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King of Pentacles


Card Information:

Numerical Value: 14

Element: Fire

Upright :

  • Wealth

  • Prosperity

  • Security

  • Abundance

  • Success

  • Achievement

  • Financial stability

  • Business acumen

  • Investment

  • Leadership

  • Authority

  • Responsibility

  • Management

  • Practicality

  • Generosity

  • Dependability

  • Trustworthiness

  • Confidence

  • Material success

  • Establishment


  • Financial loss

  • Financial instability

  • Greed

  • Mismanagement

  • Overindulgence

  • Materialism

  • Lack of ambition

  • Lack of leadership

  • Irresponsibility

  • Unreliability

  • Egotism

  • Stubbornness

  • Inflexibility

  • Narrow-mindedness

  • Overbearing

  • Overemphasis on possessions

  • Corruption

  • Manipulation

  • Tyranny

  • Exploitation

Meaning of the King of Pentacles:

In the King of Pentacles card, we see a king seated on a throne adorned with a bull pattern. The king's clothing is embellished with various grapevines, flowers, and plant patterns, representing his success in the material world. In his right hand, he holds a scepter representing his power, and in his left hand, he holds the symbol of material wealth, the pentacle. The king is surrounded by flowers and plants, symbolizing abundance and prosperity. In the background, in his past, he has everything he has built for himself, including a grand castle. The king's attire, posture, and demeanor clearly indicate his financial security, both for himself and his loved ones. He takes pride in his achievements and what he has built in the past.

Like all king cards, the King of Pentacles emphasizes that we have reached a pinnacle. However, what sets this king apart from others is that he is the last king. Therefore, he represents the final destination and the culmination of one's journey in all readings, making him a highly positive card. All the previous successes were perhaps stepping stones to reach this ultimate achievement represented by the King of Pentacles. Being part of the Pentacles suit, this achievement is most likely related to financial success or worldly pleasures, comfort, or luxury. When this card appears, it indicates that the person has finally obtained something they've been waiting for a long time.

The King of Pentacles represents abundance, prosperity, power, stability, and security. When this card appears, the person has likely achieved the desired standard of living and is now enjoying it. Just like the king in the card, the person will feel a sense of abundance and prosperity in their life. If the person has unpaid debts, they may start paying them off when this card appears. In short, this card signifies that financial stability has been achieved, and the person has reached a significant financial milestone. The coveted career has been attained, or the necessary funds are now in their hands.

The King of Pentacles can also represent a person in a high position, a boss, a father figure, or a symbol of the state. Good news from higher authorities can have a significant impact on the person's life. Sometimes, it can represent a job or benefit from the government, or financial support from a person with substantial financial means. The command comes from a higher place, and there is no way to resist it. Someone from above gives orders, approval, or permission, and the desired goal will be achieved. Sometimes, the King of Pentacles represents approaching the government to get what you want. The person will receive something that will put their financial troubles behind.

The King of Pentacles can sometimes bring news of a significant amount of money or an inheritance. When this card appears, there's a possibility that the person will receive a large sum of money or inherit enough to secure their life. For some, this card may indicate the end of unemployment or financial problems, and the acquisition of a career that will provide financial stability or obtaining the necessary education to embark on that career. For some, it's about realizing their dream profession. If someone seeking their dream reads this card, it's likely that they will find themselves in their desired field of work.

The King of Pentacles represents that final destination in destiny that we've been longing for. Sometimes, it's meeting someone you've been eager to meet, sometimes success in love, and sometimes reaching the pinnacle of financial matters. The person who sees this card can finally attain what they've desired most in life. 

While many readers tend to interpret the goal represented by the King of Pentacles as a financial one due to it being part of the Pentacles suit, this goal can sometimes be related to worldly pleasures. The person will finally embrace something they are passionately connected to and have desired for a long time. This could be passing an exam, meeting a famous artist they've longed to meet, visiting a country they've always wanted to go to, or even marriage. When interpreting this card, the individual should determine what they desire most in life and tailor the interpretation accordingly.

Person Represented by the King of Pentacles:

The person represented by the King of Pentacles is someone who occupies a high position, possesses financial stability, and is an authoritative and successful man. For some, this card might symbolize a father figure, for others, a boss, or someone in a high-ranking position. This person is financially stable, powerful, and self-sufficient. They don't take orders from others but have the authority to give them. They sit at the top, with no one above them to command or guide them. Especially in financial matters, they are highly successful and a good investor. Therefore, they focus on results, only engaging in activities that lead to gains. They appreciate luxury, comfort, and quality, and find both giving and receiving cheap gifts unappealing.

The person represented by the King of Pentacles is not greedy and doesn't worship money, but they also cannot live without it. Money is not an object of worship for them but rather a measure of their success. Most likely, they are a wealthy man, or at the very least, they have the financial means to secure themselves and their loved ones. They understand financial matters, are skilled investors, and are not afraid to take risks with their investments. They believe in the power of money and use it when necessary to open doors. At times, they can even resort to bribery, sparing no expense to achieve their goals. 

