Persistence, Patience, Responsible, Hard Working, Slow Moving
The Knight of Pentacles is the slowest moving Court in the Tarot. He represents taking your time and plodding along. The Knight of Pentacles is never in a hurry he likes to take his time. His mantra is, “everything is better done right than done quickly”.
Are you the type of person who wants everything done yesterday? The Knight of Pentacles warns you that good things come to those who wait. If they are to be built on a solid foundation, there are some things which cannot be rushed.
The Knight of Pentacles favours persistence and hard work. If you’re considering abandoning a project or situation, do not be so quick to jump ship. This card in a Tarot spread says that the effort you put in will pay off but you have to stick around to reap the rewards.
There will be times when the Knight of Pentacles symbolises an increase in responsibility. You or someone else around you is going to have to take on more burdens at work or home.
If this card appears in a negative reading or spread position this can mean that you’re not going quick enough. You are spending too much time planning, thinking and nit picking as opposed to just putting yourself out there and seeing what happens. A great opportunity could be about to pass you by if you don’t reach out and grab it with both hands.
The Knight of Pentacle's Historical Meaning
The traditional interpretation of the Knight of Pentacles is very similar to the modern meaning. This card in a reading implies an increase in responsibility, order, service to others etc.
Also, like all Courts in ancient times this card can be interpreted as symbolising another person. If this is the case then The Knight of Pentacles represents a young man who the seeker (the person getting the reading) will find useful in one way or another. Usually, the Knight will be someone who can offer a helping hand.
The Knight of Pentacles in a Love Reading
Depending on your personality, The Knight of Pentacles is a rather positive card to get for a love reading. The Pentacles are the traditional suit of the Tarot; they like to be married and settled down. So, in general, the Knight of Pentacles will want a long-term commitment. Eventually.
The Knight of Pentacles is slow to move and act. So while he will want a commitment that doesn’t mean he is going to rush out and make one. You might be waiting quite a while before your relationship will move to the next level. This is fine for some people but if you’re the type of person who likes things to have happened yesterday then the Knight of Pentacles isn’t the lover for you.
If the Knight lands in the outcome position, this means you could be waiting forever for the relationship to move forward. If you're wondering what someone's feelings are towards you, The Knight of Pentacles means they're more focused on their work than their love life. If you're wondering what someone's intentions and commitment level is in your relationship, this is something I cover in my Love Tarot Spreads e-book.
Sometimes, this card can mean that your lover is going to have a lot of baggage. Your partner will have to devote a lot of time to their work. Or they could have children from another relationship. If this is the case then you will have to show patience and persistence if you want your partnership to last.
The Knight of Pentacles in a Business Reading
The Knight of Pentacles is a typical business/career card, especially in the early stages and the first couple of years. The Knight shows you working away and putting a lot of time and effort into your company in order to see a return. You will make back your investment but you’re not going to be a millionaire any time soon (you’re not a King or Queen yet!).
If the Knight of Pentacles appears in a more negative business reading, then this means that you’re too slow to grab opportunities. You also have a tendency to work too hard at the wrong things. You need to go quicker and work smarter, not harder.
If the Knight lands in an outcome position of a business Tarot reading, this can be a good or bad thing depending on how much you love your work. If you can handle your current workload then all will be well. However, if you feel like you put in too much effort for too little return, then you’re needing to ask yourself if this is a trend you wish to continue in the future because the Knight can mean that your current level of output and return is going to remain consistent.
The Knight of Pentacles as a Yes or No
The Knight of Pentacles is a yes for career matters if you're willing to put the work in! The card is neutral for everything else.
The Knight of Pentacles in a Positive Reading
In a positive reading, the Knight of Pentacles can indicate someone who:
- Works hard
- Takes their time
- Has the patience of a saint
- Is persistent
- Can be relied upon
The Knight of Pentacles in a Negative Reading
In a negative reading, the Knight of Pentacles can indicate someone who:
- Is too slow to act
- Is a wet blanket
- Has no fun
- Waits too long
- Works too hard
If you would like to improve your Tarot skills, get crazy detail and give memorable readings which keep your clients coming back for more, Tarot Techniques - the ultimate online Tarot course - is only open for enrolment for the next couple of days, so check that out now here!
Cards used in this post are The Knight of Bones (Pentacles) by Skull Garden.