leading to financial success

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

When determining the Knight of Coins tarot card meaning, you should consider that it’s a Coins card and a Knight. The Suit of Coins represents the material world. Knights represent ambitious and action-oriented leaders.

In this way, we can determine that the Knight of Coins represents being led to financial success. But how? Well, Knights are often extreme in their ambitions and that reflects here.

The Knight is going to lead you to financial success through frugality. The Knight is a bit of a miser and doesn’t approve of spending any more than absolutely necessary. It’s not all bad though, there are lots of ways to have a good time and enjoy life without spending a bunch of cash.

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

What is your first impression?

Who is this? Where are they heading? Are they moving? Where did they come from? Why are they holding a coin?

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

Common Symbols

  • A Precious Coin: it’s common to see the Knight holding and/or looking at the coin like it’s something precious. This represents caution and preservation.
  • A Still Horse: to represent proceeding cautiously

Keywords & Concepts

  • Caution
  • Focus
  • Invention
  • Realism

The Knight of Coins for Personal Growth

Affirmation: I temper my actions with cautious optimism.

There’s a pretty thin line between caution and pessimism. Try to keep yourself on the caution side without dipping into too much pessimism.

Ask Yourself:

  • What’s the difference between caution and fear?
  • How can you evaluate the practicality of your own ideas and methods?
  • How realistic are your goals?
  • How might an emphasis on the practical speed your progress toward your goals?
  • What would a miser do in this situation? What would a spendthrift do? Is there a middle ground worth pursuing?
  • What do you need in order to get or keep moving?

Interpreting the Knight of Coins

Generally, the Knight of Coins represents

In this way, we can determine that the Knight of Coins represents being led to financial success through frugality. That’s right, it’s time to be cheap (or “frugal” if you prefer).

Now is a time of good financial choices. Spending wisely and with care, saving for a rainy day, paying attention to the details of where your money goes (and why).

Exercise your creativity and find new ways to “make do” with the resources you have on hand. Create something new that will hopefully save you money (if you’re really fortunate, it could make you money).

The Reversed Knight 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 Knight of Coins represents being a spendthrift. The upright Knight is a miser and penny-pincher and the reversed is the exact opposite. Examples include:

  • Spending without regard for the consequences
  • Spending on luxuries when you don’t have the basics
  • Spending money to ease or escape stress
  • Perpetually seeking the newest things

Examples of the Knight 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:


Look for creative ways to spend time together that doesn’t cost a lot of (or any) money.


Keep your eye on the bottom line but know what will pay the greatest return. Sometimes pinching pennies is essential to success but at other times generosity will reap the largest rewards.


Take all spiritual advice with a pinch of salt. Find practical, yet creative, ways to express your spirituality.

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The Knight of Coins tarot card meaning is all about being lead to financial success through frugality. Don’t spend your money wildly or make reckless financial decisions!

Once you feel comfortable with the Knight of Coins tarot card meaning, check out the next card in the tarot deck: the Queen of Coins Tarot Card Meaning.


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