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King of Pentacles Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

King 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

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Description

The face is rather grim, suggesting courage, but is also somewhat lethargic. The bull's head should be noted as a recurrent symbol on the throne.

Meaning of King of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

Valor, capable intelligence, business and normal intellectual aptitude, sometimes mathematical gifts and achievements of this kind; success in these paths.

Reversed

Vice, weakness, ugliness, perversity, corruption, peril.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Fair man. Inimical or indifferent.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

A rather dark man, a merchant, master, professor.

Reversed

An old and vicious man.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Fortune from the sea. Enterprises successful. Misfortune. Loss.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A dark Man, Victory, Bravery, Courage, Success

Reversed

An old and vicious Man, a Dangerous Man, Doubt, Fear, Peril, Danger.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A very fair or white-haired man, a soldier by profession, and of a deceitful turn of mind

Reversed

a treacherous schemer.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

a joyful bridal; a happy wedding-day: endeavors toward a union with a beloved object

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