Queen of Pentacles
The Queen of Pentacles is the Tarot card that is down to earth and symbolises the working woman. We are capable of earning our livelihood and at the same time taking care of our home and family, and even deftly managing financial matters. Our foremost concern is amply providing our families with all material comforts from what we earn. However, our compassion is not limited to our families, we feel deeply for our community and the world at large, which is what our intuition stems from. Also, we are so sociable that we love to organise parties and social events, meticulously taking care of the minutest of details. Multi-tasking is our greatest skill, and we can manage all these things with utmost ease, especially because we know what work to delegate to whom. In matters of love, we nurture a relationship with great care, not only to avoid friction but to make it flourish happily. In a reading, this card refer to practicality and sensibility. It is a sign of financial and material abundance. It also indicates the success of a business venture. We represent stability in profession as well as relationship. When embarking on any new venture, this card signifies the need for an even-handed and realistic approach and tells us to utilise our organisational skills and to be patient.
Each of the four suits of the Minor Arcana is divided further. Four Court Cards are extracted from each Minor Arcana suit, and they are classified under each category – The King, Queen, Knight and Page, signifying their specific traits. This makes the total Court Cards as 16. The King is creative, inspiring and bold, and wants to create a lasting impact on the world. The Queen is attractive, energetic, cheerful and self-assured; she does not impose, but subtly influences circumstances. The Knights may be termed as extremists, they express their qualities to the utmost limit. For instance, if they are cautious, they will be cautious to a fault, weighing all the pros and cons meticulously before taking a decision. The Page motivates us to enjoy the thrill of mental and even financial challenges.