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Intro: King of Coins Tarot Card Meaning - controlled finances

Tarot Alley uses the Rider Waite type of deck for our meanings, symbols, interpretations, etc.

When determining the King of Coins tarot card meaning, you should consider that it’s a Coins card and a King. The Suit of Coins represents the material world. Kings represent controlling, experienced providers.

In this way, we can determine that the King of Coins represents controlled finances.

Take a look at the Rider-Waite King of Coins displayed to the left (or above).

What is your first impression?

What is up with that outfit? Where are his jewels and riches? What’s this King like?

There’s no right or wrong answer here, just your interpretation.

Common Symbols

  • The Harvest Throne (made up of vines and grapes): to represent the forces of abundance.
  • A Lack of Excess: the King doesn’t have an abundance of jewels or riches on display. This represents perspective and control.

Keywords & Concepts

  • Confidence
  • Dependability
  • Intervention
  • Stability

The King of Coins for Personal Growth

Affirmation: I embody confidence and fairness.

Maturity requires a responsible handling of money. Before spending money, consider the consequences. Cultivate an awareness of the future and its events to help guide your present actions.

Ask Yourself:

  • How can you handle expenses with greater confidence and maturity?
  • How dependable are you? How dependable would others say you are?
  • To what extent is a conservative viewpoint valuable? At what point does it become more of a burden than a blessing?
  • How might being conservative – especially financially – be an advantage right now?
  • How might shattering control lead to positive outcomes?
  • How do you assign value to the objects around you?
  • If you sense that material possessions are becoming too important, what should you do?
  • How might a conservative approach today help you achieve greater abundance and wealth tomorrow?

Interpreting the King of Coins

Generally, the King of Coins represents controlled finances. Congratulations on your stable and controlled financial situation. Perhaps you’ve recently (or will now) become debt-free, started making contributions to a savings plan, bought important insurance, advanced your career, or something similar. You’re on the right path towards financial freedom and security.

The Reversed King of Coins

How you read reversals is a personal choice. You can ignore reversals and read them as if the card is upright (this is what I often choose to do) or you can interpret reversals as variations of what they would mean upright. There are 3 common ways to read reversals: as a negative interpretation, as an opposite interpretation, or as a block on the upright interpretation. Check out How to Read Reversals for more information.

Typically, a reversed King of Coins represents ignorance. Examples include:

  • Conservatism so strong you resist all change
  • Ignoring innovations because of “tradition”
  • Smugness, bossiness, or cockiness
  • A ruthless dedication to profit

Examples of the King of Coins

Specific Interpretations

Specific situations are the general interpretation (from above) used for a specific situation (love, career, etc). There is no need to memorize these (or even look them up) if you understand the general interpretation. However, here are some basic interpretations for some specific situations:


Don’t let money ruin your relationships. Handle your finances (joint and separate) responsibly. Make plans together so everyone is on the same page.


Be creative with the resources you have on hand. Take a conservative approach to spending money right now.


Lend (or gift, if you can afford it) your resources to those in need. Allow your spiritual path to inspire financial responsibility.

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The King of Coins tarot card meaning is all about controlled finances. Take a conservative and responsible approach to financial matters

Once you feel comfortable with the King of Coins tarot card meaning, check out the first card in the next suit of the tarot deck: the Ace of Cups Tarot Card Meaning.


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