Four of Pentacles Tarot Meaning

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This post is intended to be a mini Four of Pentacles Tarot Guide. It is important to mention that the longer you work with the cards the more you will discover how they speak to you. For example, the Four of Pentacles does have a theme and traditional meaning but I recommend leaving “space” for the card to speak to you. Over time, you may discover that the card represents unique insights or themes for you personally.

Suit of Pentacles Summary

Numerology of the #4 – Themes

  • Number 4 energy resonates with the vibrations of practicality, organization,  pragmatism, patriotism, dignity, trust, worthiness, endurance, loyalty, mastery, building solid foundations, conservatism, determination, production, and hard work.  
  • It also relates to morals, traditional values, honesty and integrity, inner wisdom, security, self-control, loyalty, conscientiousness, reality and realistic values, stability, and ability.

Four of Pentacles Tarot – Upright Meaning

  • Represents Jupiter (expansion), Cardinal / Capricorn energy
  • The 4 of Pentacles represent someone who has wealth and fortune but feels like they need to hold onto all of their coins. They have an attitude of poverty so they have become a miser who is stingy and/or controlling. They are hoarding the results of what power has brought them – this is the hidden lesson in this card. There is a sincere fear of loss but it is time to let up control and let things happen. This attitude is preventing them from experiencing happiness.
  • This card can also represent a person who is managing money really well and is experiencing financial security. They have built their foundation on solid ground and are experiencing personal power, abundance, and career success. 
  • In a reading about love, the 4 of Pentacles can suggest the querent is reluctant to open their heart in relationships. They are guarded and unwilling to let their protective walls come down.
  • Questions to consider:
    • Is there a charity or volunteer work that resonates with you? Is there a way you can now give back to the community?
    • In which areas of your life can you be more open-hearted and giving?

Shadow Side of the Four of Pentacles

  • The 4 of Pentacles reversed can indicate that the querent may lose money or material possessions or they may experience challenges related to business or career. It can also represent unemployment.
  • The message in this card is that now is a time to save money and be discerning and conscientious with spending. 
  • This card reversed can also indicate that the querent’s frugality has become a toxic aspect of their life and there is a need to let go of control and trust that prosperity and abundance will come.

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