King of Pentacles

The King of Pentacles is the Tarot card that symbolises practicality. We accomplishes quite a lot on the practical level with perseverance and persistent efforts. We are rather conservative in our outlook and by and large eschew risks. We are methodical and organised which brings us success in business. And we don’t fritter away our financial gains on trivial things, we tend to amass our wealth for the rainy day. Due to our stable nature, a lot of people depend on us not just financially but also emotionally. We are dedicated to our families and community, and amply provide for them. We have wholesome carnal desires, and are fortunate to have like-minded partners. Our parenting style may be predictable, but we can be counted on for consistency. Thoughtful by nature, we can get lost in introspection when in natural surroundings like in the forests or by the riverside. There is also a spiritual undercurrent to our personalities, and we seek out religious associations. We are not exactly short-tempered but we have our limits, and when pushed beyond them, we can explode like a volcano. In a reading, this card spells stability. We will encourage others to enjoy life but at the same time to also concentrate on business and financial matters, which can have a huge impact on their lives.

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.