FOUR OF SWORDS

FOUR OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Contemplation, recuperation, passivity, relaxation, rest
Reversed: Restlessness, burn-out, lack of progress

FOUR OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The Four of Swords depicts the effigy of a knight lying upon a tomb. His hands are in the position of prayer and the tomb sits within a church. The stained glass behind the statue depicts a woman and child together. One sword lies beneath the knight, symbolising that there is only one key issue that is dominating your life at this time. Three further swords hang above him, pointing downwards.

UPRIGHT FOUR OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Four of Swords shows a period of rest and recovery after a time of challenge, with the promise that, once recovered, you can and will return to the challenge. In the meantime, the Four of Swords provides a new challenge – to stay silent and inactive. This is the time build up your mental strength. Meditate and spend time in a calm atmosphere. You need to replenish your strength and spend time in spiritual thinking. You need to rest and relax.
The Four of Swords is a reminder that after every crisis and before every new challenge, there is always a time of relaxation and contemplation. Constant stress and tension will break even the hardest and most resilient of people but brief periods of rest enable you to refresh your energy, concentration and focus, ready for the next challenge. These rests should be used wisely, to heal the body and ready the mind.
The Four of Swords is also a sign that you can stop worrying, put down your defences and take a breather from the chaos around you. For the moment there is a truce and you can catch your breath without being attacked again. However, bear in mind that a truce and peace are not the same thing. The Four of Swords is a guarantee that challenges will return to your life as soon as you are ready to face them, so make the most of the stillness and quiet you have earned but never lose sight of the fact that the battle is not yet over, and that there is still work to be done.
This card suggests that now is the time to rest from some difficult times, perhaps the trauma of breakup or departure, relationship or family problems, financial and health worries, stress and conflict. Take a break. This is also not the time to make decisions, particularly when you are at your most vulnerable.
The Four of Swords suggests the need for seclusion. You need seclusion to deal properly with your situation and need to experience time apart from others to gather your thoughts and feelings. Following on from the painful loss of the Three of Swords, the Four of Swords indicates your need to spend time alone to re-evaluate your life. Solitude, although often difficult to bear, is necessary for you to be able to recharge your batteries and rejuvenate your spirit. This solitary experience always bears fruit in an experience of greater inner strength and confidence. Retreat from pain, conflict and distractions, and rid yourself of stress and anxiety. Ground and re-charge yourself. Look inward for a real change and meditate daily.
In a practical sense, the Four of Swords is an indicator that you need to have some time out from your current circumstances, to reflect and review your progress so far. This is a good time to re-evaluate and re-assess your priorities. It is almost like conducting your own “Post Implementation Review” following a major milestone or a major challenge. Create some time and space to reflect on what has worked well, what has not worked well and what you need to change for the future. Pausing for reflection after each major challenge will position you well for success in the future.

REVERSED FOUR OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Four of Swords reversed can indicate that you are feeling restless and wanting to do everything at once. Even if your body is telling you that you need to rest and relax, your mind may be pushing you forward, trying to accomplish a long list of tasks. You may be getting quite sick or stressed as a result, so it is vital that you force yourself to pause and take it easy to ensure that you do not become completely run down and exhausted.
You may also be trying to avoid any period of contemplation or meditation on a particular issue because you are worried about what it might bring up. You need to return to the energy of the Three of Swords and confront the pain and grief that exists within your heart. You need to experience that pain as it is preventing you from being able to move on. Once you have experienced it, it will begin to subside and you will be able to live a more fulfilling life.
The Four of Swords reversed can also represent stagnation and a lack of action that is leading to increased frustration. For example, a long-term marriage is no longer progressing and is spiritually and emotionally empty. You may need to take a break from this stalled situation and come back to it when the energy is flowing better.
Similarly, the Four of Swords reversed suggests that you are feeling frustrated with the lack of progress and change in your life. Many things have stood still or have failed to change in the way you were hoping they would. Part of this lack of change, however, is as a result of your passive approach. There may have been situations that were frustrating to you or that you were unhappy with but you may have opted to just sit it out and hope that they would eventually change, rather than taking action to create a more desirable outcome.

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FOUR OF WANDS

FOUR OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Celebration, harmony, marriage, home, community
Reversed: Breakdown in communication, transition

FOUR OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
In the Four of Wands, a couple dances beneath a welcome wreath, tied between four crystal tipped wands. The canopy of flowers on the four wands is also similar to the wedding canopy or chuppah of the traditional Jewish ceremony and thus represents a time of fulfilment and satisfaction at the attainment of a goal. In the background stand another group of people, just in front of a large castle, also decorated in flowers. It appears as if a celebration is being held, perhaps as a homecoming or a celebration from within the castle.

UPRIGHT FOUR OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Four of Wands heralds celebration, good times, a happy and harmonious home environment and good news. In numerology, four symbolises stability and firm foundations, and in the case of the Four of Wands, you are now enjoying a period of happiness and stability. This card indicates a sense of harmony and balance as well as completion, and thus symbolises a time of peace and joy in life that come as the result of often difficult and challenging effort. The Four of Wands is one of the most positive cards in the Tarot deck and indicates general good fortune, satisfaction, and fulfilment.
With the Four of Wands, it is the perfect time to get together with your family and friends and to celebrate all the wonderful times that you have had together. Often, this card reflects the holiday period where you get together with the extended family and join in a celebration. Alternatively, it may be as simple as inviting your closest friends over for an intimate dinner and a few glasses of nice wine. The Four of Wands often points to a marriage, engagement, birth of a child, a birthday, graduation or other type of celebration that marks a special milestone.
If you have been working on a project, you will reach an important milestone and will have cause to celebrate. You have completed a significant phase of the project and can feel very proud of what you have accomplished so far. This card augurs a time of joy and satisfaction in life and represents the personal gratification of a job well done, a goal attained, and a vision beginning to be realised.
Given the Four of Wands is closely associated with the home environment, you may be working on improving or renovating your home. You may have recently purchased a new home or are very close to finding a new home and getting ready to settle down in your new environment.
The Four of Wands indicates peace, harmony and tranquillity. You may find a refuge from the turmoils of life, perhaps by meeting someone new in a romantic setting, or by finding a new place to live that is ‘away from it all’. If you have been experiencing any disagreements with others, now will be the time to make a peace offering and instead focus on creating harmony in the relationship.
The Four of Wands provides encouragement when things seem too daunting. The card serves as a reminder that most things in life do not come easily, and so when you do accomplish a major milestone, you should be proud of everything that you have achieved. The Four of Wands is also representative of move from one stage to another, and moving past mistakes and challenges to a place of peace, acceptance and happiness.

REVERSED FOUR OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Four of Wands reversed suggests there is a lack of harmony or a breakdown in communication in your family or home. There may be tension between family members or loved ones and you are finding yourself getting caught up in other people’s concerns and relationship problems. This may leave you feeling uncertain about your own relationships and what you can and cannot depend on. You may also be going through a period of transition in your family and home life and feeling some tension as a result.
Similarly, you may find your home situation becomes increasingly unstable. There may be an external threat to the peace and happiness you once had in your home. You may be placed into a temporary situation which appeases your immediate concerns but does not yet solve the longer-term issues. Depending on your living arrangements, it may be better to move home for the time being to allow things to settle.
Given the upright Four of Wands reflects stability, the reversal of this card can indicate that you are going through a period of transition where there is little stability and security. You may be experiencing multiple changes in your life, such as changing jobs, moving house and/or leaving a relationship. While you know that this is an important transition that you need to make, it can be quite unsettling, leaving you feeling out of balance and uncertain about your future.
In a relationship reading, the Four of Wands reversed reflects someone who may not be looking for a particularly long-term relationship but is willing to invest in it for the time being. There is a lack of commitment, or even a fear of commitment, which is preventing them from wanting a long-term relationship.

FOUR OF CUPS

FOUR OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Meditation, contemplation, apathy, re-evaluation
Reversed: Boredom, missed opportunity, being aloof

FOUR OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The Four of Cups depicts a young man sitting under a tree far away from others in what looks like deep contemplation and meditation. In fact, he is so engrossed in deep contemplation that he does not appear to notice the cup being presented to him by an outstretched arm. A further three cups stand at his feet, symbolising the world and its attractions but again, he pays little attention to these. In this sense, he indicates the need to look deep into our Self to discover the answers we seek. External influences can be distracting and may not lead us to the goal we seek even if those influences purport to be of a spiritual nature.
This young man and his predicament suggest the story of the Buddha under the Bodhi Tree, contemplating the state of the Universe and unwilling to rise until he has reached the Truth. He is not taking the cup and indeed appears to be paying no attention to it whatsoever. He misses this gift of love and opportunity because he’s completely tuned within.

UPRIGHT FOUR OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Four of Cups often appears when you are bored or dissatisfied with the status quo. You may be feeling disengaged, apathetic, or unmotivated. Life has become stale or ‘flat’ and there is little that excites you anymore. To overcome this, the Four of Cups suggests a need to re-evaluate your situation and to look deep within your own psyche to find understanding and meaning. Turn your attention inward to find the Truth for which you are searching. Avoid distractions and examine your heart and mind to gain clarity.
Similarly, the Four of Cups signifies disappointment in someone or in a situation. You may be growing tired of the same old struggle that has been carried on too long in the past. As a result, you have started to withdraw and go within yourself to seek greater peace and tranquillity. If you are becoming particularly ‘pouty’ or sulky about your predicament, the Four of Cups is then a call to action; it is time to wake up, be alert and to be open to new experiences that offer a more positive outcome.
The Four of Cups can sometimes point to defensiveness. This can be noticed in the body language displayed in the crossed arms and legs of the man on the card. He chooses to ignore the possibility of what the cup has to offer. Possibly he has been hurt emotionally before, as this is the Suit of Cups, and he is fearful to expose himself to that again, hence he is closing himself off to this opportunity. Consider what opportunities you are ignoring or declining, and ask yourself whether this is because you truly believe you would not benefit from it, or whether this is because you are fearful of what may follow. Be mindful of any defensiveness in your responses and reactions.
At its worst, the Four of Cups is a stubborn, ungrateful and self-absorbed card. Whether you are off in your own little world, depressed, selfish, afraid to reach out or are nursing wounds from a bad relationship, the isolation in your world is self-imposed. You may be only concerned with your own troubles and problems, neglecting the needs of others. Be mindful that your detachment from being part of the world is becoming an issue. Remember, there is always an opportunity for you to reconnect with the world around you. Look at that cup being offered to you!
Often, the Four of Cups indicates that an offer has been presented to you but you are holding off making any sort of decision or evaluation of that opportunity until you have had more time for reflection and consideration. Notice that while the man in this card has not accepted the offer being presented to him, he has not completely rejected it either. The cup will continue to be there and the decision to accept or reject it can be made at any point. For now, though, it is the time for contemplation, research and meditation. When all of the answers are in, and it feels right emotionally, then you can take action but in the short-term, you do not need to make an immediate choice.
The Four of Cups serves as a reminder not to take life for granted. Numerologically, four signifies that you have created a solid foundation for yourself and a strong sense of stability and security. However, sometimes this can play to your disadvantage, where you feel so content, safe and secure that you begin to take your relationships and other aspects of life for granted. Thus, when the Four of Cups appears it must be taken as a cautionary note. It bears the message that there is a lot of love in your life but it can and will slip away if you do not continue to nurture it and demonstrate your appreciation for everything that you have gained so far. Most of the time, people do not realise the abundance they live in every day. They are too concerned with what they want, and they have no time to look at their lives and see how much they already have. A lot of the disappointment in life comes from people who want more but who already have all that they need. The key to overcoming this disappointment is simply to see all the good that is in your life already, and be thankful for it every day. So open up your eyes and look for yourself!

REVERSED FOUR OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Four of Cups reversed suggests that there is a good possibility that an offer will come your way but you must work hard to go out and get it. It is sitting right under your nose, so make sure you snap it up before you miss out! You may also be too focused on your own issues that you completely miss this opportunity or are unaware that it even exists. Keep your eyes and heart open to new possibilities, and release some of the focus on yourself to allow new opportunities to appear.
The Four of Cups reversed also reflects a time when you may be reluctant to open your heart to someone or to express your true feelings, instead withdrawing and isolating yourself from the other person. Be mindful of how this may be impacting those who are close to you and be considerate of their needs as well as your own.
On a more positive note, if you have been going through a period of stagnation, boredom or apathy, you will begin to feel restless with this state of being, and will want to break free from this rut. Put aside any negative thoughts or sulky behaviour. Embrace the opportunities that are already being offered to you. Reconnect with others and let them know how much you appreciate them.

FOUR OF PENTACLES

FOUR OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Control, stability, security, possession, conservatism
Reversed: Greed, materialism, self-protection

FOUR OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The Four of Pentacles shows a man sitting on stool, away from his home town. He tightly holds onto his pentacles or coins in a very defensive posture as though he were hoarding them for fear of loss. One pentacle is balanced on his head, one clutched between his hands, and two are securely placed underneath his feet. He is making sure that no-one touches his coins! And, he cannot go anywhere because his feet are busy holding the coins down. In other words, this man is so tied up with his possessions, that he cannot do anything else. His eyes appear darkened from hard work but his mouth betrays the hint of a smile, which comes from the self-satisfaction of his accomplishments.

UPRIGHT FOUR OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Four of Pentacles generates both positive and negative perceptions. On the one hand, this card signifies that you have accomplished many of your goals and have attained great material wealth in the process. However, on the other hand, there is a risk that you will come to value only material wealth, thus becoming possessive and/or greedy in ensuring that no-one else takes away your wealth.
The Four of Pentacles indicates that you are in a position where you are financially stable and secure with solid investments. You are very conservative about money and are not inclined to gamble in financial matters. You are very protective of what you have accumulated over time, and slowly and steadily you increase your net worth through saving money and safe investments. You are self-sufficient both financially and emotionally, as you often equate money with emotional security.
Although this card shows a practical and financially stable person, it often indicates possessiveness, greed and an overly cautious approach to life. You may be afraid to take risks, both financially and emotionally for fear of losing everything that you have attained so far. As a result, you may be vaguely unhappy and unfulfilled. Deep down you are starting to realise that you have sold out for a conservative and overly ‘safe’ approach to life.
Thus, the Four of Pentacles indicates one of the dangers of prosperity, the temptation to value money far above its real worth. If wealth and financial success lead to a miserly or penny-pinching attitude, then you have found yourself in a narrow-minded state where nothing is perceived to have any significant value other than money. This attitude is an expression of extreme attachment to the material ‘things’ of the world and is unhealthy in the long-term. Sadly, possessions have become your life and you now assess your self-worth based on how expensive your car is, how many bedrooms and flat-screen TVs your house has, etc. What this also means is that you must continually work hard to generate an income to sustain this standard of living and to sustain your ongoing obsession with material possession.
Sometimes, the Four of Pentacles can indicate an inflexible attitude that is resistant to change. You have already established a way of living that now works for you, so why change? Change appears to be a threat to your certainty, safety and security, and may place you at risk of losing all that is important to you. Any suggestion of doing things differently is therefore going to be met with resistance for fear of how it will impact your personal sense of security. Thus, you are more likely to favour tradition and tried-and-tested ways of doing things, rather than taking any risks at this point.
The Four of Pentacles can also indicate a need to control your environment. You want to be in charge to ensure that your world does not get altered or changed, and as a result, you demand compliance and you insist on having things your way. You want to create order amidst the chaos, to bring a state of calm and stability back into your life. However, the downside is that you cannot always have things your way and you may prove to be too much for some, isolating yourself from friends or family.

REVERSED FOUR OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS
Reversed, the conservatism of the Four of Pentacles has turned to greed and stinginess. You are haunted by a fear of poverty that compels you to be materialistic. You are extremely defensive and self-protective materially and emotionally, fearful of opening up and trusting other people. You are very reluctant to spend money and you are keeping a very tight rein on your cash. On the flipside, you may be spending too much money and need to get a better hold of your financial resources.
In relationship reading, the Four of Pentacles reversed suggests that you have spent your time recently focused on career-building and material acquisitions, rather than your relationships. This approach to life has been quite successful financially but is very limiting when it comes to connecting authentically with others. You have created a prison for your time and your energy by building up this solid wall of work and financial responsibilities, and will need to release and escape from this to some extent if you want to focus on more personal issues. The important thing to realise is that success in your career is beneficial but only to a point. You may need to examine your life and determine what you can give up, particularly in terms of effort and time put towards work and other similar activities, so that you can have more energy available for developing personal relationships.
The Four of Pentacles reversed asks you to loosen your hold on your need for security and stability and step outside your comfort zone. While it will feel a bit shaky at the start, this is an important step in your personal development.

