The King of Pentacles sits calmly on a throne with the world at his feet. He represents the earth signs, Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus. He believes in practicality and is usually a businessman. He is also proud and has worked hard for what he owns and demands respect from those around him. He may even come across as being materialistic or money driven, but that is usually because he has come from a competitive background where hard work pays off, such as being part of a team, running a family business, or having an important partnership. He is stable, financially independent, realistic and wise. This is the King that stands for no fools, he can be fair but he can also be ruthless, should you wish to overstep the mark.
Sometimes the King of Pentacles can represent an important figure in your life that will support you financially, such as a husband, a father or an old relative. Other interpretations of the King could point towards financial freedom or advice. For example, perhaps you have just been signed a deal and need to seek advice before giving full consent. Or it could be that you need to discuss your finances with someone who holds a lot of knowledge and power. In many cases the King sits over us like a teacher or an old grandfather clock reminding us that time is ticking away, so if you are thinking about taking hold of your own business or starting a new project, then now could be the right time if the King of Pentacles is present.
In any work or financial situation the King of Pentacles is always the right man and you can rely on his honesty – he is usually gifted when it comes to making good sales, he has the charm and the confidence to get the ball rolling so is always a good person to have on your side.
If this King shows up romantically in a reading then you can be sure that he will share his fortunes with you. However, don’t expect things to be fluffy and sugar coated with this King, as he finds it incredibly hard to show his emotions and can find it hard to open up and be romantic. He may not be the spontaneous type but he will always support your needs and can be incredibly loyal.
If the King shows up reversed in a reading then he is asking you to think things through very carefully and calls for a reality check. Sometimes it can speak about narrow-minded people who aren’t caring enough to see the full picture with you. It can also point towards greedy people connected with you that may be trying to pull the wool over your eyes. Usually if the King is upside down not everything is what it seems and if something seems too good to be true then it probably is. Another caution can sometimes speak about the negative side to the King’s personality such as control, arrogance, slyness, inflexibility and manipulation. Always be careful who you trust when this card is upside down, particularly if you are dealing with finances!