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Four of Pentacles Tarot Card: Upright, Reversed, & Love Meanings

Four of Pentacles Card Meaning

The Four of Pentacles in Tarot stands for possessiveness, control, and blocked change. The Four of Pentacles meaning in a Tarot reading is the desire to control, the desire to impose one's will on another. A word of caution: Make sure your need for control doesn't get out of hand. This can lead to a stifling of creativity and individual expression.

Upright Four of Pentacles Card Meaning

When the Four of Pentacles is upright in a Tarot reading, it means you need to be careful about the level of control you're trying to exert. Some control is necessary in most situations, and you need to be firm when a situation becomes chaotic. However, you don't need to control every move made by the people around you. The Four of Pentacles also means that change is being opposed. People around you may try to maintain the status quo, or maybe you are the one who's resistant to change even when you know it's the right thing to do. Remember that full control is impossible. People need to be able to determine their own paths.

Reversed Four of Pentacles Card Meaning

When the Four of Pentacles is reversed in a Tarot reading, it means that you're ready to let go. Maybe you're ready to move on from toxic people or situations or let go of the past. You might also be feeling generous with your resources. Don't let this generosity get too extreme or someone may take advantage of you. This card can also be a good sign that you've stopped trying to control the people in your life.

Four of Pentacles Card Love Meaning

The Four of Pentacles in a Tarot love reading is a negative card. If you're single, this card could be a sign that a fear of change is holding you back from finding new love. Or maybe you need to let go of a past relationship that's holding you back. If you're in a relationship, this card can mean that one of you is acting controlling and it is having a negative impact. It could also mean that you are holding onto a grudge against your partner and it's time to make a decision to let it go if you want to move on.

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