There he sits, the King of Pentacles, on his throne adorned with carved bulls (he most definitely is a Taurus) and surrounded by the vines of his vineyard, the grapes of which are displayed so magnificently in his luxurious robe. This king is all about material success resulting from a disciplined approach of tried and true stratagems for building and maintaining wealth. He is smart and generous and will share his wealth and advice with those who ask. Are you a business owner? Do you know how to attract wealth and enjoy material success? If so then share it with others. There’s nothing wrong in enjoying the good life, especially if you have the gift of making things grow.
Are you feeling disappointed? Let down by a relationship, job, career, life in general? Is there a feeling of malaise due to expectations not being met? Enter the Eight of Cups. The arrangement of golden cups in the foreground with one missing indicates that with all this abundance something is lacking. It is nighttime. A golden moon shines down on a man forsaking his worldly life to journey into the wilderness. He is searching for something more…what will it be? Is this a spiritual journey where he discovers that his happiness comes from within and is not dependent on the fixtures of the external world? Will he return with the knowledge that he is the missing cup? And are we to learn once and for all to do away with expectations as they do not speak to our existence in the now which is where true happiness abides.
One of the most wished for cards in the deck, the Nine of Cups signifies good fortune, abundance, culminations. The fellow looks rather smug sitting on his stool with his arms crossed, wearing a fancy red hat in front of the podium stacked with nine beautiful gleaming golden cups. We feel he has a worker quality about him and the red plumed hat is a new acquisition to his wardrobe. He has worked hard for the success he has attained and he does not forget where he came from.
Perhaps you are enjoying the fulfillment of some dreams that have manifested into reality. Success is in the air and you deserve to pat yourself on the back. You worked hard, believed anything was possible, and now you have proof of a benevolent universe. Stay grounded and love every minute as the cycle sets to start again.
The King of Pentacles is the quintessence of earthly success. He sits on his throne adorned with carvings of bulls (showing his alignment with the zodiac sign of Taurus), holding in one hand the golden scepter and in the other a golden coin. He wears a robe that is embellished with a lush pattern of grapes and vines. A castle looms in the distance. He symbolizes wealth and abundance. The reversal here encourages us to explore our relationship with money and wealth. We are spirit incarnated in a physical body and are here to enjoy the blessings of the earth. Individuals have different notions on the subject: to some this is a garden teeming with fruits and vegetables, to others a stunning car or vintage watch. The reversed King asks you to come to terms with your consciousness regarding wealth and abundance. Do you let it slip through your fingers, hold onto it for dear life, or rest somewhere in the middle?
Although opportunities might be stagnant this week, like that brilliant young person who promised to show up with a new way to work your computer has gone missing, don’t despair. There’s a lot of illumination despite the reversal. Perhaps the time is better spent working on projects that are already in flow. Or perhaps it is necessary to dig into what’s holding you back from receiving the abundance that is yours. New offerings are around, just not coming into view just yet. Keep an open mind and look for the green of abundance and the light of creativity.