There’s this Guy I Like: A Real-Life Tarot Reading

Is he the one?

A note from Corrine: This real-life reading highlights some of the techniques I incorporate in my tarot practice. To schedule a reading with me, in person or online, click here.

Question: There is a guy I’m interested in, and I want to know if you see anything in the cards about us getting together. If not, will there be someone else in the near future?

Answer: Oddly enough, the first card that comes up for you doesn’t depict a man. Neither does the second, or the third. At first, the only cards that come up for you depict strong, beautiful, high-spirited females. First was a young woman dancing around the Wheel of Fortune, followed by the goddess of the Star card, and then the goddess of Justice.

In other words, the first cards that came up simply depicted you, alone. All three of those cards are from the Major Arcana portion of the deck, too — which tells me that you are a powerful force all on your own.

Since three single female cards came up first, I would be tempted to guess that a new romance is at least three months away. If you’re looking for a lifelong commitment, it could even be three years away.

But don’t be disheartened or discouraged, because the man you should be looking for finally made himself known with the fourth card I pulled from the deck. He’s the King of Pentacles.

I don’t know if the man you currently have in mind is the King of Pentacles, so I’ll describe him for you here.

The King of Pentacles is not the stereotypical knight in shining armor. Instead, he’s a former knight — one who has already completed his initial forays into the world, and succeeded in his preliminary quest for adventure. As a result, he has graduated from knight to king. If he’s not an older man, he certainly seems like an old soul. He’s mature.

The King of Pentacles takes his responsibilities seriously. He might even be the most serious man in the tarot deck. He rules the realm of the physical and material world, which generally means that he moves a little slower than the other, lighter kings who rule air, fire, and water. The King of Pentacles literally has gravity on his side. He exemplifies the concept of “gravitas.” And he may be a little heavier than some other men. That comes with the territory — but he’s still physically fit. After all, he’s the king of the physical world.

Because he rules the suit of pentacles, which symbolizes money, he also has some money of his own. He may even be wealthy. He is probably a businessman or an investor. He probably has some physical property of his own, too, in terms of real estate.

The King of Pentacles also has an appreciation for luxury and for beauty, both natural and man-made. You can expect him to surround himself — and the people he loves — with beautiful furnishings, in rich, luxurious colors and fabrics, as well as eye-appealing artwork and well-made clothing and accessories.

What’s really nice about the King of Pentacles, however, is that he understands the spiritual worth of his material possessions. He recognizes that money and property are not an end, in and of themselves. He knows that money and property are valuable because they represent an investment of spiritual energy, and that they’re a means to a much higher end. The treasures he acquires on the physical plane symbolize the things he treasures on a spiritual level.

He may not be the most eloquent or emotional man in the tarot deck, but his actions speak louder than words. He is honest, faithful, and above all, steadfast.

All told, the King of Pentacles makes an excellent partner, and he’s well worth the wait. If you don’t already know him, I hope you meet him soon.