The Knight of Pentacles is the least active of the tarot Knights. Often seen as a bit staid, the Knight of Pentacles has hidden depths. Being air of earth, this still figure staring out at the landscape is deceptive. There’s a whole lot going on below the surface of this most enigmatic of court cards.
The Knight of Pentacles sits astride his motionless black steed, facing east. His sturdy horse wears decorative red tack. A deep orange blanket hangs from the saddle. The Knight wears a brown singlet over his armor. His helmet appears to be sporting a bunch of parsley, as does his horse’s brow-band. In his orange-gloved right hand, he holds a golden coin or pentacle. The background is a plowed field, with mystical mountains in the far distance. The sky is a deep yellow.
There is a lot more to this personality than meets the eye. You might be tempted to dismiss him before you get to know him properly. He comes across as a decent sort, a hard worker, someone prepared to put in the time. He’s reliable, trustworthy and kind. However, to think of him only like this is to do him an injustice. Beneath his implacable exterior lies a man deeply connected to his inner self. He is a poet, a lover, and a thinker. That Knightly airiness allows his thoughts to roam free while his earthy nature keeps him grounded and in touch with reality.
This Knight will only show his true nature when he feels he can trust the other person. He can be as passionate as the Knight of Wands, as romantic as the Knight of Cups and as determined as the Knight of Swords. He’ll also sit up all night with a sick child, then take a shower and go off to work.
When the Knight of Pentacles appears in your reading, he could represent a real person, or he could be telling you to take on aspects of his personality. A task needs to be done, and you are the one to do it. Pay attention to detail – this is one time you need to be a perfectionist. This card tells you that you might need to disentangle yourself from a certain situation or to slow down and act with caution. It can act as a warning that you are in over your head and that you have one last chance to pull back.
The reversed Knight of Pentacles is quite unpleasant. This character is stuck in their ways, overly cautious and has a tendency to nag. The are narrowly focused and very critical of others. Positive traits in the upright card are transformed into stubbornness and closed-mindedness.
Interpretations in Various Areas of Life
When the Knight of Pentacles appears in a work-related reading, then you know you are on the right path. If you are looking for work, then simply continue what you are doing. Pay attention to details. For example, make sure you complete application forms carefully, as well as research the job and your prospective employers. The Knight of Pentacles will go to extra lengths to make sure he understands the work involved.
If you are thinking of employing a Knight of Pentacles type, then don’t hesitate. They might not have the flair of more outgoing individuals, but they make up for that in other ways.
If this card shows up in a financial reading, then make sure you read the small print of any contract, terms of service or get-out clause. Check your insurance policies, do your research and stick to your budget. This is the card of fiscal responsibility. Don’t ignore it. Money should be coming in, nice and steady. There are no financial bumps on the horizon.
The Knight of Pentacles is not immediately who you think of when love comes to mind. However, if you should chance upon one, then he’s worth hanging on to. This Knight has a slow burning passion that will last a lifetime. He is truthful, reliable and loyal. He takes a long time to fall in love; that’s just his nature. But when he finally makes a commitment, it will be forever.
The Knight of Pentacles is probably the most spiritual of the four knights. He feels connected to the earth and, therefore, his feelings of spirituality are deepest when outdoors, with his family, snuggled up with his partner or doing an excellent job of work. He takes a lot of satisfaction from the small things in life.