#TarotTuesday – Four of Pentacles

Welcome to another Tarot Tuesday!

If you are just joining me, let me explain the inspiration to begin these posts. In Texas, and all across the country, Taco Tuesday is a popular day when Tacos are usually 99 cents. So, I had the inspiration, or Angel nudge as I like to think of it, to create a Tarot Tuesday. Each Tuesday I will post a different Tarot card and give its meaning. I pray and ask for the right card that will bring a universal message.

I created a short video to demonstrate how I pull the card for the posts. If you’re interested, here’s a LINK.

Today we have the Four of Pentacles.

You may remember that Pentacles cover material aspects of life, such as work, money, property or other material possessions.

The keywords for the Four of Pentacles are: Saving money, security, conservatism, scarcity, or control.

The Four of Pentacles asks you to examine your relationship with money. Are you accumulating wealth and investing your money wisely while still enjoying your day-to-day life? Or are you desperately clinging to every coin, afraid to spend your money for fear that you do not have enough or could lose it forever?

In its most positive state, the Four of Pentacles suggests that you have created wealth and abundance by maintaining a steady focus on your goals and acting conservatively. You may consider a savings plan, family budget, a retirement plan, and safe investments, so you can protect what you accumulated over time and slowly and steadily increase your net worth.

However, the Four of Pentacles typically accompanies a scarcity mindset, especially with money and material possessions. Instead of spending your cash and enjoying a comfortable lifestyle, you are choosing to stockpile your finances, for fear you might lose it all or someone else might take it away. Your budget may be so conservative or strict that it cuts out many of life’s pleasures, including travel, social occasions, gifts, or fun activities – but for what purpose? Money works best when it can flow and exchange, not when it is being stashed away. Deep down you may realize that you are foregoing happiness and fulfillment in your life because you do not want to spend any of your money. If this resonates, find a healthy balance between spending and saving, so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor but also save up for the future.

The Four of Pentacles can also suggest that you are placing too much value on money and material possessions.

The broader lesson with the Four of Pentacles is to honor and respect money and wealth but don’t become so attached that you lose sight of what’s most important to you: friends, family, happiness and love.

If you are struggling with your finances, then the Four of Pentacles comes as wise advice to manage your money and resources more carefully so that you do not live beyond your means. Make sure you do not spend more than you earn and that you have a budget and savings plan in place so you can reach your financial goals and live a secure and stable life.

Beyond money and wealth, the Four of Pentacles appears when you are seeking out more control in your life. At work, you may be micromanaging or not letting others mess around with your area. In a relationship, you may be protective – even possessive – ensuring that no one else threatens what you built. On a personal level, you may have an inflexible attitude and resist change. You may even feel more inclined to hoard your possessions. After all, you already established a way of living that works for you! Change feels like a threat to your certainty, safety and security in life. Any suggestion of doing things differently is, therefore, going to be met with resistance. So, ‘playing it safe’ may be the way to go rather than taking any risks at this point.

Wow! I don’t know what to say on a personal level about this card. When it speaks to the scarcity mindset, I can relate. I have studied the Law of Attraction, and when you think you don’t have enough, you only get more of not enough. But I have never figured out how to get past the reality of the bank balance to say the words, “I have an abundance of money,” and not only mean it but really feel it. I will be very anxious to get your feedback on how you see this card.

Thank you for joining me! See you next Tuesday for another inspiring message from the Universe via the Tarot Cards!

As always, I use the Rider-Waite Radiance deck and BiddyTarot.com for interpretations.

47 thoughts on “#TarotTuesday – Four of Pentacles

  1. Hi.
    I find this card interesting for two reasons. 1. I drew it just a couple of days ago, so it’s obviously got a message for me. 2. I don’t like change and due to this fact I sometimes remain in situations which aren’t great for me because ‘the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know’ right? Hmmm? Not really but…
    As to the getting passed the lack to envision the more…
    This too used to be a problem for me. Then I began to study in a new spiritual path and I began to be able to work toward the seeing the more rather than the lack.
    When, at the beginning of the month I would pay all my bills even though this most times left me with little to nothing remaining, rather than seeing the empty bank balance I would go through and read all the paid balances and give thanks for each thing paid and declare it paid forevermore.
    I would give thanks for each item from the grocery store as I put it away and on and on it went.
    One day as I emptied a coffee can I got the inspiration to create a “Always Coffee Jar” and so right then and there I washed out that can, and cast a prosperity spell over it. Then I went around the house and gathered every bit of loose change I could find and as I put it into the can I spoke words which would send away the lack and more would attract.
    Now when I come home from being out for the day whatever loose change I have immediately goes into that can and also I put receipts in there claiming that not only am I grateful for that which I’ve bought or paid but that I shall have more of the same.
    *Note* I’ve not run out of coffee or been without since beginning that.
    I still have times of lack. There are still gaps in my finances but I have yet to go completely without since doing this.
    Sorry for the long comment but I wanted to really explain.
    Blessid be.

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    1. Wow, Patty. Your post is so inspiring and gives us who struggle with seeing the abundance a practical way to turn it around! Your method is awesome and one I will adopt beginning today! At the beginning of the month, I will give thanks for the bills paid and for the amount of money leftover. I do already accumulate change, but will incorporate a ritual with it! Thank you So much for sharing your journey with us!

