#Weekly Tarot Gauge #25 June – 1 July 2017 #King of Pentacles
Hi and Welcome to your Weekly Tarot Gauge!
The King of Pentacles in the coming week symbolises someone at the top of his/her game on the material plane.
The King is the highest court card in the deck. It reflects dominion, authority, directing and doing. The Pentacles is earth element and indicated career, money and family.
The King of Pentacles has the Midas touch, everything he touches on the material level prospers and grows. He is conservative, measured, stable, slow, reliable, loyal, practical, grounded, comfortable, steadfast, safe and secure.
In the coming week, it is important to take control over your material conditions and consider the status of your career, finances, and family.
Is the family stable? If not, what will get you there?
Is your fianances stable? If not, what will get you there? Are you consistently saving slowly for long-term benefit?
What more can you do in your career to advance yourself. This does not mean that selfish motives will gain traction- That is not what the King of Pentacles in about.
If you are ready to put in the effort and expect a fair outcome that is proportionate to your effort, then the King of Pentacles will help you in your search for material comfort.
Nothing worth having, is easily gained. An honest days work counts for much. Your wealth will be built over time – not through the lottery.
You are the Captain of your Ship, Tarot is your guide.
Last week, we discussed the Tarot suits and linked each suit to zodiac signs. This week we are focussing on the Court cards in the tarot deck. The court cards are the people / personality cards. In the normal playing deck, you would have the Jack, Queen and King of each suit. The Tarot deck has the Page, Knight, Queen and King in each of the suits.
Most people find the court cards to be the most complex in readings. However, it is best to decide on your reading style and coupled with your gut feel that should give you a better inkling on how to read these cards. There is a lot of literature on the subject. It’s worth reading up on the different methods to find what resonates with you.
Seeing that this week’s Tarot Card of the Week is a court card, I thought it would be interesting to explore one aspect of these cards. For this, we are going to reference the Myers-Briggs Method. Jung’s four primary functions of thinking, feeling, intuition and sensation are likened to the four suits in the following manner:
The Myers-Briggs Method juxtaposes binary characteristics as follows:
Extraversion (E) – Introversion (I)
Intuition (N) – Sensation (S)
Thinking (T) – Feeling (F)
Judging (J) – Perceiving (P)
The Personality cards correlate with the Myers Briggs Method as follows:
ISTP – Page of Pentacles
INFP – Page of Cups
ISFP – Page of Wands
INTP – Page of Swords
ISTJ – Queen of Pentacles
INFJ – Queen of Cups
ISFJ – Queen of Wands
INTJ – Queen of Swords
ESTP – Knight of Pentacles
ENFP – Knight of Cups
ENTP – Knight of Swords
ESTJ – King of Pentacles
ENFJ – King of Cups
ESFJ – King of Wands
ENTJ – King of Swords
It is very easy to find everyday people in your professional and personal life that resemble these personality traits. If the court cards come up in your readings, reflect on who they remind you of. That will give you a clue as to who is involved in the situation. This is only one way of looking at the court cards. Over time, we will look at other methods.
Who are you in the court cards?
Tarot Card of the Week
King of Pentacles
The King of Pentacles represents an authority figure who works hard for business success. This week your focus should be on your goals in your career as well as financial stability. You may want to focus on being influential in your social circles. You will reap the benefits of a pragmatic and steadfast approach.
The King of Pentacles is traditionally known as the ‘Midas’ card. King Midas became wealthy but this did not give him complete fulfilment. You are therefore asked to ensure work-life balance.
Being a court card, the King of Pentacles embodies the personality traits of ESTJ (see Myers-Briggs method above). He is down to earth, powerful, wealthy, ambitious and has a successful business mind. A person of this nature may enter your life this week or alternatively, you may need to bring these qualities into your own way of life to achieve the goals you are longing for.
He reflects security, control, power, discipline and abundance.
This card popularly signifies the joining of two lovers, marriage, an agreement, friendship, strong emotional bond, ‘ a working partnership’, a reconciliation, joining of forces, attraction, love, union, virtue, harmony, choice, moral strength, responsibility, optimism, creativity, beginning, openness, a soulmate, beauty or trials surmounted. It can indicate a difficult decision that requires sacrifice.
These are basic card meanings. Please share your own interpretations. I would love to hear your thoughts.