Sunday, 26 March 2017


Daily Draw: The Margarete Petersen Tarot, Four of Coins

I was thinking of our four year plan for a new set of walls when I drew this card which means occupying a space, solidity and structure. 

In this deck the serpent appears as a lemniscate in the two of coins and looks outward in the Ace. Here the head is inward perhaps indicating the dangers of self-imprisonment. On the surface it appears there is more gold outside the boundary drawn by the snake's body than within it. 

Yet as well as stillness the snake represents mobility and flex thereby overcoming the rigidity of holding on too tightly. 

As Petersen explains this card offers four possibilities - a solid space, security ensuing from that, the power of boundaries and going beyond all limits. 

A practical and earthy four of coins which speaks of the freedoms that come from structuring oneself and ones resources while hinting at the need to remain flexible. 


  1. The flexibility of that snake makes this Four of Coins a much more positive rendition than the usual RWS version. Everyone needs there own secure, sacred space! :)

  2. This is my favourite four of coins ever. That sacred space interpretation is a keeper. Thank you!

  3. The coin looks like a Chinese coin. Fortune favors those that are prepared.