What does the king of pentacles tarot card mean?

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The king of pentacles is part of the Minor Arcana deck of tarot cards and is part of the Pentacles suit.

Keywords: Loyal, fair, organised


The head of the suit of Pentacles is the King, the ultimate success story and source of wealth and abundance. He is a figure who has worked hard and has achieved his goals and is now reaping the rewards. He is wealthy both literally and figuratively; his life is well-balanced and he is very happy with his situation. If you draw this card, it suggests that you are in a great place in your life right now. Whatever projects you have been or are currently working on have been a success and you can now sit back and relax knowing you did a great job. Financially, you are likely very secure and you can afford to splash out a little. Enjoy this time, but be careful not to get carried away. Plan carefully for the future.

Reverse Keywords: Greed, fraud, foolishness, authoritarian

Reverse Meaning

The King of Pentacles in reverse is a card to watch out for. Often this card represents somebody in your life you should be very wary of. They are very selfish and greedy, and are out to get whatever they can by whatever means. He is very focused on money and material things; he is perhaps a workaholic, or he may be somebody who scams and frauds his way up the ladder. Watch your back and make sure that you are being careful with your money. Be careful when investing time or money in proposed schemes or projects you’re not completely certain are legitimate.

Other Minor Arcana Cards (in the Pentacles suit)