*Image is from the Golden Dawn Magical Tarot.
"Stable opportunities often manifest within structured limitations. Sometimes being "in the box" ain't all that bad..."
That was my interpretation of the Four of Pentacles this evening on Twitter's #pmtarot. This card often gets a negative interpretation. I think it's mostly because it's depicted as a miserly looking man who's holding tightly onto his Pentacle (RWS). Pentacles can often refer to money, and materialism is often a keyword I see associated with this card. But depending on the other cards around it, I don't always see it that way. Hardly ever actually. Pentacles to me is about manifesting wealth on Earth (or, as this card says, power). But define true wealth.... Is it ALWAYS money or things that money can buy?
The Four of Pentacles reminds me of the foundation of a house. Safe, structured, security, stability, solidly built, home.... are all words or phrases that come to mind. Another frequent thought is earthly means of transportation. Four wheels on a car, four legs on a horse, etc. Dependable modes of transportation, I'm thinking. And finally, an old saying that also popped into my mind was; "A house is made of brick and stone, but a home is made of love alone." It's not just the four corners of the house, is it? More about what is contained WITHIN.... that lovely box we call home.... which, incidentally, can always be expanded for personal growth. That's how I got a bigger living room! It used to be a carport, but Luna (my car) doesn't mind the elements :)