Key Meaning: Gentle Progress
The Queen of Pentacles indicates that now is the time for action. There is no need to rush, but gentle progress is good.
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Queen of Pentacles Keywords
🥰 Upright: Progress, success, property, pregnancy
😒 Reversed: Neglect, loss of control, selfishness
Queen of Pentacles Description
This description is based on the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. A dark haired, prosperous Queen sits on her throne amidst an abundant landscape. She belongs to this landscape, the plants and animals. She is expensively dressed and adorned with jewels, including the large precious pentacle that she holds in her hands and admires. The rounded pentacle is held near her womb, like a pregnancy, which is why this card is sometimes a reference to family planning. A rabbit hops into the card, a symbol of fertility.
You feel this Queen wants you to focus your attention on the pentacle. Pentacles are associated with action, health and other practical matters. If you feel that there are things around you which need doing, then this card is saying get on with doing them. Now is not a time of just sitting around, waiting for something to happen. This is also a good time to examine your ideals and goals, for it is possible to actualize them in various ways now.
Court Card Personality Traits
When this Queen refers to a person, she is a big-hearted woman with a cheerful attitude. A productive person, she is not afraid of hard work. She is generous and likes to share with those she loves. She is a home-maker, a business woman, a mother, whatever role she puts her mind to, she carries off with style and grace. Her primary care is maintaining a safe and beautiful home and garden for herself and loved ones. She is associated with Mother Earth, but is different from the Empress card because she is more down to earth. She is more real and practical, and less Goddess-like. She can be described as sensuous, lavish, supportive, nurturing, resourceful and charitable.
Ultimately the Queen of Pentacles is an old soul who becomes more carefree, the older she gets.
This Tarot card is associated with sun signs Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo.
Other keywords associated with this card: attraction, gardening, fertility, homemaker and patroness.
FAMILY: What does The Queen of Pentacles Mean when You Ask About Love?
When the Queen of Pentacles turns up in a love or family reading, the meaning will depend on your question.
❤️ If you asked will I find love? – Yes, you will. He or she will have some of the personality traits of this court card (see above). They may also have dark hair and/or dark eyes.
❤️ If you want someone to like you, the best way to make this happen is to be the Queen of Pentacles. That means, be kind and be honest. Don’t try to pretend you are something you are not, and be honest about what you ultimately want from a relationship.
❤️ If you have children, this card can mean you are being over-protective and not allowing your children freedom to learn and grow.
❤️If you asked about having children, this card says – go ahead!
❤️ This is a good time to beautify your home and garden. You will thrive in a beautiful and organized environment.
CAREER: What does This Card Signify when You Ask About Work?
If your question relates to work, business, career or study and you receive the Queen of Pentacles, then here is your guidance:
⭕ You have the talent to mentor or train other people.
⭕ A business venture or idea you have is worth pursuing, it will be successful.
⭕ Whatever you study now, will lead to you earning significant money in the future.
⭕ Jobs associated with this card include: hairdresser, beautician, designer, gardener, decorator, nurse, vet, environmentalist, carer, business owner, healer, teacher, running a restaurant and artist.
MONEY: What is the Meaning of The Queen of Pentacles in a Money Reading?
💲 If you asked the Tarot about money and finances, and you receive the Queen of Pentacles, it means your financial situation is improving. It heralds success in your career or business, or part-time ventures you hope to turn into something more permanent. It also signifies investments doing well.
💲 If you are married, it may be that your partner is experiencing success and bringing more money into the home. Or perhaps you run a business together that does well.
💲 You are very resourceful and can find creative ways to make money. Trust those instincts.
💲 If you asked about a house or business premises – this card is associated with building from scratch or renovating/extending an existing property.
Tarot Card Combination Meanings
“Queen of Pentacles combined with Death” – Loss of money or property
“Queen of Pentacles combined with Judgement” – Financial and spiritual freedom
“Queen of Pentacles combined with The Fool” – Unexpected money-making opportunity
HEALTH: What does The Queen of Pentacles Mean when You Ask About Health?
In a health reading, the Queen of Pentacles generally signifies good health, brought about by plenty of fresh air, walks and good food. At this time, your body is likely to reflect how you treat it.
Areas influenced by this card: Hands, wrists and ankles. Associated health conditions: pregnancy, fertility issues, edema, hay fever and allergies.
YES/NO: Does The Queen of Pentacles Mean Yes or No in a Reading?
❓ When you ask a Yes or No question and this Tarot card turns up, then the answer is YES.
TIMING: Does The Queen of Pentacles Predict any Particular Timeframe?
🕔 This card is only a timing indication when you specifically asked a timeframe question. For example, if you want to know if something will happen, and when, then you need to draw two separate cards. These are in fact, two separate questions. This is a fundamental principle to understand if you want an accurate tarot reading – and it is core to my teaching in my book Tarot in 5 Minutes.
🕔 Using my timing method, the Queen of Pentacles is about 13 years. If the card is reversed, timing will be slightly longer – so up to 19 years.
Karina’s Timing Method:
Swords are days. Wands are weeks. Cups are months and Pentacles are years. Please note this is my personal timing method. Feel to adopt it (or not).
What is the Meaning of The Queen of Pentacles Reversed?
When the Queen of Pentacles is upside down then she falls from her throne and is disorientated. This may mean:
✔️You are spending recklessly, or alternatively, hoarding and not sharing with others.
✔️ You are being lazy and self-indulgent. Perhaps you are neglecting your appearance, home and environment.
✔️ A business venture, or investment does not work out well.
✔️ You are holding on to a job which pays well, but no longer fulfills you.
✔️Other keywords associated a reversal include: relationship based on status and money, trading intimacy for money, moodiness, stinginess and selfish motives.
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