Four of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Earth, grounding, steady and stable. Material concerns.
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Financial goals for stability.
Four of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings
The wealthy merchant in the Four of Pentacles appears to have all he needs, being well dressed and in comfortable surroundings, yet he clutches the gold close to his chest, as though he fears losing it or doesn’t wish to part with it.
Material concerns may be at the forefront of your mind particularly regarding security and stability. Although this can sometimes be seen as the classic card of being miserly or materialistic, there are also times in life when money may be in short supply and you have to be careful with what you have so it can suggest being thrifty. The Four of Pentacles can also appear if someone is working hard towards their financial goals.
In general, it can indicate there’s an element of being wary or circumspect in some way and this can apply to any area of life, so surrounding cards and context is important. It can show up this way in relationship readings when someone may be feeling cautious and holding back from becoming emotionally involved, alternatively, some see this card as a warning of clinging on too tightly or perhaps being a bit possessive.
If reversed, material matters are stuck or hit obstacles and setbacks, for some readers this card suggests release.
Four of Pentacles Tarot Card Combinations
Nine of Wands > Four of Pentacles > Knight of Pentacles: Persevering with material goals, or may be working hard toward a financial goal, which will come to fruition but will take quite some time.
Five of Cups > Nine of Swords > Four of Pentacles: Past experience driving future behaviour, feeling cautious following deep emotional upset.
Eight of Pentacles > Four of Pentacles > Six of Wands: Working hard in a new role brings recognition.
Nine of Pentacles > Four of Pentacles: Feeling guarded with material resources, having achieved a comfortable level of financial security.
Four of Pentacles > The Fool: Throwing caution to the wind and stepping out. In reverse order...
The Fool > Four of Pentacles: Holding back from a new opportunity, afraid to let go.
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