King of Pentacles Meaning Guide

Keywords

Mature grounded male, successful, wealthy businessman, bettering yourself, not a risk-taker, empire, thriving, high status, stability, security, enterprising, provider, cautious, careful, loyal, faithful, dependable, supporting, encouraging, conservative, principled, reaching goals, hard work will pay off, seeing things through to the end.

General Meaning and Interpretation (Upright)

In a general Tarot spread, the King of Pentacles reversed represents losing your grip on things, not reaching your goals or not seeing things through to the end. This Minor Arcana card reversed can represent losing your social status, failure or lack of success, being impractical, unprincipled, taking ill-advised risks, making hasty decisions or having poor judgement. As a person, the King of Pentacles reversed can represent an older unsuccessful or ungrounded man. There can be two extremes of the King of Pentacles in a reversed position. The first is an older male who is a slob, lazy, bad in business or has poor judgement. This King is usually broke, a gambler or unsuccessful risk-taker who is weak and in his extreme negative a complete deadbeat. The other is an older male who is ruthless and corrupt. His greed knows no bounds. He is usually unfaithful. He is a hypocritical cheater who will try to hold everyone around him to exacting standards that he would never reach himself. He is a miser and a money grabber and a terrible father as his obsession with materialism makes him cold, uncaring and unsupportive. He may be an Earth sign such as Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn. ​

Love & Relationships (Upright)

In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the King of Pentacles reversed indicates that you have failed to reach the level of security, comfort and stability you wanted from your relationship and this may be causing problems between you and your partner. Jealously, possessiveness, manipulation and controlling behaviour may all be issues in the relationship. If representing a person in the relationship, the King of Pentacles reversed can represent an older ungrounded man who may be impatient, irresponsible, unreliable, unstable and unsupportive. He can be disloyal and a cheater and may engage the services of prostitutes or be unfaithful with a mistress. He may neglect his partner and children either through his obsession with materialism and greed or through laziness, gambling or risky activities. He can be cold-hearted and ruthless and may use money as a means to control his partner or get what he wants. If you are single, the King of Pentacles reversed can indicate meeting someone who earns more than you or is of higher status than you and they may try to use this as a means of controlling you. This person may spoil you and shower you with gifts but there is an ulterior motive to their generosity. It can represent meeting someone who embodies the qualities of the King of Pentacles reversed, be careful. ​

Money & Career (Upright)

In a career context, the King of Pentacles reversed is not a great omen as it can indicate unsuccessful businesses or the destruction or collapse of a business empire. He signifies instability in work matters or failure to achieve your goals. You may be working in a career that doesn’t suit you or lack the determination, commitment or work ethic to make your career a success. This card can also represent corruption and extortion so make sure all your dealings are above board when it appears in your Tarot reading. This Minor Arcana card reversed can also indicate that a ruthless older man may discourage you or try to undermine you in a work setting. Try to rise above his negativity if that is the case, he is cold-hearted, miserly and greedy and you will not get the support you need from him. Try to focus on those that will support you and limit your dealings with this man if you can. If you are looking for a job or promotion, it can be an indication that you may be underqualified for it at this time. In a financial context, the King of Pentacles reversed is also not a good omen as it can represent bankruptcy or being broke. Things may not be going well in money matters at the moment. You may not have put proper financial plans in place to provide you with financial security or you may have gambled your money and lost or made poor decisions or risky investments. Alternatively, you may have all the money you need but are not sharing it with those around you. You can keep control of your finances without being miserly, greedy or a money grabber. Try to be generous and enjoy giving.

​Health (Upright)

In a health Tarot reading, the King of Pentacles reversed can indicate insecurity and lack of stability with health. This insecurity may be leading to you excessive anxiety about your health and you may find yourself obsessing about symptoms and illnesses. Relax! If you think you have an issue then get it checked out by a healthcare professional but don’t make yourself sick with worry! As with the Knight of Pentacles reversed, the King of Pentacles reversed can also indicate going to extremes of unhealthy lifestyle by either overworking your body or complete laziness. Except in the King’s case this extreme can be even more pronounced. As with the Knight, you need to find balance. Moderation is the key to a healthy happy lifestyle. ​

Spirituality (Upright)

In a spirituality context, the King of Pentacles reversed can indicate that you have become so obsessed with material wealth, possessions or image that you have completely lost touch with your spiritual side and your true essence. You can’t take your possessions with you when you cross over and it’s the love we gave and received in our lives that will matter most in the end, not the car you drove or house big your house was. At the moment, it seems you know the price of everything but the value of nothing. You need to stop and try to connect to what is truly important before you lose something that you can’t put a price on. ​

King of Pentacles Tarot Reversed Meaning

Keywords

Ungrounded male, unsuccessful businessman, corruption, extortion, instability, poor judgement, gambler, collapse of an empire, bankruptcy, underqualified, broke, slob, materialistic, greedy, hasty decisions, disloyal, unfaithful, unsupportive, discouraging, obstinate, cold, uncaring, ruthless, losing your grip on things.

