All good things come to those who wait.
The King of Coins (or Pentacles) represents worldly wisdom. He takes a long view of things, planning, patiently watching as conditions develop, preparing to take action at precisely the right moment. This combination of preparation, discipline and will to act is the hallmark of the suit of Coins, and finds its full expression in this King.
It is sometimes tempting to dismiss the efforts of those who find success in their endeavors, and to attribute their accomplishments to mere chance. We do well to remember, as Louis Pasteur said, “Fortune favors the prepared mind.”
This King, for me, also represents the Law of Attraction. He rests casually on his simple throne, legs crossed, his coin in his right hand. It’s as if he is holding a magnet, and he watches almost without concern as prosperity is drawn to him.
When this card turns up, it is a reminder that we live in a world of plenty, and that there is a connection between what we think, what we do, and what happens in that world.