FOUR OF PENTACLES

Four of Pentacles Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Holding on to people/possessions/ issues, deep seated/past issues, hoarding, stinginess, control, possessiveness, financial stability, financial security, saving for big purchases or retirement, greed, materialism, wealth, penny-pinching, isolation, boundaries, keeping to yourself, lack of openness

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Four of Pentacles Tarot card can indicate that you are holding on to people, possessions, situations or past issues. It can be an indication that there are deep seated issues affecting you that you need to process and let go of. This Minor Arcana card can indicates that you may be trying very hard to cling onto the people or possessions that give you a sense of security. You may be holding onto things in an unhealthy, possessive, controlling or toxic way or someone may be holding onto you in such a manner. It can indicate that you need to establish your boundaries or respect the boundaries of other people. The Four of Pentacles can also indicate a lack of openness, blocking or obstructing progress, keeping to yourself or a sense of isolation. It can represent wealth, greed, materialism and penny pinching.

Health
In a health Tarot spread, the Four of Pentacles can indicate that you may be holding on to old negative energy from past issues or experiences that may be having a knock on effect on your health. It might be a good idea to try reiki or some form of energy healing to help you release those energies. If you are holding onto old emotional or psychological baggage, talking to a friend or professional counsellor might help you to release some of those issues. It is also a card of retention so you may be suffering from constipation or water retention when it appears.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, the Four of Pentacles is not a great card to get. If you are in a relationship, it can indicate that either you or your partner may be acting in a possessive, jealous or controlling manner which could be having a negative effect on your relationship. Be careful not to hold on so tight that you squeeze the life out of your relationship. It can also be an indication that one of you is holding onto past wrongs or a grudge or that there are deep seated issues causing issues in the relationship. If you partner has wronged you in some way you will need to make a decision to either forgive them and move forward together or let go of the relationship. Holding onto grudges is toxic and breeds resentment. If you are single, the Four of Pentacles indicates that you may be holding yourself back from meeting someone new. This may be because you fear change, you are not approaching new relationships with an open mind and heart or it can be an indication that you are still holding onto feelings for an ex and are not ready to move on. Whatever the cause you will need to resolve these issues before you can fully embrace a new relationship.

Money & Career
In a career spread, the Four of Pentacles usually indicates that you are in a stable position in your career. Do not let fear of losing that position rule your life, you can be careful about maintaining your position without being paranoid or isolating yourself. It can signify being weary of sharing with others in a career setting which could take the form of being possessive of your clients for fear of someone stealing them or unwilling to share ideas with co-workers as you worry they might take credit for them. This may be a valid concern in some situations but don’t go overboard. It may also indicate that you are holding on to a job that doesn’t fulfil you because you fear losing the financial security it gives you. Alternately, the Four of Pentacles can represent someone withholding something from you such as an employer holding a promotion or pay rise back. If you have your own business it can indicate that you are attaining success through honest hard work and building on it. In a financial Tarot spread, the Four of Pentacles usually indicates financial security and stability. It also indicates that you are trying to hold onto your wealth. This may be in the form of saving for a big purchase such as a house or car or putting money away for your retirement. However, it can also indicate materialism, penny-pinching or greediness or stinginess.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Four of Pentacles indicates that you may be holding onto the past and resisting going forward on your spiritual path. Fear, regret or negativity may be holding you back and you may be closing your heart off to others or focusing too much on materialism. You need to take time out to figure out what you are holding onto and why. Try meditating or energy work to help this process along.
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Four of Pentacles Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Shedding the old, letting go of people, possessions or issues, generosity, sharing, giving to others, making large purchases, openness, generous to a fault, financial insecurity/ instability, financial loss, losing something valuable, reckless behaviour, lack of control, gambling, theft

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Four of Pentacles reversed Tarot card can indicate that you are ready to let go of people, possessions, situations or past issues. You may be releasing toxic people or situations that are no longer healthy for you, shedding old issues or letting go of regrets or fears. You may also be feeling generous and sharing your wealth or possessions by giving to others. Be careful not to go to the extreme in this aspect and allow others to take advantage of you. This Minor Arcana card can indicate that you may have let go of or lost something valuable through theft or gambling or it can be an indication that you are out of control or are engaging in reckless behaviour. However, the Four of Pentacles reversed can also indicate that you having stopped trying to control people or situations and are approaching things with a more relaxed and open attitude. Look to the surrounding cards for clarification.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Four of Pentacles reversed indicates that you are releasing or are ready to release the negative energy you have been holding onto and move forward in a positive, healthy way. Maybe you have been suffering from anxiety and have shared your worries with someone you trust and lightened your load or maybe you’ve forgiven someone who wronged you in the past and let go of your anger towards them. Whatever the situation, you should see a significant improvement in your health or general well-being as a result.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, the Four of Pentacles reversed is a good omen. If you are in a relationship, it can indicate that you are letting go of fear and resentment in order to allow your relationship to move forward in a positive way. If you have been in a toxic relationship, it can be an indication of letting the relationship go. However, this should ultimately be a positive decision in your life if that is the case as it is something you need to do to move forward. If you are single, the Four of Pentacles reversed indicates that you are ready to let go of fear and get out there and meet people with an open heart. If you have been struggling to let go of feelings for an ex it can be an indication that you are ready to release those feelings and move forward in a positive way.

