The King of Pentacles is a card in the suit of Pentacles in the Minor Arcana of the Tarot. In the upright position, the King of Pentacles is a symbol of wealth, financial stability, and material abundance. This card represents a mature, responsible, and practical person who has achieved a high level of success in their career or business. They are skilled at managing their finances and resources, and they are often seen as the pillars of their community.
In the reverse position, the King of Pentacles can indicate a person who is overly materialistic, greedy, or obsessed with money and possessions. They may be so focused on their own financial gain that they neglect their relationships or the needs of others. This card may also indicate financial difficulties, instability, or a lack of resources. It is important to remember that money and material possessions do not bring happiness or fulfillment, and that true wealth comes from a sense of inner peace and contentment.
The figure calls for no special description the face is rather dark, suggesting also courage, but somewhat lethargic in tendency. The bull's head should be noted as a recurrent symbol on the throne. The sign of this suit is represented throughout as engraved or blazoned with the pentagram, typifying the correspondence of the four elements in human nature and that by which they may be governed. In many old Tarot packs this suit stood for current coin, money, deniers. I have not invented the substitution of pentacles and I have no special cause to sustain in respect of the alternative. But the consensus of divinatory meanings is on the side of some change, because the cards do not happen to deal especially with questions of money.