Knight of Pentacles/Brother of Earth

knight of pentacles

Knights are very helpful cards because they’re all about movement.  They tell us where to go and what to do – and often this is what we’re looking for when we ask questions to the tarot.  The Knight of Pentacles in particular is about moving slowly when we want to go fast.  This knight has a careful pace and knows when to move.  

Like the other Knights, the Knight of Pentacles wears amour – an indication that we’re prepared, protected, and strong.  The horse, also like the other Knight cards, indicates strength and motion.  And as a throwback to the Seven of Pentacles and the prior Page of Pentacles, those plowed fields remind us that we reap what we sow.

Upright: When the Knight of Pentacles appears in a reading, it’s a time to stay the course.  You know the disciplined path of success.  While it might feel like a time to mix things up or charge ahead, the card tells you that’s not the case.  Instead, the steady pace gets you where you want to go.  This is a time to be patient, reliable, and committed.  Pay attention to detail and keep doing what you’ve been doing.

Reversed: When the Knight of Pentacles appears in the reversed position, it can be an indication that we’re caught in a negative pattern of behavior.  We may be feeling bored.  Alternatively we may be feeling shy or timid.  This is a call on us to mix things up.  Do something you wouldn’t normally do today.

In many ways, the Knight of Pentacles is the least ‘knight-like’.  He’s the least inclined to charge ahead or fight.  He’s careful and works with nature instead of against it.  There’s no need to struggle.

man and horse

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