The King of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

The King of Pentacles is one of the most important cards of the Minor Arcana.

Below you will learn everything about its meaning both in the upright and reversed position.

In addition to the general interpretation, the topics of love, health, career, finances and destiny are also explained in detail.

King of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

The King of Pentacles Keywords

Upright: Successful, Disciplined, Ambitious, Secure
Reversed: Stubborn, Obsessive, Fear of Loss, Dependent

The King of Pentacles Tarot Card Description

The King of Pentacles Tarot card shows a ruler sitting richly adorned on his throne and enjoying his high standard of living.

His cloak is lavishly decorated with grapes and vines, symbolizing that any venture the king embarks upon will bear abundant fruit.

The throne contains various images of a bull, which represents the mystical creature of Taurus and stands for high ambitions, discipline as well as materialism.

The King of Pentacles holds a golden scepter and a large coin. These are insignia of his power and his role as a strong and influential leader.

He can create even more wealth for himself and his followers out of nothing and never lets up in this endeavor. Splendid flowers and vines also entwine around the throne as a sign of success and prosperity, which appears wherever the king resides.

In the background, his magnificent castle towers into the sky, symbolizing that through ambition and discipline anyone can build his dream castle.

Financial security is very important to the king in life and leads to the fact that he is always eager to increase his wealth and secure his existing prosperity against external influences by all means.

He likes to present his achievements to the outside world. They reflect important skills such as dedication, discipline and ambition.

Upright King of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

The King of Pentacles symbolizes that you should always be ambitious in pursuing your goals in life and give them a high priority accordingly.

Whether in a financial or love context, only with high ambition and commitment you will succeed in realizing your dreams.

You mustn’t let setbacks get you down but rather see such obstacles as an incentive to try even harder.

Your demands on your success and yourself are very high. You feel highly obliged to live up to them. By always being focused and dedicated to your goals, any endeavor, no matter how difficult, will become a great success.

Another characteristic of the King of Pentacles is the need for high material and financial security. Wealth for you does not only mean luxury or even a lavish lifestyle but is support for difficult times, in which it is necessary to turn over every Pentacle twice.

Therefore, you plan your wealth carefully and are interested in always having an appropriate security cushion, no matter what strokes of fate may hit you in the future.

The feeling of material security lets you sleep peacefully at night, as you are well prepared for all eventualities and have the certainty of securing your standard of living against all odds.

The King of Pentacles Tarot card also reveals that you owe your success and prosperity mainly to your disciplined approach. Keep your focus completely on what you want to do and not allow yourself to be distracted. Then you will achieve your goals faster.

Discipline also means that you can repeat certain procedures over and over again, even if this may be very tedious and monotonous until you have reached your goal.

Especially in areas such as sports, love or career, it is often important to have staying power and to stay on the ball until you achieve the desired success in the long term.

In the short term, you may have to give up some comforts to achieve your goals, but in the long run, your prosperity will increase in all areas of life, if you are focused and ambitious to put your plans into practice.

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Upright King of Pentacles Tarot Love Meaning


As a single, the King of Pentacles encourages you not to let up in your ambition until you finally find the love of your life.

Finding your dream partner sometimes requires a high level of perseverance and stamina, which will be rewarded with a fulfilling relationship at the end of your journey.

A high level of ambition is a very attractive trait in dating and will help you in flirting, as it says that you are willing to give everything for your dreams and goal in life and not throw in the towel at the first obstacle.

Furthermore, the King of Pentacles stands for a disciplined and strategic approach to dating. You have set your mind on ending your single life and are ready to give a new love a high priority in your life.

By focusing completely on the search for a partner and pushing aside other distractions, the path to a new relationship will begin to take shape piece by piece. Always expect the unexpected and stay disciplined on your path of love, then you will surely reach your goal.


In a partnership, the King of Pentacles reveals a high need for security in living together. Such desire for safety not only means monetary security but also emotional support.

By thinking about how you want to live together and what goals you want to achieve together, you can create a high level of security in advance.

Furthermore, it is a great support to know that no matter what life crisis you are in, there is always someone there to help you and on whom you can rely.

The King of Pentacles symbolizes your joint successes as a couple, which you have already achieved by working well together.

You can work hard for your prosperity and should take the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor and relax, for example, during a weekend or vacation together.

Don’t be afraid to try difficult things because the harder they are to achieve, the more you will gain from them.

Your recipe for success consists of support, cooperation and trust and will enable you to successfully master any challenge in life, no matter how great.

