One of the things I like about the design of the Minor Arcana in this set is that a different colour dominates each suit. The suit of Spheres (Earth, Pentacles) is washed throughout with green. From 1-10, each of the suits show the same set of its own characters. Within the suit of Spheres, we see a young woman and an angel.
In this scenario, the woman clutches tightly to her spheres. She looks down to them affectionally, as though they were a baby. The angel beside her looks sombre.
Today’s card has two meanings. For some of us, it will regard holding onto our finances. On occasion, this card can warn of potential financial difficulties on the horizon. It might be reminding you to hold on to the pennies that bit tighter than you have recently, since you may have greater need for them a little further down the track.
For others, the card will have quite a different message. Have you been holding on to your money or possessions too tightly? Saving can be commendable but we mustn’t become controlled by the physical things in life. The angel in this card will remind you that they are never as important as spending time with family and loved ones.
If you can afford to relinquish a little cash or share your possessions with others, then today might just be the day for it. The 4 of Pentacles is a worthy warning against spending money willy-nilly, but it also reminds us of an old saying – we can’t take our money and possessions with us. Is this card suggesting we simply enjoy them today?
Which message from the Winged Spirits rings true for you? How can you bring about balance within your physical life?
Illustration from Winged Spirit Tarot by David Sexton, published by U. S. Games Systems, Inc. 1999