Knight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings

Knight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings

What does the Knight of Pentacles card mean in a Tarot Reading?

The Knight of Pentacles is a Tarot card of the Minor Arcana, symbolizing ambition, vision and a down-to-earth nature. It often represents the contemplation of future changes, especially with regard to career.
This is one of the simplest and most powerful cards of the Pentacle suit. It symbolizes hard, regular work with full dedication, reliability and stability. Its presence in the spreads is very favorable, especially if the question is related to the material sphere of life.

Goal: Maturity, consistency. new successes.
Element: Earth
Planet: Jupiter
Astrological sign: Taurus, to a lesser extent Capricorn and Virgo


Here is shown an armored knight with a green sprig on his helmet, slowly riding on a sturdy horse. Grasping the pentacle, he looks at it thoughtfully. In the distance is visible a smooth, hilly terrain.
(For a detailed depiction, analysis of the Symbols and all Elements of the Knight of Pentacles Tarot Card, click here)

The Main Meanings of the Card In an Upright Position

Key Words and Phrases

An important event related to the material side of life. New people. New impressions. Common sense. Improving the financial situation. Business trip. Reasonable actions. Diligence. The tendency to become addicted. Patience. Perseverance. Conservative measures. An unexpected source of income. Hard work. Practicality. Conventions. Reasonable discrimination. Thoroughness. Reliability. Security.

Knight of Pentacles Tarot Card

Practical development. Methodical work. Attention to detail. Caution. Calmness. Kindness. Devotion. Seriousness. Loyalty. Thoughtfulness. Mindfulness to other people. Confidence. Services. Craving for work. Simplicity of character. Love for animals, for nature. Hard worker. Good planning pays off. Simple joys of life. Spreading. The word is gold. Slowly but surely. Time cures everything. Caution never hurts. A good fence is good neighbors.

The main meanings of the card in an upright position

the middle of a difficult path, any business;
luck (sometimes);
slow progress;
lack of passion;
“The policy of small steps”;
tender sensuality in a relationship;
logical continuation of the situation;
new people and experiences;
restlessness, energy;
young man;
business trips;
a person who does not care about the feelings of other people;
true friend;
lack of imagination;
good news;
discord, scandal;
a person worthy of trust, you can rely on him;
good faith, good news;

Knight of Pentacles. Witchcraft Tarot by Ellen Dugan
Witchcraft Tarot by Ellen Dugan

faithful service, stability, responsibility, inviolability of moral foundations;
a man who stands firmly on his feet, has money;
good employee, highly paid professional;
good financial news, profit;
a trip related to making a profit, a business trip.

Situation and Advice

Chances are, you’ve turned to the cards to clarify matters related to work, property, or finances. You may soon discover a new source of income. Moreover, money can come from many sources at the same time. A long-term project will yield positive results. Slow but steady progress will lead you to success. Your hard work and dedication will be well paid. A faithful friend may come to your aid, or maybe you yourself will do someone a favor. You may be on business trips. Now is the right time to tackle real estate or property issues. If you asked a question regarding the creation of a family, then the Knight of Pentacles speaks of your desire to continue your lineage.

Knight of Pentacles. Black Grimoire Tarot
Black Grimoire Tarot

If the Knight of Pentacles denotes one aspect of your personality, then it seems that you are most interested in visible success, and not the feelings of other people. If you asked about a love relationship, then you can expect a serious and stable romance with your faithful lover.

Persons designated by Upright Knight of Pentacles Tarot Сard

Reasonable, thinking, dependent people. Accountants. Financial managers. Sales representatives. Craftsmen. Mechanics. People employed in industry. Machinists. Engineers. Mathematicians. Business trips. Land owners, managers or developers. Easy to communicate, hardworking people. Those who are called “golden hands”. Reliable, patient, responsible, diligent people. Serious, methodical people. People for whom work is the main thing and who do not care about the feelings of other people. Faithful friends. Those who persistently pursue their goal. People who love animals, nature. Veterinarians. People who love children. Those who lack imagination. Farmers. Lovers of spending time outdoors. Kind and loyal beloved. Turtle (from the tale of the hare and the turtle). Mediators.

The Main Meanings of the Card In a Reversed Position

Key Words and Phrases

Greed. Money problems. Delays in business. Dishonest financial transactions. Inadequate pay for your work. Stalemate. Boredom. Slow development of events. Lack of inspiration. Laziness. Heavyness. Yearning. Carelessness. Meanness. Irresponsibility. Futility. Avarice. Lack of planning. Callousness. No progress. Rush. Stagnation. Obstacles. Impatience. Waste of energy. Depression. Dissatisfaction. Apathy. Weakness. Complacency. Inertia. Rejection of reasonable risk. Unethical financial transactions. Get the deadline.

