queen of pentacles tarot card

Queen of Pentacles Meanings (Upright & Reversed)

Last Updated: September 23, 2022

The Queen of Pentacles is the thirteenth card in the suit of Pentacles (also known as the suit of coins, suit of disks, or suit of rings) and one of the fifty-six suit cards from the minor arcana. In divinatory tarot, the Suit of Pentacles represents the physical, material, financial and earthly aspects of our lives.

Divination practices such as cartomancy can help us make decisions, offer guidance, and help us tune into our intuition when we are at a crossroads in our lives. Understanding the meanings of each tarot card can help you sharpen your interpretative skills so you can get the most out of your readings.

The Queen is the feminine court card of this suit. The queens in the tarot represent emotional, mental and material evolution, nurture and confidence. The Queen of Pentacles is the queen of the material world; our home, finances, food and worldly pleasures. 

In this article, we will discuss the meanings of the Queen of Pentacles in various tarot reading contexts as well as the different symbols and nuances that can be found within this court card.

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Pictorial Symbolism in the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck

The artworks from the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck contain deeper esoteric meanings that tarotists love to decipher. The Queen of Pentacles card is depicted as Queen sitting on an ornate stone throne, surrounded by flowers and plants. She wears a long beautiful robe and crown, symbolizing her status and wealth. Her throne and dress highlight her position of power, but she sits looking downward, she is more focused on what she has, what is right in front of her, than on making sure she appears powerful.

Queen of Pentacles from the rider-waite-smith deck

She holds a single gold coin gently with both hands, giving it all her attention like a mother and her child. Her background is full of plants and wildlife, including a rabbit by her feet, symbolising abundance, fertility and nature. 

The Queen of Pentacles key correspondences

Upright keywords

nurturing, providing, abundance

Reversed keywords

self-reflection, imbalance, insecurity

Yes or No

Yes

Numerology

3

Element

Earth

Ruling Planet

Saturn

Astrological Sign

Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo

What does the upright Queen of Pentacles mean in the Tarot?

Pulling the upright Queen of Pentacles means you are embodying the energy of this queen. You have worked hard and sacrificed to create opportunities and abundance, and you are now in a position to be generous with it. Looking after people and providing for your family is a top priority, you have a nurturing nature and people feel safe with you. 

You are able to create a balance between nurturing comfortable home life and having your own independence and wealth. It’s important for you to be able to provide and look after yourself, progress in your career and still be able to care for your loved ones. 

upright queen of Pentacles

When pulled in the upright position, the Queen of Pentacles is associated with nurturing, providing, and abundance.

What does the upright Queen of Pentacless mean in a love reading?

Nurturing is the key word for your relationships, both with yourself and with partners. You have made yourself a priority and looked after your needs and development, which has a positive effect on your relationships. 

You love to look after your partner and provide for them, but it’s always important for you to keep your independence and your own progress. Focus on keeping this balance in order to have a fulfilling relationship centred around caring and nurturing.

What does the upright Queen of Pentacles mean in a career reading?

You really can have it all. Reach your goals without sacrificing your home life, your well-earned success is on the way. Stay focused on your big vision and know that you have everything you need to reach your career goals. 

Be open to sharing your expertise and supporting others within your career, you may even be preparing to step into a teacher or mentor role. Approach challenges with a clear head, being guided by knowledge but also keeping your innate softness and compassion. 

What does the upright Queen of Pentacles mean in a health reading?

In the context of health, the Queen of Pentacles may mean staying grounded and keeping a clear head is so important for your health. Stress and emotional challenges can affect your health, so be sure to make time to rest and clear your thoughts. A regular and personal self-care routine is vital for you to feel healthy and energised. 

If you face health challenges, be sure to bring the same compassion to yourself as you would to others. With the Virgo elements, it’s said that they are to have a bit of a sensitive stomach so ensure that you’re eating for wellness, don’t restrict yourself unnecessarily to foods that bring you joy, and make sure you’re eating lots of fruit and fibre.

The Queen of Pentacles as feelings/emotions

If you are asking the tarot how someone feels about you, pulling the Queen of Pentacles suggests they feel positive towards you and want to care for you. They know you both have separate life and independence but that doesn’t affect your relationship which is positive and nurturing. They can rely on you for support, love and an unclouded opinion when needed. 

