Your Chosen Card – Four of Pentacles Upright Rider Waite Deck
When upright, the Four of Pentacles suggests that your focus now is on maintaining wealth and improving material security. To hold on to what you possess, sound financial planning and money management are called for. If you have a long-term goal that requires monetary backing, a careful plan of savings will help you achieve your dream. This card may also mark a period of gain in power, money, or influence. Business dealings go well, and a financial gift or inheritance is possible. Although tempted to cling tightly to what you have, you are also able to enjoy your material well-being and act with generosity.
Keywords Upright: A gift, love of money and possessions, financial benefits, security, gain, surety, earthly power, sound money management, saving for a rainy day, holding on tight, an enclosed space, a cloister, an inheritance, the ability to achieve something in the material world.
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.
Rider Waite: A crowned figure, having a pentacle over his crown, clasps another with hands and arms; two pentacles are under his feet. He holds to that which he has. Divinatory Meanings: The surety of possessions, cleaving to that which one has, a gift, legacy, inheritance; (R) suspense, delay, opposition.
When Four of Pentacles is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Four of Pentacles is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Four of Pentacles 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 upright card reading for Four of Pentacles using cards from the Rider Waite 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.
Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books
Complete Book of Tarot: Card 6, the near future, was the Four of Pentacles, showing someone holding tightly to money and resources. Perhaps in the near future he would need to be saving his money for the purpose indicated by card 1.
Creative Tarot: Their tools were automatic writingthe writer would write down whatever came to mind, no matter how silly or strange, trying not to control or judge the writing or where it would goand psychoanalysis, dream imagery, and things like the tarot. Salvador Dalí, arguably the most famous surrealist artist, was particularly intrigued by the tarot, and he seems to have been introduced to the cards by his wife, Gala. She was the more esoteric of the two, and her interest in the occult is well documented.
Complete Book of Tarot: The following section will review these three decks in some detail along with other significant tarot decks that are part of tarot history.
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