Four of Pentacles
My self-study of Tarot continues with the Four of Pentacles. Or, as I just heard, “As above, so below.”
Balance; yin and yang; grounded; “golden boy”; security; financial confidence; practical and spiritual.
Pentacles, city or kingdom; crown; robe; mountains; towers.
The placement of the four pentacles feel of the “utmost” importance for this card’s imagery. The way in which the pentacle in front of the heart is held evokes the yin yang symbol, indicating some measure of balance. The pentacle above the crown feels almost as though it could be a sort of halo; an indication of spiritual connection through money. The pentacles beneath the feet feel a huge nod to stability and security; hallmarks of the root chakra.
Gold, rust, red, black, blue, brown, yellow, green, gray, white, purple.
The blue hem of the rust-colored tunic feels like another nod to the balance of physical with spiritual for this card’s meaning.
What the Guide Says About the Four of Pentacles
“A crowned figure, having a pentacle over his crown, clasps another with hands and arms, two pentacles are under his feet.
“Divinatory Meanings: The surety of possessions, cleaving to that which one has, gifts, legacy, inheritance. Reversed: Suspense, delay, opposition.”
I actually agree with the primary divinatory meanings. As for the reversed meanings… Not so much.
What We Say About the Four of Pentacles
Control over matters of a fiscal nature, possibly to the point of detriment.
Creation of a budget which results in a careful flow of money inward and outward.
Allowance of expenditures knowing there is plenty of money from which to draw.
In fiscal control.
I Might Ask a Client…
“How does financial security inform your daily life?”
“Is it time to create a budget for yourself, or to fine-tune an existing budget?”
What comes up for you around this card?