Short meaning: You fear losing your financial security and stability and avoid taking material risks. It is right to be cautious with money and assess risk. Be open to opportunity though; a chance to change your fortune could pass you by.
In-depth meaning: The Subject may be feeling a little insecure at the moment, fearing change or upheaval in their life. They may feel proud and happy with what they have achieved up to now and are desperately clinging on to it, unprepared to take a risk or do anything out of the norm. They are right to feel happy and proud of what they have achieved, but it is not always good to just hold on to what they’ve got, the Subject could be missing out on something great if they can just open up a little.
Whilst it is right to protect what we have built up, and maintain levels of security that make us happy and confident in life, by focusing solely on what we already have, we could be leaving no room for anything new to come into our lives, which is not healthy. The Subject will be avoiding risks and opportunities and, as such, could overlook the chance to attain something that is ultimately better than what they already have.
Notes on the image: As the vine grows, it produces more Pentacles, it is a healthy plant and growing vigorously, so much so that a branch is growing out of the picture and can’t be seen. This indicates that we must keep an eye open for other opportunities so that we don’t miss out on something new, and not just focus on what we have.