The Four of Pentacles tarot card indicates that you are holding on to people, possessions, situations or past problems. It can be an indication that there are deep-seated issues affecting you that you need to process and let go of. You may be holding onto things in an unhealthy, possessive, controlling or toxic way, or someone may be holding onto you in such a way.
Four Pentacles show a man seated and holding a coin, while both of his feet are firmly placed on two other Pentacles. The last coin is placed on his head, on top of his crown. Behind him is what could look like a lush and beautiful medieval city.
The card symbolizes that you hold fast to both your money and your feelings. One behaves like a miser; and thus do not spend a penny more than necessary, and you do not give at the doors. There is a tendency for this to lead to mistrust, skepticism and paranoid attitudes towards the outside world.
This can lead to difficulty being relaxed and constantly trying to figure out what intentions people have with their actions. When neither emotions/thoughts are shown openly, nor material objects are shared, it can easily lead to an experienced stuckness and lack of peace within oneself.
The meaning of the card depends on the background of the person who draws it. The card can thus tell something about clinging to what you already have. You have found that your material position gives you a certain power. Therefore you tend to cling to your property, your money, your power. You don’t dare to take a risk and are generally very cautious about trusting other people.
Money, and the way you manage it, can be compared to the way you relate to your ideas, feelings – and generally things of value to you. It is the problem of daring to let go and trust in life that one is confronted with. To let go and trust that you don’t lose your energy – no matter what form it takes – when you give something, and that what you need will come to you.
The meaning of the card can partly be an admonition for more strength of character and integrity and partly a reference to subordinating one’s principles and rules to everything that moves in the heart. You have to dare something to win something. It will be beneficial to work on giving out your energy, time, money and love.
The positive aspect of the card is that you are a person who has visible boundaries, is true to his principles and has solid norms.
Other words that could describe four Pentacles are: maintaining the status quo, primitive form of security, material success, property, power, a closed system, clinging to others, hoarding, control, greed, materialism, lack of openness.
The tarot card is associated with number 4, which means that you must pay attention to this number in relation to the challenge you are asking the tarot about. This is often expressed in the way that in the next 4 days | weeks | months | years it will be advantageous for you to look at what is holding you back and what is moving you forward.
I trust that life will give me what I need. I place my power in the service of love.
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