Four OF Pentacles DETAILED MEANINGGrounding
Disembodied arms grasp a Pentacle tightly, three other Pentacles have escaped this grip. A small hamlet can be seen in the distance.
The meaning of this card is that after certain material success, the questioner is unwilling to let go past successes and strive for improvement. The Four warns of becoming obsessed with material gain at the expense of everything else. Is the questioner concerned with keeping up with the Joneses, with acquiring the latest gadgets, has he lost sight of the true meaning of his existence ?. This card warns that true creativity can not occur if too much focus is placed on material possessions. Material things surely make us feel secure but to strive for this security hinders our creative process. The Four warns against becoming too greedy and withholding money, favours or even our feelings. When we become successful the problem we face is complacency, what would happen if success disappeared tomorrow. As with all cards in this suit, we must strive to reach above and never stop moving forward to develop our lives. Whenever the Four appears challenge yourself, do not think " How can I possibly afford to follow my dreams?", the old adage that what ever you giveaway comes back twofold has never applied to another card more than the Four of Pentacles. Sometimes it is good to start again from scratch, to give things away, to develop a more flexible financial outlook. When we have fear of letting go we find that we become hemmed in by material circumstance.
Alchemical Element : Earth