Card by Card – Four of Pentacles

Radiant Rider-Waite Four of Pentacles

If you missed last weeks card by card post on the Five of Cups, you can read about it here.

Just like last week, I’ll be taking a look at several variations from different decks and gathering that particular Author and/or Artists thoughts and perspectives.

The Four of Pentacles is the randomly drawn COTW-card of the week.   What does it mean when you receive this card in a one card daily drawing or it turns up in a spread?

The first Four of Pentacles we will be looking at is from the Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. 2003.

Pentacles are also known as Disks, Coins, Platters, Stones, and the elemental association of Earth, just to name a few.

In Tarot Dynamics Unleashed, Anna Burroughs Cook lists the Keywords: Ambitious/Belonging and Security for Subject Card 72, the Four of Pentacles.  “Subject Card Four is all about your sense of belonging and security.” 

“Whether you’ve become too stingy or too free with your emotions, time or material resources, this is a reminder that no matter how hard you hope or try, you can’t have matters both ways.  The more stubborn you are now, the harder it will be to compromise with whatever changes are on your horizon, and the longer you will feel as if your back is to a wall.”  ~Anna Burroughs Cook

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