Tarot Card Of The Week

Tarot Card Of The Week: King of Pentacles Tarot Upright

King of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings

King of Pentacles Keywords

UPRIGHT: Wealth, business, leadership, security, discipline, abundance.
REVERSED: Financially inept, obsessed with wealth and status, stubborn.

King of Pentacles Description

The King of Pentacles sits on a throne embellished with carvings of bulls, representing his connection to the astrological sign of Taurus, and grapes and vines adorn his robe, symbolizing wealth and abundance. In his right hand, he holds the sceptre of his power, and in his left, he holds a golden coin, symbolic of his material influence. This King has an innate ability to create material wealth and financial abundance – and better yet, he can sustain his wealth over time through self-discipline, control and leadership.

At his feet and around his throne are more vines, flowers and plants, representing the highest attainment of material success. His castle sits behind him, a symbol of all he has built through his efforts and determination. This King is therefore very serious about financial security and has made the accumulation of wealth his focus in life. He is proud of his achievements and likes to show others his prized possessions and wealth.

King of Pentacles Upright

The King of Pentacles represents material wealth, financial abundance, and worldly success. This King is a faithful provider; he uses his ambition and confidence to create wealth for himself and others and generates his self-worth from what he has accumulated and can share with others. He is also a fatherly figure who provides others with advice, guidance and wisdom, especially in financial and work-related matters.

When the King of Pentacles appears in a Tarot reading, you are confident and successful at attracting and managing wealth. Not only do you identify opportunities for growth and success, but you also draw upon your self-discipline and control to manage your wealth and invest it wisely for the long-term.

The arrival of the King of Pentacles indicates that you can translate your vision into something tangible, practical, and often very lucrative. You are the ultimate business owner. You do not merely come up with ideas and hope for the best – you work hard to map out your plan of attack, gather your resources and manifest your goals, often with tremendous success. You are like King Midas: everything you touch turns to gold. When you apply yourself to your vision, you create huge success, particularly on a financial level. Money flows easily and abundantly to you, and as you sit at the pinnacle of your economic power and influence, you can rest assured of your continued prosperity. You no longer struggle to achieve what you desire, like the Page and the Knight, nor do you have any need to prove yourself.

The King of Pentacles often indicates the final fulfillment of a creative task, a business venture or investment. Through diligence, responsibility and attention to detail, you have achieved great things and can finally say that you have completed your task or attained your goal. You can now enjoy all that you have accomplished and the successes you have created. You have created a rich life, not just financially but also spiritually, which will set you up well for the future.

The King of Pentacles knows that a methodical, planned and well-thought-out approach will lead you to success. You have experimented in the past with what works best and have landed on your own methods and practices you know will continue to work for you in the future. Continue down this path rather than trying new ways of doing things. You do not need to take any more risks.

King of Pentacles Reversed

The King of Pentacles reversed asks you to look at your relationship with money and wealth. On the one hand, you may not be managing your wealth well. You may attract large sums of money through your business enterprises or a high-flying career, but as soon as the cash hits your bank account, it’s on its way out again as you splurge on expensive items or invest in high-risk opportunities. You are not treating your money with respect, and instead, need to draw upon your self-discipline and control so you can save for your future while still enjoying the fruits of your labor.

On the other hand, you may be putting money before anything else, negatively impacting your relationships and well-being. You may be a workaholic, over-investing in wealth creation and neglecting your loved ones. You may do anything for an extra buck, even if it means selling your soul and your integrity. You may be so impressed by other people’s status and social position that you kowtow to anyone ‘above’ you while dismissing anyone ‘below’ you. You might continuously name-drop and try to prove yourself by bragging about the people you know. If this resonates, step back for a moment and look at the greater impact of your obsession with money. Is it serving you in this state, or do you need to change?

At times, the reversed King of Pentacles represents someone who is very stubborn and rigid in his approach. When this King shows up in a reading, look at your life. Are you feeling ‘stuck in a rut’? Has life become so predictable and routine that it is completely dull and lifeless? Being grounded is a good thing, but give yourself permission every now and then to break free and do something different. You don’t have to be so serious all of the time.


