The Queen of Pentacles Meaning: Upright and Reversed

The Queen of Pentacles in your Tarot spread is a strong figure with intense maternal, nurturing, and caretaker energy. She is financially stable but also a homemaker and is able to take care of everyone around her with a rare balance and finesse.

The Queen of Pentacles is an affectionate mother but also a force in her field of work. She is often the breadwinner of the household and also manages to make meals and create a warm environment at home.

Upright and Reversed Queen of Pentacles Keywords

Keywords for the Queen of Pentacles Upright:

  • Motherly
  • Matron
  • Nurturer
  • Breadwinner
  • Financially secure
  • Successful in work
  • Successful in family
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Stable

Keywords for the Queen of Pentacles Reversed: 

  • Self-care
  • Independence
  • Saving money for yourself
  • Taking care of only yourself
  • An imbalance between home and work-life
  • Poor business choices

The Suit of Pentacles

The Suit of Pentacles

The suit of Pentacles as a whole is the suit tied to the element of earth. This means that these cards point directly to tangible gains and losses. Pentacles are also referred to as Coins or Discs, depending on the Tarot deck you have. 

As this is an earth element, Pentacles are also tied to the earth signs of the zodiac. That means that Pentacles are associated with Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. This queen is specifically associated with Capricorn. If you pull the Queen of Pentacles in your Tarot spread, consider if any Capricorns are involved in your question or answer. The queen may also be pointing to a Virgo or Taurus; it depends on the cards around her, so keep your mind open for this psychic reading.

As I said above, because of their ties to the earth, Pentacles refer to material gains or losses. This means that when you pull a Pentacle in your Tarot spread, you’re dealing with money or tangible things. It could be a car; it could be a raise; it could be a nest egg. Whatever it is, it depends on what your goals are and what your question is for the Tarot cards. Just like a set of keys though, it is something you can find, earn, and lose.

The Queens in Tarot 

All the queens in the Tarot aspire to be The Empress of the Major Arcana. The queens, therefore, all signify the different elements of their suit: earth, air, fire, and water, and therefore all the steps towards becoming a well-balanced, harmonious, sensuous, mother, lover, sister, and friend.

Don’t get me wrong, the queens are all well-balanced and established feminine figures. They are just still figuring it all out before they evolve to the status of The Empress. Think of them as different phases of her life.

While the Queen of Wands is all about fertility and growth, for example, the Queen of Cups focuses more on her inner intuition. The Queen of Pentacles is all about work and life balance, mastering her outside relationships with her ability to make money and advancements at work.

Symbolism and Imagery in the Queen of Pentacles 


The Queen of Pentacles sits on her throne, engraved with goats, angels, and fruit. The fruit is pears, a fruit of wealth and privilege. The angels signify her guides watching over her, and the goat is another signifier of wealth.

The Queen of Pentacles holds with both hands one Pentacle or Coin. She looks down on it lovingly. This shows her nurturing her wealth, working for it. She is not a woman of leisure; she is a woman who works for her financial success.

The queen’s feet are both firmly planted on the ground, and her shoes are the same color as the earth, which tells us how connected she is to the planet and the element of earth. Furthermore, her veil is green, the color that represents the element of earth, connecting her even more to her earthliness. Notice how it drapes from her crown (and crown chakra) to the ground. It touches every part of her body as it anchors her to the planet. This queen is undeniably one with the earth.

At the queen’s feet, a rabbit appears, symbolizing fertility. This does not necessarily mean a pregnancy but rather more likely points to the fertility of the work she does. She produces results, tangible results, in her house and her work.

The Queen of Pentacles wears a red dress, signifying her ambition in the workplace and home. She is fiery and motivated; she gets things done, whether it’s at home or at work.

Behind the queen are blue mountains and lush, green flowers. The blue shows her ability to connect to her subconscious, a vital skill towards growing into The Empress. The green flowers, of course, tie her further to the earth, as if you needed more symbols to tell you that!

