Four of Pentacles – Meanings & Interpretation – Minor Arcana

Four of Pentacles Meaning In A Tarot Reading

Within the Minor Arcana, four represents stability. The Four of Pentacles tarot card is no different.

In fact as it is the suit associated with the element of earth, it represents stability in multiple ways. But as this is financial stability, it can also represent an over-obsession with wealth, and perhaps a bit of hoarding.

Four of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings – Upright


The Four of Pentacles represents a time of financial stability, with the underpinnings of your wealth built on sturdy grounds. You have a decided sense of practicality and are pre-disposed to being cautious with your money. This however has a dark side, greed and an obsession with money, and a tendency to be living an overly ‘safe’ life, and therefore not enjoying the benefits of your wealth.

Past Events:

four of pentaclesYou’ve been living in a time of unprecedented stability. It’s been a relief from those times that have come before, and it’s been a great relief from the stresses you’ve been experiencing outside of that.

Present Events:

The Four of Pentacles showing up in this position indicates that you may be being a bit overly safe with your money. You’re doing well, but you need to turn your head from the perceived value of money.

Realize that money represents the ability to do things. If you aren’t doing anything with your money, you aren’t truly enjoying it. Loosen up and spend a little, you can afford it!

Future Events:

Things right now are a little chaotic, but this tarot card represents stability coming in your life, financially and otherwise. Just hold out a little longer and pay attention to how you’re spending your money, and everything will turn out well.

Four of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings – Reversed


The Four of Pentacles inverted is a warning that your tendency towards caution with money has turned to a bitter greed and hunger for ever expanding wealth.

Materialistic tendencies and a valuing of things over people are causing you to put up your walls emotionally. This can represent that you are working incredibly hard on a career based pursuit and excluding everyone out. It’s a call to you to loosen up and recognize that life can’t be stable all the time.

Past Events:

four of pentacles reversedThe pursuit of your career and wealth has been driving out everything else, there has been no room for any other vision in your life, and it’s been wearing on those around you. While this has been excellent in building your business, remember there’s more to life than that.

Present Events:

You’ve been feeling isolated and having a hard time relating to those around you who aren’t directly involved in your financial endeavors. This is a warning for you to open up and step away from your work and interact with those around you before you build your prison bars higher. Life isn’t just about succeeding financially.

Future Event:

There’s a time coming for you where you’ll need to step outside your comfort zone and expand your horizons. You’ll need to step back from career related pursuits in order to balance out your life again, it’ll be time to return to the lessons of the Two of Pentacles at this time.

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