This is a hardworking card. The Knight of Pentacles is someone who knows that the road ahead is hard, and quietly gets on with it.
The energy here is steady, perhaps even slow. It’s about facing each challenge as it comes up, practice and diligence, being prepared to fall off – and then climb back upon – the horse, perhaps many times. This is a person you can rely on to see things through, the friend that may not be the most fun at parties, but who you know you can lean on.
As the ‘teenager’ of this suit, the Knight of Pentacles throws themselves into their studies with complete commitment. All of the knights have a touch of the obsessive about them – here, that is about determined pursuit of a goal. But the Knight of Pentacles is a little wiser than the other knights – there’s an awareness here of the journey ahead, and knowledge that it will take a lot of hard work to get through it.
Still, as a gung-ho teen, this knight does not have everything figured out. As such, this card can represent directing our focus in the wrong direction. If that speaks to you, press pause for a moment and carefully evaluate your goals.
This is the kind of energy we need to draw on when we are in something for the long haul. This is where we learn and practice stamina, where we discover what commitment looks like in practice. It’s not always easy, of flashy, or fun. Sometimes it’s just about getting our heads down and working through this thing, one step at a time.