Queen of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings

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Queen of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings

(The above image is a copy of The Queen of Pentacles card in a standard Rider-Waite Tarot deck. The 5 symbols pointed out above are explained below.)


Card Description

The Queen of Pentacles sits on her throne in the middle of a garden while staring lovingly at the pentacle in her lap. The card illustrates authority through compassion. In stead of ruling with an iron fist, the queen allows things to grow on  their own. In her patience, she becomes one with the world around her.

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Point 1 – QUEEN

Rather than sitting upright and stiff on her throne like other queens, the queen in this card is stooping over the pentacle in her lap. She looks upon the gold coin with love and care, as if the pentacle is her child.


Point 2 – PENTACLE

Rather than holding the pentacle in the tips of her hands, like in the Page and Knight cards, the queen holds it in her lap. This full embrace of the coin shows an intimacy that is lacking in the more objective illustrations in the suit.


Point 3 – FLOWERS

Surrounding the queen and throne are colorful flowers. The tilled land found in the Knight card has blossomed into a sweet-smelling garden. A reiteration of the Nine of Pentacles, the flowers reveal the queen’s connection with nature.



In the lower righthand corner of the card, their hops a rabbit. Rabbits are typically symbols of fertility. The creature therefore adds to the themes of harvest, represented by the flowers and of intimacy, represented by how the queen holds the pentacle.



The arm rests of the queen’s stone throne are carved images of ibexes. The ibex is a creature the thrives in incredibly arid climates. It’s presence in the card illustrates the longevity and persistence of the pentacle suit.


Tarot Reading


An Upright Queen of Pentacles illustrates intimate authority over the material world. Perhaps you are nurturing a garden or raising a child. An Upright Queen of Pentacles encourages you  to care for the things you care about. In our cynical world, genuine affection can be hard to come by. Break with the status quo and love the things you love.



A Reverse Queen of Pentacles encourages you to direct your potent nurturing energy inward. It is admirable to spend your caring about those around you but remember, in order to care for others, you must first care for yourself. Take a spa day or meditate. Do whatever relaxes you so that you can have the energy to care for everybody else.


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About the author: John Taylor is a content writer and freelancer through the company Upwork.com. You may view his freelancing profile here. He has a B. A. in English, with a specialty in technical writing, from Texas A&M University and a M. A. in English from the University of Glasgow. You may view his previous articles about Tarot here and his LinkedIn profile here.

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Last update date: 03/21/21

1 comment

  • I trying to figure out what tarot deck i own. The The fool card faces the right. In most decks he faces left. The background is orange red,

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