The King or Knight of Pentacles/Disks is the fiery part of earth, associated with the 7 of Wands and the 8 and 9 of his suit: valor, prudence, gain. He has left behind his leonine warrior days for the hard work of peace; he is the sacrificial harvest king who ensures plenty for his people. Efficient and material-minded, he keeps a strong and steady hand on the threshing flail, ensuring every last grain is counted or consumed.
We discuss in our conversation: his devotion to agriculture, the Thoth Knight of Disk's confusing resemblance to the Waite-Smith Knight of Pentacles, great-hearted rulers like Arthur and Alexander, the grape harvest, wine as blood, Cernunnos, Dhul Kharnayn the two-horned god, Zeus-Ammon the ram god of Thebes, bulls, stags, rams, gnomes, the hungry horse, the hidden sun of Hermit, solar and lunar qualities, regeneration , renewal, expanding solar rays, serpents to consume, hexagram 62 or xiao guo ("Little exceeding"), the geomantic figure conjunctio, Chokmah in Assiah, the ingenuity of the material world, lilies and roses, and Darth Vader's helmet.
This King makes sure food and drink are plentiful for all, including himself. So for this week's giveaway, we're offering one lucky winner a Fortune's Wheelhouse travel mug, so you can enjoy your favorite hot or cold beverage as you travel the length and breadth of your own kingdom.