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Four of Pentacles Art and Meaning

Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

A crowned figure, having a pentacle over his crown, clasps another with hands and arms; two pentacles are under his feet. He holds to that which he has.

About the Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Meaning of Four of Pentacles from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck

Upright

The surety of possessions, cleaving to that which one has, gift, 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.