Knight of Pentacles – Tarot card meaning

Knight of Pentacles - Rider Waite Minor Arcana - Pentacles

The Knight of Pentacles is the 12th Pentacle card. Knights are all about action and messages. If you look at each of the Knight cards; you will see them all moving at different speeds. The Knight of Pentacles is here to deliver a message; a carefully crafted message of patience and understanding.

The Knight of Pentacles represents dependability, routine, conservatism and patience.

Card meanings


The Knight of Pentacles is likely representing a time in the past when your patience was stretched. You may be a very considerate person, but you may have reached your limit.

A Knight must go above and beyond his duty, so you may have felt you were ‘working above your pay grade’ so to speak. Use this responsibility to move to a better position.

The Knight of Pentacles can also represent yourself from the far past; perhaps you always stuck to a routine with little variation. We all need to embrace change as it happens, it’s inevitable that the good (or bad!) times will come to an end.


The Knight of Pentacles in the present position can represent good news that is coming your way. Consider yourself; are you living the best version you can live?

The Knight of Pentacles represents the qualities you should look to embody; patience and virtue, rather than external skills you should be looking to learn. Be the person that others can depend on, as you have the potential to become much more.


You might have your life planned out already when you see the Knight of Pentacles in the future position. Just remember ‘the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.’

Sometimes the best plans are ones which can be easily changed and adapted to future circumstance.

Work, careers and education

The Knight of Pentacles is similar to the Page when it comes to work and education; Expect good news for either.

You’re likely more qualified than most, and a new start may just work out for you. You might not be at the right stage to truly branch out on your own yet, so stick to conventional methods; for example given the choice, you should take a safe position at a company rather than going for self employment. That can always come later.

Love and Relationships

The Knight of Pentacles suggests a solid group of friends and an organised life moving forwards. You might very well fit into the mould you have set yourself into.

If things aren’t going your way then just have patience; things will work themselves out. There should be no need to rush, you don’t need to be at a certain ‘stage’ at any point in your life.


The Knight of Pentacles suggests that your wealth is increasing, even if it is just slow and steady. Now isn’t the time for risks at all. Stick to what you know.

Look to cut out anything unnecessary; a Knight lives with the bare minimum when he is away. What do you really need? If you gamble in any way, then this is something you should look to avoid. Games of chance will not play in your favour.

Health and well-being

The Knight of Pentacles echoes that slow, steady and patient growth that the card shows. Expect a slow but steady recovery. Likely any improvement in your life will also be slow and steady.

You may see that negative cloud slowly dissipating, or those times at the gym slowly improving.

Other associations

Element: Earth

As a Yes or No question: Yes


Routine, patience, dependability, seriousness, responsibility

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