The Meaning of
the "Queen of Pentacles" Tarot Card
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the "Queen of Pentacles"?
The Meaning of
the "Queen of Pentacles"
The Symbolism of the Queen of Pentacles
On the Queen of Pentacles card, a wealthy and beautifully dressed woman sits on an elaborate stone throne.
Her throne is engraved with natural images including apples and pears. The Queen is cloaked in a mantle of Earth. Green fabric descends from her crown, all the way to the ground beneath her feet — signifying her powerful connection to the Earth.
The Queen cradles a large pentacle coin in her lap, giving it her undivided attention. Behind the Queen's head we see an engraved cherub, who also seems to be looking at the pentacle coin in the Queen's lap.
The Queen cradles a large pentacle coin in her lap, giving it her undivided attention.
Surrounding her throne are plants and flowers. Red roses connect across the top of the card, framing the picture and signifying life and vitality. A subtle rose garland motif also decorates her crown.
A rabbit scampers past in the lower right, signifying energy, fertility and the Queen's association with Mother Earth.
Far in the distance we see mountains representing the challenges she faced to arrive at this place of prosperity, serenity and closeness with nature.
How to Interpret the Queen of Pentacles
As with all of the Tarot court cards, the Queen of Pentacles may reference a specific person when she appears in your readings.
The Queen of Pentacles is above all else prosperous, nurturing and supportive. She cares deeply for friends, family and those she cares about. Her life is filled with daily acts of supporting others, from cooking and preparing food, to listening, teaching and offering her wisdom.
The Queen of Pentacles is often a breadwinner or working parent. As the suit of Pentacles represents material and worldly wealth, the Queen combines career and financial success with her natural, supportive nature.
... the card typically represents the dual ideals of prosperity and supportiveness.
When the Queen of Pentacles isn't referring to a specific person, the card typically represents the dual ideals of prosperity and supportiveness. The card may also represent a charitable contribution, or an act of kindness or assistance.
The card may also herald success in business or at work.
The Queen of Pentacles is also characterized by a down-to-earth sensibility and basic common sense; Illustrating a preference for what is 'real' vs what is glamorous, superficial or blingy. When faced with a tough decisions, the appearance of the card may serve as a reminder to be practical, honest and generous.
The Queen of Pentacles is a very positive card, and carries overtones of motherhood, environmentalism, financial security and family.
The Queen of Pentacles Inverted
The reversed Queen of Pentacles card can have a few different meanings; some are positive and some negative. Which one to apply depends on the situation.
On the positive side, the Queen of Pentacles reversed can carry a strong message of self-reliance and the ability to take care of onesself.
...there's been too much unconditional generosity taking place, and it might be time to show a little tough love...
It also suggests that there's been too much unconditional generosity taking place, and it might be time to show a little tough love for the benefit of everyone involved.
If someone has been giving too much of themselves, and not getting enough "me time", the apperance of the Queen of Pentacles may be a reminder to turn some of that nurturing instinct internally.
Too much selfless giving can leave us drained — spiritually and financially. Don't forget that everyone needs time invested back in themselves.
Another possible meaning of the inverted Queen of Pentacles is that generosity and daily acts of selflesness are going unnoticed, leaving someone feeling underappreciated.
The inverted Queen of Pentacles is a mildly negative card, but can be positive depending on the situation. It usually carries overtones of frustration, fatigue and being overworked.
Common Symbols Found On the Queen of Pentacles Card
Tarot cards often use a a common symbology to convey additional information about how the card should be interpreted. The Queen of Pentacles includes at least five common, repeating Tarot symbols. Each of these common symbols can add additional dimensions of interpretation to the card.
The symbols which appear on the Queen of Pentacles card are:
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