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Upright King of Pentacles Health Meaning

For your health, the King of Pentacles reveals that you should avoid unnecessary risks in everyday life. Be careful not to consume anything in excess. Stay away from addictive substances.

Through these simple but effective measures, you are always on the safe side and can improve your well-being and your health in the long term.

Furthermore, the King of Pentacles stands for stable or improving health. If you have suffered from an illness, you should soon see noticeable improvements in the symptoms.

If you are working towards a specific goal, such as losing weight, you will soon be able to reap the rewards of your disciplined work.

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Upright King of Pentacles Career Meaning

Professionally, the King of Pentacles encourages you to pursue your goals ambitiously. If you keep your effort and energy on the ball, all doors will be open for your career.

Do not get distracted and always focus on your plans, then professional success will soon come.

Moreover, the King of Pentacles stands for a secure job. Although your company has gone through several crises and restructuring, your work has not been questioned.

You have become almost indispensable for your company through your outstanding work performance. However, do not rest on your secure employment, but continue to show your gratitude in the form of good work performance.

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Upright King of Pentacles Finances/Money Meaning

In financial matters, the King of Pentacles stands for safe investments. That means you should only make investments that you can afford. Such investments are usually associated with low risks and moderate returns.

This strategy will allow you to build a comfortable wealth in the long run without fearing a total loss of your money.

Furthermore, the King of Pentacles stands for disciplined management of your finances. Instead of spending your money at the first opportunity, you should rather save it.

The best way to do this is to create a savings plan for a larger goal. This way you know exactly what you are saving for and are more motivated to keep your money together.

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Upright King of Pentacles Destiny Meaning

As a card of destiny, the King of Pentacles shows that with enough discipline and ambition you can achieve all your goals. To be successful is not a coincidence but the result of hard work over a long period of time.

Don’t let minor setbacks get you down and instead look at the partial successes you have already achieved.

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Upright King of Pentacles Personality

The King of Pentacles reveals a personality that pursues its goals with great zeal. Through his ambitious actions, he hardly allows himself to be distracted and quickly puts his plans into action.

Likewise, the card reveals that someone is an extremely disciplined character. Even activities that the person does not like, he completes without delay.

Upright King of Pentacles Tarot Past/Future


From your past, there is a strong need for security in you. But the dangers of that time are no longer real.

Your discipline has brought you very far in life. It has become a strong trait in you over the last few years.


Success in future endeavors seems certain as long as you work on yourself the same way as before. Therefore, try to walk a little bit on your way every day.

Set yourself more ambitious goals for your future. That will help you learn more about yourself and expand your abilities.

Upright King of Pentacles Tarot Card – Yes or No

The King of Pentacles signifies a yes answer. Your question has been driving you around for some time now. You can hardly think of anything else and are almost obsessed with it.

Therefore, do not make it too difficult for yourself. What do you have to lose? With a courageous yes, your further path will unfold all by itself.

Reversed King of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

Reversed King of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

The King of Pentacles Reversed represents an obsession with material wealth. Your actions and thoughts are focused on increasing your wealth, causing you to neglect other important areas of your life, such as friends and family.

Your constant preoccupation with issues such as finances and possessions can also create a strong fear of loss, which can cause you to be on constant alert for fear of losing something.

Distance yourself from concepts such as wealth and money and do not consider them as the only purpose of life but as opportunities to make your life a little more pleasant.

True happiness comes from yourself and your relationships with your environment and can never be achieved through possessions alone.

Another meaning of the King of Pentacles Reversed is that you are very stubborn and obstinate in your intentions and towards those around you.

You reject advice and hints that could help you and thus miss the opportunity to reach your goals faster.

Stubbornness blocks you in that you do not perceive necessary changes and instead trust in old, well-worn solutions that have long since lost their effectiveness.

Don’t run directly through the wall with your stubbornness. Instead, try to pause for a moment and reflect on your path. Perhaps another way also leads to your goal. Also, listen to well-intentioned advice from your environment.

In a Tarot session, the King of Pentacles Reversed shows the dependence of your emotional life on material possessions. In your mind the belief: “Money makes happy!” is firmly anchored and leads to the fact that you attach your happiness and your satisfaction to the extent of your monetary wealth.

You make yourself a slave of your money and direct your striving only to an increase of your possession in the hope to become happier thereby to the same extent.

If, on the other hand, you make your satisfaction independent of material possessions and realize that the most important things in life, such as love or family, cannot be bought with money, you can free yourself from the yoke of materialism and become the architect of your own happiness.

