Four of Pentacles Tarot Card Meanings 2018-02-07T10:53:28+00:00


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Four of Pentacles Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:


Status and wealth. Doing business.

Stubbornness. Holding on to what you know.

Great richness. 

Being comfortable.


Financial security.

Being money oriented.


A miser.


Penny smart, but Pound foolish.

Symbolism in Four of Pentacles tarot card

The crown symbolises status. There is a coin underneath each of the man’s feet, symbolising earthly possessions. He holds a coin in his arm folded in the infinity symbol, symbolising flow of abundance. One coin is on top of his crown symbolising mastery and authority in the material world. His clothing is red with a blue trim symbolising passion and contemplation combined. The man is sitting on a cubic stone symbolising stability and perfection. In the background is a city symbolising opportunities. The man is sitting above it on what looks like a stage, symbolising the man has high social status.

Four of Pentacles tarot card and Astrology

Sun (Sun) in Capricorn (Devil)

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Four of pentacles in a general reading

Four of Pentacles tarot card denotes the need for security and recognition in your life. This card shows financial stability and having made a solid foundation due to career advancement and rising to the top in career and business. Just make sure you don’t take a defensive stance where you are too careful to move forward in case you will lose your comfortable position. This card shows stubbornness in the situation or in the Seeker. The Seeker needs to have control and see their money increasing. Four of pentacles tarot card often shows up when you have been nurturing something that later ends up turning against you in some way.

Tips when Four of Pentacles shows up in a reading: Four of Pentacles speaks of your relationship with money. How far are you willing to go for money? Help your clients find ways of feeling secure. When this card shows up the clients will often act as if they are poor when they, in fact, have plenty.

Four of pentacles in a love reading

In a love reading, Four of Pentacles tarot card speaks of money being an important factor in the relationship. Money might be the main motivation to stay in the relationship. If the Seeker is single Four of pentacles can indicate fears of giving and sharing keeping the Seeker single. The Seeker might be only interested in a potential partner if they are very wealthy.

Four of pentacles in a career reading

In a career reading, Four of pentacles speaks of contracts involving big money. Four of pentacles also denote careers in well-established firms.

Four of pentacles as Feelings

Four of pentacles as feelings can mean the Seeker loves material comfort and they need to feel secure. It is possible, they are not feeling very secure and are looking into how they can safeguard themselves and their assets. If you are asking how someone is feeling about you, Four of pentacles can mean this person is feeling protective of themselves. They could have a lot to lose in a personal relationship and are not going to open up quickly. It could take this person a while before they fall in love.

Learn what Four of Pentacles tarot card means in the Grand Tableau. 

Personality types in Four of pentacles tarot card

Four of pentacles tarot card is someone who is very well-connected and is always hungry for more success and wealth. Four of pentacles tarot people are very stubborn and don’t let go of their position easily. They rarely take advice from others and therefore go through many hard life lessons, especially in their personal life. This is someone who is resisting change and are limited by their own control issues.

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Four of pentacles tarot card meanings reversed

Four of Pentacles reversed indicates a lack of something solid and dependable. There is nothing really reliable to hold on to. The seeker might be foolish with their money. There is meanness with money, business problems and poor self-esteem seen in Four of pentacles reversed. Four of pentacles tarot card reversed often shows up when the Seeker is penny smart but pound foolish. 

Personality types in reversed Four of pentacles tarot card

Four of pentacles reversed indicates someone who is holding onto material accomplishments out of fear of failure and abandonment. They often lose their financial security due to their lack of generosity, and they become greedy and needy as a result. They believe money is the answer to all problems and measure their worth against how much is in their bank account. This is someone who tries to impress others by pretending to be much more successful than what they really are. Four of pentacles reversed people tend to lose track of what is really important in life.

Four Of Pentacles Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Four of Pentacles:

4 of pentacles + The Fool: New money. A new investment. A rich kid. Born rich. 

4of pentacles + The Magician: Successful sale. Getting more than you thought. 

4 of pentacles + The High Priestess: Secret investment. Businesswoman. 

4 of pentacles + The Emperor: Government money. Businessman. 

4 of pentacles + The Hierophant: Private schools. Financial institutions. 

4 of pentacles + Strength: Passionate about business and investment. Compassionate with money. 

4 of pentacles + The Hermit: A wealthy benefactor. 

4 of pentacles + Justice: Protecting your assets. Compensation. Business law. 

4 of pentacles + Temperance: Business management. 

4 of pentacles + The Devil: Dirty money. 

4 of pentacles + The Tower: Fighting about money. 

4 of pentacles + Ace of wands: A new financial opportunity. 

