Sign up for our monthly email updates, and receive a free Tarot eBook!


Aeclectic Tarot Tarot Cards Tarot Forum Community Learn Tarot Tarot Readings Tarot Books
 Dedicated to the diversity and beauty of Tarot       What's New

Knight of Pentacles
by Astra

Description
Symbolism & Meaning
Artistic Media
Artist's Bio

Description

The original base for this card was a scanned image from the Hoi Polloi deck, one of the many Rider-Waite variants, and now, I believe, out of print. All that remains of the original is the head of the knight, and the outline of the armour. The horse is my own conception - if he looks more like a draft pony than a knight's charger, well, so be it.

Symbolism & Meaning

Except for the "lightning from a clear sky", which I see as one of the metaphors for the magical side and thus for pentacles, and the eclectic touch in the foreground, this is actually a fairly straight graphical reinterpretation of the original card. "The Knight of Pentacles stands foursquare" was enough, when I originally heard it, to start thinking of pentacles in terms of Masonry, and to really, really want to put in references to "on the square and on the level", and I've slapped myself down rather well, I think. So the only real difference is that the knight, with his ever-so-conductive armour, stands as a lightning rod, and will tend to be in the thick of the action without ever having to do more than appear in the situation. In fact, he may be the person responsible for causing potential to coalesce.

Artistic Media

The lightning, the texture patterns, and the array of eclectic icons were done with Kai's Power Tools, the Pentacle with CorelDraw, the mountains with Bryce, and the rest with Adobe PhotoShop.

Artist's Bio

My degree is in mechanical engineering, my background in just about everything including horse training, psychology, sales analysis, programming, and web design and my hobbies range from the medieval through science fiction - eclectic enough? Oh, yes, and I've been reading the Tarot since about 1973 (minor detail!).


Go back to the project index, read the traditional card meaning, or get a free automated reading.

Cards Home

  Tarot Decks  |  Complete List  |  Browse  |  Top Ten  |  Tarot Reviews  |  Categories  |  Sort
Explore Aeclectic Share Aeclectic
· Tarot Cards
   The Top Ten
   Browse A - Z
   List All Decks
   View by Theme
   View by Category
   Upcoming Decks
   Add Your Deck
· Learn Tarot
   Tarot FAQ
   Tarot Card Meanings
   Reversed Meanings
   How to Read Tarot
   Articles & Essays
   Artist Interviews
· Tarot eBooks
   Tarot Books
   Tarot Jewelry
   Tarot Bags
   Tarot Boxes
   Oracle Decks

· Free Readings

· About Aeclectic
   What's New
   Newsletter
   Support Us
   Write a Review
· Facebook
   Twitter
   Link to AT
   Community

· Contact Us
Aeclectic Tarot  © 2013