4 of Pentacles
Tarot Minor Arcana
The Minor Arcana cards contain answers to questions from everyday life, thus complementing to the aspects of the main Tarot cards. There are 56 cards in the Minor Arcana, divided into 4 Suits times 14 Cards. Each suit is represented by a symbol, Pentacle, Wand, Cup, or Sword. There is a one-to-one correspondence between these symbols and the four elements of the esoteric science: earth, water, air, and fire.
4 of Pentacles
“Circumstances might turn you into an overly possessive or greedy person who ensures the security of his wealth in any way. Mend your behavior before it gets too late.“
Depicting the image of a man sitting on his throne-like chair with hands wound against one pentacle as if he is afraid of losing his grip over it. The one balanced above his head and the other two securely placed under his feet speaks of his attachment to worldly wealth. His tight grip over his possessions has restricted his movement and his sole focus on money. The card indicates that you might be holding onto things/people inappropriately. Your lack of openness clouds your progress and refrains you from moving ahead in life.
The appearance of the Four of Pentacles warns you to examine your relationships closely. Are you more focused on accumulating wealth and investing your money wisely to add hues and colors to your life? Or are you clinging to each penny because you are afraid of spending it on yourself and your loved ones?
The card suggests you adopt and maintain a steady approach in life. You are actively saving money for long-term financial security. You are very attentive to your budget, expenditures, and savings because you want a secure present and future. This card comes with a scarcity mindset concerning money matters and material resources. You are more focused on stockpiling your money than spending it and enjoying a comfortable life.
Money works best when you keep it in flow. So instead of just accumulating it, use it to improve your living standards and enjoy a comfortable life. If you struggle to balance your finances, the Four of Pentacles suggests carefully review your spending habits and avoid going beyond your means. It is time to play safe than making new investments.