Minor Arcana: Queen of Pentacles

All you need to know about the Queen of Pentacles aka Queen of Coins

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Queen of Pentacles Meaning

In the Queen of Pentacles, also known as the Queen of coins, a woman sits on a stone throne decorated with carvings of fruit trees, goats, angels and other symbols of material success and sensual pleasure. She cradles a gold coin with both hands and looks down on it with loving care, as if to nurture this symbol of wealth and material success. But the rabbit at the bottom alerts us to the fact that we should be careful of where we leap when we are chasing that success.

Traditionally, representing the energy of a Queen, this feminine guardian enjoys enormous good sense and problem-solving prowess, but she is not particularly entrepreneurial. She loves to advise, encourage, and empower those she gets involved with, analyzing their problems with them and setting them up to solve them. Traditionally, she was pictured as the Sibyl or Oracle. In modern times, she is to be found educating, healing, managing disaster aid programs or a charitable drive of some sort. The Queen of Pentacles meaning in Tarot is that something needs to be done, and she's here to help make it happen.

Queen of Pentacles Keywords

UPRIGHT: Nurturing, practical, providing financially, a working parent, generous, caring, homebody, good business sense, practical, comforting, welcoming, sensible, luxurious

REVERSED: Financial independence, self-care, work-home conflict, selfish, unkempt, jealous, insecure, greedy, materialistic, gold digger, intolerant, self-absorbed, envious

Upright Queen of Pentacles Card Meaning

The Queen of Pentacles represents both a down-to-earth woman who plays many roles to ensure that she keeps her family happy. But do not mistake her for being only a homebody - alongside all these motherly attributes, she can plan business ventures and execute her plans successfully. The Queen of Pentacles therefore represents first and foremost a motherly figure who longs to help you maneuver your way and achieve your goals with the helping of her common sense. She will not only show you love, but she will also show you the way forward whenever you seem to be stranded and confused.

When the Queen of Pentacles is upright in a Tarot reading, it means you think as she does. You feel warm and caring toward others. You’re grounded in your approach. You’re true to your word. You're highly generous, and best of all, you can be trusted when the chips are down.

Tarot Love Meaning - Upright Queen of Pentacles

Single folks right now are in a propitious position to choose a partner that truly brings something into your life. You’ll most likely hold high standards, and hope for someone who has the same level of dedication and ambition as you do. If you’re already in a relationship, you may find that the two of you are enjoying a stable, fruitful and thriving time in your life together.

Career Meaning - Upright Queen of Pentacles

In the career sphere, the Queen of Pentacles tarot card can bring great success. She is a talented businesswoman who is practical, organized and very able in anything she puts her mind to. In your life, she can appear as a successful person, who may make a great mentor, workmate or business partner.

Finances Meaning - Upright Queen of Pentacles

The Queen of Pentacles offers abundance, success, and material security. You may find that after a period of hard work, you have all that you need to feel at ease. This card represents a sensible person, who knows how to balance enjoying life’s pleasures, with practicality, austerity and good taste. She’ll always look for a good deal but will never compromise on quality.

Reversed Queen of Pentacles Card Meaning

When the Queen of Pentacles is reversed in a Tarot reading, you're being warned. You (or someone else) might not be acting in an upright and upstanding manner. It can represent everything overly materialistic, deep insecurity, and general unreliability. Gone is the upright generosity in her suit, she can be self-regarding and even envious when others successes seem greater than hers. Her focus on the material may manifest negatively, making her greedy, and lacking in her sense of duty and capability.

The Queen of Pentacles reversed may also indicate that you’re pursuing the wrong priorities, which may eventually be compromising to your future. You may find yourself distracted and unable to focus on your work and your long-term goals.

This card reversed may also liberate you from some of your responsibilities as it could suggest that those that you care for are now ready to become accountable and responsible for their own lives.

Tarot Love Meaning - Reversed Queen of Pentacles

The person representing this card can be selfish and shallow, easily coveting what others have. Their own insecurity makes it so that they are often jealous and possessive, and this can extend to their lovers and relationships at large. They’re controlling and often treat their partners more like objects to show off rather than having any serious strong affection or love for them.

Career Meaning - Reversed Queen of Pentacles

Your career can be a bit chaotic right now, meaning that you may find it hard to get a stable income. Don’t be afraid to do as the Queen of Pentacles does, and pitch in. Let her confidence in her prowess inspire you. As a person, she may symbolize a colleague or a business partner, but one that may be lazy or incompetent at managing her tasks. Be cautious, as she may create more problems that you would otherwise not need to solve. 

Finances Meaning - Reversed Queen of Pentacles

The reversed Queen of Pentacles may be terrible with her finances, making it easy for her to mismanage her money. This card can signal a period when you are being too materialistic or shallow. Avoid hoarding cash or objects as a means of quieting your insecurities.


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