Tarot Card meaning for the Queen of Pentacles



In the Queen of Pentacles, we see a woman on a solid throne, in a very natural environment. She is very transfixed on the Pentacle in her lap, which could mean anything she values – her home, family, children, money or work. Sometimes she may become so transfixed that she is not aware of and spends not enough time on - herself and her surroundings.

The Queen of Pentacles as a day card

Today you or someone you know might be occupied with the things that are valued in life. This Queen is one of the very strong mothering types her tasks can include taking care of, looking after someone or something. We can find her in a range of situations e.g. work, the shops and the doctor. Who could this be?
The Queen of Pentacles, needs to be careful that she does not lose touch with the outside world and becomes so obsessed with her ‘Pentacle’ that it is placed above everything else – including her own interests. How can she value and cherish her Pentacle but also have a life and identity outside of this?

Negative or reversed meaning for this card

Although the Queen is a very stable character someone you can go to be comforted. She can become too focused on her caring role and could smother the very thing she cares about so much. When reading this card in a negative way or in a reversal, we might need to ask ourselves if it is better to let things be, grow and flourish on their own.

How this card could present itself in real life

I have heard stories by some of my close friends that they had mothers that have followed their children to discos and 21st birthday parties, just to make sure they are save. Although done with the best of intentions this smothering is hard for the child to accept and very time consuming for the mother to keep up. On the other side, it is great to have a mother that cares so much to look after her flock so carefully.

How this card is represented in other Tarot decks

The Queen is the second in charge for each suit in the Court cards. She is mature, comfortable and entrenched in her suit. As with other court cards it is not so much a gender based card, although the Queens will show a few more feminine traits, more so than the earlier court cards.


In the Celtic Dragon Tarot the Queen is a mature lady, she is confident a bit strict and I would just double check her motives as she and the dragon in this card are looking a bit funny.

In the Crowley Tarot we see the Queen looking out over her Kingdom. She holds her Pentacle close to her but also keeps her eye on the things that are happening around her.

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