King of Pentacles


Key words

Upright: prosperity, security, power, abundance

Reversed: arrogance, ego, stinginess, greed


The King of Pentacles wears a black robe decorated with grapes and their crown is adorned with laurel and red flowers. They wear a red head covering under their crown. They hold a pentacle in one hand and a scepter in the other. Their throne is decorated with bulls and a flower arch. They appear to be sitting in a garden on the terrace of a large castle. The sky is yellow; greenery lines the King’s immediate background and a blue mountain range can be seen in the distance. 


Kings: authority, leadership, outward focus, mastery


The King of Pentacles is a steady personality with self control, who inspires others to work hard and build wealth— that wealth could be material, or it could be spiritual. They know how to use their resources wisely and they prioritize quality over quantity. They are someone who others look to for advice and they are a stabilizing presence in others’ lives. They invite you to put in hard work to turn a dream into reality. 


The King of Pentacles in reverse often represents someone whose relationship with money is out of balance. They might prioritize money over relationships, working too much and neglecting loved ones. Or perhaps they provide money as a means of controlling others. They are authoritarian, feeling they know what’s best while refusing to listen to others. Ask yourself whether you are too authoritarian or rigid, and know that money isn’t the most important thing in life.