Reversed King of Pentacles Tarot Love Meaning


The King of Pentacles Reversed warns you that love for a person can degenerate into a kind of obsession. Especially as a single person, it often happens that you fall in love with someone close to you and just can’t get them out of your mind.

Be careful if you can’t think of anything else but this person and neglect other areas of your life because your feelings are not returned.

Instead of focusing only on one person, you should continue your life normally and also consider other potential partners to become happy.

Another aspect of the King of Pentacles Reversed is that you are too stubborn in your search for a partner and not very willing to adapt to your counterpart.

A beginning love arises when both partners try to resonate emotionally and mentally with the other and create harmony.

If, on the other hand, you are very stubborn in your thoughts and feelings and not very flexible, you will have a hard time tuning in to your counterpart and the latter as well.

By trying to put yourself in your partner’s shoes and letting go of your fears and rigid expectations, you will be able to reconnect and create harmony with your partner.


In a love tarot reading, the King of Pentacles Reversed represents a great fear of loss within your partnership. You are afraid of losing your partner and therefore start to control his activities and everyday life.

Often such fear is an expression of a lack of trust in a partnership. You will only be able to get rid of your fears if you talk openly about them with your partner. Together you think about how you bring trust and security back into the relationship.

In a relationship, the King of Pentacles Reversed also represents a great dependence in terms of your partner’s status and wealth. It is important to you that you are financially secured by your partner and enjoy a high reputation.

In return, however, you completely hand over many important decisions in your life together to your partner and are thus subject to his will.

Take care of your own monetary and social independence in your relationship so that you as partners can always act on an equal footing and shape your partnership together, instead of only one giving the direction.

Reversed King of Pentacles Health Meaning

The King of Pentacles Reversed can indicate an addiction disorder. In addition to drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, this can also include your diet.

In particular, consuming sugary meals can also lead to addiction. Face your problematic behavior early and you have the highest chance that it will not become an addiction.

Another aspect of the King of Pentacles Reversed is that you are overly anxious about your health. As a result, you go to the doctor more often than average and have every symptom, no matter how small, checked out or treated with medication.

Learn to trust your self-healing powers again so that your immune system gets the possibility to heal smaller diseases by itself, without additional substances.

Reversed King of Pentacles Career Meaning

The King of Pentacles Reversed symbolizes that you are a true workaholic at work. Your professional tasks haunt you even in your free time.

However, your obsession with the job can be detrimental to your personal life. Especially if you neglect your friends and family, you should be careful. You should then seriously reconsider your relationship with your work.

Another meaning of the King of Pentacles Reversed is that you are afraid of losing your job. Restructuring in the company or already initiated dismissals fuel great uncertainty.

You do not have to wait idly but should already keep your eyes open for alternative job offers.

Reversed King of Pentacles Finances/Money Meaning

The King of Pentacles Reversed warns you not to make your luck dependent on your wealth. You can afford a lot of things with a lot of money.

But the happiest things in life are often not for sale. Therefore, concentrate on your friends, family and passions that give you happiness without having to be paid for it.

Another characteristic of the reversed King of Pentacles is the threat of financial loss. Perhaps your income is threatened by the loss of your job, or you have lost a lot of money on an investment.

In either case, you should make a plan to get your finances back in order and tighten your belt a bit in the near future.

Reversed King of Pentacles Destiny Meaning

The King of Pentacles Reversed reveals a dependence on material goods for your destiny. That creates fear of loss within you, as you make your happiness dependent on your possessions.

Rather focus on immaterial values such as love, security or empathy, which always give you warmth and happiness regardless of your wealth.

Reversed King of Pentacles Personality

In the reversed position, the King of Pentacles reveals a stubborn personality. It hardly lets others tell it anything and firmly sticks to its views, even if they have already been refuted.

Furthermore, this refers to a character who suffers from a strong fear of loss. The person lives in constant fear of losing his wealth or relationships and thus clings to them tighter.

Reversed King of Pentacles Tarot Past/Future


You are still obsessed with someone from your past. Let the person finally leave your life and look forward.

You still feel a deep fear of loss because you lost something important some time ago. But you don’t have to be afraid because every loss is also a new beginning.


Soon, you will have to adapt to new circumstances. If you stubbornly persist in old behaviors, you will not get ahead.

Do not depend so much on the opinion of others for future decisions. You know best what is good for you.

Reversed King of Pentacles Tarot Card – Yes or No

For you, security is the first priority in this matter. But you can only achieve it if you take a clear position on a no.

This way, you can estimate the short and long-term consequences of your decision. Therefore, you are protected from unpleasant surprises.

The Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings