#### Leisa

Four. This is the number of solidity, stability, foundations, hard work and tangible achievement. It also is the number of the earth, and of rational and logical thought and intellectualism. The Pythagoreans considered four the perfect number and the foundation of all things; four when added to the first three numbers totals ten, which returns to one, the Monad.

Perhaps the greatest significance of four is its relationship to wholeness. throughout history, humankind's efforts to find wholeness are quaternary. We have four seasons, four elements, four cardinal points and four limbs of the human body. There are four suits of the Tarot's Minor Arcana, and four suits in playing cards. There are four basic functions of Jungian types (thinking, feeling, sensation and intuition), and Einstein and Minkowski discovered four fundamental forces in nature.

In the Tarot, four often indicates a stabilizing or ordering process taking place. Where mundane work is concerned, it relates to labor that lacks creativity, yet does produces security.