The Knight of Pentacles Upright: What Does It Mean?

The Knight of Pentacles upright tarot represents our intense productivity which has been born through hard work. If you relentlessly pursue something then eventually you’ll achieve the desired result.

The Knight of Pentacles Upright Meaning

Life is a challenge. If we are to ascend to the top, then we need to work consistently. Unfortunately, as you’d probably agree, this work ethic has been lost on our younger generation today.

The Knight of Pentacles Upright Meaning tarot card

We see others posting their phtoos on social media and believe that success comes easy or that we’ll manifest what we truly desire in 5 minutes. Unfortunately, this often isn’t the case.

As adults, we have the responsibility to take charge for our own lives. No longer is there anyone to really do the work for us. That said – we must seek out guides and mentors for the journe ahead.

Card reading

Our psychic reading of The Knight of Pentacles Upright is based on the Rider Waite series. In a love reading it means to pursue and to fight for what is most important to you.

Psychic reading of The Knight of Pentacles Upright
The Knight of Pentacles Upright Rider Waite

We look at the Knight observing the beautiful gold coin while seated on his beautiful horse. Instead of rushing into the battlefront, he has chosen to create a strategy first. Indeed this is the best way forward.

Our Knight has in his background a broad field that has been ploughed manually. Remember, this is in a time long before the machines arrived. These fields represent that he’s willing to get down and do the work before rising strong and using the resources now available to him.

Too often we want to be the boss in a mere 5 minutes. We’re not willing to go through the depths and struggles that one faces in this ardous journey. We see those achieving such remarkable results and believe their personal quest was easy.

The Knight of Pentacles knew the struggle would be real. In his earlier days he planned his strategy and did the work. Even today, he’s still planning strategies and working hard towards his ultimate vision of his life.

Working harder

We hate to be told that we need to work harder. Others want to squeeze more out of us when we’re ready to call it quits. Life can become a genuine struggle between the need to earn an income and enjoy life.

Go a a gym and you’ll find others pushing each other harder. In a yoga studio, we’re not pushed but encouraged to stretch that bit further…if it feels good. Humans are like this; we are designed to grow bigger.

Indeed this is your message begin cultivating a character who is more persistent towards their personal quest. Perhaps you’re not quite sure yet what you are aiming for. Until such a time, start journaliing. Write down the things that excite you! If it lights you up, then you’re already on the right track.

Creating a vision board is one such tool that we can use. Another is seeking out those who have achieved remarkable results and emulating their results.

Ultimately though, we must be putting in the hard work. It won’t be pretty. It won’t be fun. Yet if you’re connected to your higher self, you’ll be carried through the struggles when others would’ve given up.

Staying focused

One challenge that you’ll forever face is the distractions which the world bring forth. From social media to notifications on our phone and yet another email in the inbox…it’s challenging to get anything done!

We must stay committed to the journey despite there being no promises at the end. The Knight doesn’t know if he’ll come back from the battlefields alive, but he’s certainly creating a strategy to improve his chances of success.

Focus starts in the planning. We then can’t dwell on the planning stage for too long as there is much work to be done. You must allocate the time, energy and resources to see your dream from concept, implementation, struggle and later…completion.

Is it easy? We wish! Will it be worth it? Only if it’s important to you.

Keep chipping away at your project(s) if you believe in what you do can positively impact the world. There will be times that you’re tired, frustrated, confused or at a total loss. The Knight feels these feelings too, but he’s built a stronger core that can transcend these challenges with ease.

Most importantly, the chaos seems to slip by as he remains focused on the task at hand.

Striving forth

It’s now time to start planting your seeds towards greatness. Anyone embarking on such a notable personal quest is going to need a strong strategy paried with a mentor to get them through the challenges.

Tarot card explanation

This isn’t a journey that you can do alone. While the Knight is depicted as alone, he’s had mentors and masters who have helped shape his life to where it is today. No short cuts. No easy wins.

There is no competition for hard work and your relentless pursuit starts now!

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