Four of Pentacles Tarot Card, in its core, represents protecting your world from outside interference. This card is associated with the Earth element, representing the Zodiac signs of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, and its season is Autumn.
Four of Pentacles, being the first card of the Pentacles Suit, carries all the qualities of number 4. In a psychic reading, this translated as to structure, foundation, stability, achievement, inward focus, a time to rest and reflect before acting again, first rewards, planning the next steps.
Table of Contents
- 1 Four of Pentacles Meaning
- 2 Four of Pentacles – One card pull [Yes or No]
- 3 Four of Pentacles – Love and Relationships
- 4 Four of Pentacles – Finance, Business and Career
- 5 Four of Pentacles – Timing
- 6 Four of Pentacles – The Message Answer
- 7 Four of Pentacles – Cards Combinations
Four of Pentacles Meaning
When drawing tarot cards, usually they are put in a vertical setting, spread on a timeline of the past, present, and future. In this kind of drawing, the Four of Pentacles may come up straight, as well as reversed. Some psychic readers do like to read reversed tarot cards. Some don’t. Either way, the other tarot cards in the drawing will make up for the way the psychic readers conduct their readings because a Tarot Card deck connects to the energy of the psychic reader, so it ‘talks’ to them.
Merging the qualities of number one, “Four” and the qualities of the “Pentacles Suit,” the Four of Pentacles card would represent:
|Having possessions||Keeping what you own|
|Getting your share||Acquiring material things|
|Being greedy or afraid of losing||Growing your saving account|
|Putting yourself in charge||TDeclaring ownership and control|
|Denying your weaknesses||Imposing a particular structure, limits, and rules|
|Building order||Maintaining the status quo|
|Refusing change, resisting the flow||Holding on to what you have|
|Refusing new developments|
In a reverse position, the Four of Pentacles would mean precisely the opposite of its core qualities, bringing in the drawing:
|Letting go of people or possessions||Shedding the old|
|Being generous||Sharing your possessions|
|Making large purchases||Reckless behavior|
There are also spreads where the tarot cards pulled are placed on vertical as well as horizontal positions. If the Four of Pentacles would sit in a horizontal position, it advises you to withhold a big purchase or take a better look at your finances.
You may be considering spending a lot of money on something you like or even need, but there may be better options out there that won’t cause you as much. This card may also foretell near future expenses that will cost you a lot, and if you make that purchase now, you won’t be able to cover the future costs. The Four of Pentacles horizontal positioned may also indicate that you lack complete information on your possessions and financial status, so you need to do some calculations.
Four of Pentacles – One card pull [Yes or No]
One Card Readings are done when you need a fast, straight to the point answer, you wish not to see the future events or the past events, you just need a specific answer on the question, for a present situation that is bothering you. You shuffle the cards, then choose only One Card, or you read the One Card that falls out while you are shuffling. Whichever method you use to pull the card, listed below are some of the questions and answers you may get when you pull the Four of Pentacles.
Yes or No Answer
Upright Position: If you pull the card in an upright position, it means definitely Yes.
Reversed Position: If you pull the card in a reversed position, it also means Yes, but you may have to shift your perspective.
Four of Pentacles – Love and Relationships
Pulling The Four of Pentacles in a relationship reading foretells possibly a toxic relationship. You or your partner may be very protective of the other, to the point of being obsessive and controlling. It may also indicate that one of you is holding a grudge or holding firm to the past, that they or you don’t allow room for fresh air in the relationship.
It may indicate that either of you or both are taking the wrongs and heartbreaks of past relationships and be guided by those in the current relationship. You may be sucking the life out of the relationship.
How someone sees you or feels about you?
The answer would be they see you as their possession. You may not be allowed to meet with other people or go out as you please, you always have to give explanations about everything you do, and you need to do whatever they want. They may also see you as someone that holds a specific position or status, that of the lover, the wife, or husband, and that’s all you are. There is no friendship or partnership.
Just starting dating?
If you have started dating this new person, the Four of Pentacles means that your person sees you as a possible partner, if you go along with them. They may expect you to do everything traditionally, or at least, in their perception of how dating and relationships should go.
They may see you as someone that is very closed and private, very aware of what they say, and do. Either you’ll make them run away, make them want to dominate you, or make them want to know you better because you seem so protective, you must have some treasure hiding in there.
What not to do?
In terms of what not to do, it would advise you to stop trying to control everything because that’s not only effective, but it will drive everyone away from you. You will have a better relationship if you stop in your tracks and evaluate the source of your negative feelings. You need to work on yourself and heal your past if you want to give a chance to a healthy relationship. You don’t hold accountable a person for something that another one did to you.
Reverse Position (Love and Relationships)
If you pull the Four of Pentacles, reversed, it may foretell a possible break up, especially if the relationship is a toxic one. If that is the case, then it means you have been holding onto past grudges. This card indicates that it is time to let those resentments go and kind of start on a blank page in your relationship.
