The Queen of Pentacles tarot card can represent an actual person in your life or a role you need to play, like all of the Court cards. This card shows a nurturing person, male or female, who is loving, gentle, and wise.
In fact, the Queen of Pentacles is the most motherly of the Court cards. She is traditionally domestic and creates abundance in her life through daily discipline and a healthy outlook. This queen also loves nature and is naturally resourceful and down-to-earth.
At its core, the Queen of Pentacles is about domesticity and caring for the people in your life, but it’s also about working hard and being a provider. This card often embodies the working parent attitude; it’s about providing for your loved ones by creating both financial abundance and a secure and loving home.
When you see the Queen of Pentacles card reversed, it can mean you’re focusing your caring energy on yourself rather than on others. You’re looking to secure a financial future for yourself so you can function independently, even if you’re in a committed relationship.
You’re also nurturing your body and mind by eating healthy, staying fit, and making time for yourself. In order to care for others, you must first care for yourself, so you’re prioritizing your wellness and trusting that your family will be okay even if you need some time alone.
On the other hand, this reversed card can show you’re getting too caught up in yourself, and instead of being generous and down-to-earth, you’ve become selfish and obsessed with material gains.
The reversed Queen of Pentacles can also show you’re having a hard time balancing your work and home life. You might spend so much time caring for your family that you’ve lost your ambition and drive in the workplace. Or it could be the opposite: you’re so focused on providing financially for your family that you’re neglecting the things that make a happy home.
If you’re feeling conflicted about how to balance your life, look at your priorities and get realistic about how much you can take on. The reversed Queen of Pentacles says you might need to ask for help around the home or cut back on work obligations to make sure you’re keeping all areas balanced.
Reading this reversed card using the “blocked/restricted” meaning
Okay, so now let’s talk about how to read your reversed Queen of Pentacles card. First, you can use the “blocked/restricted” reversed card meaning. When you read your cards like this, you look for an obstacle standing in front of the card’s upright meaning.
So, for the Queen of Pentacles, this means something is blocking you being able to nurture and secure yoru home and resources. Is someone disrupting the peace?
Say you pull the reversed Queen of Pentacles after a big blowout with your husband. Lately, it seems like the two of you haven’t been agreeing on anything. Last night, the fight was about a big purchase he made without asking you, but it’s only the most recent of many disagreements.
Overall, you’re feeling unsupported and unloved. He often talks about how beautiful other women are, but he never compliments you. He doesn’t help much around the house either because he works a job in construction, and he’s usually exhausted when he gets home.
On the other hand, you’re also very critical of him, often nitpicking his flaws and pointing them out in front of other people. Your home life is miserable, and you’re not sure what to do to restore the peace in your life.
Here, the reversed Queen of Pentacles tells you that you have to make a change. This kind of behavior is unhealthy and dangerous, and it won’t just magically improve. Even though it’s scary to think about, the two of you must find a marriage counselor who can help you work through some of your problems and see if the marriage is worth saving.
There’s a lot to fear here, but please know that you are deserving of love and a happy home. Don’t waste your life being angry and resentful. Take steps now to address the problem and restore the peace in your life and relationship.
Reading this reversed card using the “opposite” meaning
Another way to read your reversed Queen of Pentacles card is using the “opposite” reversed card meaning. When you read your cards like this, you look for the opposite of the card’s upright meaning.
For the Queen of Pentacles, instead of nurturing and practical qualities, it could indicate neglect and an emphasis on non-material things.
For example, say you pull the reversed Queen of Pentacles thinking about your boyfriend. You’re in college and have been with your boyfriend for about a year.
Now that it’s almost time to graduate, you’re wondering whether you see a real future with him. He’s highly intelligent, athletic, and handsome, but he’s also a trust fund baby. He takes his money for granted and doesn’t have a clue as to how to manage finances in a basic way.
He’ll take you out to the country for the weekend, splurging on helicopter rides and the spa, and then won’t have money to pay rent. He gives generously to panhandlers on the street, but complains about the cost of groceries and forgets to pay the electricity bill.
Here the reversed Queen of Pentacles tells you that even though you get along and many of your values are the same, his immature attitude about money will cause a lot of conflict down the line. You don’t need to break the relationship off but talk to him about how you’re feeling and what you see, and seriously consider what you want for your own future.
Reading this reversed card using the “worse” meaning
You can also read your reversed Queen of Pentacles card using the “worse” reversed card meaning. When you read your cards this way, you put the card’s upright meaning in a negative light.
With the Queen of Pentacles, this can mean you’re providing a stable and comfortable home for your family, but you’re neglecting other important areas.
Say you pull the reversed Queen of Pentacles thinking about your home life. For a long time, you worked a high-paying and fun job as an interior designer. You loved your work because it brought out your passion and creativity.
But two years ago, you left your career to be a stay-at-home dad while your wife continues to work because you love spending time with your baby and taking care of the household. You go to classes with your little one and host playdates for your friends and their kids every week.
Your community depends on you for a lot, and you’re happy to provide for all the people in your life, whether that means babysitting, making meals to share, or helping with carpools. But lately, you’ve been missing your work, and you’re afraid you’ll lose your skills if you stay out of the field too long.
You’ve always dreamed of going back, and now that your toddler is getting older, you’re wondering if it’s time. Here, the reversed Queen of Pentacles shows that it’s important to feel fulfilled in all areas of life. If you’re not sure you want to go back to work, you can always try working a part-time position for a little while just to get out of the house and keep your skills sharp. Or volunteer your time and skills somewhere.
You might even find a position that lets you work from home. There are a lot of ways to balance your work and home life, and if you’re feeling like it’s time to get back into the workforce, then you should go for it. Talk to your wife about how you’re feeling and come up with a plan together. She’ll be happy to support your passion after all you’ve done for your family, and she wants to see you happy, too.
Reading this reversed card using the “no/not” meaning
Finally, you can use the “no/not” card meaning to read your reversed Queen of Pentacles card. When you read your cards like this, you put a “no” or a “not” in front of the card’s upright meaning.
For the Queen of Pentacles, this can mean “not nurturing” or “not generous.” Maybe these qualities don’t come naturally to you, or maybe you need to cut back on them to set healthy boundaries.
For example, you might pull the reversed Queen of Pentacles card thinking about your daughter who recently went through a divorce. You’ve always taught her to be independent, so even though things are tough right now, you know she’ll be fine.
She has a good job and can provide for herself. She lives across the country from you, and the two of you have never been very close. You haven’t checked in on her much since the divorce because, again, you’re not very close and you know she’ll be okay.
Here, the reversed Queen of Pentacles tells you that even though your daughter is capable, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t need your support right now. Even without a tight relationship, she needs your help during this tough time in her life.
Call her up and see how she’s doing with everything. Has she found a new place to live? How are the divorce proceedings going? Get caught up on all the details and then arrange a time to visit. While you’re there, see if you can do a few small things to let her know you’re in her corner.
Can you buy a piece of furniture or some plants for her new place? How about dedicating your time and effort to help her get set up? Just because your daughter is strong doesn’t mean your support isn’t important to her. And being there for her during the divorce can help the two of you have a much closer relationship moving forward.