What does the knight of pentacles tarot card mean?

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

Keywords: Practical, dependable, efficient


Like all the other Knights in the Tarot, the Knight of Pentacles is a strong, capable figure who knows what they want and are keen to go after it. This particular Knight symbolises that you are a very methodical and practical person who likes to stick to plans and do things in a certain way to guarantee success. You are very committed to whatever you put your mind to and people can depend on you to get the job done. You are perhaps a perfectionist and though this means you are dedicated to doing a good job, it’s important to remember not to let perfection get in the way of completion. Sometimes drawing this card can suggest that are about to be given a new responsibility or task, and that you will no doubt fully commit yourself to doing an excellent job and seeing the project through to the end.

Reverse Keywords: Boredom, apathy, frustration

Reverse Meaning

Drawing the Knight of Pentacles in reverse suggests that you are currently feeling frustrated and like you’re stuck in a certain situation that you want to move on from. You’re bored of your routine and are desperate to shake it up a little. You have a strong mind and you want to put it to good use, and are currently feeling very unchallenged. Now is the time to take a look at your situation and how you can change it to make yourself feel more fulfilled. If you are bored at work, ask for some extra responsibilities or a new challenge, or perhaps it’s time to look for a new job altogether. Take up a new hobby or teach yourself a new skill; anything that will keep your mind active and stop you from feeling like you’re not achieving anything.

Other Minor Arcana Cards (in the Pentacles suit)