Money & Career
In a career spread, the Four of Pentacles reversed in a positive aspect can indicate that you will be generous to those in your work environment. This may involve giving them your time or assistance, brainstorming and sharing ideas or sharing the credit for successful projects. However, there are many negative associations for the Four of Pentacles reversed in a career setting so you really need to look to the supporting cards for confirmation. The Four of Pentacles reversed can indicate job losses, letting go of a failing business or even bankruptcy. Now is not a time to take a career or business gamble as this card can represent losing valuable opportunities through risky behaviour when it appears in your Tarot spread. The Four of Pentacles reversed warns you to pursue success through honest hard work and determination and to avoid taking short cuts as they could backfire. It can also signify theft of ideas, business or clients so be careful who you trust with your client lists, ideas or trade secrets. In a financial Tarot spread, the Four of Pentacles reversed indicates not holding onto your wealth. This can take the form of losing something valuable through carelessness or theft or financial losses through reckless behaviour such as gambling, getting involved in “get rich quick” schemes or risky investments that fail. It can signify financial insecurity and instability. However, it can also represent not holding onto money for positive reasons such as using your money to buy something important you’ve been saving for like a house or car, being generous, giving to others or sharing your wealth with those close to you.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Four of Pentacles reversed indicates that you are ready to go forward on your spiritual path and will make huge progress in the right direction as you let go of any fear, regret and negativity you were holding onto. This is a great time for you spiritually as you approach things with an open mind and open generous heart. Make sure you stay grounded and keep enough of your energy for yourself!

FOUR OF WANDS

Four of Wands Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Happy families, reunion, coming home, celebrations, surprises, parties, weddings, events, feeling welcome, community or family coming together, community spirit, teamwork, success, prosperity, stability, security, laying down roots, pride, self-esteem, being proud of achievements.

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Four of Wands represents happy families, celebrations, surprises, parties, weddings and events. It signifies coming home and reunions, feeling like you fit in and being made to feel welcome and supported. This Minor Arcana card indicates success, prosperity, stability, security and laying down roots. It tells you that you will be proud of your achievements and that your self-esteem will be high when it appears. It also represents team work, community spirit and communities or families coming together.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Four of Wands is a good omen as it signifies good health and vitality and returning to good health after an illness. It is also a happy family card so a good omen to get if you are pregnant.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Four of Wands is a great omen representing happy family life, success, stability, security and laying down roots so your relationship should be going very well when it appears. It is also a Minor Arcana card signifying celebrations and as such, can represent parties, welcoming ceremonies, baptisms and family coming together. It is a very strong indicator of a wedding so if you are hoping to tie the knot it is a very welcome card to see. If you are single, the Four of Wands is also a good omen indicating parties, celebrations and feeling like you fit in so you should be enjoying single life when it appears. It can also represent reunion so a past love may come back into your life when it appears.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Four of Wands indicates that things should be going well in work at the moment. Your work environment is a pleasant and supportive one and you should be getting along well with your colleagues when it appears. There is a happy and productive team atmosphere indicated by this Minor Arcana card. It can also signify a work gathering such as an office party. In a financial Tarot reading, the Four of Wands indicates that your finances are in good condition at the moment. This will be down to hard work and sound financial planning on your part, so well done. You may be using this wealth to treat your loved ones to a nice meal or day out when this card appears.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Four of Wands can represent ceremonies and community so you may have rituals and events to attend within your religious or spiritual community. If you are invited to take part in events or workshops it is good omen indicating that you will be made to feel welcome and will find acceptance and support at those events.
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Reversed Meaning Guide
Four of Wands Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Unhappy families, postponed/ cancelled reunion, leaving home, cancelled celebrations/surprises/ parties/ weddings/ events, being jilted, feeling unwelcome, not fitting in, community divided, lack of community spirit, lack of support/ success/ teamwork/achievement, instability, insecurity, neglect, uprooting, self-doubt

