What Does the 4 of Pentacles Mean?

Building a solid foundation or being miserly? Both can trap you within their walls of restriction if you allow them to. Safety can bring a prison. Hoarding money can bring isolation. Four is a number of balance, it must be achieved.

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Tarot Card Meanings for the 4 of Pentacles

Stability; strong foundations; manifestation; protecting your lot; elemental balance; structure; buildings; being materialistic; being frugal with resources; a tight rein on the budget; financially cautious; saving for the future; protecting yourself.
Greed; being miserly; misusing your resources; isolating yourself; financial instability; losing your savings/possessions; feeling insecure; unstable foundations; incorrect motives.
As People:
Collectors; savers; housekeepers; estate managers; bankers; savings investors; security staff; alarm installers; safety clothing manufacturers.

4 of Pentacles Correspondences

Element Earth
Timing Jan 10 – Jan 19. Sol in Capricorn
Numerology 4 – Form, completeness, foundations, progress, power, stability
Card Counting Value 4 – card number
Yes or No No


4 of Pentacles as a Daily Tarot Oracle Card

Oracle Message: To experience continued growth, you have to create room. Whatever you’re holding onto, let it go. Expansion is waiting.


Differing in definition to its Rider Waite-Smith counterpart, the 4 of Pentacles, the 4 of Disks isn’t about stockpiling or being overly careful with your money. It talks of the establishment of your idea, the first materialisation of it and of law and order, that is, a routine in which you can guarantee established reliability and a place from which regularity can grow.

The symbols of the four elements of nature on the four corners of the stronghold encourage you to build your foundation in a rounded and grounded fashion, that you incorporate the the qualities of the four elements into your work.

If you’ve been stalling on the final details, or holding back on your decision to proceed with your plans, the presence of this card suggests that once you commit to your plan, providence will indeed move and you will begin to see the first stages of growth and something very tangible to continue to build on.

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