King of Pentacles
The Card: A king sits on a throne with a pentacle on his left thigh and a sceptre in his right hand. He is wearing his golden crown with red flowers and a black cape with grapes and leaven on it. Underneath he has plated armour. The throne is also black adorned with demonic looking heads.
He is sitting in a town/city, vines and green also around him. In the background blue mountains and a yellow sky.
Interpretation: The scene looks very lavish, but also dark. Both cape and throne is black and with evil looking ram/demon heads. As is if the king has already been through the darkness and has mastered it. Now he is sitting in a kind of detached state, contemplating: 'Am I ready to leave this scene, can I finally take off this armour, discard these symbols of power and rise from this throne again a simple and innocent being. He has got everything he needs, completely at peace. Still the responsibility weighs on his shoulders, he is used to the weight but, perhaps it's time to roam freely once again.
Prediction: Long you have journeyed been through it all, experiences, hardships and insights. Now its time to rise as a free being. In detachment from self, void of needs you will have to proceed because the journey never ends, because it never began, you are eternal. Just do what you have to do, the experience gained is more than enough.
Keywords: Power, contemplation, fulfilment, peace, experience, time to move on – if you want to.
©2017 Jan Kirk (text only)