King 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
DescriptionThe 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 Tarot Deck
Valor, capable intelligence, business and normal intellectual aptitude, sometimes mathematical gifts and achievements of this kind; success in these paths.
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
A rather dark man, a merchant, master, professor.
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
A dark Man, Victory, Bravery, Courage, Success
An old and vicious Man, a Dangerous Man, Doubt, Fear, Peril, Danger.
P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings
A very fair or white-haired man, a soldier by profession, and of a deceitful turn of mind
a treacherous schemer.
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
a joyful bridal; a happy wedding-day: endeavors toward a union with a beloved object