In this Minor Tarot card, we can see a man clothed in royal clothes seated on a stone bench. He is holding a golden pentacle coin, and his arms form a square as he holds tightly on to his pentacle. His chin is resting on the pentacle while each of his feet is resting on pentacles.
The man also has a crown that holds the fourth pentacle. Behind the man, we can see a big town. Some Tarot readers believe this man is not of royal blood as he lacks a throne or a real crown. Others believe otherwise. Either way, the four of pentacles is a card of materialism and wealth.
The golden coin on the man’s head prevents him from connecting with the divine. He clings onto his golden coin in his hands, showing that he holds on too tightly to his finances fearing that he will lose control. This man is truly obsessed with his wealth. With his feet resting on the coins, the man can’t go anywhere, and he is controlled by money.
The Fourth of Pentacles in the Upright Position
In the upright position, The Four of Pentacles represents:
- Material security
- Holding on to possessions
The Four of Pentacles in the upright position indicates that you are holding on to wealth, people, or situations in an unhealthy or controlling manner. The card is cautioning you that you need to respect others’ boundaries. The Four of Pentacles may also be informing you that your relationships are suffering since your heart is being led by money rather than love. This is a warning card warning you against greed and putting your sole focus on wealth.
When it comes to your career and business, this card in its upright position represents material success. However, it also cautions you about taking the love for material things too far. You may have isolated yourself from your loved ones due to your quest for success and wealth. Consider seeking a more balanced life.
When it comes to love and relationships, the Four of Pentacles indicates that your relationship is suffering due to one of you being insecure. Maybe you are holding on to this relationship too tightly. The card urges you to let it go if it’s hurting you. If you are looking for love, the card may signify that you are holding yourself back from allowing someone in your life. Its time you resolve the issues causing this challenge as you move forward.
When it comes to money and investments, the card shows stability in your finances. However, it shows that you are holding too tightly to your wealth. It can also show that you are becoming greedy or stingy with your finances.
Healthwise, this card shows that you may be holding on to negative baggage that may be affecting your health negatively. It’s time to talk to a counselor or a friend who can help you let go of this baggage.
The Four of Pentacles in the reversed position
The four of pentacles in reverse signifies:
- Financial instability
- Letting go
The Four of Pentacles in this position may signify that you have learned that the best way to live is to let go of things that are holding you back. This is a wise decision as you’ll experience freedom. You may also have turned a new leaf and opted to be generous with your resources. However, be careful as others may take advantage of your generosity. It could also indicate that you are no longer letting money and wealth control your actions.
The Four of Pentacles In The time-Based Position
- Past – In this position, the card indicates that you may have recently held on to your finances due to lack of courage or fear and this may be blocking our growth in other areas.
- Present – You may be working too hard in your business or workplace to get more money. However, this may result in you abandoning other areas of your life such as family, hobbies and spiritual matters.
- Future – The card in the future position promises of financial security in the future. It cautions you to be careful of feelings of insecurity and greed.
The Four of Pentacles and Other Associations
- Element – Earth
- As a yes or no question – Yes
In conclusion, The Four of Pentacles, like other cards in this suit, talks about your material wealth. Although it signifies stability in finances, it also cautions about being too focused on material things and holding on to your possessions in an unhealthy way as your other aspects of life will suffer.