The Shadow side of Reversed King of Pentacles is unquenchable lust, burned haggling or imposing idleness.
The general interpretations of the inverted King of Pentacles are a dangerous person, a ruthless and dishonest competitor, a type of a corrupt politician or a businessman who is using dirty means to achieve his goals and aspiring to undivided power.
Reversed King of Pentacles is cunning and greedy, and he can not be trusted in anything. With Reversed King of Pentacles, there is always a danger, walking along the edge. Moreover, either he himself is the source of a problem, or he is forced to do things because of his activities. In general, Reversed King of Pentacles is a spirit of vice and greed and who uses any means to achieve his goals evoking in memory all famous mafia people. Their grim power, dirty deals, an emphasis on “family” and shady wealth carry within themselves energies of Reversed King of Pentacles.
Here, too, there is a chance of receiving life’s benefits, but the price is extremely high, because in an afterlife these goods will not be needed.
Astrological equivalents: strong Saturn’s influence and Eighth house.
The card talks about prematureness and futility of a situation, a situation of doubts and weakness, fear and despair (after a foolish arrogance or manifested wilfulness). A person is not a master of a situation. Perhaps he has a poor financial and business reputation or a financial collapse is near.Cruel and insolent exploitation of people and other resources, motivated by greed and greed, ruthless usury. Corporate fraud for the sake of higher profits or avoiding a debt hole, problems with taxes, smuggling.
Reversed King of Pentacles is a stern, stingy and notorious man, vulgar and uncouth, dissatisfied with what he has achieved and not seeing the prospects of achieving something else.
One of the ancient meanings of Reversed King of Pentacles is senile anger, a man who directed all his life experience and mind to his own selfish goals. He may be characterized by extreme materialism, arrogance and stinginess, a priori rejection of spirituality and imperious character (such a Marquess of Queensberry).
In Reversed, King of Pentacles we can see a mixed influence of Gemini and Capricorn which combination in astrology is seen as unstable.
Reversed King of Pentacles can point to treason and jealousy, offended proprietary feelings, danger and threats. It can show sexually anxious people living in a world where everything is sold and bought and they are trying to pull to bed everything that moves, almost regardless of gender and age. It could be a woman in financial department offering relations for exchange of certain benefits.
Another interpretation is that at work intentionally can be cultivated boorish and insensitive behavior.