The Knight of Pentacles from the Rider/Waite/Smith deck is often called the “work horse card”. It portrays a knight in heavy armor on a black horse. Unlike the other knights, this horse stands still and steady as the knight surveys the fields below him. While still young, the knight is already a mature and responsible person who is concerned with the material world and its assets. Many other attributes are associated with him including reliability, patience, and persistence. This is expressed by the symbolism of his armor. Today’s Journey Tarot’s Youth of Earth shows a young man working as a cave guide. He shares his love of the earth by guiding others through the cave and explaining the natural world to the visitors. He too has chosen to work at a very young age, suggesting the type of adult he will become.
Teresa Sue McAdams, co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot”, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, co-author of “Tarot Meditations, A Journal for Self Discovery”, and author of “Lessons, The Wisdom Within Each Moment”
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