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Intro: Four of Coins Tarot Card Meaning - financial stability

Tarot Alley uses the Rider Waite type of deck for our meanings, symbols, interpretations, etc.

When determining the Four of Coins tarot card meaning, you should consider that it’s a Coins card and a Four. The Suit of Coins represents the material world. Fours represent equality, persistence, and stability.

In this way, we can determine that the Four of Coins represents financial stability.

Take a look at the Rider-Waite Four of Coins displayed to the left (or above).

What is your first impression?

Who is this? What is he doing? Why does he have coins under his feet? Why is he holding one up like that? Why is there one on top of his head?

There’s no right or wrong answer here, just your interpretation.

Astrology: Sun in Capricorn
Element: Earth
Numerology: 4 (equality, persistence, stability)

Common Symbols

  • Coins Underfoot: to represent being anchored by money
  • Coin on the Mind: to represent (literally) money being on the mind
  • Coin by the Heart: to represent the importance of money

Keywords & Concepts

  • Conservation
  • Preservation
  • Protection
  • Safety

The Four of Coins for Personal Growth

Affirmation: I use my resources wisely.

Rather than obsess about the restrictions limited resources leave you with, think in terms of your goals.

Ask Yourself:

  • How do your actions impact your wealth and other goals?
  • What actions are appropriate for your situation?
  • What factors determine how conservative or generous you are?
  • What kinds of things must be preserved at all costs?
  • When is greediness or stinginess a good trait to have?
  • When might generosity work against you?
  • How might a blind dedication to protection be limiting your life?
  • How might greed or stinginess be distorting your perspective today?

Interpreting the Four of Coins

Generally, the Four of Coins represents financial stability. However, like all things, this isn’t permanent. Take advantage of your current position by saving for a rainy day.

Don’t be reckless! Be financially conservative right now so you’re prepared for periods of instability in the future.

The Reversed Four of Coins

How you read reversals is a personal choice. You can ignore reversals and read them as if the card is upright (this is what I often choose to do) or you can interpret reversals as variations of what they would mean upright. There are 3 common ways to read reversals: as a negative interpretation, as an opposite interpretation, or as a block on the upright interpretation. Check out How to Read Reversals for more information.

Typically, a reversed Four of Coins represents cheapness. Examples include:

  • Being stingy
  • Refusing to spend money on things that are needed
  • Spending a dollar to save a penny

Examples of the Four of Coins

Specific Interpretations

Specific situations are the general interpretation (from above) used for a specific situation (love, career, etc). There is no need to memorize these (or even look them up) if you understand the general interpretation. However, here are some basic interpretations for some specific situations:


Seek balance between your romantic needs and financial needs. Spending too little can be just as bad as spending too much.


Every opportunity to save has a cost so make sure your conservative approach is truly appropriate for what’s going on.


Let love and sharing dominate. Open yourself to new things (experiences, people, points of view).

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The Four of Coins tarot card meaning is all about financial stability. Save now to prepare for tomorrow. Remember frugality and cheapness aren’t the same thing.

Once you feel comfortable with the Four of Coins tarot card meaning, check out the next card in the tarot deck: the Five of Coins Tarot Card Meaning.


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