Queen of Pentacles – Tarot Meaning Deep Dive

Welcome to part 1 of my 16 part series Meet the Court Cards – each week we will hang out with ONE court card and dive deeply into the symbols, personality traits, talents and dark side. This will be similar to my Major Arcana Meanings Deep Dive series, but we’ll also explore how each court card acts in the context of love, work and money.

I’ll give you specific ways to embody this card as well as some journalling questions to help you connect with this card on a more personal level 🙂

Today we’re diving into the Queen of Pentacles –the most down-to-Earth and grounded of all the Queens!

Sit back, relax and discover who this Queen really is…

Element: Earth (physical and material stuff, home, body, money, health, sex, food)

Keywords/personality traits:

grounded, practical, down to earth, nurturing, organized, sensual and connected to her own body, patient, stable and consistent, a home body, what you see is what you get, does things in moderation, very connected to the plant and animal kingdoms.


pentacle = money/material realm/the body- 5 pointed star looks like a person

throne = her mature, powerful status (takes ownership of her domain)

plants = the earth, nurturing, plant kingdom

bunny = animal kingdom

red dress = blood/life giving bodily fluid/root chakra

Special Talents…

The Queen of Pentacles knows how to nurture and nourish herself and others in a physical way. She’s a good cook and is gifted in the healing realms.

She knows how to connect to her body and fully experience the sensual side of life through eating, sex, and movement. This lady looooves being in a physical body!

She also knows how to build a strong foundation, is organized and excels at keeping things running smoothly (like finances, schedules, her physical body).

At a Party…

While not the most exciting character, this Queen is always the most reliable. She shows up right on time and will stay late to help with cleanup. She knows how to enjoy good food and wine but never goes overboard so you won’t catch her getting drunk or behaving erratically.

She always brings a calm, grounded presence to any social gathering. You can always count on the Queen of Pentacles NOT to start a fist fight or get into a loud argument! She has a great sense of humour, particularly when it comes to crude jokes about sex or bodily functions. While the other Queens might not laugh at diarrhea jokes, the Queen of Pentacles certainly will!

In love…

Practical and grounded, the Queen of Pentacles looks for a partner that mirrors her stable qualities. Commitment and future plans are what gets her hot and bothered, rather than grand romantic gestures. So don’t bother with dumb cliches like a dozen red roses or sappy poetry – she won’t be impressed.

She knows the initial thrills of a relationship will fade with time, so she doesn’t get too caught up in it. She’s going for the slow burn. She’s not interested in drama or playing hard to get but instead will make her partner feel special with home cooked meals and sensual massages. Her affection is always expressed in a physical way, through hugs, back rubs and cuddles.

In work…

The Queen of Pentacles is happiest doing or creating something physical or doing anything that involves planning and organization. She is disciplined, hard working, reliable and organized – exactly the kind of person you want to work with!

This Queen is best suited to jobs like fitness instructor, physiotherapist, massage therapist, nutritionist, financial advisor, personal organizer, cook, potter or teacher.

In money…

While she’s gifted at managing money, you won’t catch the Queen of Pentacles casually playing the stock market or making any high risk investments. While she loves to indulge a little here and there, she isn’t a splashy spender and believes in doing everything in moderation.

She knows how to live within her means and maintain a comfortable financial in-flow and out-flow balance. Yes, she’s good at making money, but even better at managing it and balancing the books.

In order to thrive, the Queen of Pentacles needs…

Structure and planning! Life needs to feel purposeful and connected to the here and now, otherwise she will feel lost.

Her physical needs of three nutritious meals a day, daily exercise and frequent hugs must be met in order for her to be at her best.

She is happiest in beautiful and comfy physical surroundings – her home and office will be filled with plants, beautiful pictures, comfy throw pillows and always smell lovely. Whatever space she occupies will feel warm and inviting.

She can’t stand…

Unpredictability and change. While she can always adapt, the experience of change is un-grounding.

