The Four of Pentacles card suggests that my power today lies in possession. I choose not to be bound, identified, or paralyzed by ownership, possessions or means in order that I may always have a free hand and room to grow. I am practical, responsible, and determined about protecting my purpose or advocating for my resources. I am empowered by the status quo and my asset is value.

A man with a crown is seated. His feet rest on two golden pentacles set on solid flat ground. He holds one cradled in his arms. On his crown stands a fourth pentacle. The sky behind him is a monochrome gray and the vista of an entire city is behind him.

The man is hardly royalty. His seat has no backing or décor, giving no indication that it is a throne. His clothing is far from regal. His crown is functional, not elegant. His hands are unable to do anything as they are locked in an embrace with that central pentacle. His feet may be smothering the energy that the two pentacles on the floor could deliver. Does he even know the pentacle on his crown is there? It is probably weighing heavy on him. Pentacles represent materialism and the pursuit of wealth and possessions.

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