King of Pentacles: general, standing and reversed meaning

King of Pentacles, general description

King of Pentacles is the 35th card of the Major Arcana. It is part of Fatecaster’s Tarot card list that summarizes the Rider Waite Tarot cards’ meaning.

King of Pentacles represents the masculine side of Earth, it means the aspire for a property, security and financial values, it displays our reality. He appreciates actions not words, desires or good intention. The King of Pentacles expresses our ambition for permanence, perseverance and the certain occurrence of known things.

Plus he has a sophisticated sense of what is achievable and practical; he intuitively notices advantageous business opportunities. He represents our awareness with time, the awareness of slow maturation of permanent values such as the ability to wait patiently and avoid impetuosity. King of Pentacles shows the nature of someone who loves sensual pleasures and delights and who expresses the wish to satisfy his/her sensual appetite. The shady side of the card is an insatiable hedonist, a heartless huckster and last but not least a comfort-lover bludger, our inner Oblomov, the brilliantly portrayed protagonist in the novel of Goncharov.


King of Pentacles, standing

The airy manifestation of the earth’s essence, just like a diamond. A real businessman who finds opportunities and can use them. A knowing and well-educated person who can rouse others to action. The pillar of practicality and reliability that is familiar with the already tried and working techniques and knows and understands material world. A philanthropic who likes luxury and doesn’t despise hard work, and whose words are as precious as gold.


King of Pentacles, reversed

The airy form of the dark essence of the¬†earth just like a diamond. A stubborn businessman who can see and use others weaknesses. Someone who knows well material things but can’t or doesn’t want to see any further. Sticks to the usual course of business and don’t care about unusual opportunities or new ideas. A person full of greed and stinginess who can easily be bribed by the opportunity of luxury or sensual pleasures.