The Wild Unknown Tarot Card Interpretation Database: Daughter of Pentacles
Use this resource as a guide to interpreting the Daughter of Pentacles tarot card as drawn by Kim Krans in The Wild Unknown tarot deck.
A fawn stands still, knobby knees held straight in a way that speaks of solidity and safety. She is gazing calmly, almost smiling, to the left of the card, the place of the past. Her hooves are planted solidly into the ground, visualized by pure white at the bottom of the card.
Above the pure white ground, a series of closely-layered, black-and-white arcs rise up and up and up behind the young deer. This series of arcs is topped by a rainbow that stretches from left to right. At the center of the rainbow is a pentacle.
Numerology + Suits
Court Cards are not tied to a number, and thus numerology is not relevant for this card in particular. But each Court Card (Daughter, Son, Mother, Father) comes with their own set of symbolism and energy. The Daughter within the Court Cards represents nascent confidence, gentleness, naiveté, and playfulness. They are like a flower on the verge of blooming.
Court Cards can represent either a person in your life, a certain characteristic or personality, or a side of your own personality for you to examine. They are notoriously hard to interpret within a spread! So do your best and see how this card connects to the larger story.
Pentacles correspond with the element of earth and represent the material world. This means anything related to career, work, monetary resources, the skills we use to gain those resources, and the tangible goods we can buy with those resources.
Within the Suit of Pentacles, all the Court Cards are represented by a Deer. Deers symbolically represent our natural instincts, intuition, and devotion. They may also be a symbol of speed, agility, compassion, gentleness, and survival.
I LOVE this card. It's so tenderly happy. A quiet sort of confidence that does not need praise or applause.
The Daughter of Pentacles is an extremely grounded person who wants to put their skills to use in service of others. Astrologically, this card is tied to Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, but to me, it most heavily represents Virgoan energies.
The many arcs behind our young fawn represent many acts of services that add up to something greater (the rainbow). It also feels like a curtain, and one that your deer is typically behind. They are the stage manager of a play, not the lead actress. They are the person in the meeting taking notes, not raising their hand. Or they are the kid in class who helps the teacher clean up after an activity.
This tenderness is beautiful. But don't forget that you deserve to shine, too! Don't let others take advantage of your goodness and expertise simply to suit their own agenda.
You (or whoever this Daughter represents) may be feeling like you're in over your head. You're trying to stay grounded in the details and the process, but the powers that be only care about the outcomes. This may have you feeling lost about your role and value in whatever it is that you're working on, making this moment a crisis of confidence, and one in which you may be overshadowed and forgotten.
Don't be afraid to reach out to a friend, family member, or colleague who is better equipped to handle these choppy waters. They may help you develop the new skills you'll need to navigate less solid ground than you're used to.
Remember that we're all inexperienced until somebody gives us a chance. Find a way to make or even demand that chance for yourself.