The sky is yellow, which connects this queen to the superconscious. It also represents the element of air and, therefore, higher consciousness. This tells you she has a great mental understanding; she is intelligent and educated.

Finally, the Queen of Pentacles is bordered with pomegranates, another symbol of fertility. Again, this does not necessarily mean a literal baby but rather the metaphorical babies produced by a well-constructed and balanced life. It could represent results at work, for example, or watching family members and friends thrive under her care.

Queen of Pentacles Meaning

The Queen of Pentacles is a positive Tarot card in any spread. Even if she is reversed, the Queen of Pentacles isn’t necessarily negative. She may just be pointing out a need for more focus or balance.

Upright, the Queen of Pentacles is financially secure; she has done well and continues to do well professionally. The Queen of Pentacles is also excellent at making a home. She somehow manages to work full-time (or more) and also come home to make dinner. Do you know someone like that? Maybe it’s time to learn from them; she could be a mentor for you. Are you that person? If so, congratulations! That isn’t easy!

If the Queen of Pentacles is reversed, it still isn’t a bad thing. This can indicate that you are simply focused more on work than your home life or vice versa. Having her show up reversed in your Tarot spread is pointing out the imbalance. Long-term, you want to fix that, of course. Having work take over your life is not good because it will damage your relationships. Similarly, having no focus at work because your home life has taken over your focus is damaging as well.

Queen of Pentacles in a Love Reading

Queen Meaning

Pulling the Queen of Pentacles when you’re asking about love can be a little confusing. Here is a strong, independent woman who takes care of everyone around her. What does she have to do with a relationship or dating?

In your psychic reading about love, the Queen of Pentacles upright appears to describe either your role or your partner’s role in the relationship. She could be telling you that your partner will be loving, nurturing, and financially stable. She could also be describing you. This depends on where the Queen of Pentacles falls in your Tarot spread and what cards surround her.

Regardless of if she’s describing you or a partner, she’s a positive Tarot card. She’s mastering how to have a good home life and how to excel at work. Her upright presence is great!

Reversed, the Queen of Pentacles brings a different message to your love of reading. If she appears and is referring to you, she’s pointing out your strength in one arena of her abilities. Are you making good money right now but letting your love life suffer because of it? If so, she’s calling you out. Give your partner the love and attention they deserve or risk losing them.

Furthermore, this queen could be calling you out for saving money behind your partner’s back. If you aren’t, your partner may be doing this behind your back. Is this a problem for you? Do you have a secret ‘get out’ fund? Do you feel that’s necessary, and if so, what does that say about your relationship? The Queen of Pentacles is making you look at this and examine it.

In short, the Queen of Pentacles reversed in a love reading is pointing out that either you or your partner are taking care of yourself and not the other person. This is a risky pattern and should be addressed.

The Queen of Pentacles in a Money and Career Reading

Having the Queen of Pentacles show up upright in your money, and career Tarot spread is great. You’ve been working hard and getting noticed for it. You’re making more money, or you’re about to if this card falls in your future, and it’s making you the breadwinner of your household.

Even with more responsibility at work, you balance your home life with grace. You nurture your family and your partner, but you need to take the time to also take care of yourself. The Queen of Pentacles isn’t the goal remember, she’s just a step towards becoming The Empress, meaning having her upright is positive but not perfect.

If the Queen of Pentacles is reversed in your money and career reading, you’re probably doing well with saving money but only for yourself. While upright, the Queen of Pentacles cares for others, reversed she cares only for herself. This isn’t a huge problem, but it isn’t ideal. Take a step back and look at your finances and your situation. Could you stand to be more generous? The Queen of Pentacles thinks you could. Try to do something nice for your family unit, whatever that looks like. Could you buy your dog a new collar, a new toy? Does your partner have their eye on a restaurant for dinner you could treat them to?

She could also mean that you’re making bad business decisions. When she’s upright, she has plenty to spare, but when she’s reversed, she’s blocked, so she either doesn’t want to share or cannot. Exercise caution with investments and business choices if you pull the Queen of Pentacles reversed in a career and money reading.

