Inverted Knight of Pentacles

Interpretation

Inverted Knight of PentaclesThis Knight is a little too grounded. “Stick-in-the-mud” might be an appropriate description. The quickness of the upright card degrades to lethargy. The earth aspect swallows up the querent.

If this sounds like you, you might feel bored, unfocused, lethargic. You might be having issues with employment, either none or way too much. You need something to pull you out of your slump, and the best way will be through something physical. Balancing excessive earth might require the introduction of more air, fire, and water. Aerobic exercise, either light (like walking) or heavy (like running) could increase both the air and fire elements. Swimming or other water sports might be a good choice to increase water. Whatever you choose, start slowly and under the guidance of a physician. Once you get your blood up, you will feel more balanced and focused.

Interactions

The Knights add energy and movement to the surrounding cards.

Major Arcana

Fool: If any of the Knights appear in a spread with the Fool, they indicate travel.
Emperor: Any cards from the suit of Pentacles can indicate an offer of a position of authority. This position is likely to involve finance and carry heavy responsibilities.
World: If any of the Knights appear in a spread with the World, they indicate long-distance travel.

Minor Arcana

Eight of Cups (Hearts): If any of the Knights appear in a spread with the Eight of Cups (Hearts in other decks), they recommend leaving a situation.
Six of Swords (Spades): If any of the Knights appear in a spread with the Six of Swords (Spades in other decks), they emphasize the need for quick action.

The Suit — Pentacles, Coins, or Diamonds

The pentacle is a symbol of earth magic. The coin is wealth and wages. The diamond is a symbol of wealth, pulled from the ground and refined by human hands into something enduring and elegant. This suit represents all things related to the earth. It represents the work of our hands. It represents those conspicuous signs of wealth that show us and our neighbors how successful we are, but this is merely material wealth. We can pass this on to the next generation, but it is worthless if we choose to bury it with ourselves.

The Rank — Knight

Traditionally, knights represent men between the ages of 21 and 35. Energetically, the knights represent quick action, commitment, and energy.

The Inversion

There is nothing to fear with an inversion. Mary K. Greer explains in her book, The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals, that an inverted card may be interpreted in one or more of these twelve ways:

  1. Blocked or Resisted
  2. Projected
  3. Delayed, Difficult, Unavailable
  4. Inner, Unconscious, Private
  5. New or Dark Moon (if you are reading cards from a round deck)
  6. Breaking Through, Overturning, Refusing, Changing Direction
  7. The Opposite of the Upright Meaning, or Lacking
  8. Excessively
  9. Misused or Misdirected
  10. The Upright Meaning Backward
  11. A Rectification or Cure
  12. Magical, Unconventional, or Humorous

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