This card, upright, shows a high level of accomplishment and someone who has their life in order. The ability to build things from the ground up and conduct deals skillfully are apparent in the King. Great financial influence is something that is dominant and is one of the key elements that garners respect from others. Those who receive this card understand the values of wealth, both its benefits and challenges while maintaining a deep sense of matureness that gives perspective to keep grounded. Although the King represents material status, he also signifies higher morals, values, and interests in overall well-being that reach beyond physical wealth.
The card signifies the opportunity to turn goals into something substantial. Laying out the groundwork for plans and devising a strategy is what will set you apart from the rest. Consistency and maintaining approaches that have worked in the past can bring you closer to the objectives you wish to pursue.
In the reversed position, the card, suggests that you may need to change your focus from control to personal willpower. The King warns not to venture into a realm of self-doubt and calls on you to maintain your sense of self and self-discipline. It is important to know when to use your power and influence and when to take a step back to not misuse such power. A true leader knows when exercising his strength contributes to the greater good and when it does not. Sometimes when reversed it can indicate that you are stuck doing things one way, this could be an indication, that if you find yourself stuck, it is a great time to try doing things another way.
This could also be a warning that although success and wealth are at their peak you may be splurging and flirting with high-risk opportunities therefore now is the time to show more restraint in order to continuously enjoy the benefits of your hard work for years to come.
When you apply yourself, success and prosperity will come naturally.