The Queen of Pentacles in a Home and Family Reading


If you pull the Queen of Pentacles upright for home and family, you’re really doing great and not only creating a great home life but balancing it with a demanding career. You manage to cook dinner, tidy up, kiss everyone goodnight and be the breadwinner! Wow!

Because of your financial stability, you’re able to give loans and make sure that everyone is taken care of. But who takes care of you? Don’t be afraid to ask for what you need, whether it’s a break, a hug, or a night out. The Queen of Pentacles excels at taking care of others, not herself. The next step in growth is asking for help.

This could also be pointing to someone in your life right now, not necessarily you. Do you have a partner or a family member, maybe a roommate, who takes care of everyone but not themselves? Could you do something kind for them to make their life a little easier this week? The gesture doesn’t need to be about money, as the Queen of Pentacles has plenty of it. The gesture should be about doing a chore, cooking dinner, making sure the house is clean for them to come home to. No matter how small it feels, it will go a long way!

If the Queen of Pentacles is reversed in your home and family reading, it means you are taking care of yourself but not the people around you. Do you have the money you’re setting aside, hiding from your family? Do you feel that’s deserved? Do you think you could spare some money to help your family, partner, or friends make ends meet this month? Try to stop and think about where you could be less frugal and help your family out.

This queen reversed in home and family could mean you are either too focused on home to excel at work or just the opposite. Do you need to draw boundaries with your family so you can get back to the demands of your job? If you do, you will be rewarded at work for it! Similarly, if your work is all-consuming, where can you draw boundaries there to be more helpful at home? Whatever you’re doing now is not working; the Queen of Pentacles is calling you out on it.

The Queen of Pentacles in a Health Reading

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The Queen of Pentacles upright in a health reading is either telling you that the work you’ve put into yourself is paying off or telling you that it’s time to take care of yourself.

Because the Queen of Pentacles upright tends to take care of others before herself, it’s easy for this card to yell at you to stop and take care of yourself. Do some meal planning and eat well for a while, maybe join a gym or do some meditation. You need it, and you deserve it!

If the Queen of Pentacles is reversed in your health reading, this is a huge red flag for those health issues. You’re not taking care of yourself, and it’s hurting you physically. Whereas the Queen of Pentacles upright is a quiet warning, the Queen of Pentacles reversed is an alarm system sounding. Change your ways before you hurt yourself.

FAQs About the Queen of Pentacles

Question: I thought I was going a good job at maintaining a work/life balance, but the Queen of Pentacles showed up reversed in my career and money reading. What am I missing?

Answer: The answer isn’t in the cards anymore. You need to look around you and check in with your family as they’re more likely to suffer quietly than your work relationships. Someone isn’t getting the attention and love they need from you.

Question: How does an earth sign to do with material things matter in a love reading?

Answer: As much as we don’t want to admit it, Pentacles and money, earthly gains, are all factors in relationships. Furthermore, this card in your love reading shows a person involved in your love life, whether it’s you, your partner, or the next person you’re about to date. It’s a personality type and tendency.

Question: I pulled the Queen of Pentacles reversed; how do I make moves to get her upright next time?

Answer: Put in the work! Refocus your energies, take inventory of where you’re spending most of your time and energy, and change that. It’s all up to you now! The queen has spoken!

Final Thoughts

The Queen of Pentacles has mastered the difficult balance of career and family. This does not mean that she is a mother in the traditional sense; it means she has a maternal nature. She could be a caretaker when friends need her; she may be a plant mom or a cat mom. She may just work all day and then make dinner for her partner, who doesn’t have the emotional energy to do so for themselves.

But the Queen of Pentacles doesn’t have it all figured out; she must achieve more oneness to become The Empress, who excels at all things the Queen of Pentacles does as more.

So go forth and grow; the Queen of Pentacles is rooting for you!

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