General meaning and interpretation (Reversed)

In a general Tarot spread, the King of Pentacles represents trying to better oneself, hard work paying off, reaching goals, seeing things through to the end and being proud of your achievements. This Minor Arcana card can represent reaching high social status and being enterprising, resourceful and principled. As a person, the King of Pentacles represents a mature successful grounded man who is good in business, patient, stable, secure, loyal and a hard worker. He is a generous provider but is not careless or frivolous with his wealth and he doesn’t gamble or take silly risks. He is conservative and can be stubborn but he is also faithful and a protector. He is a great father in terms of providing stability and security but can come across as a bit blunt when dealing with emotional matters as he copes better with practical matters. He may be an Earth sign such as Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn. ​

Love & Relationships (Reversed)

In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the King of Pentacles reversed indicates that you have failed to reach the level of security, comfort and stability you wanted from your relationship and this may be causing problems between you and your partner. Jealously, possessiveness, manipulation and controlling behaviour may all be issues in the relationship. If representing a person in the relationship, the King of Pentacles reversed can represent an older ungrounded man who may be impatient, irresponsible, unreliable, unstable and unsupportive. He can be disloyal and a cheater and may engage the services of prostitutes or be unfaithful with a mistress. He may neglect his partner and children either through his obsession with materialism and greed or through laziness, gambling or risky activities. He can be cold-hearted and ruthless and may use money as a means to control his partner or get what he wants. If you are single, the King of Pentacles reversed can indicate meeting someone who earns more than you or is of higher status than you and they may try to use this as a means of controlling you. This person may spoil you and shower you with gifts but there is an ulterior motive to their generosity. It can represent meeting someone who embodies the qualities of the King of Pentacles reversed, be careful.

Money & Career (Reversed)

In a career context, the King of Pentacles reversed is not a great omen as it can indicate unsuccessful businesses or the destruction or collapse of a business empire. He signifies instability in work matters or failure to achieve your goals. You may be working in a career that doesn’t suit you or lack the determination, commitment or work ethic to make your career a success. This card can also represent corruption and extortion so make sure all your dealings are above board when it appears in your Tarot reading. This Minor Arcana card reversed can also indicate that a ruthless older man may discourage you or try to undermine you in a work setting. Try to rise above his negativity if that is the case, he is cold-hearted, miserly and greedy and you will not get the support you need from him. Try to focus on those that will support you and limit your dealings with this man if you can. If you are looking for a job or promotion, it can be an indication that you may be underqualified for it at this time. In a financial context, the King of Pentacles reversed is also not a good omen as it can represent bankruptcy or being broke. Things may not be going well in money matters at the moment. You may not have put proper financial plans in place to provide you with financial security or you may have gambled your money and lost or made poor decisions or risky investments. Alternatively, you may have all the money you need but are not sharing it with those around you. You can keep control of your finances without being miserly, greedy or a money grabber. Try to be generous and enjoy giving.

Health (Reversed)

In a health Tarot reading, the King of Pentacles reversed can indicate insecurity and lack of stability with health. This insecurity may be leading to you excessive anxiety about your health and you may find yourself obsessing about symptoms and illnesses. Relax! If you think you have an issue then get it checked out by a healthcare professional but don’t make yourself sick with worry! As with the Knight of Pentacles reversed, the King of Pentacles reversed can also indicate going to extremes of unhealthy lifestyle by either overworking your body or complete laziness. Except in the King’s case this extreme can be even more pronounced. As with the Knight, you need to find balance. Moderation is the key to a healthy happy lifestyle.

Spirituality (Reversed)

In a spirituality context, the King of Pentacles reversed can indicate that you have become so obsessed with material wealth, possessions or image that you have completely lost touch with your spiritual side and your true essence. You can’t take your possessions with you when you cross over and it’s the love we gave and received in our lives that will matter most in the end, not the car you drove or house big your house was. At the moment, it seems you know the price of everything but the value of nothing. You need to stop and try to connect to what is truly important before you lose something that you can’t put a price on.