She dislikes flaky people and gets frustrated by erratic and impulsive behavior in others.

Environments that lack beauty and comfort (gov’t buildings for example) disgust her, and you won’t catch her eating mediocre food in a sub-par restaurant that has big screen TVs blaring everywhere. Yuck!

Dark side of the Queen of Pentacles

The worst part about this Queen is that she can be a bit too practical and boring. If she allows herself to get overly concerned with the material side of life, she loses the ability to dream and imagine, often ignoring the spiritual and emotional side of things.

Embody this Queen:

– Make a to do list!
– Exercise – dance, walk, lift weights – move your body!
– Cook a delicious and healthy meal
– Make a schedule or plan (meal plan, finance plan or fitness program)
– Give someone (or yourself) a massage
– Do some gardening! Put your hands in the dirt
– Spend the day cleaning and organizing your home (I like to jack into some terrifying true crime podcast and then fire up the vacuum!)

Journalling questions:

♥ How are YOU like the Queen of Pentacles?

♥ Do you know anyone who is like this Queen? How well do you get along with them?

♥ Which of her traits could you benefit from? Where in your life do you want to be more like this Queen?

♥ Which of her challenges or dark side can you relate to? Where in your life would you like to be less like this Queen?

Tell me your thoughts!

Did you enjoy this deep dive? What aspect of the Queen of Pentacles do you most relate to?  Let me know in the comments below…

♥ Join me next week as I dive into the Queen of Swords – witty, bitchy and wide awake, this Queen doesn’t miss a trick and she doesn’t suffer fools gladly! Hop on my mailing list so you don’t miss it!

You may also enjoy…

Queen of Swords Deep Dive
Tarot Meanings Deep Dive series (Major Arcana)

12 thoughts on “Queen of Pentacles – Tarot Meaning Deep Dive”

  1. Freda. Love the Queen of Pentacles, She is in every way like ME. There is nothing I can say no to. Even on the Dark Side. in fact I could rename her ‘Freda Queen of Pentacles’ It seems and makes me feel as if you have been living with me or maybe my best friend. Your description is so much like me she could be my twin.
    P.S. I have been visiting your vifeo site f or many years, but have been in hospital (three different ones) since March to End September so a bit behind. I Had a heart attack and adverse reaction to medication. Unable to walk for some time, but slowly use is getting back to legs now. I live in Australia and would love to buy your courses, but am a little financially unable at the moment

  2. Hi Kate, Love the 1st part of this series. The I can relate to much of your interperation of the Queen of Penacles to myself. Looking forward to the rest of the series

  3. I am so glad you are doing a deep dive on the courts. You have a great ability to articulate what I pick up on with all the cards. I love your description of the Queen of P every bit of it makes perfect sense!!! Looking forward to hearing more about the Courts.

  4. Hi Kate,
    I’m thrilled that you’ve started the new court card series. It’s just what we need. I have many of the same attributes as this queen; we both run a tight ship.
    I’m eagerly looking forward to the next installment.

  5. Wonderful presentation, Kate! I definitely relate to the Q of P in all aspects, perhaps rather less so on the partying bit but otherwise you’re talking about me! Love gardening, good food, cooking, music, beautiful surroundings, Nature etc. but I do gravitate towards the spiritual and meditation too so I’ll be interested to see which if the queens relate to that.
    Great series and I look forward to more. Thank you!

  6. Thanks for starting this series, Kate! I relate strongly to the physical aspects of the Queen of Pentacles (exercise, hugs, grounding). I am also pretty organized. So it’s easy for me to relate to her.

  7. Exellent analysis, I really enjoyed this deep dive! Reading your suggestions to embody the queen of pentacles… very interesting, that’s what I do daily…

  8. I am so pleased you’re diving into the court cards!
    I really need to get better acquainted with them
    I get them a lot in my personal daily readings, especially the queens and pages.
    They tell me I am already on top of my game, but still have a lot to learn to stay there!
    Thank you Kate 🙂

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