The main meanings of the card in a reversed position

bad luck;
inertia, idleness;
peace, tranquility;
thoughtless waste of money;
lack of attention;
peace, sleep, inactivity, idleness;
free time, pastime;
recreation, love of truth, discouragement (despondency), destruction;
a bum, a lazy person;
timid nature, new approach;
idleness, rest;
dangerous adversary, competitor;
the need to protect your property;
financial instability, monetary losses;
carelessness in dealing with money, waste, disorganization.

Situation and Advice

You feel that you lack inspiration, your attitude towards everything remains equal and dispassionate. Perhaps you are too conservative and prefer to use outdated methods that are no longer effective.

Knight of Pentacles. The Game of Thrones Tarot
The Game of Thrones Tarot

If you were asking about finances, then prepare yourself for possible difficulties. Obviously, you were not paid some additional amount or you asked too little compensation for the work done. As for personal relationships, you think that the current romance is boring and sluggish. Apathy and depression make it difficult for you to enjoy life.

Persons designated by the Reversed Knight of Pentacles Tarot Сard

The embezzlers. Those who conduct dishonest financial transactions. Moty. Loafers. Those who leave all the hard work to others or refuse to work altogether. Irresponsible people that could put you in debt. People who are in too much of a hurry and make mistakes because of it. Greedy, vicious and predatory people. Insecure, inanimate, complacent people. Cunning in financial affairs.

In the Spreads

In the most general sense, the Tarot card of Knight of Pentacles acts as a symbol of stability, reliability, a clear goal, persistent achievement of this goal and receiving a well-deserved reward in the future. The most powerful interpretation of this Arcana is in fortune telling for work, finances and material well-being. But the fall of the Knight of Pentacles is an extremely favorable sign in spreads for other areas of life too.
The interpretation of the Knight of Pentacles in spreads is very dependent on the position of the card, as well as on the scope of the question being asked.

In an Upright Position

The Knight of Pentacles Tarot card in the upright position is characterized by such qualities as reliability, perseverance, patience, traditionally inherent in responsible and even careful young people. Probably, he serves with the querent or he is entrusted with some specific work that will be done perfectly. Tarot Card Knight of Pentacles predicts good news through a young person related to money, travel or commercial activities of the querent.
In its upright form, the Knight of Pentacles Tarot acts in its classical meaning: a clear, excellent job, the goal of which is a certain conscious result. In this case, the scope of the question can be any.
In an upright position, the Knight of Pentacles symbolizes something solid, serious, permanent, that soil or foundation on which you can build your future. A card of progress towards a set, most often material, goal. The person works, makes efforts, and they bring tangible results. Your strength in this movement can overcome significant obstacles. When divining the situation, the Knight of Pentacles predicts a successful solution to the problem and tells that your actions will find support from a person who can provide invaluable help. However, when guessing about a situation related to receiving money, the Knight of Pentacles warns that there is no need to count on a solution to the issue in the near future. It will take a long time before you achieve your plan.
In the spread, the card says that a person has certain goals and clear tasks that need to be completed in a timely manner. Also, the Knight of Pentacles can mean that the questioner has worked hard and long enough. But whether it’s time for him to skim the cream off his results, the neighboring cards in the spread will tell.

In general, the Knight of Pentacles wants to say that you need to be very grateful for everything that is present in life, for everything that the Universe offers. The person is often too busy with work in the routine of meetings, responsibilities, proposed situations in order to stop and think that he is mired.
The Knight of Pentacles, in most cases, makes it clear that one should certainly improve always and to seek new knowledge everywhere. Do not deviate from the tasks set, always adhere to the chosen goals, do not give up halfway through the business. Try to complete it, no matter how difficult or interesting it may seem. And for this, first of all, you should overcome laziness. In general, this Arcana advises that you need to move towards the tasks set in any case, without deviating for a minute from your principles.
Also, the Knight of Pentacles personifies the craving for everyday, household chores. Whether it’s gardening, family gatherings, spring cleaning or home renovation. And even says that you need to repair your own body (fitness, proper nutrition).
In an upright position, the Tarot card Knight of Pentacles indicates a person from the environment of the querent who will help him increase his income. The Knight of Pentacles is a young man with money and opportunities, a friend, colleague or business partner of the querent.

