The King of Pentacles means our higher self needs to expect us to fall short on our ambitions at times and we shouldn’t beat ourselves up. Sometimes life doesn’t work out as expected.
If there is a gap between your expectations and reality, then this is the tarot card for you.
The Knight of Pentacles reversed
Having a setback is a setup for a comeback! Truly, this is the best time to reassess the situation and understand what we wrong and what could improve.
When we set lofty dreams, they often don’t actually manifest. Hindsight is a beautiful thing as it teaches us the reality of the situation. When things don’t pan out, it’s actually a new slate.
A chance for improvement. A new opportunity to find a new pathway, while realizing how blessed we are. Remember – you had the courage to take this personal journey when others wouldn’t That in itself should be commended!
The Knight of Pentacles reversed in a No card. We use the Rider-Waite tarot deck to assess our card meanings since these are the Gold Standard, though you may use any that you desire.
We see the man here riding the horse. He dreams of the future while living in the present. As such, he does find frustration in the present. Things haven’t gone according to plan. A recent battle has been lost.
It’s not the first time that he has ventured in these fields. He sees they aren’t thriving. In fact, they have never thrived at any time that he’s been past. Frustration has really set in.
Knights eventually become Kings, but until then…they have lessons to learn and things to conquer. The main thing to conquer is his mind. He needs to make peace and discover the lessons in the present.
One of those is patience. This is vital in the “must have it now” world of ours where you can now buy anything with debt. Oh no! This is not a good idea. Patience is a virtue.
It’s the young people who are yet to master this. Ask anyone who is 50+ and they have mastered patience. They see how much the fields need watering and culvating before they finally thrive, and where harvesting can arise. From here, they reap the rewards of their years of work and waiting.
The universal call
The universe reminds us to be patience. While yes, according to the Law of Attraction, we can have anything that we desire…but it all can’t come at once. Even if you win the lottery, there is a processing time to receive the dividends and purchase the things that will “supposedly” make you happy.
Right now you’re experiencing a valuable lesson. One that is going to determine how you tackle the future. Ask yourself “What is truly unfolding in the moment” as it can be a chance to learn and pivot.
For the most part, it’s a calling of peace. A chance to stop the self-sabogate and reflect. To see things for what they truly are. We must manage the expectations we place upon ourselves and others to find that inner joy that we all desire.
Indeed it’s a sense of patience and resilience. This isn’t easy but the dark horse can help us find our way.
One considering at this time is to set new expectations. We don’t mean making things easier so you’ll achieve them. Let’s say you were hoping to lose 30 pounds in the last 3 months, and you only lost 17. Setting a lower bar isn’t the way forward.
Instead, a better expectation might be “I’ll lose 30 pounds while being supported by others” as you may have friends and family who desire to come on the same crusade. They may desire the very things you wish…if you would only ask.
Indeed, realizing where you are today is a powerful lesson. The things you wanted yesterday may be different than the things you now want tomorrow. What’s most important is the power in the moment of setting those realistic expectations.
Beyond this, there is a lot of work to do regardless. We’re not saying this will be easy, but it certainly will be worth it. Knight of Pentacles Reversed shows us that no one reaches such lofty heights without genuine work ethic.
Everything that you desire is getting closer. It’s not easy to see, but we assure you – it’s there! Such desires are so close if you’ll just have the patience to wait paired with the power to reach out.
Our personal quest is both internal and external. Manifestation comes through both. Universal timing is important, as is harmonious thoughts of abundance. But what’s most important is your own expectations are well managed.
Because in life, things won’t always go as planned. The end result? To find personal growth in the lesson, so you can pivot and eventually win.
Such victories won’t go easy, but we at Yocean Yogi here to tell you: They’re worth it.
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