Because the pentacles suit has so much to do with wealth and age, The King of Pentacles is the ultimate example of a wizened and wealthy man. He represents a very mature individual that has had much experience in politics, religion, business, culture, travel, and everything else that can add to the wisdom and experience of a man. Before he makes a decision on anything, he thinks it over very carefully and it is safe to say that when he is having a discussion he knows what he is talking about. On the negative end though, he is very self absorbed and has a major ego that contends with his better nature.
When this card appears on the romantic end of a spread, this is usually a bad sign. It means that with your partner, you believe that you are the one who is in the right on a lot of issues. Rather than give him or her dignity of an argument, you may not even respond to them. While you are mature by experience, it is important to understand that this is not a good way to deal with conflict. Conflict should always be addressed and keeping it under wraps does not help anything. To allow your partner to express their opinion even if it seems to be wrong would be much more mature than insisting that you are the one who is right. Think of this card the next time you are in an argument.
The king of coins in relation to the money edge of a spread means that you have acquired a rich wealth of it. Not only have you gotten control over your finances, but you are at a stage where you are the master of making it as well. You know all the ins and outs of commerce and know what to invest in, but at the same time, it is not necessary for you to use those powers all the time. While you could focus on the accumulation of wealth, what you have is enough for you and you prefer to spend your energies elsewhere such as in the pursuit of knowledge.
Seeing the king of pentacles in the area of a tarot spread that corresponds to career is very similar to the idea that it would have if it were on the money area. You know the ins and outs of your job and may have even reached the highest rung on the corporate ladder. You could do the job with your eyes shut, and do a better job at it than anyone else. You know this and use this skill to your advantage, but be warned, nobody like a showoff.
The king of pentacles applied to the health and happiness part of a tarot spread implies that you find great pleasure in your advanced lifestyle. The maturity, the free time to spend on the acquisition of knowledge the small fortune you've acquired, it all adds up to make you one happy camper. You find that true happiness in life comes from contentment with oneself and not from material goods. This is a very important lesson to learn which usually comes later in life.
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