They respect those who know how to make money, and to them, a person without money is an unnecessary one. If there's no money at stake in a task, it's considered a waste of their time. Offers that don't offer financial gain are not appealing to them. They enjoy taking on big challenges, and if they do, they succeed. They are achievers known for taking on significant projects.

Beyond financial matters, the person represented by the King of Pentacles is trustworthy, keeps their word, and follows through on their promises. They don't just talk; they act. They are persistent and make a fuss about their unachieved goals. They are unwavering and challenging to convince. They have a long reach and can get things done everywhere. They pursue tangible successes and aren't dreamers. They are quite lucky in financial matters and are finishers, even if they're not initiators. Sometimes, they may not start a project, but they excel at finishing someone else's project and presenting it as their own success. They have high self-confidence. Sometimes, they occupy such a high position that reaching them directly is impossible. Before meeting them, you may need to get an appointment with their advisor or secretary. They don't waste their time on trivial matters; they are always busy and occupied with important tasks.

When the King of Pentacles appears reversed, it represents a person who has fallen from their throne. They may have lost their job, perhaps as an unemployed individual, or they might be a bankrupt business owner. In some cases, they've failed to achieve their desired goal and have been defeated by a rival. When this card is upright, the king has a crown on his head, but when reversed, the king has lost both his throne and his crown. Therefore, when reversed, the King of Pentacles suggests that a significant loss has occurred, most likely negatively affecting their financial stability. The reversed King of Pentacles can indicate job loss, loss of rank, or failing to attain something highly desired.

Reversed Meaning of the King of Pentacles:

When upright, king cards, which represent the pinnacle and zenith, can become the worst cards when reversed. Kings have a crown on their head and a throne to sit on. However, when reversed, they lose both their throne and their crown. The situation is no different for the King of Pentacles. What distinguishes this king from the others is that he is more associated with worldly and financial matters. The losses experienced by the king when reversed are most likely related to financial or worldly pleasures, luxury, and comfort. When this card appears reversed, there is a possibility that the person may face a significant loss, and this loss may negatively impact their financial stability. The reversed King of Pentacles can suggest job loss, loss of rank, or losing something highly desired to an adversary.

The reversed King of Pentacles signifies an unexpected ending, which is not something the person desires. When the person has been envisioning themselves reaching the pinnacle, they suddenly realize that they won't achieve their goal, and this realization hits them without a backup plan in place. The reversed King of Pentacles can also indicate reaching a dead-end. From this point on, all that needs to be done is to let go of everything and start over from scratch. Although it is often interpreted as a very negative card, it is not an entirely hopeless case. By rectifying the mistakes made and restarting the journey with lessons learned, the person can regain the throne they lost. After fighting for a goal for a long time, if they see this card and fail, they should start over and try again with determination, having learned from their mistakes.

King of Pentacles in Love:

In the realm of love, the appearance of the King of Pentacles brings good news about one's love life. The person will achieve success in their romantic endeavors and fulfill their desires. This card can imply getting together for some and marriage for others. When the King of Pentacles appears, it's highly likely that the person's love life will progress positively, and their relationship will move to the next level. If someone without a relationship sees the King of Pentacles, there's a possibility that a suitable partner will come into their life and fill the empty throne in their heart. Whatever the person desires or worries about in their love life, when this card appears, everything will likely work out in their favor.

In the realm of love, the reversed King of Pentacles can bring bad news about one's love life. When the king is upright, everything is going well, but when reversed, there's a possibility of significant problems arising in the person's love life. This card can sometimes indicate instability in the relationship or a loss of authority. It might signify a parting of ways, the initiation of a separation process, or receiving a "no" from a desired partner. The person needs to realize that they have reached the end of the line and should move on with their life. The reversed King of Pentacles can also indicate the end of a dead-end road in a relationship.

King of Pentacles in Career:

In the career aspect, the King of Pentacles is one of the best cards that can appear. This card is the harbinger of reaching the pinnacle in one's career. The person has overcome all obstacles and earned the right to sit on that coveted throne. What sets this king apart from the others is that he is the last king, representing the ultimate destination. Sometimes, when this card appears, it means that a beautiful desire related to one's career that was beyond imagination is about to come true. For a student, it might mean getting admitted to the desired educational institution, and for a job applicant, it might signify securing their dream job. The King of Pentacles is sometimes a message of good news from high-ranking authorities, whether from the government, a father figure, a boss, or an influential person.

In terms of career, the reversed King of Pentacles can indicate a significant loss or setback. When the card is upright, it represents reaching the pinnacle of one's career, but when reversed, it can indicate the opposite, such as losing one's position or encountering a major obstacle that prevents them from achieving their desired goals. The reversed King of Pentacles can sometimes suggest that someone else has taken away the coveted position or that they've encountered a significant obstacle that has taken away their hard-earned success. The reversed King of Pentacles can be a harbinger of an ending, but it's an ending that the person didn't want. The person needs to realize that they've reached a dead-end and must make a U-turn urgently without a backup plan.


Please remember that Tarot card interpretations can be highly personal and situational. The context of the reading and the reader's intuition play a significant role in understanding the full meaning of a card. These interpretations serve as a general guideline but should be adapted to your specific circumstances and feelings.

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