The Meaning of the Knight of Pentacles

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The Meaning of the Knight of Pentacles

At a Glance

The Knight of Pentacles is a Minor Arcane tarot card symbolizing ambition, vision and grounded nature. It often represents contemplating a future change, especially in regards to career.

If You Drew This Card…

There are many ways to interpret this card, depending on where it is drawn during a reading, as well as whether or not it is in the upright or reverse direction.

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  • How can you reorganize your financial dealings to minimize waste and get the best bang for your buck?
  • What can you focus on right now that will help you get to where you want to be in the future? What discrete steps are you already taking toward this end?
  • Have you been avoiding an inevitable conflict? You have the self-possession necessary to dive into the altercation and return improved.


  • Is life filled with the same thing everyday, making you feel bored and uninspired? Find ways to create changes in your life and infuse some spontaneity.
  • It is easy to disregard practical matters, like paying bills or keeping up with your home. Is there anything you have let fall through the cracks?
  • Have you been pushing someone to change? Consider that you might be the one who needs to change, instead.

Interpreting the Symbols

  • Knight : Unlike a page, the knight has actually taken on the responsibility to achieve a dream.
  • Horse : The muscular horse moves steadily forward on intuition. It goes bravely into the unknown. It may also represent muddled emotions and memories.
  • Coin : Learning what is for the taking; balancing self-interest with communal gain; setting and exploring boundaries.
  • Eyes : The eyes of the knight are looking out across the field, and he is in serious thought and consideration, engaging in ways to make his dreams become a reality.
  • Armor : Vision limited by reliance on others or outdated modes of being; readiness to enter conflict; strength of will.
  • Land : Working to create the ideal life with a potential for overworking it.

Charmaine’s Take

When you draw this card, it might also represent someone else on whose work you rely to succeed. This will mean that they will remain reliable and perform the work required to meet your expectations. However, you might also need to take on more responsibility, even if that does not come with material gain. By taking charge, then you will gain in the long run.

There are many times in life where it feels as though you are trudging along, doing the same thing over and over with no real success. However, this card demonstrates that your hard work and toil is building the foundation for the future. If you continue on your path, you will reach your goals.

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