Short meaning: A highly successful, authoritative figure you can trust. He has experience overcoming obstacles to manifest things of value in the world and is worthy of the rewards and respect he receives. His ambition yields amazing results without loss of integrity. You may be tasked with establishing something in the world. You will need to seek out guidance and advice where you lack the necessary experience or skills. So, be honest with yourself about your own capabilities; the King of Pentacles learned that through experience.
In-depth meaning: This card represents a mature man who has excelled on a material and financial level. He also has the authority, wisdom and confidence that comes with having successfully achieved and manifested something in the world.
He will be an extremely hard working, diligent character who may be a little averse to risk and doing things differently. He feels his responsibilities keenly and rarely lets anyone down. He has an understanding and methodology that has worked for him in his life and he may be a little rigid in the way he works.
When this card appears it may represent someone in the Subject’s life who is financially secure and willing to help. He is stable and trustworthy and extremely good at what he does. Above all he is generous with, and wants to share, his success and to make other people happy. These may be qualities that the Subject finds very attractive, and it may influence them to be more focussed on achieving stability and financial security in their own life.
Notes on the image: The King sits comfortably on his golden chair, he looks relaxed and contented. He is either pulling out a Pentacle to give away to someone (generosity with his wealth) or he is adding the Pentacle to his store (being careful with assets). This King looks happily placed where he is; his throne is on a circular carpet indicating completeness, the curtain is merely a backdrop to keep away drafts and his shield is proudly on display. This King knows exactly what he wants and how to get it, but the pleasant expression on his face shows he has not become ruthless or aggressive in being successful.