Four of Pentacles

Four of Pentacles

Pentacles: manifestation, money, proof, prosperity 


  • power hungry 
  • inheritance 
  • possessions 
  • miserly activities 
  • clinging to material objects 

You are searching for a sense of self identity and security. With this card you can be fairly sure of material gain, success and power although it may come at a cost your unwilling to pay. The long term effects of clinging to your material possessions so tightly can cause undue stress on your body, mind and soul. Be cautious of miserly and power hungry activities. They may not serve your greater good. Beyond the negative qualities of this card lies a hint of possible gifts, inheritance and legacy.


  • loss of possessions 
  • material setbacks 
  • releasing suspicions 
  • letting go 
  • opening up 

At first glance this is a classic example of a lose / lose situation. It's only after closer inspection we see that the losses indicated here are for our greater good. Feelings of prejudice and suspicion are finally beginning to subside. There will be hindrances and setbacks in matters of material well being. There is the chance of losing your material possessions. Delays can compound a feeling of insecurity. Ambition is easily destroyed. Take the time to realize a fundamental change for the better is occurring around you and work towards these nobel goals.

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