Knight of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning and Art Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
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.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionA 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 Tarot Deck
Utility, usability, interest, responsibility, decency—all on the surface.
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
An useful man; useful discoveries.
A brave man out of employment.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
A useful Man, Trustworthy, Wisdom, Economy, Order, Regulation
A brave Man, but out of Employment, Idle, Unemployed, Negligent.