The Four of Pentacles Tarot Guide – Upright & Reversed


The Four of Pentacles Meaning

If you’ve ever heard the story of King Midas, you’re aware of the perils of allowing one’s love for the material world to take over. The theme of the 4 of Pentacles is close, highlighting the dark problems we as humans have of materialism and power.

While this card can often reflect a need for financial protection, it is also synonymous with ungratefulness and a need to get much more than what is needed. So without any ado, lets explore this 4 of Pentacles Tarot Guide.

  • Element: Air
  • Astrological Sign: Capricorn
  • Planet: Saturn
  • Date: 10th to 19th January
  • 4 of Pentacles Tarot Upright: Greed, materialism, blocking change, a need for control
  • 4 of Pentacles Reversed: Acceptance, giving up control, release of the past, generosity

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Four of Pentacles Tarot Cards Upright

The Four of Pentacles invites you to consider your relationship with capital. Are you collecting riches and effectively spending your money while still living your daily life? Or are you quickly clutching at any coin, afraid to use it for fear of running out or losing it forever?

The overall message of the Four of Pentacles is to honour and value money and riches, but not to get so attached that you lose sight of what is most valuable to you: friends, family, happiness, and love.

The meaning of Four of Pentacles may also be that you put an undue amount of value on money and material possessions. You can be too addicted to material possessions, causing them to take over your life.

Aside from money and fortune, the Four of Pentacles emerges when you want more power in your life. At work, you can be micromanaging or not encouraging anyone to mess with your territory. You can be defensive – even possessive – in a relationship, ensuring that no one else undermines what you have created.


Four of Pentacles Reversed

When you re-evaluate what is important to you, particularly when it comes to money and resources, the reversed Four of Pentacles will appear. You may have put so much emphasis on material goods and have now realized that money and “stuff” can not make you happy – only love will.

As a consequence, you could be letting go of the desire to surround yourself with “stuff” in favour of finding out more love and pleasure in your life. You may feel inspired to pare down your home or adopt a minimalist lifestyle. Money is no longer your primary concern, and you are redefining your relationship with material possessions and money.

Overall, the Four of Pentacles indicates that you need to let go of something that is interfering with your peace and development as an individual. This may be a poor friendship, your new career, or some amount of unpleasant experiences or problems from your life that are now haunting you.