General Meaning
Traditionally, representing the energy of a Queen, this feminine guardian is endowed with enormous good sense and problem solving energy, but she is not particularly entrepreneurial. She loves to advise, encourage, and empower those she gets involved with, studying their problems with them and setting them up to solve them. Traditionally, she was pictured as the Sibyl or Oracle, perhaps a Tarot reader, who made herself available to people in need, no matter what their social class or situation. In modern times, she will be found educating, healing, managing disaster aid programs or a charitable drive of some sort.
In every case, she does not see the benefits that exist in her life as belonging solely to her. She feels the needs of her people and will spend freely of her time, energy, skills, money to see that nobody is left out. For this, and because she likes to work in an atmosphere of beauty, enjoyment and abundance, she is sometimes accused of being extravagant. But she works hard, and she sees no reason to deny herself the rewards of a job well done. Everyone who comes in contact with her feels enriched by her enjoyment in living.

In the Advice Position
Be confident that if you express your truth, you will not have to worry about the consequences. You will remain safe and sound.
The card in the Advice position suggests a course of action which will harmonize what you want with what is currently possible.
The Queen of Coins in this position advises you to trust the forces that have taken care of you up to this point. Continue to express your truth without worrying that you are going to lose the roof over your head or the bed you sleep in. It is your destiny to be safe and sound at this time in your life.
Proceed with confidence and do what you so strongly feel must be done. Since the Queen of Coins is often the person with the best intuition in the crowd, you may feel at first as if you are going against the grain, only to later find yourself becoming the leader of a new trend.



The personality of the Queen of Pentacles combines the positive earth energy of the Pentacles suit with the inward focus of a Queen. If you were to visit the Queen of Pentacles, the first thing she would say is, “Come in, come in. It’s great to see you. Have a bowl of soup!” No one is more welcoming and nurturing than she. Her greatest pleasure is to care for others – making sure they are happy and secure. Her home is always overflowing with children, pets, plants and footloose friends. She is warm and generous to all. In day-to-day matters, she is sensible and practical. She doesn’t have a lot of time for elaborate plans and other craziness. If something needs doing, she just takes care of it without a lot of fuss and bother. If necessary, she makes do with little and always comes through in a pinch. There is a down-to-earth, matter-of-factness about her. She is always loyal and steadfast. Because she is trusting by nature, others trust her completely. When you are hurting or in need, the Queen of Pentacles will calm your fears and share your troubles.

In readings, the Queen of Pentacles asks you to think and feel as she does. For example: Are you feeling warm and caring toward others? Are you being sensible? Have you been true to your word? Do you feel generous? Can you be counted on when times are tough?

This Queen can also represent a man or woman who is like her, or an atmosphere of warmth, trust and security. In a reading, she tells you that her special energy has meaning for you at this time. Let yourself be inspired by this Queen in whatever form she appears in your life.


Upright: Practical, homely, motherly, down-to-earth, security
Reversed: Imbalance in work/ family commitments

The Queen of Pentacles depicts a solitary woman who sits upon a throne decorated with carvings of fruit trees, goats, angels, and other symbols of material success and sensual pleasure. The tree above her and the ground beneath her feet are rich with flowers and ripe plants of all sorts and she holds in her hand a single golden pentacle, which represents her material richness. At the very lower right-hand corner of the card a rabbit, the symbol of reproduction and fertility, leaps out from behind some bushes. The rabbit also hops into our awareness, symbolising that it is a good time to look before we leap and exercise good judgement as the Queen of Pentacles does.

The Queen of Pentacles is a very ‘motherly’ card, expressing practical energy. She is the original Earth Mother. She shows her love for others by cooking, cleaning, keeping a warm and inviting home and bringing in a decent income to support the family financially. She is also able to work a full-time job, take care of the children, keep the house clean, and still have time to read the business section of the newspaper. She probably has her very own bank account or investment portfolio that nobody else knows about. She strives to create a warm and secure environment for her family and loved ones, and gives love and support freely.
The Queen of Pentacles may represent a mother figure in your life who can provide you with loving support and nurturing to help you get through the influences of your past. She may be a teacher, a counsellor, a mentor, or someone who you are very close to. Alternatively, she may represent a part of yourself, particularly if you are investing a lot of yourself into nurturing and caring for others and creating an established and comfortable lifestyle.
The Queen of Pentacles suggests that it is important to you that you are able to live independently, with a stable income and with enough time and space to also nurture your family and loved ones. You may be trying to create a better balance between your home and work lives, giving it your all in both domains and trying not to compensate one for the other. At the same time, you are also able to find time to invest in yourself and ensure that you have enough ‘me’ time in between all of your other commitments.
The Queen of Pentacles represents prosperity and security. She suggests that you have worked hard to generate a level of financial or physical security which, in turn, gives you the ability to be generous with others and to share your wealth and prosperity with those you love. You have used your financial prosperity to build a comfortable home environment and you are focused on investing in your family, as well as your personal wealth.
This Queen asks you to maintain a compassionate, nurturing, practical and down-to-earth attitude when it comes to dealing with others and your present circumstances. You need to focus on creating a calm and balanced life for yourself. You need to be resourceful and practical, dealing with issues as they arise and coming up with realistic and simple solutions that fix the problem with minimal fuss. The Queen of Pentacles is also able to find a use for everything in the home, and is very handy and versatile.

