Your Chosen Card – King of Pentacles Upright Rider Waite Deck
Kings are mature accomplished individuals (father figures) who are in charge of the matters related to their suit and element. They represent important men in the querents life or significant personality traits needed by the querent to navigate the situation. When upright, the King of Pentacles represents a productive person of authority, skill, and practical wisdom in the material world. He may have an aptitude for science and mathematics. This card suggests that you are able to take charge of the situation and achieve success in business, science, or some other established field of endeavor. The upright King of Golden Coins often foreshadows an improvement in financial circumstances or an advancement related to career. This King knows how to achieve worldly success and status.
Keywords Upright: Cautious, productive, steadfast, reliable, protective, organized, constructive, patient, capable, wise, methodical, steady, responsible, persistent, hard-working, prudent, traditional, security-conscious, good business sense, mathematical aptitude; stewardship, practicality, stability, a good provider, sound management, financial security, endurance, care of ones body, success in work-related activities.
Decans/Timing: 20 Aries to 20 Taurus. Tropical, 10 April10 May. Sidereal, 04 May04 June.
Astrology: Air of Earth. (Note the earthy scene, the garden and the presence of Taurus the Bull on his throne.)
Associated Trumps: The Emperor and the High Priest.
Rider Waite: The figure calls for no special description. The face is rather dark, suggesting also courage, but somewhat lethargic in tendency. The bulls 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. But the cards do not happen to deal especially with questions of money. Divinatory Meanings: Valor, realizing intelligence, business and normal intellectual aptitude, sometimes mathematical gifts and attainments of this kind; success in these paths; (R) vice, weakness, ugliness, perversity, corruption, peril.
When King of Pentacles is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If King of Pentacles is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is King of Pentacles is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for King of Pentacles using cards from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Complete Book of Tarot: Ruled by the goddess of love Venus, Taurus comes second in the zodiac. Taurus the Bull, a persistent and slow-to-change fixed sign, is associated with the Hierophant (the High Priest or Pope), trump V. The King of Pentacles falls largely under Taurus, a sign whose natives are characterized by these traits:
Creative Tarot: Yeats used many occult systems in his writing. He was married to Bertha Georgie Hyde-Lees, a skilled medium who was also a member of the Golden Dawn. Together they used Ouija boards and automatic writing to contact the spirit realm, but also more classic systems such as astrology and tarot. This renewed interest in the occult reinvigorated his dedication to poetry, and led to some of his greatest work. Much of Yeatss late-career poems drew directly on the revelations he received through séances and divination rituals. He stated that the spirit realm gave him the metaphors he used in his poetry, and many of those metaphorsSlouches towards Bethlehem and the centre cannot hold, both from his 1919 poem The Second Cominghave become common phrases in our culture.
Complete Book of Tarot: In recent years, the Tarot of Marseille has enjoyed increasing popularity, spurred on by the writings of authors like Alejandro Jodorowsy and Yoav Ben-Dov, who offer beautiful modern reproductions of antique tarot decks in the Marseille tradition. The influential tarot teacher Caitlín Matthews has endorsed the use of the Marseille deck, as can be seen in this article about tarot mythology (italics mine):
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Tarot Triumphs: Lately, for the purposes of researching this book (or so I tell myself), I have bought more packs from the much wider selection of traditional Tarot now available. The Golden Tarot, for instance, is a gorgeous historical reproduction of the fifteenth-century Visconti-Sforza pack, with sensitive restorations of three missing cards. Reproductions of key Marseilles packs, such as the 1701 Madénie and the 1761 Conver Tarots, are also valued acquisitions to my collection.3 But for the purposes of historical study and comparing packs, there is now a wealth of digital imagery available online. The British Museum collection online is an excellent place to start, via a search for Tarot cards in its vast digital photo library. Images can also be emailed to you without charge if they are purely for private study.4 I love to lose myself in the images of historic Tarot packs that I’ve downloaded and printed out. The only cost, although admittedly not cheap, is that of the printing ink.