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Four of Pentacles Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Four of Pentacles

About the Deck

Vivid Waite Smith

These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.

Provenance

Loren Lundgren, © 2021

Tags

pentacles-4, four-of-coins, four, pentacles

Description

A crowned figure with a pentacle over his head clasps another pentacle with his hands and arms. Two pentacles lie beneath his feet. He holds on to what he has.

Meaning of Four of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

Security of possessions, keeping what one has, gifts, legacy, inheritance.

Reversed

Suspense, delay, opposition.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Loss of money.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

For a bachelor, pleasant news from a lady.

Reversed

Observation, hindrances.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Pleasure, Gaiety, Enjoyment, Satisfaction

Reversed

Obstacles, Hindrances.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

you will receive a flower from a loving hand; cherish it faithfully, and it will bring you good fortune and happiness – the first rose that is presented to you will tell you that you are entering the rosy month of love.

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