Your Chosen Card – Four of Disks Reversed Thoth Deck
When reversed, the Four of Pentacles warns of miserliness. You may be clinging too tightly to material goods and earthly power to appreciate the value of human relationships. Your fear of loss may prompt excessive materialism and a cloistered existence hindering you from making important changes that are overdue. Some of your plans to increase your wealth may run into obstacles, opposition, or delays. The myth of King Midas illustrates the types of setbacks excessive greed can entail.
Keywords Reversed: Avarice, greed, miserliness, fear of loss, hoarding, materialism, obstacles, blockages, setbacks, delays; King Midas.
Timing: 20 Capricorn30 Capricorn. Tropical, 10 January19 January. Sidereal, 3 February12 February.
Astrology: The proud and powerful Sun in the third decan of earthy Capricorn, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Swords (Air of Air) and the Devil (Capricorn).
Number Symbolism: 4 – structure, stability, order, logic, foundation, manifestation.
Etteilla: A gift, favor, benefit, offering, present, donation, assistance, generosity; (R) an enclosure, obstruction, blockage, obstacle, hindrance, delay, boundary, wall, a cloister, monastery, convent.
When Four of Disks is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Four of Disks is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Four of Disks is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Four of Disks using cards from the Thoth Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Complete Book of Tarot: The idea of a tarot card having ‘dignity’ comes from the Order of the Golden Dawn and is based on the philosophy of the four elements. When we speak of a card having dignity, we are referring to the cards rank or relative importance with respect to the other cards in a spread. This topic can be a bit complicated, and beginners may wish to skim this section and return to it later when they have a better grasp of the cards.
Creative Tarot: The Sola Busca is one of the few tarot decks that created distinctive imagery for the Minor Arcana. In early versions, most designed these cards the simple way we design playing cards. The Four of Coins has only four coins on it, not the little man clutching his coins to his chest. Many decks added whimsical flourishes, but they werent necessarily connected to what we understand as being the meaning of the card today. For instance, the monkey gazing at his reflection in a hand mirror on the Minchiates Four of Cups has long been one of my favorite such flourishes, but I cant say that its really enhanced my understanding of that particular card.
Complete Book of Tarot: The earliest Italian tarot decks varied in the number and arrangement of cards. The so-called Visconti-Sforza decks contained images of members of the wealthy Milanese Visconti and Sforza families dressed in their finest attire. The cards themselves are beautiful works of art; more than a dozen such decks can be found in various museums, libraries, and private collections around the world. These card decks may have been used to play the trick-taking game of trionfi (trumps).
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Complete Book of Tarot: In the seven-card layout discussed previously, one might ask what effect the Tower (a Fire card) has in the reading. Since the Tower (Fire, hot + dry) lies between a Sword (Air, hot + wet) and a Wand (Fire, hot + dry), the Towers influence is enhanced but not overwhelmingly so, as would be the case if the Tower were flanked by Fire cards on each side. The ‘wet’ of the Air card to the Towers left cancels the ‘dry’ of the Fire card to the Towers right, leaving some ‘hot’ from the Air card to enhance the Fire of the Tower. In this reading, the querent might expect some sort of moderately disruptive unexpected occurrence, symbolized by a slightly strengthened or ‘hotter’ Tower card.