Card by Card – Knight of Pentacles

Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot Knight of Pentacles

If you missed the last Card by Card post on the Six of Pentacles, you can read about it here.

Once again, I’ll be taking a look at several variations from different decks and gathering that particular Author and/or Artists thoughts and perspectives.

The Knight of Pentacles is the randomly drawn COTW-card of the week.   What does it mean when you receive this card in a one card daily drawing or it turns up in a spread?

The first Knight of Pentacles we will be looking at is from the Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. 2003.

“He rides a slow, enduring, heavy horse, to which his own aspect corresponds.  He exhibits his symbol, but does not look therein.  Divinatory meanings:  Utility, serviceableness, interest, responsibility, rectitude-all on the normal and external plane.”  ~Arthur Edward Waite, The Pictorial Key to the Tarot.

The Knight of Pentacles from Tarot – Your Everyday Guide by Janina Renee:

“The appearance of the knight of Pentacles in an advice reading urges you to gain practical, worldly experience by taking your education, skills, and values out into the world and applying them to the problems of day-to-day living.  The apearance of this card can also relate to phases in life where concentration, hard work, and goal-oriented behavior are appropriate, so it recommends accepting the work that comes your way and the obligations that are put upon you.  Deal with the situation in question by formulating long-term goals:  Make provisions for your future security and condition yourself to work for delayed rewards.”

For a Knight, this guy is a lot slower and perhaps more deliberate in his pursuits.  And, just because he doesn’t seem as fired up and fast moving, doesn’t mean he is a slow thinker either.  He is deliberate in both his actions and his thoughts, and in my opinion, the more well-rounded of the four.  Now, let’s explore this stalwart knight and see if we can learn anymore of his secrets.

This first pair are from the Robin Wood Tarot by Robin Wood (Llewellyn Publications 1991) & the ShadowFox Tarot by Richard and Jennifer ShadowFox (Schiffer  Publishing Ltd. 2010)

Knight of Pentacles - Robin Wood Tarot & ShadowFox Tarot

Robin Wood:  A mature man, responsible, reliable, utilitarian.  A person who will help the seeker.  Honorable. Solid. Travel is possible.

ShadowFox:  Boy scout, cautious, conscientious, dependable, down to earth, easy going, helpful, impassive, indifferent, industrious, kind to animals, loyal, nature and animal lover, patient, practical and pragmatic, responsible, thorough, thoughtful, traditionalist, unwavering.

The next set are from Tarot Leaves by Beth Seilonen (Schiffer Publications 2011) & Dreaming Way Tarot by Rome Choi (U.S. Games Systems, Inc. 2012)

Knight of Pentacles - Tarot Leaves & Dreaming Way Tarot

Tarot Leaves:  The Knight of Pentacles aids in the transition of information for financial gain.  Once he has a task, he’ll be sure to follow through to the goal.  When this card shows up, be sure to harness this energy to gain focus and ability to complete the task.

Dreaming Way Tarot:  Civil servant, stable job, not adventurous, prudent, unchanging life, good person to marry but boring person to date.

The last set are from The Gilded Tarot Royale by Ciro Marchetti (Self-Published 2012) & The Druid Craft Tarot by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm (First St. Martin’s Edition 2004)

Knight of Pentacles - Gilded Tarot Royale & Druid Craft Tarot

Gilded Tarot:  More than the other knights, this one is in a defensive posture.  He has been rhrough battles and adventures and is probably ready to rest awhile.  Although not in the middle of a battle, this knight is alert and diligent.  He will always guard himself and whatever or whomever else needs protecting.  Dependable, still waters run deep.  Mr. fix it. Nature lover, handyman, strong silent type.  Steadfast.  Don’t hold back, be completely engaged.  Work steadily, use your skill and knowledge, use common sense, be realistic and practical.

Druid Craft:   The Prince represents steady, reliable and practical people, who often make stable, uncomplaining and dependable partners in a relationship.  When not referring to a person, this card can indicate that a practical, patient and methodical approach to a project is needed, or that these qualities need to be used in improving your health through exercise and nutrition.  Alternatively, it may suggest an impending overland journey.

Author Anna Burroughs Cook -Tarot Dynamics Unleashed – has this to say on Card 67, the Knight of Pentacles.  Knights indicate unexpected developments in matters or your behavior.  Keywords:  Ambitious/Adventure

“Taking a more logical approach to matters now, can move mountains.  All Knights are reactionaries.  Each Knight has the potential to stimulate a different type of personal behavior.  The Knight of Pentacles can enhance your patience for working out the details in matters that pertain to your economic and emotional growth and security.  With Card 67 a logical approach can minimize the danger or effects from smaller rockslides of opposition.”

Please join me over the next week as I’ll be looking at theKnight of Pentacles more in depth and combined with a new COTD each day.  Stop over to the New Paths Tarot -Facebook page and get in the discussion!

I hope this has shed some new light and understanding on the Knight of Pentacles!

Until next time, Happy Tarot’ing and May Your Journey always be Enchanted.

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