Your Chosen Card – Four of Patens Reversed Salem 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 Patens 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 Patens is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Four of Patens 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 Patens using cards from the Salem 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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Angel Encyclopedia: Wings also indicate mystic or shamanic travel. Indias Garuda, the golden-winged sun bird, was a mysterious figure similar to the Persian simurgh. Garuda was variously pictured as a man, a bird, a man riding a bird, or a curious combination of human and avian characteristics. Though probably older than the religion of Vishnu, Garuda is now regarded as the vehicle of Vishnu, bearing the god either within or upon his back. In Egypt, the BA was one of each persons seven souls. Its usual form was that of a human-headed bird, and linked to the ancient worldwide concept of ancestors and ancestral divinities in bird shapes. The hawk was the totemic form of the god Horus, shown as a mans body with a falcon or hawk head. Thoth, the Egyptian god comparable to Hermes, god of magic, spells, writing, and recordkeeping, was depicted with the head of an ibis.
Complete Book of Tarot: A fundamental principle is that a cards essential meaning does not change simply because it appears upside down. What does change is the way in which you perceive the card as opposed to what the card essentially signifies. If you stand on your head, the room you occupy is still the same room. Your perception of your surroundings, however, becomes altered in the process. In other words, the room stays the same but you experience it differently.
Complete Book of Tarot: If you decide to use reversed cards in your readings, you may find this method useful. Because inverted cards catch your attention as they stand out from the other cards in any spread, you can read the reversed cards as if they were trying to give you a special message. Simply read the inverted cards in any tarot spread in sequence while ignoring all the upright cards. Assume that the inverted cards are trying to highlight an important issue that you need to become more aware of.
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Tarot Triumphs: Shuffle the cards thoroughly, making sure that they are all the right way up and that they are facedown during the shuffling. Spread them out either in your hands or on a convenient surface, and ask the querent to pick out three cards. He or she should hand each one to you as it is chosen. Neither of you should look at the cards until all three have been selected. Then you, as the reader, should turn the cards over and let them be seen. For this form of Tarot reading, the order they are drawn in doesn’t matter.