Queen of Pentacles

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

The Queen of Pentacles is the thirteenth card in the suit of Pentacles. It usually stands for opulence, generosity, magnificence, and security. If indicating a person, it will be a dark woman who is helpful.

General description

In the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, Pamela Colman Smith depicts the Queen of Pentacles as a dark woman, whose qualities might be summed up in the idea of greatness of soul. She has the serious cast of intelligence as she contemplates the symbol of a pentacle where she may see worlds therein.

Divinatory meaning

If indicating a person, this card suggests a woman who will be inclined to help and serve, to make herself useful, a nurse perhaps. She may be as an incarnation of Minerva herself, protecting science and craftsmanship as the Queen of Wands protects the arts. She is generous and beneficial. Her presence is a good augury and she brings always protection and material wealth or at least well-being, ruling this house of earth.

There may be some timidity; there is always honesty, honorable action, correctness and the right attitude to all problems of life, discretion, education, understanding, knowledge. These qualities certainly engender security in life.

If reversed, the card can mean: Evil, suspicion, suspense, fear, and mistrust.

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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