The Queen of Pentacles reversed sees you becoming very consumed in your work. You may be placing your career before your family or your relationships, and this is having a detrimental impact. Of course, this may be ok on a temporary basis but you need to assess its long-term impact. To rebalance your life, you may find a release by returning to a favourite nature spot (a forest, beach or mountain) and allowing yourself to take in this fresh, natural energy.
Similarly, the Queen of Pentacles reversed can suggest that you are feeling worried about whether you can be financially independent, while also still maintaining your family connections. You may be concerned that if you invest in your career or financial well-being, you might not have enough energy to invest in your family. Sometimes, you just cannot do everything and you will need to make some choices.
You may also find that you become a bit of a homebody and somewhat isolated from others. If so, you need to fight this urge and keep in touch with your friends and family as they will be a great help and support to you.
At times, the reversed Queen of Pentacles may suggest that your tendency to ‘mother’ those you care about is actually becoming more like smothering. Your intentions are good in that you love to cook, clean, nurture and care for those around you but there may be a point at which you need to let others be accountable for their own upkeep. You cannot always be the one doing the laundry or cooking the dinner. Sometimes you need to step back and let others take on the load. Similarly, you may reach a point where you are investing so much time looking after others that you find you are neglecting yourself. Again, step back and let others take on some of the household responsibilities.


Queen of Pentacles Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Mature grounded female, businesswoman, high social status/social butterfly, generous, loyal, prosperity, success, financially independent, wealth, luxury, homemaker, the finer things in life, down to earth, organised, sensible, practical, no-nonsense, kind, welcoming, nurturing, witch, healer, wonderful mother

General meaning and interpretation
In a general Tarot spread, the Queen of Pentacles represents high social status, prosperity, wealth, luxury, success and financial independence. This Minor Arcana card tells you to approach issues in a sensible, practical, no-nonsense manner and you will be successful. She tells you to set goals and work towards them steadily. As a person, the Queen of Pentacles represents a mature female or feminine person who is generous and usually wealthy or financially independent, has an affinity for the finer things in life and is good in business. She is a social butterfly with high social status and is pleasant, charming, loyal, socially poised, organised, down to earth and practical. She is a wonderful, nurturing mother and a good cook or hostess. People feel welcome in her home, secure in her company and able to confide in her. She may be an Earth sign such as Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn.

In a health Tarot reading, the Queen of Pentacles generally indicates good health brought about by good eating, regular exercise and getting plenty of rest and relaxation. If you have been having health issues, it tells you to look to how you are treating yourself and your body. Think about how much time you give yourself and how much attention you pay to what you are putting into your body and make sure you are taking proper care of yourself.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the Queen of Pentacles indicates that you will be feeling confident and secure in your relationship and deservedly so as you have worked hard to get to this point. You and your partner should be enjoying the finer things in life and may be indulging in a bit of luxury such as a weekend away at a fancy hotel. If representing a person in the relationship, this person will be kind, confident, generous, practical, loyal, nurturing and welcoming. The Queen of Pentacles is a wonderful mother, a charming hostess and a good homemaker. She is the type of woman other women look up to. If you are single, the Queen of Pentacles indicates that you can afford to be very selective when choosing a partner. You have put a lot of effort into reaching this level of success in your life and you deserve a solid, stable relationship. You should be feeling very confident and capable when it appears. Any partner you choose needs to be on the same level and able to enrich your life. Alternatively, it can indicate that you will meet a woman who embodies the qualities of the Queen of Pentacles. – thetarotguide.com

Money & Career
In a career context, the Queen of Pentacles is a great omen as she represents a success, being good in business, practical, capable and organised. If representing a person, she is a successful confident woman who is good in business. This woman could be your business partner and if so, will bring a wealth of skills to the venture or she could be a woman in your life who will aid you in your career or business ventures. Listen to her advice, she will steer you where you need to go. In a financial context, the Queen of Pentacles is a great omen indicating prosperity, success, wealth and financial independence. Things should be going well in terms of money and investments when she appears. You may find yourself enjoying the finer things in life when she appears but you will still be somewhat frugal in the sense that you will not waste your money on poor quality items.

