The Daily Draw: Knight of Pentacles

Featured imageMore than any of the other knights, the Knight of Pentacles has a one-track mind, a singular focus. They set a goal, perhaps off in the distance, and strive to reach goal no matter what. They aren’t prone to roadside distractions, and don’t entertain much that will pull them off course unless it is for a very good reason. This knight tries to keep a steady pace on an arrow-straight course.

Roland from Stephen King’s Dark Tower septology (or is it more now) comes to mind as a great example of just how long and how far this knight is prepared to go. Whatever person or situation is on this knight’s agenda can trust that this knight is reliable, dependable and will get the job done. That is a good thing.

But knights are a bit yin and yang regardless of whether they are riding upright or standing on their heads. With this knight, the reliability and dependability can go hand in hand with being dull, predictable and stuck in a rut.

In college, this knight was capable of studying at the kitchen table while a mad party was going on all around him in the flat. Now, that’s a great trait if you have a final on Monday morning. But if it’s Saturday night and Monday is just another school day, maybe it’s not so great.

The energy of the Knight of Pentacles is a good thing to be able to draw on – we can all use it. But a constant stream of it can be a symptom that one is a workaholic. Moderation and a change of energy from time to time can help prevent burn out for this knight. He might need some help taking the blinders off and having a few laughs, sharing a romantic evening, just taking some time to be and experience life just for the joy of it.

Stubborn as he is, he might take some convincing, even if it is Friday.

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