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Four of Wands reversed represents unhappy families, being jilted or cancelled celebrations, surprises, parties, or events. It can signify leaving home, postponed or cancelled reunions, feeling like you don’t fit in, not being made to feel welcome and lack of support. This Minor Arcana card when reversed can indicate failure, lack of achievement, neglect, instability, insecurity and being transient or uprooted. It tells you that you may experience self-doubt and that your self-esteem may be low when it appears. It also represents lack of team work or community spirit and communities or families divided.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Four of Wands reversed can indicate shaky or poor health. It can signify that you are not taking enough time out to stop and smell the roses. However, it can also be an indication of hospitalisation or needing in-home care or the assistance of family to recover from an illness that knocks you off your feet for a while.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Four of Wands reversed is not a great omen as it can represent unhappy family life, failure, instability, insecurity, neglect and being uprooted so your relationship may be going through a tough or an unpredictable time when it appears in your Tarot spread. When reversed, it is also a Minor Arcana card signifying cancelled or postponed celebrations and family being divided so it can indicate that you and your partner may not be seeing eye-to-eye or you may be having some issues with getting your family to accept your relationship. It is an indicator being jilted at the altar or a postponed wedding so if you are hoping to tie the knot it is not a very welcome card to see. If you are single, the Four of Wands reversed is not a good omen as it can represent self-doubt and feeling like you don’t fit in. It also indicates cancelled celebrations so you may not be having a great social life when it appears. If you have been hoping for a reunion with a past love, this card would see the reunion cancelled or postponed.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Four of Wands reversed indicates that things may not be going well in work at the moment. Your work environment is not a pleasant or supportive one. Expect clashes of personality and back-biting or undermining when this Minor Arcana card appears reversed in your Tarot spread. You may be having trouble forming bonds with your colleagues when it appears as an unpleasant team atmosphere is indicated. It can also signify a work gathering such as an office party going badly. Be mindful of being overly friendly or drinking too much at these gatherings. It may seem like a chance to let your hair down but you still have to behave in professional manner if you want to avoid embarrassment on Monday morning. In a financial Tarot reading, the Four of Wands reversed indicates that your finances are not in good condition at the moment. There is a lack of planning or proper management of the finances indicated by this card. You may find that a lot of your money is being spent on family expenses and you are struggling to keep on top of them.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Four of Wands reversed can represent cancelled ceremonies and lack of community spirit so you may find that rituals and events you were meant to attend within your religious or spiritual community are cancelled. If you are invited to take part in events or workshops it is not a great good omen as it can indicate that you will not feel like you fit it or find the support and acceptance you need at those events.

FOUR OF SWORDS

Four of Swords Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Fear, anxiety, stress, feeling overwhelmed, mental overload, needing solitude, relaxation, rest, peace and quiet, sanctuary, meditation, regrouping, recuperation, hospitalisation, introspection, planning for the future, contemplation, self-protection, spiritual counselling or support, having faith

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Four of Swords represents fear, anxiety and stress. You will be feeling overwhelmed and mentally overloaded when it appears. This Minor Arcana tells you that the issues you are facing are actually not as bad as you believe them to be and there are solutions available. However, it suggest that you are allowing negativity to set in and becoming so overwhelmed that you cannot see the woods for the trees. This card is more to do with your mental state than any problems you are facing. Relax, regroup and contemplate your situation in a calm rational way. If you leave aside your fears and logically plan for the future, you will find a way forward. The Four of Swords Tarot card also indicates that you are in need of peace and quiet, introspection, rest, relaxation and sanctuary. It is a card of recuperation and hospitalisation. And it signifies having faith or receiving spiritual counselling or support.

