Queen of Pentacles

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The Queen of Pentacles appears in Tarot readings as a sign of abundance and nurturance. Her grounded energy provides fertile soil for everything from self care to business ventures.

The upright Queen of Pentacles gives us the support and the stable framework we need to succeed in life’s various endeavours, as well as the means to take care of any loved ones who rely on us, while the reversed Queen of Pentacles warps and inverts these same energies, hinting at the need to ensure that we have solid ground under our feet as we work to build and expand our kingdom.

What the Pentacles mean in Tarot

The Tarot’s suit of Pentacles (also called Coins) is connected with the element of earth and all of the aspects of life that are associated with it. The earth element deals with the physical realm and with everything in it, from our physical bodies to our finances and the homes we live in.

In its positive aspect, the earth element is stable and nurturing. Anything we imagine or desire can grow from fertile soil. In its negative aspect, the earth element turns to loose, unstable ground under our feet, upon which it become impossible to build anything lasting.

What the Queens mean in Tarot

Each of the Minor Arcana’s four suits has a female ruler, a Queen. Regardless of which element she rules over, the Queen herself is an embodiment of the feminine and receptive element of water, and her strengths lie in her emotional intelligence, her powerful intuition, her creativity and her ability to nurture.

A Queen Tarot card usually suggests a mature and well-established woman, someone who has already amassed plenty of life experience and status. She knows who she is, what her strengths are, what she wants and how she is going to achieve it.

It is important to remember that the Tarot speaks in metaphors, and that a Queen card can signify a man, and in some cases a younger but emotionally mature person who already possesses the wise, stable and confident energy of one of the Tarot’s four Queens.

Queen of Pentacles Tarot card description

Depictions of the Queen of Pentacles differ between different Tarot decks, but most mirror or include the symbols and details from the classic Rider-Waite Tarot. Here they are.

The Queen

The main figure in the Queen of Pentacles Tarot card is the Queen herself. She is wearing a long red dress and a golden crown with a floor-length green veil.

The Queen embodies the elements of water and earth, and as such, she is a symbol of fertility, abundance, growth and nurturance.

A small rabbit leaps near her feet, hinting at her gentle essence and her connection with the spirit of nature.

The Pentacle

In her lap, the Queen is holding a large, golden pentacle with an engraving of a pentagram.

The pentacle, or the coin, is a solid symbol of wealth and material success. The way the Queen holds it and gazes at it lovingly suggests that she values these things highly, and that she is nurturing and protective of her wealth.

As the Queen of Pentacles, she has an innate skill at turning one pentacle into many – she knows just where to plant seeds of success and how to tend to them in order to make them grow.

The throne

The Queen’s throne is decorated with carvings of fruits and vegetation, angels and goats.

The fruits and the goats suggest earthly pleasure and abundance, and the angel – carved into the throne’s headrest, as if ready to whisper in the Queen’s ear – suggests divine guidance and alignment.

The flowering landscape

A rich and abundant landscape surrounds the Queen on all sides; a profusion of flowers and vines grow all around her, underscoring her connection to Mother Nature and her dexterity at making things grow and bear fruit.

Queen of Pentacles Tarot card meanings

The Queen of Pentacles is a positive and encouraging sign, whether she appears in a Tarot reading about business, family or romance. Here are the most common meanings and interpretations of the Queen of Pentacles Tarot card.

Financial dexterity and independence

The Queen of Pentacles has green fingers when it come to handling money. She is naturally attuned to the ebb and flow of all kinds of wealth, including monetary wealth.

Because she values stability, comfort and independence, the Queen of Pentacles is deft and responsible when it comes to her money. She ensures that she has a stable income, whether from a job or from her own business, which she manages and invests wisely.

Practical, down to earth attitude

The Queen of Pentacles is practical and hands-on. When she comes across an obstacle, she contemplates it throughly, breaks it down, and chips away at it meticulously until things have been resolved.

The Queen of Pentacles is never rash or impatient. She keeps the long perspective and is not easily deterred from following through on her long term goals.

Nurturing

The Queen of Pentacles is nurturing of others, as well as nurturing of self.

The Queen of Pentacles is generous and giving when it comes to her finances. She derives pleasure and pride from being able to support her family.

Reversed Queen of Pentacles Tarot card meanings

When the Queen of Pentacles card shows up reversed in a Tarot reading, her positive energies are turned on their head. Here are the most common interpretations of the reversed Queen of Pentacles Tarot card.

Financial dependence

Whereas the upright Queen stands on her own two feet and manages her finances well, the reversed Queen can be a sign of misplaced priorities and struggles when it comes to managing money.

Lack of groundedness, impractical

The upright Queen is adapt at breaking an obstacle or task down to its smallest possible components and attacking a list of to-dos bit by bit until victory is reached. The reversed Queen of Pentacles, on the other hand, lacks groundednesss and the overview that will allow her to disassemble the task.

Neglectful

The reversed Queen of Pentacles can be a sign of neglect, whether we are talking about a neglect of self care, of dependents or of responsibilities.

What the Queen of Pentacles represents in a Tarot reading about love and romance

Upright

In romance, the Queen of Pentacles symbolises pleasure, enjoyment and the richness of experience.

Reversed

There is a sense of instability, a lack of trust, a hesitancy to surrender.

What the Queen of Pentacles means in a Tarot reading about money and career

Upright

Here, the Queen of Pentacles means material success, capability and new opportunities for wealth creation. Go forth, accept the gifts of prosperity that are headed your way.

Reversed

You are overly financially dependent on someone else, and it is putting you in a weak position. You might be relying on a generous King or on the whims of an employer. Develop your personal power and become more independent – you’ve got it in you! There are many resources and mentors out there who might help you on your way.

Lucius Nothing

Lucius has been slinging tarot cards professionally since 2014. He’s taken the tarot to places most wouldn’t think of: His best-known patrons include Torture Garden, The Dark Circus Party, Handel & Hendrix, A Curious Invitation and The Candlelight Club, where he has been resident tarot reader for the past half-decade. His writing on divination, magic and creativity has been published in Sabbat Magazine and on Medium.

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