It is easy to think of the suit of pentacles as representing financial concerns. The Rider Waite deck depicts the suit of pentacles with coins. This certainly reinforces the idea of pentacles equating to our financial situation. This though, is a rather limited view of this suit. Whereas, yes, pentacles do speak of our needs as earthly beings and being financially taken care of is certainly a key tenement of this, there is more to what the suit is all about than just that. When we look at the queen of pentacles, we are reminded of just how diverse the suit of pentacles is meant to be.
Think of the suit of pentacles as being about the earth itself, and all the things represented by the earth are present in the pentacles. And the queen is just that- the queen of the earth. Mother Earth. Think of the queen of pentacles as representing Mother Earth herself. What does our Earth Mother provide us? We are given air to breath. We are given food to eat. We are given gravity to keep us from floating away. We are given love and friendship.
Not all of this love will come from other humans. Much of this love comes from the four legged creatures of the earth. Much of it is given by the winged creatures in the air and in the trees. Much of this love comes to us from the rooted species of the earth- the trees, the plants, the flowers, the herbs, and the grass we walk on, the sand of the beach, and all other such things. There is a oneness that we share with all beings on the earth. The queen of pentacles is, in many ways, a spokesperson for this oneness. She is a symbol of it.
A person possessing the qualities of the queen of pentacles will no doubt have a love of the earth, a love of all beings on the earth, as well as a love of humanity. This is somebody who is adept at nurturing others and will likely have a green thumb. This is somebody who others naturally feel a closeness to and a fondness for. And these feeling will be returned.
Think of a mother who will do just about anything to provide for her children. This is an apt visualization of the queen of pentacles. This is a nurturer and a provider. This is somebody who will do just about anything for the cause of another.
When the queen of pentacles comes up for you in a reading, keep these things in mind. Let it give you an appreciation for others, if this card represents somebody other than yourself. If it is a reading for yourself, ponder how you provide this role for others. Let it bring awareness to which this quality manifests itself in you and in others.