King of Coins

The King of Coins is a very secure man, a very wealthy man. But he’s not striving, he’s enjoying. I tend to think of this King as an old money sort – the Earl of Grantham, perhaps, if you’re a Downton Abbey fan. He’s had money, he’s used to it. He enjoys the creature comforts, but he also knows how to manage his wealth and while it may be displayed, he does not need to flaunt it.

At his best, the King of Coins is a generous sort, the kind of cares for those around him – again think of Lord Grantham, and the responsibility he feels towards his family, future generations, and those in his employ. For a modern day, think of the CEOs who take pay cuts to raise the wages of employees, or who build a business on treating workers fairly and well.

Of course, every card has a dark side, and on this card, it can turn miserly and greedy. Ebenezer Scrooge, counting his coins alone in a room. While restraint is admirable, it’s important not to become one so focused on material wealth that the other forms – love, generosity, spirit, community – are forgotten or set aside.