The King of Pentacles is the card of abundance, prosperity, security, abundance, safety, kindness, protection, and reliability. This card shows a dark-haired king, sitting on his throne, with abundance all around him. He is dressed richly, his robe embroidered with vines. He looks sophisticated and regal, and he is surrounded by material success. He is the epitome of prosperity and security.
The King of Pentacles reminds us that love should be expressed through actions as well as words and feelings. A person’s generosity, material abundance, and devotion to your security cannot be discounted when choosing a partner. Commitment is expressed not just through words, but ultimately through actions. The King of Pentacles is a reminder that we all deserve to be with someone who treats us like royalty.
If you are asking about what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the King of Pentacles, that means that this relationship is colored by generosity. This is not just a generosity of material or financial resources, although the King of Pentacles does tend to be quite abundant. The King of Pentacles’ energy can be generous with time, energy, attention, and even knowledge. It is astrologically associated with the grounded, pragmatic, and realistic element of Earth. This is a type of partner who will mentor and teach you how to fish, rather than just gifting you fish-shaped chocolate on Valentine’s Day. Your person has a healthy relationship with money, and they would never allow money to corrupt a relationship.
The King of Pentacles as love outcome is a sign of taking commitment seriously. This person takes commitment extremely seriously. Since this card is astrologically associated with the Earth signs, their love language could be the very Virgo “acts of service”. They also tend to be a traditionalist deep down, even if they don’t show that side of them on the surface. Don’t be surprised if, despite presenting themselves modern and progressive, they may instinctively play a traditional gender role in the relationship. They also have a pretty mature notion of what serious commitment should look like and be.
If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the King of Pentacles as love outcome means your person came into this relationship with the intention of seeking a long-term thing. They may take it slow, but they’re taking it seriously. This person doesn’t play around. Your person isn’t in this for some short-term fun. However, don’t expect this relationship to progress quickly, as the King of Pentacles is very responsible, and he believes that rushing into things is irresponsible.
If you are in a new relationship, the King of Pentacles as love outcome means a “grown-up” relationship at the very least. At its best, this card indicates the potential for a long-term commitment. Even among the kings of the Tarot, the King of Pentacles is one of the more mature kings. He likes stability, he likes security, and he is very family oriented. Your person may not be the most romantic person you’ve ever dated, but they express their love in more pragmatic ways. In fact, they may be quietly preparing for your future, without you even knowing about it.
If you are in an existing relationship, the King of Pentacles as love outcome means a successful relationship. You have a bright future together. Your person is great with children, and would make a wonderful parent. They are also keen to provide and protect their family. This is the energy of a person who derives pleasure from being generous to loved ones. This is the type of person who feels joy upon seeing their spouse or their children being well-dressed, happy, eating well, enjoying life — not out of ego, but because they generally like seeing those they love have the best things that life has to offer.
If you are currently in separation with each other, the King of Pentacles as love outcome means being with an accommodating and accepting figure in your life. However, unlike the Queen of Pentacles, the King of Pentacles expresses this energy in a more masculine, giving, and active energy. If you are separated by distance, this person will invest time, energy, resources into ensuring that you feel secure and stable in this relationship. This is a type of long-distance partner who will make time to visit you, or fly you in to be with them regularly. If you are inquiring about an ex you’re interested in reconciling with, the person wants to foster a healthy dynamic. Perhaps they’ve realized how your relationship lacked a stable foundation, and now they’re determined to provide you with more security.
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If you are asking about what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the King of Pentacles reversed, that means that you or your person feel unsupported in a relationship. You may feel like your relationship lacks both a foundation and clarity about its future. One of you may be noncommittal. If you’re the noncommittal one, you need to ask yourself why you find commitment to be daunting. What do you associate commitment with? Did you grow up with negative examples of relationships, or do you have negative role models when it comes to relationships? If there are no commitment issues, this may indicate that either you or your partner are not ready to take your relationship to the next level.
The King of Pentacles reversed as love outcome is a sign of dealing with the shadow side of being with a resourceful person. While dating somebody with resources can have its perks, it can have its downsides as well. Your person may use finances to control or manipulate you. They may be prone to inflicting mental and financial abuse. For example, they might gift you something, only to take it away from you if they feel like you’ve “misbehaved” somehow. On the other hand, they might use their resources to misbehave themselves for example they may just throw gifts at you every time they are unfaithful.
If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the King of Pentacles reversed as love outcome means dealing with the shadow sides of Earth energy. You could be dealing with a workaholic who prioritizes their career over relationships and family. Your person may value material things and finances more than your loved ones. Because Earth energy is also physical energy, they may show their shadow sides in physical areas of life. So for example, they may be selfish sexually, only caring about their own pleasure. If you’re being physically abused, please walk away, you deserve better.
If you are in a new relationship, the King of Pentacles reversed as love outcome means your person may be jealous and possessive. In fact they might treat you, as your partner, as a possession. Sometimes the King of Pentacles’ energy in the reverse can be unfaithful, unlike the upright King of Pentacles who is loyal and honors commitment. Your person may also be an opportunist, so they could be with you for ulterior motives. Pentacles energy in the reverse usually represents an unhealthy relationship with money. This person may be superficial and flashy, yet lack generosity and even be stingy, and unkind to those who can do nothing for them.
If you are in an existing relationship, the King of Pentacles reversed as love outcome means that your person may manipulate and control you using their resources. Like the Knight of Pentacles in reverse, he is also jealous and possessive, yet he himself can be unfaithful. This person may enjoy the perks of being in a relationship with you, but they’re unwilling to give you the commitment you deserve. In addition, they’re a bully and may be abusive in various ways. Be sure to learn all the red flags and signs of subtle abuse. Know when to walk away. Because the King of Pentacles is astrologically associated with Earth energy, and therefore Taurean energy, he can be exceptionally cruel. He may abuse you by chipping away at your sense of self worth.
If you are currently in separation with each other, the King of Pentacles reversed as love outcome means overbearing behavior and demands. Not only is your person controlling, they may actually boss you around. If you are separated by distance, there could be some tensions in your relationship caused by your person’s controlling behavior. For example, your person may demand that you travel to them, giving you no choice but to go since they are funding your trip. However, they’re never willing to sacrifice their time and responsibilities to come and visit you where you are, implying that their time is more precious than yours. If you are inquiring about an ex you’re interested in reconciling with, think twice before giving this person a second chance because they are more motivated by owning you then healing a relationship with you.
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For love readings, the King of Pentacles represents generosity, devotion, and security. We all deserve to find someone who treats us like royalty. We all deserve someone who is fully committed to us, and isn’t afraid to do what it takes to make us feel safe and loved. This card is a reminder that actions speak louder than words.
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