In this combination, we have one dude who clings tightly to what’s known (his money it looks like), and the other dude boldly goes forth and establishes a unique vision for himself. This combination is seemingly at odds, but when working together, are capable of dynamic change.
The 4 of pentacles is ruled by the sun in Capricorn, and the 3 of wands is ruled by the sun in Aries, forming what’s called a square aspect in Astrology. Square aspects are when two planets are 90 degrees apart in the sky, and are always points of tension, but ultimately lead to action and change. So with the 4 of pentacles, there’s this idea of holding on, clinging, at odds with this Aries, boldly going forth. How do you reconcile such energies? God only knows, I struggle with this myself.
It’s a collective thing….a total full moon lunar eclipse is set to happen today, triggering the Uranus/Pluto ongoing square – oddly in Aries/Capricorn (respectively). Do we do the same-as-it-ever-was or do we establish a more bold, mature path into the future? And how? I imagine it has something to do with ingenuity, Tower-like breakdowns and breakthroughs, personal and collective revolutions…
We might find that our established way of doing things is no longer working and are forced into trying things in new ways. Job layoffs, relationships that no longer work…deeply rooted psychological patterns that keep you stuck….all these things are being dredged up for all to look at. YAY…!?
Yeah, anyway, the cards seem to be reflecting this collective/individual purging taking place between holding on to what you have and developing a larger vision of the life you truly desire. I would say go with the latter, and transmute the 4 of pentacles, invest that energy into the new territory you will inevitably find yourself in.