Knight of Pentacles. Tarot by Alphonse Mucha
Tarot by Alphonse Mucha

The presence of the Knight of Pentacles in your spread means that in this person you will find a strong ally. Thanks to his support, wise advice, or simply conscientious performance of your duties, you will be able to bring your financial well-being to a new level. Success in business, the implementation of projects and plans, and a good profit awaits you.
The Knight of Pentacles Tarot card in an upright position is a young man prone to adventurism. Has a lot of potential, but he does not use it, at least not yet. Materialist, it is unlikely that he will take his eyes off the ground, player. Having received a task, he can strive and fulfill it, but so far he is not able to set his own goals and achieve them.

In a Reversed Position:

The reversed position of the Tarot Arcana Knight of Pentacles, as opposed to upright one, means lack of a specific goal or just fatigue. Accordingly, the person performs his duties poorly, slowly, or even quits work halfway through.
The caution of the Knight of Pentacles Tarot turns here into inertia, timidity, futility of efforts and lack of incentives. The card also indicates a slowdown in the querent’s financial and commercial activities and a possible stagnation if a new approach to business is not found.
The reversed Tarot card Knight of Pentacles also indicates the lack of attention of the questioner, the inability to choose a goal and strive for it.
In the reversed position, the Knight of Pentacles symbolizes slow action, lack of profit, result, expected effect, which is caused by greed, stubbornness or lack of necessary planning. The expected help may not come, it is likely a waste of time, effort and resources.
Sometimes the reversed Knight of Pentacles indicates that the questioner needs rest, relaxation for a long time and is not even ashamed to be a little lazy. But in most cases, a reversed card is a loss of meaning in work, a willingness to drop everything and leave. Perhaps the reason for everything that happens is the appearance of sores.
In a reversed position, the Knight of Pentacles Tarot card points to a man from the environment of the querent, who can cause his financial failures. This is your opponent or competitor, a person with money and connections, who can really harm you.
The presence of this card in the spread suggests that in no case should you trust the words of this person or to follow his advice. Otherwise, your monetary well-being will be at risk. The Knight of Pentacles does not necessarily go into open conflict, he can act cautiously, waiting for the right moment for a long time. In his face, you will find a strong opponent, who you can fight with self-confidence, organization and very careful, thoughtful handling of money.
The reversed Knight of Pentacles Tarot card is an idle or careless and irresponsible young man. Carelessness, discouragement, stagnation, apathy. If this card does not represent a specific person, then it indicates a possible loss of work or a loss of spirit.

In the Spreads for Different situation

In an Upright Position:
In the presentation of the situation, the Knight indicates slow but sure progress. Everything is going well, and even if you do not see the result now, do not slow down, it will definitely be there.
In a Reversed Position:
The reversed Knight of Pentacles on the situation warns you to pause and think over everything. Perhaps you have taken a wrong turn somewhere and now you are not getting the desired result, or perhaps you are simply tired or overworked.

In the Spreads for Relationship

In an Upright Position:
Despite the fact that the Knight of Pentacles is usually more about material matters, the card also has its own meaning in love and relationships. First of all, Arcana points to a loyal, reliable, albeit jealous partner. He knows how to take care of a loved one, make money, improve his life, is practically incapable of betrayal. With him, you are like behind a stone wall. However, being overly focused on the physical and material side, to the detriment of romance and spiritual unity, can often interfere with the development of love.

Knight of Pentacles. Romantic Tarot
Romantic Tarot

It can also indicate a good intimate side of the relationship with the chosen one. Consistency, reliability, duration, loyalty – these are the main qualities of a relationship that the Knight of Pentacles speaks of in an upright position. It is also a strong alliance or the prospect of such an alliance, if you do not have a partner yet. In a union characterized by Arcana, trust and loyalty play a more important role than the search for novelty. Also, it should be said that in the relationship displayed by this card, a rather important point is the mutual physical attraction of partners.

In a Reversed Position:
The reversed Knight of Pentacles in relationships and love can have several interpretations. It can symbolize a lack of initiative, apathetic partner who does not want to work on a relationship, or a “mama’s boy” who is waiting for everything to be done for him.
It can also mean the fatigue of one or two lovers from routine or family life. Arcana also often points to quarrels in a couple, especially on some material issues.
In a reversed position, the Knight of Pentacles is boredom and dissatisfaction, a sluggish course of events, routine in a relationship, indifference and apathy toward the partner. The card may also indicate that a person, due to his own laziness, has turned his relationship with a partner into an endless stream of gray, unremarkable routine.

In the Spreads for Money

In an Upright Position:
In terms of finance, everything is stable. The Knight of Pentacles may not promise mountains of gold, but you will always have a fair reward for your work.
In a Reversed Position:
The unstable situation in the financial issue. Since the person does not take work seriously, therefore, there is little money. There may be expenses or monetary losses due to your own inappropriate behavior.

