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Knight of Pentacles Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Knight of Pentacles

About the Deck

Vivid Waite Smith

These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.

Provenance

Loren Lundgren, © 2021

Tags

pentacles-12, knight-of-coins, knight, pentacles

Description

A knight rides a slow, heavy horse, similar in appearance to himself. He displays his symbol, but does not look at it.

Meaning of Knight of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

Utility, usability, interest, responsibility, decency—all on the surface.

Reversed

Inertia, idleness, inactivity, stagnation; also stillness, discouragement, carelessness.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

A young, fair man. A stranger. An arrival.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

An useful man; useful discoveries.

Reversed

A brave man out of employment.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A useful Man, Trustworthy, Wisdom, Economy, Order, Regulation

Reversed

A brave Man, but out of Employment, Idle, Unemployed, Negligent.

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