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Four of Pentacles meaning​

Main cover image 4 of PentaclesThe Four of Pentacles represents the resistance to change. Your life is surrounded by greed. As a result, your need for control is affecting your progress. Stuck in this materialistic world, you cannot see a way out. Now is the time to remember that change is hard, but resisting change is even harder. 

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Detailed meanings of the Four of Pentacles

Egyptian Grand Etteilla Tarot 4 of coins

CARD NUMBER 74. – Four of Coins.


Upright. – Presents from a distant person. Joyful surprise.

Reversed. – Failed marriage. Obstacles. Retreat. Delays.

4 of pentacles tarot card advice main

Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours shine any brighter.” – Anonymous

The Two Faces of Prosperity

Being comfortable with your material possessions can be a fantastic source of inner peace. Furthermore, in the pursuit of such a state of being, it is easy to fall into the mentality of “I would just be happy if…” This “if” can take many forms: if I was a millionaire, if I had a nice car, if I lived in a better neighborhood. However, material abundance will not provide you with a perfect life. While you may receive what you want, you may find that you have neglected the needs of both yourself and others.

Lately, your ambition to achieve your goals in the material world has led you down a path of high energy and potentially risky decisions. You have been absolutely convinced that it will all work out in the end, and have put little thought into the potential consequences of your actions. However, it is important for you to remember that each of your actions cause a ripple effect that will slightly alter the lives of those around you

Have you been neglecting personal relationships lately in order to pursue your larger goals? Or have you felt as though you had no choice but to step on the toes of others in order to move forward? Not only will this severely hurt the image of you that others hold in their minds, it will also greatly decrease your chances of success in the long run. A lack of people to motivate you to keep going while acting as a solid support system due to you prioritizing your own personal achievements will make it incredibly difficult to find and maintain long lasting success. 

Take this as an opportunity to check your ambition and closely consider both the direct and indirect consequences of your decisions.

4 of pentacles meaning for relationship
In order to maintain any relationship, it is important to place your partner’s wellbeing on the same level of importance as your own. Looking out for the interests of your partner has a variety of benefits: it will build trust, reduce potential sources of friction, builds your ability to work together as a team, and facilitates healthy communication. However, this is not always the easiest thing to do, and we may begin to push those we love the most to the wayside without even noticing. Many times, we may not realize that we’ve neglected the interests of others until it is too late.

Recently, you have seen an extreme shift in your priorities. Where you may have previously spent time bonding with your partner, you may now be engaging in activities geared towards your own personal interests. While there is nothing wrong with spending time on yourself, this change has resulted in an imbalance in the different sectors of your life. You partner may be feeling neglected, or may believe that you care more for your own ambitions than you do for them. Now is the time to show them that you are still one of the most important parts of your life; even if you get busy from time to time, you will always provide them with the attention that they deserve

Take their interests into consideration, and you may find that your actions are directly contributing to the current troubles that your partner is facing. Making up for this may require some apologizing, but it will only serve to make your relationship stronger in the end.

If you are not currently in a relationship, this may be a sign that your dedication to your dreams is acting as a barrier towards finding love. This can be either a good thing or a bad thing; if you are seeking a relationship, you may want to dedicate more of your attention to the feelings of others, as it will enable you to go after potential romantic connections. On the other hand, if you do not currently want a relationship, then this may be a sign that the effort you allot to achieving your goals would only be inhibited by romance.

Four of Pentacles meaning tarot


A crowned figure, having a pentacle over his crown, clasps another with hands and arms; two pentacles are under his feet. He holds to that which he has.

Divinatory Meanings: The surety of possessions, cleaving to that which one has, gift, legacy, inheritance.

Reversed: Suspense, delay, opposition.

4 of pentacles meaning for job and career
It can be a dog-eat-dog world out there. In order to get what you want, it can be easy to assume that everyone is a potential competitor. While working as a team may be advantageous in certain circumstances, your own personal interests generally stay at the forefront of your motivations. Because of this, there have been times that you’ve done things for your own benefit that may have harmed others. 

Perhaps you’ve taken credit for something that you didn’t actually do. Or you may have turned a blind eye to injustices for the sake of maintaining your own comfort and stability. Others have noticed this, and it has not been particularly good for your reputation. This may be a source of tension in your place of employment, making it difficult for everyone to enjoy the time that is spent together. Work isn’t exactly supposed to be fun, but it shouldn’t be a place that is filled with animosity either.

However, pushing yourself up by dragging others down will only come back to haunt you in the end. While it is normal to prioritize your own achievements, using them as an excuse to mistreat others will only serve to lessen your chances of finding success in the long run. Take some time to identify the moments where you may have stepped on some toes, and make an effort to right any wrongs that you may have done. 

Not only will this help to repair any damage that you may have caused, it will also prove to others that you are someone worth having faith in. They will see that you are able to admit when you make mistakes, and genuinely care for the wellbeing of others. As you build more allies, you may be surprised to find that they are far more helpful in achieving your goals than you had originally thought. After all, it is much easier to work with a willing group than it is to fight against an army of adversaries.

4 of pentacles reversed main meaning
Helping others will generally only generate more positivity, and may turn around to benefit you in the end. However, when The 4 of Pentacles appears in the reversed position, it may be a sign that you are focusing too much on what you stand to gain. Assisting others is meant to be an act of selflessness; focusing on the potential rewards is not a good reason to get involved in the struggles of others. In the end, this may serve to only make the situation worse for the both of you. 

Chances are, they will not reward you to the standards that you expected, if they reward you at all. If you are expecting money, gifts, or any other benefits from your act of generosity and goodwill, then this is a sign that it is time for you to let that go. Instead, focus on helping others purely out of the kindness of your heart. After all, seeing someone’s mood improve when they are on the receiving end of a selfless act of kindness is one of the greatest rewards that you could possibly receive.

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Four of Pentacles meaning in a card spread. Try the original Cardarium readings.

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