When the 4 of Pentacles is drawn, you are advised to pay attention to your financial affairs, to conserve your funds and budget wisely. Don’t indulge in discretionary spending at this time. Frugality and caution are essential right now.
A figure sits on a concrete block placed in the centre of a stage or raised platform. They hold a yellow pentacle with one arm placed across the top and one along the bottom, suggestive of the infinity symbol seen in the 2 of Pentacles. They wear a gold crown with a pentacle on top of it. Their feet in orange boots are placed on two yellow pentacles laid on the floor in front of the concrete block. Their brown robe is trimmed with blue along the hem, and the dark coloured fur coat is lined with red. Their hair is short and brown; a serious look is on their face. A city is behind them; the background of the card is an overcast sky. The colours of the card are concentrated in the yellow pentacles and the rich colours of the clothing. Both the sky in the background and the stage are shades of very light gray.
Yes/No upright: Yes
Yes/No reversed: No
Amplified by: The Devil
Amplifier for: The Devil
Zodiac/Element: Sun in Capricorn
Dates: 10 January to 19 January
Traditional Name: Earthly Power
Traditional Meaning: The surety of possessions, cleaving to that which one has, gift, legacy, inheritance. Reversed: Suspense, delay, opposition.
TarotCraft Upright Meaning
When this card appears in a reading, it suggests that you are holding (or should hold ) onto your money and resources. Saving for a rainy day can be a literal interpretation of this card given the overcast sky behind the figure. You are stable and have all you need. Financial gain will come through work and effort rather than luck or in the form of gifts or inheritances. You are advised to pay attention to your financial affairs, to conserve your funds and budget wisely. Don’t indulge in discretionary spending at this time. Frugality and caution are essential right now.
TarotCraft Reversed Meaning
When reversed or in a negative aspect, you are reminded that hoarding leads to fear, and fear leads to hoarding. There is a fear of not having enough or not being a good enough provider for those who depend on you. There is fear of poverty in the future or simply not having enough and not defining what enough would look like.
TarotCraft Gift, Invitation, and Challenge
The Gift of this card is the reassurance that you have all you need. There is enough.
The Invitation of this card is to be a careful steward of your money and resources. You will receive more of what you have.
The Challenge of this card is to avoid squandering your money and resources, to know what is a
“need” and what is a “want”. Spending and even incurring debt can become addictive behaviours.
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