King of Pentacles
The basic meaning of the card (Rider-Waite)
The King of Pentacles represents a successful, stable, and responsible person who is skilled in business and finance. The card shows a king sitting on a throne, surrounded by symbols of wealth and abundance, and holding a pentacle. It symbolizes a person who has achieved financial security and prosperity through hard work and perseverance.
When the King of Pentacles is upright, it indicates that you are in a position of power and authority in your professional life or finances. You are responsible, reliable, and have a natural ability to create wealth and abundance for yourself and others. The card encourages you to use your successes and resources to help others and to be a stable and reliable leader.
When the King of Pentacles is reversed, it may indicate that you are too focused on material success and ignoring other aspects of your life, such as your emotional and spiritual needs. It may also suggest that you are unwilling to share your resources or that you are abusing your power and authority. Alternatively, the card may indicate that you are having difficulty achieving financial stability or that you have unrealistic expectations of yourself and others.
Example of interpretation
If the King of Pentacles appears in a reading about your professional life, it may indicate that you are on your way to achieving a position of power and authority in your field. The card encourages you to use your successes and resources to help others and to be a responsible and reliable leader. It may also serve as a reminder to balance your focus on finances and material success with your emotional and spiritual needs.