Herbal Tarot - Knight of Pentacles - Elecampane

Soaring Eagle

You can see the Knight cards here.

Description: A cloaked knight wears a helmet shaped like a rams horn and is seated with a large disc with a five-petaled flower. On his other side is a large elecampane plant. The sky is dark and stormy.

Significant Details: The disc symbolizes security and wealth. The sky represents troubles. Elecampane symbolizes healing.

Keywords: Unwavering, Cautious, Thorough, Realistic, Hardworking, Stubborn, Unadventurous, Obsessive, Pessimistic, Grinding

Medicinal Uses: Elecampane contains insulin and is expectorant, diuretic and diaphoretic. It is used for coughs, asthma and bronchitis. Culpeper’s Color Herbal.

My Interpretation: There may be troubles soon, prepare yourself for them. This is a time to use caution and be thorough and realistic in your projects. You may meet someone who is realistic and hardworking or obsessive and pessimistic.

Thoughts/Points to Ponder: The Knight of Pentacles is the Fiery part of Earth. On the Tree of Life the Knights are in the sixth sephira Tephareth, and are ruled by the Sun. Elecampane is ruled by Mercury.

This knight looks as if he has had a long journey with many troubles, but he has gained a lot from the journey.