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The King of Pentacles - Mastering Your Resources in the Tarot

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The King of Pentacles is a card about manifesting mastery over your resources.


To give you a bit of context whilst you reflect on your own relationship to the card, here are a few key things to know about the King of Pentacles:


Kings in the tarot represent external mastery of the element with which the suit they preside over is associated with. In other words, A King is an opportunity to reflect on how other people see you - and specifically, how they view you as successful. It’s about the masterful energy that others are picking up from you. Because the Pentacles is the suit of worldly resources, the King of Pentacles is a card about your success when it comes to money, business, luxuries - all those earthly materials that we strive for in life.

When a King comes up in a reading, it suggests that in some way - even the smallest possible way, you’re getting something right, or at least you’re perceived the be getting something right, when it comes to those worldly resources. And what a confidence booster that can be! To know that someone, somewhere, sees what you’re doing and appreciates or even envies it.


Now, just because a King suggests you’re getting something right, or at least perceived to be, that doesn’t mean your internal feelings will match up - so the card can create a bit of a personal quest about what resources you really value. Let's say that by reflecting on the King of Pentacles, you realize that for some people, something about your lifestyle is enviable - your position at work, your salary, your vacations, whatever. In realizing that someone else envies those things, you’ll likely have one of two responses: Either, you need to appreciate those elements of your life more yourself, or develop more inner self-confidence or you'll realise that the enviable elements in your life right now holds no value for you, and you only do them to keep up appearances. In fact, you might discover you envy someone else whose life reflects success in the things you want much more than your own life does. In either case, your perception of what you have and what you want will change - making the King of Pentacles a hugely powerful card.

In your tarot journal, you’re asked to reflect on what this card means to you, now, in this moment, and what actions and thoughts it inspires in you. As you journal, pay attention to what you’re personally picking up in the card, but also consider what the key themes in the card might be telling you. Where can you acknowledge your own success more? How do your successes represent your values? Do the areas in which you’re successful line up with the things that matter most to you?


This mini-tarot lesson was brought to you by me, Chelsey Pippin Mizzi, founder of Pip Cards Tarot. I hope you gained a little context to help you continue reflecting on the card in your own way, and I’ll see you tomorrow for another mini-lesson.

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