Knight of Pentacles

The Knight of Pentacles is the Tarot card that symbolises a diligent worker. We are extremely productive people and our focus is always on improving our efficiency, which happens to be our source of self-esteem. We are simple and uncomplicated people, and our perception of the world is based on what is tangible and concrete, not fanciful or dreamy. Some people consider us to be very conventional. Be that as it may, once we set our minds to our goals, nothing can stop us till we achieve them. This tenacity and pragmatism helps us solve problems that may seem too knotty to many others. We are dependable and trustworthy, so we make excellent friends, employees and lovers. Because we love responsibility and take it seriously, it makes us feel not only that we are an integral part of whatever project we undertake but also a part of the grander scheme of things. When we are put in a leadership position, we may develop a tendency to become authoritarian, but that is only because we want to get things done efficiently. We are very protective and committed to our near and dear ones, and seek out partners who will be faithful and dedicated in order to build a serious long-term relationship. In a reading, this card reminds us not to deviate from our goals, and to believe that even if it takes time, we are sure to reach them.

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.