Tarot Tutorial: Four of Pentacles
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Tarot Tutorial: Four of Pentacles

May 18, 2024 by Pathforward
What is the meaning of the Four of Pentacles? Read on to find out...
What is the meaning of the Four of Pentacles? Read on to find out...

Sometimes you need to go big, while other times it’s better to play it safe. When you see the Four of Pentacles appear in a reading, it’s telling you that the safe approach will pay off in the long run. Now isn’t the time to rock the boat or experiment. There is a risk of being a little too cautious with this card, especially when it comes up reversed. But in general, you’ll want to be use your head and move slowly and carefully with whatever situation is in front of you.

What is the Meaning of the Four of Pentacles in a Love Reading?

So, the Four of Pentacles isn’t exactly the most romantic of cards. It’s more traditionally associated with finances and material things. However, if you see the Four of Pentacles appear in a love reading, it’s letting you know that while things may not be exciting, your relationship is pretty rock solid. The status quo isn’t about to change any time soon. This could be great news, if you are already satisfied with where things stand. But if you were hoping for a change any time soon, you’re going to be very disappointed. Alternatively, this card could be indicating that the thickness of the wallet is more important than the depth of emotion in this relationship. If you’re cool with that, you do you, boo. But if what you want is a real love connection, then this might not be the relationship for you.

When the Four of Pentacles appears in a position representing you, it could be a sign telling you not to go shaking things up. So if your ex has been creeping into your DMs, just leave him on read. This card might also be warning you against being too stubborn or stuck in your point of view. Good relationships strike a balance between being solid with your sense of self while being flexible enough to see your partner’s side. Don’t let stubbornness ruin a good thing.

The Four of Pentacles reversed in a love reading could indicate money problems, specifically that one (or both) of you are spending money irresponsibly. A lot of good relationships get ruined because people refuse to get real about financial issues. Yours doesn’t have to be one of them. This card can also indicate over-defensiveness poisoning an otherwise strong relationship. You may need to do some serious inner-work to get to the root of why you’re feeling defensive. Not only will your relationship be stronger afterwards, you’ll also be better for it.

What is the Meaning of the Four of Pentacles in a Future Reading?

Traditionally, the Four of Pentacles in a future reading is all about careful and cautious use of your resources so you’ll have plenty set aside for when times get tough. So yeah, while it’s fine to treat yourself a little bit, right now is a good time to save for the future. If your question was specifically about money, this card is considered to be a positive sign of lasting wealth and stability.

There’s also a control freak vibe that goes along with this card, so depending on your questions and the surrounding cards, you may need to take a look at places you might be holding on too tight and decide to let loose a little. The Four of Pentacles may also be a nudge to be a little more generous towards others (especially when paired with a card like the Six of Pentacles) or even to be more generous towards yourself (when paired with a card like the Queen of Cups). Having control of your life is good. Living in a near constant state of anxiety about losing control? Not so much.

When the Four of Pentacles comes up reversed in a future reading, there could be people around you who are jealous of your success. It could also mean you are getting caught in pettiness and envy over other people’s success. If that’s the case, then you need to take your focus off of others and put it squarely on yourself. What is it you want to accomplish? Remember, you are not in competition with anyone but yourself. As long as you can see the trajectory of your own positive growth, you have nothing to feel ashamed of. And yes, the Four of Pentacles can also be a reminder to be more careful with your money. When you are tempted to indulge in retail therapy, try doing some self-reflection instead.

What is the Meaning of the Four of Pentacles in a Career Reading?

Considering how strongly this card is linked to stability and wealth, the Four of Pentacles isn’t a bad card to pull in a career reading. It can indicate a very safe and steady job, with a decent salary to go along with it. This card can also point to a career in a very traditional company or in a field that involves finances. You should be aware that this card also indicates that there may not be a lot of opportunities to be creative on the job. But if steady routine is your jam anyway, you’ll be fine.

If the Four of Pentacles comes up in a position representing you in a career reading, it could mean that you need to put some meticulous plans in place to achieve either a short- or long-term career goal. However, as long as you stay disciplined and on-task, your hard work will pay off very well. Alternatively, it could be a warning to try not to micromanage every detail of a particular project. Learn to delegate and you’ll see better results in the end.

When the Four of Pentacles comes out reversed in a career reading, the corporate culture you’re in may be toxic af. Ethics and accountability went out the window in the name of maximizing profits at any cost. You might be very uncomfortable with some of the things you’re asked to do. Or you try not to think about them too much so you can get some sleep at night. Listen, we all have to eat and at the end of the day you are the one who needs to be able to live with your decisions. But if you start feeling like this is less of a job and more of a Faustian bargain where you’ve sold your soul for gold… yeah, maybe it’s time to find another place to work.


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