King of Pentacles Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck
About the 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
Fair man. Inimical or indifferent.
A rather dark man, a merchant, master, professor.
An old and vicious man.
Fortune from the sea. Enterprises successful. Misfortune. Loss.
A dark Man, Victory, Bravery, Courage, Success
An old and vicious Man, a Dangerous Man, Doubt, Fear, Peril, Danger.
A very fair or white-haired man, a soldier by profession, and of a deceitful turn of mind
a treacherous schemer.
a joyful bridal; a happy wedding-day: endeavors toward a union with a beloved object