The meaning of the King of Pentacles Tarot card is ‘providing.’ In general, the King of Pentacles is a business and money-orientated card. If you’ve received this King, it’s a sure-fire sign that your financial situation is about to improve for the better. Usually, this is not a one-time or short-term windfall, but rather something more permanent. Therefore, the King of Pentacles can hold the meaning of riches.
In some Tarot card decks, the King of Pentacles is sometimes called the Father of Pentacles, Disks, or Coins. However, the meaning of the King of Pentacles and the Father of Pentacles/Disks/Coins is the same.
King of Pentacles General Tarot Meaning
Sometimes, the King represents tradition and traditional people. They’re the type who likes to follow in their family’s footsteps. King of Pentacles characters follow the same religions, do the same jobs, and have the same outlooks their cultures would expect of them. This card may be a sign that you should appreciate the power of tradition. It can also mean that you’ll make your family proud in the future.
King of Pentacles – My Thoughts
“The King of Pentacles is a family man. Often well off, he values tradition and the quiet life. He’s also the type of person who has his money stash buried in their back yard!” – Lisa xx
At its core, the King of Pentacles is a card of the long term. When he pops up in a Tarot reading, it can mean that a situation or person is going to be a stable feature in your life.
There will be times when the King of Pentacles appears in a negative reading or position of a Tarot spread. When this happens, it can mean that you or someone else is being too materialistic and money-focused. If this is the case, the King of Pentacles is a reminder to pursue happiness over worldly pleasures.
There’s also the possibility that the King of Pentacles can represent someone who is traditional to the point of being dogmatic. They’re not willing to let go of the way things were done in the past. While tradition is often a good thing, there will be times when it’s not appropriate.
King of Pentacles Love Tarot Meaning
The King of Pentacles is desirable in a love Tarot reading because it can mean that you’ll meet a partner who can provide for you physically, financially, and emotionally. If settling down with a family is what you desire, this is a great card to receive. The King is likely to want marriage and anything traditional because he desires this lifestyle.
If you’re already in a relationship, the King of Pentacles can represent your partner. If your other half is ambitious, it can mean that they will achieve a lot in the future and that you’ll reap the benefits.
The only time the King of Pentacles is not positive for a love reading is when your partner does not have the same personality traits as the King of Pentacles. Is your lover a daydreamer? Are they all talk, no action? Do they lack drive? Are they non-traditional? If the answer is yes to these questions, your lover is not a King of Pentacles. Therefore, I would predict that this card warns that your current relationship will not last. However, you will meet the King of Pentacles in the future, especially if this card lands in the outcome position of a love Tarot spread.
(If you would like more love and relationship Tarot meanings for the King of Pentacles, be sure to check out my Love Tarot Meanings e-book.)
King of Pentacles Feelings Tarot Meaning
Your lover wants to be the provider. The way in which you can obtain and sustain your lover/potential lover’s feelings is by appealing to their need to be the caretaker. Your lover wants nothing more than to pay for dates and open doors for you. You should let them.
King of Pentacles Career & Business Tarot Meaning
Just like in a love Tarot reading, the King of Pentacles is positive if he appears in a business reading. His presence is a sure-fire sign of success in business, and is probably up there with one of the most positive cards to receive for this type of reading, especially in an outcome or future position. Your business and plans are going to be well worth the blood, sweat, and tears.
Occasionally, however, the King of Pentacles can pop up as a negative in a career or business reading. The King of Pentacles is old-fashioned, and this can mean that he’s reluctant to change or ask for outside help. Therefore, if this Tarot card appears as a negative, blockage, or challenge in a business reading (which is rare), I would advise you to seek out a pair of fresh eyes and not be afraid to mix things up a little.
King of Pentacles Future Tarot Meaning
Like other Court cards, the King of Pentacles will appear in the future to symbolize someone who you’re going to meet. The King of Pentacles is an especially positive card to land in a future position of a Tarot spread; in this case, it predicts that you’re going to meet someone who’s going to want to take care of you.
In more general readings, the King of Pentacles can sometimes represent you, especially if you have an interest in business. If you’ve thought seriously about starting your own company, the King of Pentacles is a sign that now is the right time to do so. Your future as a CEO looks very promising.
Yes or No with the King of Pentacles
General – For most questions, the King of Pentacles is a yes, especially if your question revolves around business or money.
Do they like me? – The King of Pentacles means they have feelings for you and plan on being there for the long term.
Am I pregnant? – I would not interpret the King of Pentacles as a typical pregnancy card.
Is this relationship going to last? – If your lover is traditional, driven, saves money, and is a go-getter, then yes, your relationship is going to last. However, if this description does not fit your current partner, then no, your relationship will not last, but you will find someone new.
Does the future of this look promising? – Yes, the future of this matter looks promising, especially if you’re reading about money, career, business, property, or savings.
Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – The King of Pentacles only indicates your lover is coming back if they fit the description of this King. When your ex-partner does not sound like the King of Pentacles, it means your ex will not return. However, you will find someone new who is better off financially.
King of Pentacles as a Negative, Weakness, or Obstacle
When the King of Pentacles appears in a negative, weakness, or obstacle Tarot spread position, this means you’re too materialistic. You think that all that matters is the bottom line, but this is not true.
You may also only focus on what a person can provide you financially, and are not as interested in the emotional aspect of life as you should be. Going forward, make choices based on love and try not to have money on your mind, as this is preventing you from moving forward in this matter.
King of Pentacles as a Positive, Strength, or Advantage
When the King of Pentacles appears in a positive, strength, or advantage Tarot spread position, this means you have traditional values. In the matter you’re reading about, it’s a positive that you or your partner is family-focused.
The King of Pentacles can also mark the presence of a person in your life who wants to take care of you. While the King of Pentacles may not be as exciting as the other Kings, he can provide you with stability and security.
Finally, the King of Pentacles is an excellent card to receive as an advantage when you’re a business person. You are naturally business-minded, and your future success seems evident.
Closing Thoughts on The King of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning
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(Please note that I do not interpret other people’s readings for them. If you’re looking for help interpreting your Tarot readings, feel free to check out the Love Tarot Meanings e-book).
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