Card of the Day: January 23, 2021 — Four of Pentacles
The Four of Pentacles makes me think of "money-grubbing." He's holding onto three of those pentacles very tightly -- using two hands to hold onto one, and standing on two others. But, there is one on top of his head, like a crown. However, that crown could blow off.
Even with the blow-off possibility, this card still signifies someone who is holding onto what he or she has, very tightly.
Notice the background. Some cards have very lush backgrounds. But not this one. He's standing on a gray slab, with gray skies behind him. There is a city behind him, with silvery blue buildings on the west and earthy-looking towers on the right, but the dominant color is that gray. Well, that along with the yellow of the pentacles and the red of his long tunic.
Traditionally the card signifies possessiveness, insecurity, hoarding, and stinginess. Well, all those traits sound very admirable. (Not!) However, it can also mean stability, security, conservation and savings, along with frugality and wealth. Like all the cards of the suit of Pentacles, it indicates assets and physical possessions.
The card usually tells people to hold onto what they have, or to loosen their grip on what they have. It can definitely go either way, depending on the nature of the situation and the client's question. But it will always indicate either holding onto or letting go of something.