The King of Pentacles is successful in material life. The earthly qualities of Pentacles are in harmony with the social responsibilities of being king.
He sits casually on his throne, looking fondly at his pentacle, which represents his capabilities and achievements. He is relaxed and satisfied with his life, enjoying the role of king (unlike the King of Wands and the King of Cups who are frustrated with their responsibilities). He is generous, courageous, and capable, but not adventurous.
He is close to nature. His castle, which represents his dominant place in society, is in the background, while he sits in his garden, with flowers on his crown. His robe is decorated with grapes, symbolising the sweetness of life, and this robe seems to merge with the leaves and flowers on the ground, indicating his oneness with the realms of nature.
Reversed: success is replaced by failure or mediocrity. His vital connection with nature may be severed. Lack of fulfillment brings dissatisfaction, doubt and feelings of weakness. He may use corrupt means to achieve his material goals.