Four of Pentacles Tarot Card Meaning

Four of Pentacles Tarot Card Keywords

Stubbornness, security, contentment, controlling, greed, selfishness, materialism.

Four of Pentacles Tarot Card Description

Pentacles (also known as Coins) are the Tarot suite most associated with cash, material matters, work and career. In tarot numerology, the number Four is connected to self-reliance and the motivation to reach your goals. The question is, will this manifest itself in a positive manner?

Upright Meaning

There is no doubt that you have the motivation and drive to reach your goals. However, this may not be as positive as it sounds. There is a risk that you are crossing the line between ambition and greed. Are you becoming too possessive? Could it be that you are holding onto items that you neither want nor need, simply because they may be of use in the future, at some point…maybe… eventually? Your ego could be desperate to control others, and this means that you could be increasingly demanding. Alternatively, you could be using your wealth or possessions to force others to bend to your will. It is also possible that you feel powerless, and that you are over-compensating by being bombastic and confrontational. You seem to have decided that your way is the right way, and that you will crush any opposition to your will. It may also be that you have gained a great deal of material success in your life, but that this is no longer enough for you. As a result, you could feel that you have reached all your goals and are becoming apathetic and bored with your life. If this is the case, you may need to seek new directions, different challenges and a more stimulating life-style. So far, so bad - but the Four of Pentacles is not an entirely negative card. If you are in an uncontrollable situation, a relationship is rocky or finances are frayed, your ability to organise and plan realistically could save your situation.

Reversed Meaning

Someone else is holding the purse strings and keeping them taught. You need to ask yourself if they are using cash to control you. Of course, it could be you that is being unnecessarily mean. Either way, this parsimony is holding you back. Boredom could be your biggest enemy right now, and there is a risk that this could become even worse if you don’t address it right away. The longer you leave things, the more likely you are to enter a state where self-pity and lethargy make it impossible for you to move forward. Depression and stress related conditions could be the basis of any poor health you are suffering now. If your romantic relationship seems to have struck a reef, you need to be sure that either you or your partner are not being manipulative.

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