The Queen of Pentacles as a person

As a personality archetype, the Queen of Pentacles represents someone who is a hard-working and nurturing individual. The archetype of the working parent, this person can handle challenges and overcome obstacles with a clear head but always keeping compassion. 

They are incredibly focused and determined, with clear goals and vision for what they want their life to look and feel like. They will always have time for you, they can prioritise what’s important and can listen to your problems or just be there to support you.  

The Queen of Pentacles as advice

If you are asking the tarot for advice regarding a specific situation in your life, pulling the Queen of Pentacles encourages you to go with the flow, embrace your power and know that you can handle everything that’s in front of you. 

Be clear on your goals and vision and keep taking steps towards it, without upsetting the balance you’ve created or need.

What is the zodiac or astrological sign associated with the Queen of Pentacles?

The Queen of Pentacles is associated with the astrological sign of Capricorn – Capricorn is associated with hard work and ambition, which can be seen with the Queen of Pentacles. Capricorns are usually organised and focused, so they are able to separate their emotions from their decisions, but the Queen of Pentacles keeps her compassion and softness while doing so.

 This card is also associated with the sign of Virgo, and the selfless service to others which is very in keeping with the mother archetype energy coming off of this card. 

Is the Queen of Pentacles a yes or no card?

The Queen of Pentacles is generally a yes card, and a good sign that your hard work is paying off, you can achieve your career goals and live a happy home life that is full of love. 

Below are some of my interpretations based on different types of questions:

  1. Will I get the job? Yes, you’re determined and your hard work will pay off
  2. Is this new person in my life good for me? Yes, this is a nurturing and loving relationship
  3. Will I achieve my current goals? Yes, stay focused and keep working towards your goals, but don’t run yourself down forcing your way there. It’s ok to take your time.
  4. Should I make that investment? Yes, as long as you’re driven by physical data/facts or knowledge and not clouded by emotion.
  5. Should I start my own business? Yes, especially if it is a creative endeavour or would allow you to spend more time with family.

What does the reversed Queen of Pentacles mean in the Tarot?

Pulling the reversed Queen of Pentacles can be a sign of Insecurity and acting out of alignment. This may mean you have an imbalance between your home and work life – you may also be caring too much about and looking after other people when really right now you need to be focusing that compassion towards yourself. 

Try to allow more flow into your life, don’t try to force everything. Sometimes one area of your life will need more attention than others. You’re never going to be perfectly balanced, but try to keep an awareness of this and adjust accordingly. 

When pulled in the reversed position, the Queen of Pentacles is associated with self-reflection, imbalance, and insecurity.

What does the reversed Queen of Pentacles mean in a love reading?

There may be some negative feelings within your relationships, possibly resentment or that you are giving care to someone who is unable to reciprocate. 

If you are in a relationship it is likely there is an imbalance here, someone is closed off and unable to open up to this relationship and it is causing concern. 

If you are single, the Queen of Pentacles reversed suggests you may have shut yourself off from emotional matters and love interests, perhaps to protect yourself or perhaps because you have other things that need your attention like your career or building a home for yourself. It might be time to allow yourself to open up to more compassion and softness, first to yourself and then to others. 

What does the inverted Queen of Pentacles mean in a career reading?

Your work-life balance is basically non-existent. You might be spending so much time on your career or in day-to-day work that your home and family life suffer, and you yourself are neglected, or you are unable to give your career the attention it needs because of your personal commitments. 

Sometimes this can’t be helped and we have to just accept the situation and make the best of it, but try to look for ways you can improve this balance so you feel more in control and your life feels more in flow. 

What does the upside-down Queen of Pentacles mean in a health reading?

You might be suffering with your health right now and it might be taking a toll on other areas of your life. Your work might be taking a toll on your health or mean that you don’t have the time to take care of your basic needs and prioritise your wellness. 

Even if it feels inconvenient or that you are unable to, you need to make yourself and your health a priority. They might just mean getting more sleep and self-care, or it may mean finally dealing with some underlying health issues (especially with the stomach, digestive and diet) and getting the support you need. 

If you want to know more about the different tarot cards, feel free to check out our complete list of all 78 tarot cards and their meanings.

Charlotte H.

Written By Charlotte Hamilton

Charlotte Hamilton is an artist, tarot reader and founder of Sugar Storm Studio, a creative studio that empowers weirdos, rebels and outsiders through alternative fashion, creative workshops and tarot. Find out more at www.sugarstormstudio.com and follow on Instagram @sugarstormstudio.

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