4 of pentacles + Two of wands: Business negotiation. Financial planning. 

4 of pentacles + Eight of wands: Business travel. Business news. 

4 of pentacles + Nine of wands: Pressure in business. Pressure to perform in business. 

4 of pentacles + Page of wands: Early stages in business. 

4 of pentacles + King of wands: Business leader. 

4 of pentacles + Ace of cups: Loving your business. 

4 of pentacles + Three of cups: Wealthy friends. 

4 of pentacles + Five of cups: Financial disappointments. 

4 of pentacles + Ten of cups: Spiritual entrepreneurship. 

4 of pentacles + Knight of cups: Travelling up the business and social ladder. 

4 of pentacles + Ace of swords: Cuts in business. 

4 of pentacles + Two of swords: Business contract. 

4 of pentacles + Five of swords: Financial betrayal. 

4 of pentacles + Knight of swords: Competition in business. 

4 of pentacles + Ace of pentacles: New wealth. 

4 of pentacles + Five of pentacles: Financial loss. 

4 of pentacles + Ten of pentacles: Family money. 

Four of pentacles tarot card meanings summary

Four of pentacles is a tarot card that speaks of wealth on the material plane, rather than a spiritual aspect. There is the need to always have more money when Four of pentacles shows up. There is also a need to flaunt and impress with money. Status is of importance. Sometimes this card shows up when the seeker has a fear of being poor, and business and money matters come before friendships and intimacy. Four of pentacles can indicate that the seeker has trust issues, especially if it shows up reversed.  


  1. Vivi February 25, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Hi Inger,
    Please help me :
    I asked my cards about the possible events in my relationship in the next one month.
    (we have serious communication problems, disagrees, we can’t meet enough, but we love each other) I got the four of pentacles reversed and the Magician upright.
    as a plus card-what the card would like to say-show about our relationship, i got the High Priestess.

    What do you think about it?



  2. Inger Bråthen February 25, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Hi Vivi, The High Priestess as a positive in your relationship denotes you and your partner have a special bond. The Magician denotes you found your soul mate. The stakes are higher thus fear of abandonment also becomes greater, which I think is the core issue behind why you feel there is lack in communication. Read more here about the Magician in a love reading here:

    Four of pentacles reversed speaks of taking a step back and letting go of control issues. Instead focus on the bigger picture. You both want the same thing, but you have different ways of expressing it.

  3. ricky bamford October 7, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Hi Inger,
    I asked about whether my partner was trust worthy and got the 7 of Swords and the 4 of pentacles ( reversed) . Could this be me influencing my reading through my gut feelings?

  4. Inger Bråthen October 8, 2016 at 4:46 am

    Hi, 4s are all about commitment, and when it shows up reversed, it could be the person is afraid to commit. Seven of swords can mean your partner finds it hard to trust and is a bit cynical about love and relationships… This layout can give you more answers:

  5. Phuong November 27, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Hi Inger!

    I asked about what I need to know about a connection I have with a person and laid down three cards, and I got the four of pentacles followed by the ten of cups and the World. I am new to learning card combinations, so was wondering what your thoughts are? Thanks!

  6. Inger Bråthen November 27, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Hi, I believe the cards are telling you to be yourself 100%, and to celebrate each other’s differences 🙂

  7. Gigi December 4, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Hi, I asked about someone who I learned lied to me, if he was indeed deceptive. To be sure of my perception since he made me feel like maybe I was wrong, in the past: 7cups reversed; future position 2 cards came out: the fool reversed and 4 of pentacles; future: 2 wands reversed. Thank you, I’m new to tarot.

  8. Inger Bråthen December 5, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Hi, in a reading, when you get a 7 (like 7 of cups) with the fool, it means you have a strong intuitive connection, and can definitely trust in your own judgement 🙂

  9. Joana T Salvador April 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Reverse- could also be lack of self confidence and fear of abandonment 😉

  10. Rickey October 26, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Hi Inger, I did a 3 card layout regarding my love interest, and the 1st card i got Temperance in the “Love & me” position, Four of Pentacles in the “Situation” position, and Judgment as a “Challenge”. I’m studying the cards as i type this, and realizing i got 2 angels in the same reading and they’re both ‘Majors. I’m getting the sense the four of pents is telling me that affection is being withhold; could the judgment card coming after it tell me to make my move?

  11. Inger Bråthen October 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    When judgement shows up in the challenge position it is extra important to use good judgement because someone is not what they seem. 4 of Pentacles is telling you to observe and get to know more about this situation because things are not exactly as they seem.

  12. Rickey October 26, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Thank you, Inger.

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