THE FOUR OF PENTACLES
For comparison, here's The Four of Pentacles from the Rider/ Waite/ Smith deck:
THE FOUR OF PENTACLES: I find the Spirit Hill version of this card very pleasing. It's reminiscent to me of the American Indian Kokopelli, who wanders playing his flute. (Years back, this myth came into my life when I'd just begun playing and collecting flutes and didjeridus.) And Stone's version of this card sent me off on a mini-quest. I'd forgotten that Calliope (see bottom of his card above) is the muse of epic poetry. Well, not to over-identify simply because I'm a Capricorn and this four is one of my "family" of cards since it's often attributed to Sun in Capricorn, but it does seem at least somewhat appropriate for me, given I write poetry and have also taught it. Then there are the words "The Owner, and his power, and his love of power." These put me in mind of something I'd just read in "Gnostic Philosophy," by Tobias Churton, so I went thumbing through the book to find the exact quote: "Words express powers. The right use of words (poetry or the making thereof) invokes or evokes psychic energies." And that brings us right back to Calliope. What an intriguing new level this brings to the The Four of Pentacles (well beyond any personal identification I obviously have with any of its light or dark aspects :-D).
DIFFERENT OR LESS COMMON, EVEN QUIRKY MEANINGS FOR THE FOUR OF PENTACLES (i.e. the below is not intended to be an exhaustive exploration of this card; a quick google will produce a wider variety of takes should you not be familiar with this card):
Body shame (covering up).
Fear of or actual loss or privation.
Someone who "plays their cards very close to their chest."
You're being controlling. Lighten up.
They may never admit it, but they really do understand. You'll just have to be content with knowing this.
Yes, you can control this. But do you really want a situation you have to work so hard to control? And at what cost?
A disciplined activity would be good for you right now.
An avid collector.
Experiencing one's power to create order internally and/or externally.
Careful and appropriate management of material affairs.
Resource: Hippie Tarots, being an aging hippie, I enjoyed this site -- six cards from each of six different decks.
Please see the top of the sidebar for my background with the Tarot and a recommendation to beginners.
‘til next time, keep managing your power joyfully and enjoying The Tarot,
[aka: Patricia Kelly]
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