Knight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning - The Simple Tarot

Knight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

The Knight of Pentacles tarot card from The Simple Tarot, with keywords and the tarot card meanings printed on the cards.

The Knight of Pentacles tarot card shows a solidly built knight sitting on top of a solidly built horse. He is holding a pentacle in his hand and there are oak leaves adorning his helmet.

The Knight of Pentacles is the least “Prince Charming” of all the Knight court cards. He’s a bit plodding and way too solidly focused to offer up much in the way of romance. (Don’t forget he’s an earthy card, though, so he’s got serious physical skills, even if it isn’t his focus)!

Like all of the court cards, the Knight of Pentacles can represent an actual person in your life, a role you play (or need to play), or a message you are ready to hear.

If it’s an actual person, the card specifically represents someone hard-working who is patient and methodical. This person may love nature and take good care of their body, but probably is uncomfortable with strong emotions.

If this card doesn’t represent an actual person, the lessons are about teaching yourself (or others) how to work hard and complete projects. This is a “nose to the grindstone” message. It’s not very sexy, but it is effective!

Occasionally, this card means a job offer or travel by land.

Keywords for the Knight of Pentacles Tarot Card

  • A patient and hardworking person
  • Methodical and efficient action
  • Patience
  • Hard work

Keywords for the Knight of Pentacles Reversed

  • Laziness, boredom
  • Unemployment
  • A low-wage job
  • A stubborn and inflexible person

Patterns and Correspondences of the Knight of Pentacles Card

  • The Pentacles = rules the material world and money
  • Suit of cards = diamonds
  • Timeline = months to years
  • The Knight = learning and testing new wisdom
  • Element = Earth

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Knight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Love

The Knight of Pentacles might not scream romance or desire. In fact, this Knight doesn’t scream anything at all.

He calmly looks deep into your eyes and says, “Yes. Yes, I’m the one who will be there for you. You can trust me. We can make this work.”

Which, if you’re looking for a true partnership, is pretty damn romantic!

If this is the type of relationship you want, look at the hard-working and patient people in your life.

They may not woo you with flowers or poetry, but they are extremely trustworthy and committed. They will make an ideal partner for a long-term relationship.

If you are in an existing relationship, model your behavior on the Knight of Pentacles. Be the steady rock. Don’t shy away from hard work, tough conversations, or the truth. The Knight of Pentacles is strong and so are you.

Knight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Work

The Knight of Pentacles is committed to doing the work. He plants the seeds, tends and maintains them with care, and harvests when the time is right. He knows where to put his energy to reap the rewards.

This is a conservative, methodical, and efficient practice. Nothing will happen quickly. “Over night success” will happen through years of daily action so practice patience as you enjoy the process and your commitment. Use the lessons from the Knight of Pentacles to craft a discipline for yourself and your career.

In other words: buckle down and get to work. Quit complaining and learn to love the process. Commit to your bigger goals and take it step-by-careful-step until the job is done.

Knight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Health

The Knight of Pentacles is a very physical card. The Knight takes care of his body because he knows it is one of the best tools he has.

This card represents a person (male or female) who eats well, gets regular and enjoyable exercise outside, and doesn’t make a fuss about it. This is just the way the Knight is. He does what needs to be done, whether he feels like doing it in the moment or not.

He knows there are no short cuts. He also knows it’s not only about the destination. While it may feel good to have six-pack abs and an enviable marathon time, the real pride comes from knowing he got up every single morning and did the work to make it happen. It’s not easy, but the confidence and security you gain when you know you can always trust yourself is worth it.

Knight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Money and Finances

This card is conservative, efficient, and methodical. The Knight of Pentacles would never play the lottery because he knows material gain comes from hard work, dedication, and commitment.

Your financial future is entirely within your control. It is your responsibility and no one else will do the work for you.

Today, get honest about your present financial situation. Without shame or blame, look at the mistakes and choices that have brought you here today. Gather your paperwork, open the envelopes, and take a good look at your present truth. Awareness is the first step toward growth.

Your future will change when you do. Learn from your mistakes and your successes. Identify one thing you can change in your beliefs, thoughts, or behaviors. Then create a plan to hold yourself accountable to that change every day.

Knight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings for Spiritual Guidance

This is an extremely practical card. The Knight of Pentacles looks to master the mundane and has no interest in things he can’t see, touch, or experience directly.

That doesn’t mean he isn’t spiritual. It means his spirituality is connected to the physical world.

When the Knight of Pentacles exercises, he’s treating his body as a temple. When he creates a budget, he’s directing the flow of energy. When he practices a new skill, it’s a prayer. Everything he does is connected to the Universal energy through practical, intentional action.

Take the message of the Knight of Pentacles to create your own spiritual practices in your everyday world.

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