Knight of Pentacles

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The Knight of Pentacles as depicted in the Rider-Waite Tarot deck

The Knight of Pentacles is the twelfth card in the suit of Pentacles. It usually stands for utility, serviceableness, and responsibility. If indicating a person, this card will suggest a useful man.

General description

In the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, Pamela Coleman Smith depicts the Knight of Pentacles as a Knight riding a slow, enduring, heavy horse, to which his own aspect corresponds. He is holding a pentacle, but looks beyond it, at the path ahead.

Divinatory meaning

The Knight of Pentacles may indicate profit by legacies or inheritance.

Knights in the Tarot are often a personification, and he will be a person who is obliging, carrying out a will, coming to the aid of the querent, secretly or confidentially perhaps, saving him from material and financial troubles. It may be a loan, inheritance or advance, but without any hard conditions connected with it, so it may be a present. On the other hand, it means the tendency to enjoy the good things of the heart within one's own private or family circle. In weak cases there may be some danger of degeneration into idleness or indolence. In connection with the fourth house, ruling family matters and the past, the home and the storehouse.

The card has to do with pleasant memories, recollections, people we have known before; collections and collecting.

If reversed, the card can mean: Inertia and idleness. Discouragement and carelessness. A brave man who is nevertheless unemployed.

Tarot Topics
Major Arcana The FoolThe MagicianThe High PriestessThe EmpressThe EmperorThe HierophantThe LoversThe ChariotStrengthThe HermitWheel of FortuneJusticeThe Hanged ManDeathTemperanceThe DevilThe TowerThe StarThe MoonThe SunJudgementThe World
Minor Arcana Pentacles AceTwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEightNineTenPageKnightQueenKing
Wands AceTwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEightNineTenPageKnightQueenKing
Cups AceTwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEightNineTenPageKnightQueenKing
Swords AceTwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEightNineTenPageKnightQueenKing
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