Artist: Carrie Hawks
Steady, controlled, stable, practical, powerful, abundance
Artist’s Interpretation & Card Meaning
“The King of Pentacles is a card of power, success and material satisfaction. I felt an Egyptian Pharaoh embodies those characteristics. So decided to paint an Egyptian theme with boats and the Nile, putting my own spin on the card. The Pharaoh wears the pentacles on his necklace. The Bull is included as Egyptian bull god Apis seen in the boat. The red flowers on his crown are represented as red Egyptian lotus flowers. The grapes and vines are on the balcony behind him and the sky is at sunset. The pyramids and Bast statue take the place of a castle to show wealth and abundance. The main color yellow is the gold in his Nemes crown and green is in the palm trees and and shrubs growing along the banks of the Nile.”
On a vine-decorated balcony stands a feline Pharaoh decked out in trappings of wealth. He wears a large coin around his neck with red lotus flowers adorning his headdress. Behind, and far below him, a land of wealth spreads as far as the eye can see, and opulent trading ships moving on the river bring more wealth to him. The sun shines on his world, but his gaze is solemn – the work of ruling his land and providing for his people is serious.
Success flows to success, money to money, and the King of Pentacles is a perfect example. This card represents a figure that has worked hard, for and with his people, be they family, colleagues or team, and has prospered. Now success comes easy, but he doesn’t take it for granted.
Astrological Association & Element
Earth / Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
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