Upright: Stable, cautious, protective, security, possesive
Reversed: Greed, hoarding, lack mindset, self interest
Four, pentacles (coins), buildings, bench, crown
Upright: This card represents security. While you feel secure with what you have, you may be wary of making any changes for fear you will lose your sense of security. You don’t want to chance anything and so you hold steady with where you are. This card may indicate that it is good to hold steady with your current position until you feel ready to make change. On the other hand, it might also mean that you are blocking the natural cycle of give and receive. Consider making a small purchase or investment, purge your closet, or change up one thing in your daily routine to see that giving a little allows for positive growth and change.
Reversed: If this card is pulled in a reverse position, it may mean that you are hoarding resources for yourself. It can also represent clinging too tightly to material things that don’t matter, making you miss spiritual and emotional opportunities and benefits. Consider where your focus has been lately and try to think of things from a non-material, larger perspective. This reversed card may also indicate that you are struggling with personal boundaries. You are putting up extreme barriers and walls out of fear that others will not respect you or take too much from you. Take some time to look at your boundaries, recognize that you are safe and secure, and you can allow others in.
The number 4 represents structure and stability. It points to the practical parts of one’s self and life. Four also points to balance and financial security.
In a positive light, the number 4 refers to order, steady growth, groundedness, slow or unmoving, superior management skills, and attention to detail.
In a negative light, the number 4 represents stubbornness, rigidity, argumentative, lack of creativity or fun, and procrastination.
The Root Chakra represents safety and security, physically, emotionally, and financially. It governs our animalistic desires and raw emotions, like anger, passion, fear, lust, and safety. Tarot cards associated with the root chakra have to do with grounding, health, and security.