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Four of Pentacles

Card Theme: Wealth
Element: Earth

In the Four of Pentacles, we see a man dressed up as a king, complete with a simple crown. He is sitting on a bench surrounded by four Pentacles. He is holding one tightly in his arms, balancing one on his head, and having one under each foot.

As soon as your born, you start wanting things. As babies, you cried for your food for comfort, love, and attention. As you grow older, your wants often turn to worldly goods like sex and money, and power, but the feeling of wanting remains the same.

It’s easy for you to get tempted with always wanting bigger, better, faster. Often the more you get, the more you want or feel you need. The Four of Pentacles is the card of your two-year-old self.

That part of you that can throw a tantrum and demand that you get what you want.

The Four of Pentacles shows that you are clinging to something. Either your possessions or a situation in a very stubborn and obstinate way. Possibly there is a fear of change, or you are just content with your current situation and don’t see the need to change. However, having this fixed mindset limits you and blocks any new opportunities for success and happiness to come your way.

The Four of Pentacles suggests that you might be driven by too much wanting. Look at your life, and see what brings out that side of your personality, and remember more to you than just the material things in your life.

You should be a self-contained, whole person, in command of your life, and satisfied with what you have now. Ask yourself, do the things you crave bring you true happiness?. Because what you want in life and what you need are two very different things.

You may appear to hold your cards close to your chest to the outside world, and that may sometimes make you seem petty or ungenerous. Now could be a good time to loosen the grasp on your purse strings and show people another side to your nature. Of course, there are times in your life when it’s important to keep money and ideas close., But like everything else in your life, there needs to be a healthy balance.

The Four of Pentacles can also symbolize holding on to your emotions, bottling up your feelings, which is harmful. It can also denote a controlling nature or someone who is not willing to share.

Often, when you pull this card, it means that now is not the time to disclose secrets or ideas to anyone you feel might be less than trustworthy.

The Four of Pentacles encourages you to be cautious with your finances, particularly if you have experienced hardship in the past. It’s time for you to change your attitude towards money: “Give, and you will receive.”


Blocked Meaning

Card Theme: Loss

The Four of Pentacles in the blocked position suggest that you may have allowed your desires and wants to control you. And by allowing this to happen, you may have lost sight of what is important to you. You probably have come to recognize that the things you were craving haven’t brought you real or any long-lasting happiness. By balancing your desires, you will realize what is important in your life. From that, you will find that you obtain a greater sense of inner peace and satisfaction.

You might find yourself pushing things to happen or holding on too tightly to current circumstances.