Today the Four of Pentacles came up in my daily draw.
Four of Pentacles Meaning
The Four of Pentacles relates to needing security and hanging onto what you have. You want to take care of yourself and build a future for the people you love. The desire for security and balance can come across as miserly and selfish, which might be appropriate at the moment; you have worked hard for your security and you want to protect it.
The message of this card is to focus on making sure everything is in order. Be aware of your surroundings and keep your possessions and values safe.
It’s also an opportunity to invest in yourself, such as learning new skills and building a stronger foundation for the future. Don’t go the cheap option; make sure you are investing in the right area.
Meanings and symbols from the card
The male figure in the card has set himself up as a king, complete with a simple crown and stone throne, set just a little above the town behind him. His purpose is to elevate himself socially and financially and create a stable base for his future.
The red colors of his gown show he has focused his energy in practical ways to create a firm foundation for himself, and now that he has achieved this, he wears a black cloak of protection to safeguard his assets.
The man is very connected is to his money. He has a foot on each on two coins, one attached to his crown, and one held tight against centre of his body. Symbolically, his money grounds him (at his feet); it is literally at his heart, at the center of his being; and at the crown of the head, it reflects his mind-set and beliefs. His arms, wrapped around the sides of the coin, almost look unnaturally twisted in his effort have physical contact with every part of its curve. He has made sure that no other hand can touch it, but it has also become a part of his identity. Wearing his coin on his crown means he is proud to show he is now a person of means and has risen through the ranks of the streets in the background to become a self-made man of note. He holds the central coin rather like a wheel—a sign that he believes money makes the world go round.
- Hoarding and greed
- Investing in yourself
- Desiring long-term security
- Fear of change
Patterns and Correspondences of the Four of Pentacles
- The Pentacles = rules the material world and money
- Suit of cards = diamonds
- Timeline = months to years
- Number 4 = practical foundations
- Zodiac sign = Capricorn
- Element = Earth
Thoughts for the day
I’ve been dabbling in Crypto for the last few months and I’m really happy with the portfolio I’ve built up. Currently the crypto market is very volatile after a dip in May, but it is slowly going up again. During this time, I’ve made the most of the ‘dip’ period to consolidate my position, build it and compound the rewards. Now that the market is starting to grow again, it’s time to make sure everything is ready for the ride back up!
I also had my CC compromised during the week. This is the third time since I changed CC providers, and I’m currently looking for an alternative before it happens again. I’m pretty sure my new CC number is being swiped before the replacement card even gets to me – they wait a few weeks to make sure the card is activated and they try using it. I don’t want to continue going through this process, so I’m looking for a new provider.
Work-wise I’ve finished my time as interim Team Lead and I’m back as a normal individual contributor. However, I have decided to take on the lead (wrangler) role of a guild, and leave my current wrangler role, which is not giving me any satisfaction. The new wrangler role will give me the opportunity to do project work, something I didn’t really get to do as interim Team Lead.