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The Meaning of
the "King of Pentacles " Tarot Card

The Guardian
One who watches out for others. A protector. A diligent defense of what one holds dear. A benevolent person of authority whose thoughts are not easily swayed from the truth.

[ inverted meaning ]
Someone who disregards obligation. One who endangers those around him through weakness of conviction or reckless action.

Advanced tarot interpretation

(Applies to the upright position) The Symbolism of the Tarot Card:

A serene, self-assured man sits on an opulent black throne adorned with bull's heads. A garden in bloom is at his feet and a stately castle is in the background. He appears to be situated on a battlement across from the castle. He holds a scepter topped with a golden ball in one hand and a round pentacle disk in the other. He contemplates the pentacle. Grapes on the vine adorn his robe, and his crown features blooming flowers.

The Meaning of the Tarot Card:

This man is in control of all worldly pursuits. Everything about him roots him to the earth, both elementally and physically. The King has achieved great material success and generously shares it and his wisdom with others. Protector of his realm and subjects. Mathematical and scientific accomplishments, realizing dreams through methodical work, and being in control of one's material wealth. The King is also firmly rooted in the element of Earth, making him a very grounded individual who will offer valuable life advice.

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