Element: Earth

Sign: 3. decan of Capricorn

Planet: Sun

Tree of Life: Chesed

Light: stability, security, control, possession

Shadow: comfort but limitation

Lord of Earthly Power

The Four of Disks, also known as the Lord of Earthly Power, is a card that represents the manifestation of power in the physical realm. This title comes from the card’s depiction of a fortress, symbolizing the solidification of power and the establishment of order. The fortress is both a symbol of protection and limitation, showing the balance between security and restriction. The Four of Disks reminds us that while it’s important to establish and maintain our power, we should also be mindful of the limitations that come with it.

Joe’s Divine Guidance - Four of Disks in a Tarot Reading



The Four of Disks in the upright position signifies stability, security, and control. It represents a time of material success and financial stability, achieved through hard work and perseverance. This card encourages you to protect your accomplishments and maintain your position of power. 

In its reversed form, the Four of Disks suggests a potential loss of control or stability. It may indicate financial instability or a lack of security in your personal or professional life. This tarot card encourages you to reassess your situation and consider whether you’re holding on too tightly to material possessions or power.

Mystical Symbolism - Four of Disks Thoth

Image of the Four of Disks in the Thoth tarot deck.

Fortress: The fortress in the Four of Disks symbolizes security and protection. It represents the solidification of power and the establishment of order.


Four Sigils of Elements: The four sigils of elements (fire, water, air, and earth) represent the establishment of the universe in three dimensions, signifying solidification and materialization.


Battlements: The battlements of the towers symbolize the protection and defense of one’s possessions and achievements.

Southern Gate: The Southern Gate represents the primary entrance to Malkuth, emphasizing the significance of empowering ourselves in the practical realm of everyday life.

Tree of Life: Chesed and the Four of Disks

The Four of Disks is linked with Chesed on the Tree of Life, which represents mercy and kindness. In the context of the Four of Disks, this card embodies the concept of power used wisely and kindly. It encourages us to use our power not just for personal gain but also for the benefit of others.

Astrology Insights

The Four of Disks in the Thoth Tarot is associated with the Sun in Capricorn. The Sun represents vitality and self-expression, while Capricorn, an Earth sign, is associated with practicality, reliability, and a strong work ethic. This combination suggests a practical approach to achieving power and maintaining stability. It encourages us to work diligently and responsibly to achieve our goals and secure our position.