The 4 of Pentacles in tarot relates to guarding our resources carefully, feeling grounded in our day to day life, building a solid foundation underneath our feet to support the rest of our life. It can also relate to being stingy and not giving of your time and energy to others which in the long run, actually depletes you because you are not circulating energy in the world. Watch the video below or keep reading underneath.
The Picture on the card.
When you look at the 4 of Pentacles in tarot you see a man with 4 coins. He has two underneath his feet which represents security and foundations, one over his heart which represents keeping his own energy contained within himself and one on his head which indicates he may not be allowing inspiration from something greater than himself to come through him. He is fixated on the earth consumed with material possession. He fears he may lose what he has gained. If you look closely at his eyes, he looks weary, and his body language is in a contracted state. Behind him is a city which is symbolic of not being involved in community. He is on his own and in a fixated state, fearful of someone taking something from him.
4 Of Pentacles Meaning.
When you draw this card, it is an opportunity to reflect upon you relationship with money and material possessions. Are you holding a lot of fear around money? Do you feel like you cannot give to others for fear it will deplete you in some way? It is also a good opportunity to look at how you are investing your money so you are building a secure foundation for yourself going into the future. In order to make money we also need to circulate our money and give of our resources-whether that be time and attention or literally spending money in wise ways which will allow for positive returns at a later date. Reflect upon how you interact with others at work or in your business. Do you worry others will take advantage of you? Are you concerned that you never have enough time therefore are not going to give your time away to others which can actually help your cause at a later date? What part of yourself are you protecting? Is it necessary protection from a situation in your life or is based in unfounded fear? Do you have a vision that is greater than yourself and includes others? Or are you purely focused on yourself and unable to keep your energy moving?
Life situations this card relates to.
- You are working so hard at work or on your business that you have forgotten that others are in your life.
- You do not feel charitable because you fear that every one is just out to take something from you.
- You are feeling stingy only because you have actually not made some wise decisions regarding your financial situation in the past, and therefore are feeling you are lacking abundance in the present.
- You are guarding your heart from others due to feeling like you can only trust yourself.
- You may be micromanaging others at work or in your business and not trust that others can get the job done.
- Sometimes we have to guard our time if we have a very specific goal in mind. We may need time away from people to focus more exclusively for a while. The important thing is that we can find our balance at some point too.
How to turn it around.
Unfortunately we live in a world where money is actually very important. But we also live in a world where most of us were never really taught how to manage our money and invest it wisely. It is a double edge sword. Perhaps this is by design and why the rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer. A select few were taught at a young age how to manage money AND invest and accumulate wealth. But the good news is, even if we never learned much about money during our childhood or didn’t get certain opportunities that others did, we can learn to manage our money now. There is so much information about it of which so much of it is freely available on the internet and public libraries! So, then it becomes a choice whether we want to turn our attention to it and learn the ropes. The problem is-especially for us spiritual or creative types is that we associate money with less than virtuous things, and get stuck in a loop. Keep in mind, we can’t help others much with resources if we don’t have a way to generate our own profits. Money is neither good or evil. It just is. It is a form of energy. It can be used for good or evil. Which will you choose? It is part of our spiritual journey to master money, and the more we fight this, the harder life will be. We don’t have to be a millionaire, but we do have to feel a certain flow around money-in that we feel confident that more is coming, and we feel empowered to attract more to us, through our service to others.
What do you think? What is your relationship to money? I know that for myself, I still have quite a bit of work to do in this area, but at the same time, I have made some positive changes in relationship to money. This has helped me feel more secure and give to others more too. It is an ongoing learning experience. Feel free to comment below and let me know!
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