In a spirituality context, the Queen of Pentacles tells you that you need to have belief in yourself, your instincts and your abilities. You should be feeling spiritually fulfilled when it appears. If you feel like you are are on the right path, trust your own wisdom! This card also indicates that you have a natural healing power so make use of it. The upright Queen of Pentacles can also signify someone involved in a nature religion such as a white witch. It can be an indication that you may have an interest in or a natural talent for Earth magic such as creating potions using herbs.
Queen of Pentacles Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Ungrounded, overlyambitious, social climber, mean-spirited, shallow, sociopath, jealous, possessive, wicked, out of control, under/overweight/ unhealthy, disloyal, cheater, prostitution, disorganised, impractical, chaos, poverty, pretentious, boring, neglect, manipulation, dark magic, bad mother, dangerous, stuck in a rut

General meaning and interpretation
In a general Tarot spread, the Queen of Pentacles represents a lack of social status, poverty, failure, dependence and being out of control. This Minor Arcana card tells warns you that if you do not keep your feet on the ground you could lose everything you value. She signifies a lack of common sense or an impractical, dangerous or chaotic approach to life. As a person, the Queen of Pentacles reversed can represent a mature female or feminine person who is mean-spirited and materialistic and who can be spoiled, shallow and pretentious. She can be possessive, jealous, envious or a social climber or in her extreme state, a manipulative sociopath who will step on anyone to get what she wants. She can simply represent a woman who is unpleasant to be around, disorganised, lazy, bad with money or boring. On the other hand, when reversed this woman can appear charming and pleasant but beneath her charm there is a sinister undertone of disloyalty, evilness, wickedness, chaos and danger. The Queen of Pentacles can represent a cheating woman or a prostitute. She can be a neglectful or abusive mother and a bad cook or a careless hostess. She may be an Earth sign such as Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn.

In a health Tarot reading, the Queen of Pentacles reversed usually represents weight issues (either being over or underweight) or poor health. She can signify that your health is suffering as you are getting so overwhelmed with responsibilities that you are forgetting to do the most basic things for yourself. Eating well, exercising and getting enough rest, all tend to suffer when we are not being mindful of how we treat ourselves. You need to correct this. No matter how much you want to take care of those around you, remember, you will be no good to anyone else if you burn yourself out.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the Queen of Pentacles reversed can indicate that you will be jealous or insecure in your relationship or that you and your partner may be bored or stuck in a rut. You or your partner may be expressing your insecurity be acting in a possessive or controlling manner. If representing a person in the relationship, this person may be unpleasant, lazy or boring and will expect her partner to do all the work in the relationship. Alternatively, she may be jealous, possessive, manipulative, shallow, spoiled, a social climber, a cheater and a sociopath. She can be a neglectful or abusive mother. If you are single, the Queen of Pentacles reversed indicates that you may need to work on yourself before you can find a healthy relationship. You may be lacking confidence or waiting for someone to come along who will provide you with the things you want rather than putting the effort into getting things yourself. If you enter a relationship on the basis of what you think someone can do for you or the security they can provide you, it will not go well as you will be in it for the wrong reasons. Even if they do provide you with what you want, you will not be equal partners and you could end up feeling insecure or possessive as you will have too much to lose if the relationship fails. Alternatively, it can indicate that you will meet a woman who embodies the qualities of the Queen of Pentacles reversed. If so, avoid her, she may seem charming but she could easily take your for everything you’re worth and destroy everything you hold dear in the process. It can also signify someone engaging the services of a prostitute.

Money & Career
In a career context, the Queen of Pentacles reversed not a great omen as she signifies being bad in business, disorganised, chaotic, out of control or unreliable. If this represents you, you need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get to work or you will find yourself in serious hot water. If representing a potential business partner, I would strongly discourage you from going into business with this person as you will be left doing all the work or trying to pick up the pieces after she runs your business into the ground! Alternately, it can represent someone who is overly ambitious, mean spirited or dangerous. If this is someone in your work environment, watch your back! This person may be charming to your face but she will step on anyone to get ahead, including you. In a financial context, the Queen of Pentacles reversed is not a great omen as she represents being bad with money, financial dependence or poverty. She can indicate that you are being overly materialistic, spoiled or shallow or trying to hoard money or possessions and penny pinch when she appears.

In a spirituality context, the Queen of Pentacles reversed can indicate someone putting their natural powers or abilities to negative use or not using the gifts you have been given. If you have been squandering your natural gifts, you need to start making the most of them. If you are engaged dark practices or using your gifts to harm or manipulate others, be warned, you will suffer the consequences. Remember to stay grounded and strive for the light.