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      1. Hi Jan.
        I wrote a post about this sometime back. If I can find it, I will re-blog it.
        I know that I marked it so it’s just a matter of going back and finding it.
        Later today I will try or maybe tomorrow.
        I wrote out my ritual and everything.
        I need to take a look at it anyway, because sometimes I really feel my fingers slipping out of the little toe and finger holes that I create for myself.
        Anyway, I am happy to be part of your conversation.
        Sometimes I talk too much. So don’t ever hesitate to shut me up. LOL.

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      2. Hi, Patty! If you can find that blog, I’d love for you to share it and I will be happy to share it here, or you are welcome to send it to me and let me schedule it as a guest blog post! Thank you!!

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  2. I think it’s only natural to worry a bit about financial security, especially as we age. Will we have enough? Can we live comfortably after retirement? I try not to cringe when the stock market goes in the red, but waiting for it to bounce back can be crazy scary!

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    1. I have quite literally had to narrow my focus on every day. Of course, we have to plan ahead, and I do that to a degree, but my situation is so precarious living on just $1104 a month and having my rent be at least half of that, is frightening. And, doesn’t allow for much planning ahead. So, I have had to really narrow my focus. Otherwise my anxiety goes through the roof. It’s one thing to talk about all the things I mentioned to help you keep your focus etc. it’s another thing to do it. And I certainly didn’t mean to make it sound like it was easy.

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      1. Oh, Patty, it is never easy, but with consistency and narrowed focus, it is doable. I lift you up in your efforts to keep the view on abundance and creating enough! Hugs, sweet lady!

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      2. Well when I can’t do it, I meant to say when it gets too much I have a big fleecy furry throw that my sister gave to me for Christmas I get underneath it and read a book. And wait for the moment to pass.

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      3. Little goals are often the way to progress ahead, rather than focusing on big goals. It’s easy to forget that, but you seem to have found that focus. More of us need to remember that.

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      4. When I began to think about dealing with one thing at a time, now, and now, and now, I began to realize that the little things added up to large successes.

        That having been said, sometimes it can become very frustrating and at times overwhelming.

        It is those times I am still learning to cope with affectively.

        I have to learn to step back, take a breath, acknowledge what I am feeling and then to slog through it telling myself “This too shall pass.” Even though that’s the oldest and most annoying cliché on planet and then when I’ve walked through it and come out on the other side I find myself laughing saying…

        “Girl, what were you on about anyhow? That wasn’t so bad.”

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    1. No doubt about it, the struggle is real for most of us. I know very few people who don’t have this condition and the rising costs of everything does nothing to help. A formal budget always is a good idea and always giving thanks for having enough to pay the bills is a key element! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, Craig!

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  3. This post resonated with me. My daughter gave up her full-time job to become my carer 3 years ago. Things are very tight here, but having experienced life on the streets when I was a child, I’ve learned to be grateful for a roof over my head and food on the table. We live week to week and while it can be stressful it’s taught us to be appreciative. We’ve also learned just how creative we can get with left-overs. 😁 Being together as a small family unit and maintaining our sense of humor still sees us as being abundantly rich.

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    1. Hi Soooz.

      I’ve never been homeless but I’ve come very close.

      I’ve also done without basic needs more than once in my life. So, I get what you mean here.

      I remember once while ironically working as a volunteer coordinator for an organization who’s mission was to give out information and referral for those in need, not being able to pay my water bill.

      Already knowing the referrals in the area and knowing how very tight funding was for them I decided to simply tough it out until I could get my next paycheck and turn it on.

      During that week, I took water from the back tank of the toilet, heated it to wash myself and used it for drinking water because I didn’t use cleaner in that portion, it was fresh water which had come from the intake line to my house, and was serving as nothing more than a holding tank for water.

      I washed my hair in the sink at work after hours, and carried water bottles in my backpack home too.

      It was eye opening in a huge way for me.

      When I turned the water back on I had a whole new outlook on those I served.

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      1. Hi Jan.

        I think if one doesn’t make Lemonade out of the lemons of life we will most surely die of thirst from the lack they can cause.

        A friend of mine has a book out called up to my neck in lemons and I love the title.

        She writes with prose and poetry about making the best out of life.

        I’ve not read it all yet but I’ve seen a few things from it and it sure is uplifting.

        Those are the kinds of things I try to keep to hand for reading when I wake up feeling I cannot go one step further.

        I also recently found a book I am going to start reading called Chocolate for a Woman’s Sole. It is a book of 70 short stories which are supposed to be rather uplifting.

        I think positive reading is very important in this world of constant stress and negativity.

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    2. Oh, Soooz, you put it all into such an incredibly beautiful perspective! And that is what it all comes down to. I have said this before, but I mean it. You are such an inspiration to me to keep pushing forward no matter the adversity. That’s what I’ve learned from you. Big hugs, my friend!

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  4. Well, I think is a good omen for me. I’ve never been an extravagant person because I never want to run out. I do still worry though. This is a very scary time in my life. The big changes lately have thrown me for a loop. I hope things settle down soon. Love you, sister.

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    1. It carries a good message about finances and what we can do to help the situation and a lot of it comes down to our perspective and attitude. I’ve got a lot to learn about it. I understand all the changes are a bit scary for you, but I believe you made the right choices and it will all work out. I love you, sister!

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  5. Great post, Jan. I always think of “fours” as stability (four legs). I guess it’s for us to evaluate whether we are in a stable place and are making the right decisions, or whether we need to put effort into seeking stability. Financial security and abundance are such fluid areas for reflections. Lots to think about here!

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      1. I suppose dogs came to my mind first because of Seeing Eye dogs.

        LOL.

        Of course mine is now retired and living a kingly life snoring and holding down the loveseat but he’s still rather stable to me.

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