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This King in Robin's deck, though obviously wealthy, looks down-to-earth and seems that he would be easy to converse with. He appears kindly, despite his title of king. Yet as Robin mentioned in her book, make no mistake that this man is used to having folks obey him. He likes to keep order in all that he does. To me, he's a fair person, but will fiercely stand up for what he believes in.

I've been listening to the CD's in "Court Cards: Advanced Reading Techniques," by The Tarot School Audio Course Series. I've only just finished the fifth of 16 CD's (a lot of GREAT info!) but already I am understanding the court cards better. Once I finish listening to all, I plan to go back, listen again, and take notes...just as if I was in a class with Wald and Ruth Ann Amberstone, who run the school in NYC. Anyways, according to the system this CD series follows, kings have their own quality, no matter what suit they are in, and that is swords/air. Therefore, this tells me that the King of Pentacles can be thought of as swords/pentacles...with all the qualities inherent in both suits. That said, I feel he is a man who is highly intelligent and thinks before he speaks. He is grounded to the earth and plans to care for it so that it will last for generations to come. I think of this king as the ultimate, wise environmentalist...someone who loves and honors the earth and ALL that's living on it and will do everything he can to protect it...and yet, he's highly concerned with all human-kind, too. He's someone who will make sure the people are taught how to GIVE to Mother Earth, so that they may TAKE only what they need (replacing what they take...a win-win situation that will surely stand the test of time.)

It's so neat that Robin put slippers on this king. Makes me think of my own Dad, who was a Taurus and loved the comforts of home. One can tell that the King of Pentacles loves his own family with all his heart. I'm reminded that one can be wealthy in other than material things.

When a king shows up in my own readings, I do ask myself if there's someone (even me!), gender aside, who fits the qualities of that particular court card, taking into account where the card falls. Many times it takes me the whole reading, going through all of the cards in a particular spread, to make me aware of this person (or qualities shown) in my life. Patience is definitely a virtue in this case and well-worth the time meditating over.
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