You may take a new approach, such as changing the way you communicate with each other, the people you surround yourself with, or the places you go.
Four of Pentacles – Finance, Business and Career
In business and career, the Four of Pentacles sometimes indicates that you have a stable position in your business or job. However, most of the time show someone so afraid of losing what they have, that they almost freeze in their steps. At this point, you are fearful of taking on a challenge, trying something new, or you are anxious about solving new problems that come up because that will require you to do something else other than the tasks you have been doing on repeat every single day.
If you play it safe, you are able to maintain what you have always had. But this energy may be soon translated to losing your job, or not ever getting better than that.
What not to do?
In terms of what not to do the Four of Pentacles advises you to loose up a little bit and be more giving. A good business relationship is built on sharing and knowing what to share. If you are being too possessive or controlling of your possessions or your employers, it is time to change gear. You should also pursue your rewards through honest hard work, because if you try to cut ways, it may hit you back.
Reverse Position (Business and Finance)
In reverse, the Four of Pentacles indicates that you may be more generous and open to collaborate with others, give and share more freely and passionately. It may also suggest that you are letting go of a job or a business that has brought you more headaches than money. It could also indicate that your generosity may be met with deceit as your colleagues or clients may try to steal your ideas and projects, so be careful whom you trust.
Four of Pentacles – Timing
When will something happen answer?
If it is a question that involves around the timing of an event and you pull the Four of Pentacles, this would mean that whatever you desire or wonder about will manifest. Still, it will take time, as an Earth element indicates growth, but a steady and long one.
How soon is that, it would be kind of complicated because it could mean Autumn time, or that of a Zodiac Sign season Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn.
It is counted in months, or around the 4th, 22nd, 31st, of a month.
The way you want to interpret this is keeping in mind that whatever you are asking about is coming slowly, but surely, from there, you would figure out the time.
With the Pentacles Suit, the best way to go around figuring out the time would always be to think 2-4 months later, and it would go something like this: If it is already Autumn, your best bet would be around Capricorn or Taurus season, which is four months away, or around six months away. Either way is coming, but it needs time to grow into what you desire.
Four of Pentacles – The Message Answer
Sometimes, we don’t have a specific question. We just want to know how our day will look like, or how we should approach the day ahead. This reading is best in the morning, so you form an idea of what that day will bring you.
The Four of Pentacles would foretell a day when you will feel more in control than usual. It can also indicate that a particular situation may put you in a defensive and protective mode over what you own.
If you pull the Four of Pentacles in reverse, it indicates a day when you will feel more generous than usual, you will enjoy connecting with others and sharing. Others will feel more at ease approaching you as well.
Four of Pentacles – Cards Combinations
That’s why it is essential to have a look at how the Four of Pentacles communicates with the other Tarot Cards. Taking into account, there are 78 Tarot Cards in a deck. We will have a look at how the Four of Pentacles would be interpreted and affect the outcome of the reading in the light of Suits.
Interaction with the Cup Suits
The Cup Suits represent emotions, feelings, relationships, and contract-ships. It is a Suit associated with the Water element. If we were to draw the Four of Pentacles along with the Cup Suits, this foretells you are very protective over your family, and sometimes you like to be in control of what goes on. It could also indicate that you have a hard time opening up your heart and sharing your true self.
Interaction with the Pentacles Suits
The Four of Pentacles, along with another card of the Pentacles Suit, it’s all about finances and prosperity. It could indicate that you are holding on to a job that does not fulfill you, but you are afraid of letting go for fear of losing financial security. You may also be looking for another job opportunity, but seeing no results yet, makes you hold on the current one. It could also indicate that you are refusing to accept new developments and apply them to your business.
Interaction with the Swords Suits
The Swords Suit, along with the Four of Pentacles, is also an exciting drawing. The Swords Suit gets its share of being a negative suit. This spread would indicate that you may find yourself over-protective, obsessive, and controlling as a result of past hurt or deceive. Whatever has happened to you has pushed you to close yourself off. It may also indicate that whatever happens, it is fate, even though you may have been very careful and protective to preserve what you own, you may just lose it, and it is none of your faults.
Interaction with the Wands Suits
The Four of Pentacles and the Wands Suit is a beautiful combination that foretells un-taken action. Whatever you are holding on, is holding on you and keeping you from moving forward. To reach for something new, you have to drop some of what you are holding, making a place for the original. Though, if the Four of Pentacles sit in reverse in this spread, it would indicate that you are letting go, releasing the burden, and you are on to something new.
Overall, the Four of Pentacles, either by itself or pulled in a tarot card draw, is a card of maintaining the status quo, making the rules and being too protective of your hard work’s rewards.