The January 2023 new moon in Aquarius is a breath of fresh air. After the cardinal earth of Capricorn season we are back in the water bearing arms of Aquarius and though the feeling is more air hug than warm embrace, Aquarius brings with it the gift of objectivity.  Add to the mix that this new moon is in the first degree of Aquarius, signifying a bold, beautiful beginning. If the new year has felt more like familiar drudgery than a fresh start, the energy of Aquarius should serve to enliven and alleviate.

Mars, planet of will and Mercury, planet of communication are both stationing direct by the time this new moon rolls around but we are still in the shadow periods of those respective retrogrades, signaling a time to take stock, zoom out and plot course. These retrograde shadows find commonality with the new moon which is itself a time of darkness, a pitch back to black and a blank slate before becoming. We’re rising up out of the underworld folks but it’s a slow dance towards the light, move with purpose and patience.

Read on to see how the January 2023 new moon in Aquarius will affect your zodiac sign and be sure to read for both your sun and rising signs.

ARIES (March 21 – April 19)

You are the flame during this new moon Aries and friends will flock like moths to be near your singular brand of fire. Do not dim or engulf but try instead to be your truest self and see who steps closer. These are your people.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)

When it comes to career Taurus, it ain’t all about getting rich but feeling enriched. You are never at a lack for drive but at times you forget to raise your head up from your work to think about what it’s all for. Gains be damned, if you aren’t evolving you aren’t advancing.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)

Mind expansion is on the forefront for you, Gemini. Make a mood board of places you’d like to go, skills you’d like to sharpen, people you want to learn from and ways you want to feel. Add to it, stick to it and gag order anything that says you can’t do it.

CANCER (June 21 – July 22)

This new moon sees you searching the shadow realm of your eighth house of sex, death and regeneration Cancer. Sometimes what scares you the most is your own needing but this new moon if you can own it and name it you are capable of taking control of it.

LEO (July 23 – August 22)

This new moon is all about new partnerships for you, Leo. When the sky goes dark you are given the chance to dream up the kind of mate you need but have yet to meet. Be specific, be greedy, be wildly optimistic but above all be open to the possibility that you just might get and wholly deserve everything you ask for.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)

Habit and habitat share the same root, Virgo and never is the relationship between the two more pronounced than in the daily rituals you cast and routines you complete. If you don’t like what your life looks like, consider cleaning house and amending habit to make room for a new kind of nesting.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)

Attention Libra, your inner child is standing at the ready with skinned knees, open eyes and a fist full of sidewalk chalk. During the darkness of this new moon you have the opportunity, neigh, the obligation to create something out of, and ulitimately for, the kid that you were.

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)

What is home to you, Scorpio? Where do you feel it, how do you make it and how do you separate comfort from containment? Heady themes on the tail, or bedrock of an already trying few months but remember that it’s never too late to take yourself down to the studs, make room for skylight or two or build an entirely new addition.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)

Communication is not simply about trading words, Sagittarius. If you’re brave enough, exchange can be exalted to communion. Let what you say pave the way to being seen and what you don’t say stand as an invitation to another person’s strangeness.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)

You bear the mark of the eternal hustler, Capricorn always with an eye cast on what you could be doing and the money you could be making. This new moon calls you to evaluate not only how you hustle but how hard and to what end? Close the gap between what you do and what you love.

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)

You are a strange and wonderful thing Aquarius and when you choose to conform or conceal yourself you do the world a disservice. Now more than ever we need your weird A transformation is nigh and its begging you to become less fearful and more freak forward, your first step gives the rest of us permission to follow suit.

PISCES (February 19 – March 20)

Take to your bed Pisces. The new moon is activating your twelfth house of the unconscious mind. What habits and harmful narratives have you adopted or more than likely, absorbed from others? A little imposed isolation, lucid dreaming, a good psychic scrubbing and mental decluttering will get you right and ready for the year ahead.