is as if the pentacle is the golden ticket that illuminates the sky. The sky seems to be a reflection of the golden light on the pentacle. This knight has the golden touch. The color yellow is also associated with intellect and this knight is very intelligent. He could even be an erudite, who is studying at the university or works for a university or college.
He slowness has advantages. He likes to decisively take his time in completing missions. He knows what he wants and knows how to get it. He always thinks before he acts. He is the most mature of all knights. He is slowly and thoroughly evolving into the King of Pentacles.
Knight of Pentacles Interpretation and Divination
The Knight of Pentacles in a reading means that you are working slowly on a project. It symbolizes being at the mid-way point. You are working to refine your style or method. It’s why the Knight of Pentacles comes up for colleges and university studies. When you’re in college you are half way finished with getting the knowledge ready for your next career move. The Knight of Pentacles can be about being in the mid- point of any type of situation.
It can denote training in a specialty field. Learning on your own through books and research is also indicated. Sometimes the most successful people are the ones who research and read appropriate books to enhance their job or relationship. For instance, you don’t need an MBA to start a business, but you definitely want the knowledge of how to start a business. You could even read up on new technology and apps for your work, but not be required to do so. The Knight of Pentacles means that you are taking an initiative. The Knight of Pentacles can indicate that you are working towards a goal by independently reading and researching.
It can indicate hikes, walking through the woods or working with animals. You may have a green thumb as indicated by the sprouts growing from his helmet. You could be enjoying being in nature and taking the time to smell the roses.
Knight of Pentacles as a Person
The Knight of Pentacles can be seen in two aspects. The first is that of the nature boy, hiker, farmer, and the outdoors type of guy.
The second aspect can be seen in the finer things in life, such as liking the best quality cars, clothing and homes.
In either case, he may not have a lot of money, but he is able to manage his money really well. He is working towards having a financially secure lifestyle, so he may save all his money to invest in sturdy stocks and mutual funds. He is secure and doesn’t spend lavishly. He is thinking about the future and the financial aspects of saving for a strong financially secure future. He may even believe that time is money, so he manages both his time and money very well. The Knight of Pentacles will never spend beyond his means.
He is hardworking. He may or may not have a lot of money, but he definitely works hard. He has the best work ethic of all the knights, which means that when he develops into the King of Pentacles, he will most likely have a lot of resources and money.
He is always on time and always does what he says he’ll do. He is the most reliable of all the knights. Being on time is important to the Knight of Pentacles and part of his internal structure. He always thinks before he acts, so when he commits to something it’s because he has really given it a lot of thought. You’ll know it’s a true commitment and that he is ready for.
This knight is typically a student or a recent college graduate just starting out in life. All knights represent unmarried men or women.
Knight of Pentacles in Love
In love, this knight is very particular about who he commits to. He is not frivolous in who he dates and is always looking for the most utilitarian package. He may not be the most romantic of knights (the Knight of Cups tends toward romance), but he is a stable and reliable partner who is thoughtful and always follows through. When he does commit to a woman, he does so with the utmost dedication.
If you are asking about the potential of a romantic partner, you may be waiting a while for a commitment. He moves so slowly that you may not get the answer nor the commitment you are seeking. The romance maybe drawn out over several months never going to the next stage. Boredom may set in before any fireworks go off. In fact, shrubs may start sprouting from his clothing due to inactivity.
Knight of Pentacles as Feelings
You are feeling very dedicated to something or someone. You are feeling very grounded and secure.
If you are asking how someone else feels about you then they feel dedicated, grounded and secure about your future together. They feel like you are worth the effort and wait.
Knight of Pentacles as an Obstacle
The Knight of Pentacles is a very methodical and meticulous person. Whatever job or task he/she has tackled, they want to do very well. They may get bogged down with the details so much that they forget all the other tasks. Perhaps they have a long work day just because they obsess over little details of the project making sure everything is perfect. This can hinder a project with a deadline, especially when there are other tasks that need to get done.
In romance, the Knight of Pentacles as an obstacle means that he (or she) will move so slowly that dust may gather while you wait for them. They just don’t choose partners based on superficial looks or wild chemistry. The Knight of Pentacles maybe spending too much time thinking and analyzing who you are, taking out his compatibility chart and carefully outlining the details of the relationship. This can be an obstacle if you are ready for a relationship, while the Knight of Pentacles is still weighing the pros and cons. Not the most romantic of knights.
In general, the Knight of Pentacles can refer to boredom.
Knight of Pentacles as Advice
When you get the Knight of Pentacles as advice, it suggests paying more attention to the details. Be thorough and thoughtful about everything you do. Hard work and planning really do pay off.
Knight of Pentacles Professions
Professor. Computer Programmer. Farmer. Tough Guy. Tractor Driver. Handyman. Security Guard. Real Estate Agent. Waiter or Waitress. Lower ranking military (not an officer). Nature guide. Forest Ranger.
Knight of Pentacles Reversed
When the Knight of Pentacles comes up reversed in a reading, you could be lazy, disorganized and have general malaise.
The Knight of Pentacles Reversed can also indicate over eating, drinking too much and lack of exercise. You could turn into a slob who eats away their problems and doesn’t try to fix the inner you. You could end up being overweight and lack the discipline and drive to fix your weight problem.