Four of Pentacles
Miserliness • Closed • Stability
The Four of Pentacles is a bit of a penny-pincher card. This card shows that you have reached a well enough income to sustain creature comforts, but you may be going through an obsession with material objects and an unhealthy and damaging love of money. The Four of Pentacles is a card that warns against the dangers of hoarding.
In a reading, this card may be showing you are in a good position. You have status, health, money, and comfort. Life is stable, as the number 4 represents. You’ve worked hard to gain financial prosperity. However, maybe because you’ve found your success through struggle, you think all of life has to be struggle. In the most negative of senses, this card can be one of misers. Enjoy what you have, let it flow, because holding leads to stagnation.
Four of Pentacles Reversed
Boasting • Greed • Consumerism
Getting the reversed Four of Pentacles could be a sign that you have been very flashy with your money, spending more energy than necessary to impress other people. You may be turning people off because they can’t get to know the real you. During this time you could feel inadequate, as if your possessions define you while you never seem to have enough. Your solution is not to seek more material comforts. Rather, learn to find value in things that don’t cost money.
The Four of Pentacles reversed can point to an inflexible lifestyle, full of risks, that is unsustainable in the long-term. Recognized that while you may feel like you must be in control of your life, this causes you to spend more on unnecessary luxuries. In reality this circumstance leaves you with less control.