In the Spreads for Career

In an Upright Position:
One of the most favorable cards in the field of work and career. The Knight of Pentacles Tarot means that you have all the qualities to move forward: professionalism, perseverance, organization, sanity and intelligence. Use them and you will be successful.
Arcana can also mean that there is a favorable period ahead, during which you will be able to realize your abilities and earn the respect of others, thanks to the ability to distinguish the possible from the impossible, the valuable from the empty. If you ask about an upcoming exam, negotiations or some kind of project, then the card portends a solid, lasting and long-term result.
In a Reversed Position:
The reversed Knight of Pentacles indicates a bad worker. This may be lack of necessary skills, laziness, unwillingness to complete tasks, careless attitude to work, etc. Career advancement is highly doubtful.
Appearing in fortune telling, the reversed Tarot card Knight of Pentacles symbolizes dishonest deals and reticence in negotiations, as well as desperate situations and financial difficulties. Arcana also reports a low salary, despite the fact that you have to work very hard.

In the Spreads for Health

In an Upright Position:
The card symbolizes physical strength and endurance. Possible kidney disease, colds, skin diseases (various irritations and eczema), severe headaches, insomnia.
In a Reversed Position:
The reverse Knight of Pentacles most often signals problems with the nervous system and psyche due to overwork and fatigue. You should take care of your nervous system.
In terms of health, the card may indicate overweight, lack of exercise, or, conversely, excessive enthusiasm for them.

Answer to Yes / No Tarot Spreads

In an Upright Position:
Not yet, you must wait.
In a Reversed Position:
Yes, but not guaranteed.

Self-Development Lesson

Knight of Pentacles. The Tarot of the 78 Doors
The Tarot of the 78 Doors

You are capable of getting things done, but sometimes you forget to enjoy the daily joys of life. This card encourages you to reawaken your sleeping passionate self.

Type of person in an upright position:

The card indicates a young man (under 35). Medium height, solid build, strong, resilient. Hair is dark brown or black, dark skin, dark eyes.
The card, like all Knights in the Tarot, means an unmarried man. But the Knight of Pentacles stands out from all the Knights in that he prefers a permanent relationship with one girl (woman). He is not interested in looking for temporary friends, like the Knight of Wands, he is not inclined to fall in love with the first beauty he meets, like the Knight of Cups, nor will he completely ignore the female sex, as the Knight of Swords often does, absorbed in the realization of his ideas.
By nature, regardless of gender, he is a laconic person, somewhat stubborn, heavy on his feet. At the same time, you can rely on him. The true Knight of Pentacles cannot be frightened with unattractive things, instead of nerves he has ropes. Therefore, he is often accused of being cruel, called thick-skinned and even cruel.
Nevertheless, the cruelty is not peculiar for the Knight of Pentacles. He can become aggressive only in a very extreme situation, where he will have to defend himself, but he himself will never attack first. Do not abuse his disposition, then you will not have to wonder why he absolutely ignores or publicly insults his offenders.

Type of person in a reversed position:

The person is selfish, boorish, rude, and at the same time he is offended to the extreme with respect to himself. Doesn’t know how to handle money, is a pathological miser. In response to reproaches, he shows stubbornness, intractability, even if he realizes that he is wrong.

Arcana’s warning

Do not waste your time on useless work, do not take on several tasks at the same time. Keep the main goal and the desired result in mind.

Final Advice of Arcana

Act intelligently and thoughtfully, show activity and perseverance, focus on the goal. A well-deserved reward awaits you, earlier or later, but it will definitely be.

In an Upright Position:
Show patience and perseverance in business and relationships. Thank those who helped you once with a sound coin.

Knight of Pentacles. Universal Key Tarot
Universal Key Tarot

In a Reversed Position:
Shake yourself without waiting for the “magic kick”. Return to abandoned affairs and projects, repay the debts, part with an unloved person.


The Knight of Pentacles is a very fair, stable card. Her answer in divination is very simple. Show perseverance, diligence and get a well-deserved reward. This card demonstrates that your hard work creates the foundation for the future. If you continue on your way, you will achieve your goals. This is a real expression of the elements of the earth, that materiality which gives us confidence in ourselves, helps us to look at things from a practical point of view and allows us to achieve real results. However, it also means a quite definite limit of the ability of our sensory perception.


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1 thought on “Knight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings”

  1. I read that according to the Knight of Pentacles, the process of growing feelings is gradual, feelings are based on prudence, but they are aimed at strength and seriousness in relationships. It is also believed that the Knight of Pentacles is restrained in expressing feelings. I often got this knight in layouts for my last relationship; it seems in my case everything showed up as restraint and prudence not to start this relationship. So for me it is unfavorable in layout.

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