The meaning of the Four of Pentacles Tarot card is ‘possessiveness.’ Often, those who get this card are trying to hold onto what they have. You’re trying to grasp it with all your might and not let go!
Four of Pentacles General Tarot Meaning
The Four of Pentacles is commonly associated with hoarding behavior. If you’ve recently received it, you will go through a period of clinging to what you have and not wanting (or be willing) to share it with anyone else. You may be unwilling to throw things away that no longer serve you well. This interpretation can apply not only to physical crap but also emotional things like relationships.
Four of Pentacles – My Thoughts
“Hoarders or hoarding tendencies often appear as the Four of Pentacles.” – Lisa
Possessive relationships can be represented by the Four of Pentacles. You want your lover all to yourself. It’s obvious that you’re unwilling to let them go. You probably come across as being needy and overly obsessive; your clinginess is starting to annoy your partner.
Financially, the Four of Pentacles can represent you removing your family members from your support. You don’t feel as though you should be funding their lifestyle. Sometimes, this card can even symbolize cutting people out of your will or inheritance.
On a lighter note, because you have money to hoard, this card is a sign that your hard work will pay off. However, this card isn’t pulled by people who enjoy the rewards of hard work – you’re not a spender. Any money you make will simply accumulate.
Four of Pentacles Love Tarot Meaning
In a love Tarot reading, the Four of Pentacles is a double-edged sword. Your lover is interested in you, but at a price. The Four of Pentacles usually warns against a possessive and possibly even emotionally abusive partner who wants to keep you under their thumb.
Alternatively, the Four of Pentacles in a Tarot reading can mean that you’re the controlling one in a partnership. Your other half may be suffocated by your neediness, and the Four of Pentacles is telling you to cut that out.
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Four of Pentacles Feelings Tarot Meaning
When it appears as a feeling, the Four of Pentacles has two meanings. On the one hand, the Four of Pentacles can predict a possessive person who does not wish to share you with anyone else. This person wants to have you spend all your free time with them.
By contrast, in some Tarot readings, the Four of Pentacles can symbolize a person who holds on tightly to their time and energy. If your lover has been ignoring you, it’s because they’re not willing to share themselves with you. It’s going to be very difficult for you to become a consistent part of their world.
Four of Pentacles Career & Business Tarot Meaning
I often see the Four of Pentacles in business readings when people are not willing to spend to grow their business. You don’t see the point in investing in what you deem as something unnecessary for your company. The Four of Pentacles is telling you that this frugal approach is not doing you any favors.
At other times, the Four of Pentacles comes up when business owners are financially secure but don’t want to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Instead of going out and indulging yourself, all you do is save and invest. This all work, no play approach isn’t doing your spiritual and emotional wellbeing any favors; you’ve got to live a little!
Four of Pentacles Future Tarot Meaning
The Four of Pentacles can predict that you will have money that you hold onto or invest. You’re not going to be going out and blowing your fortune; you’re going to keep it all for yourself.
The Four of Pentacles can represent either you or your partner trying to hold onto the relationship when there’s nothing left. The Four of Pentacles in the future position of a love reading is a bad omen, as it means that the relationship will fail, but one partner will not allow the other to move on; never a good sign.
Yes or No with the Four of Pentacles
General – If you’re asking if something is going to be financially successful, or if your question has anything to do with saving and investments, the answer is a yes. For everything else, the answer is dependent on context.
Do they like me? – Yes, they like you, but they might be a little possessive. Alternatively, they may like you but are being guarded with their time.
Am I pregnant? – The Four of Pentacles is not a Tarot card that I would typically associate with pregnancy.
Is this relationship going to last? – This relationship may last, but at a cost to your freedom. The Four of Pentacles is not a card of happy marriages.
Does the future of this look promising? – Yes, the Four of Pentacles can predict an abundant future.
Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – Your ex will not come back soon because they’re too guarded with their personal time and space. However, that’s not to say they won’t be back in the future.
Four of Pentacles as a Negative, Weakness, or Obstacle
When the Four of Pentacles appears in a Tarot spread as a negative, weakness, or obstacle, this means you won’t be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor because you’ll spend too much time and effort holding onto the money you make.
Alternatively, the Four of Pentacles can pop up as a negative in a Tarot spread when you cannot let go of certain behaviors, patterns, or people. The Four of Pentacles can also mean that you have a controlling attitude.
Four of Pentacles as a Positive, Strength, or Advantage
When the Four of Pentacles appears in a Tarot spread as a positive, strength, or advantage, it can mean that you’ll have money that you can save and invest. Although you will hold onto your money, you will at least not be blowing it all on non-essentials.