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.
It’s raining manna from heaven as we see beautiful stalks of wheat grace the sky portion of this reversed card. The Empress reclines on her luxurious cushions in the midst of verdant forest and farmed landscape. She is the symbol of lush life–everything she touches turns to beautiful growth. Abundance, creativity, love of nature and all things beautiful are hers to offer. The message in this reversal is to nurture yourself this week. Give love and compassionate care to yourself because as you blossom under your self-loving care so will others.