Four of Pentacles
This tarot card is a reflection of our success and its rewards. Yet, there is a sense of alienation that permeates through. This highlights the fact that to truly achieve the zenith of success, we need to put relationships with loved ones on the back burner. While they may be our inspiration, and ultimately the beneficiaries of all that we have achieved, we have forgotten to keep them involved along the journey. This card conveys the message that we need to break down the walls we have unknowingly erected around us, and be generous with our time, money, and love.
The biggest chunk of the Tarot deck, 56 of the 78 cards, comprise the Minor Arcana. 40 cards out of these fall exclusively under the Minor Arcana, while the other 16 also form a part of the Royal Arcana or Court Cards. If the Major Arcana can be said to convey the big picture, the Minor Arcana signifies the specifics in the life of a person. It is divided into four parts: The Suit of Swords signifies the realm of the mind and intellect, our decisions and insights. The Suit of Cups has to do with the things of the heart, things we love and care about. The Suit of Wands represents our power and life energy as applied to the situations and events we face in life. And lastly, the Suit of Pentacles represent our labours and the rewards we gain from them.