Health
IIn a health Tarot reading, the Four of Swords can indicate that you need rest or recuperation as such it can be indicative of being hospitalised. This card can indicate that anxiety related illnesses may be exasperated at this time, try to take some time out to relax and reboot.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Four of Swords can indicate that you and your partner are taking time out to rest, regroup and reconnect in your relationship. Fear, anxiety and stress have left you and your partner feeling in need of some peace and quiet. One of both of you may have disconnected from the relationship or is seeking solitude as a reaction to the overwhelming pressure you are feeling at the moment. Some quality time away from the stress is needed to help you both to reconnect, remember why you are together and plan how you are going to deal with stress in the future. If you are single, the Four of Swords can signify that you need some introspection and solitude in order to contemplate what you really want in a partner. Do not allow fear about being single overwhelm you. If you jump into a relationship solely out of fear of being single, it will not work out well for you! The right person will often come into our lives when we’re not looking for them.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot reading, the Four of Swords indicates that you are really feeling the pressure in work! Stress and worries are overwhelming you and leading to mental overload. This Minor Arcana card indicates that you are finding it hard to cope and need some rest and relaxation so you can regroup and get yourself back on track. In a financial Tarot spread, the Four of Swords signifies that you have been under financial pressure for quite some time and it’s now at the point where you are so overwhelmed with the pressure that you don’t believe things can change. That is, however, only your perception. It’s not as bad as you think it is! There is always a solution. You need to try and relax and gather your thoughts. Don’t allow negativity to cloud your thoughts.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Four of Swords can indicate that you may be in need of solitude or sanctuary. You need to slow down and listen to your inner wisdom. Meditation would be good for you at this time. You may receive spiritual counselling and support at this time. If you have been going through a tough time, this card tells you to have faith as you will come through this.
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Reversed Meaning Guide
Four of Swords Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Finding mental strength, awakening, re-joining the world, coming out of isolation, recovering slowly, healing, mental breakdown/ collapse, burn-out, restlessness, not taking care of yourself, lack of self-protection, not accepting counselling or support, losing faith

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Four of Swords reversed represents awakening and finding mental strength. You will be coming out of isolation after a period of solitude or mental overload and re-joining the world. This Minor Arcana tells you that you are slowly recovering and that healing is possible. Alternatively, the Four of Swords Tarot card reversed can indicate that your stress or anxiety levels have reached such a point that burn-out or mental breakdown or collapse is imminently possible if you don’t start taking care of yourself. You will be experiencing extreme levels of anxiety and a sense of restlessness when it appears.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Four of Swords reversed can either indicate healing and recovery after a period of poor mental or physical health or it can indicate pushing yourself so far or not taking care of yourself to the point that you burn out! It can also indicate a mental or nervous breakdown.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Four of Swords reversed can indicate that your relationship is slowly recovering after a difficult period. Alternatively, it can indicate that the stress and anxiety you and your partner are experiencing has spiralled and is pushing your relationship to breaking point. Look to supporting card to confirm this. If you are single, the Four of Sword reversed can indicate a period of recovery and healing after releasing yourself from a bad relationship or the end of the mourning period after bereavement. You are slowly getting ready to come out of isolation and re-join the world. Alternatively, it can indicate that your fears and anxieties have gotten to you so much that you have completely lost faith that you will ever have a happy relationship. You may need to accept counselling or support, even though you do not believe it will do any good, it may help you get some perspective and positivity back so you can move forward.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot reading, the Four of Swords reversed can indicate that you may be going back to work after a break, illness or other period of time off. You may have needed to take this time off to get your stress levels under control and now you feel able to manage your work and work environment. Make sure you have strategies for coping with stress. Alternatively, this Minor Arcana card can indicate that your levels of stress or anxiety in your career have reached boiling point and it may be time to start consider looking for a new job. Ask yourself if any job is worth it if it makes you this unhappy? Perhaps you are meant to do something else. In a financial Tarot spread, the Four of Swords reversed signifies that your finances are recovering after a period of difficulty. You should be feeling relieved of the pressure. Alternatively, the Four of Swords reversed can indicate that you are completely overwhelmed with financial pressures and heading for burn-out. However, it suggests that you are not accepting the help and support that is available to you. If you are struggling with debt there are organisations that can assist you, you just have to accept the help!

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Four of Swords reversed can indicate that you have lost your faith or are experiencing some sort of spiritual crisis brought about by fear and anxiety. You may have been offered spiritual counselling or support but have rejected it when this card appears in your Tarot spread. Rest, meditation and grounding are even more important at this time as this card indicates that you need to protect and take care of yourself.

FOUR OF CUPS

Four of Cups Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Regret, refusing offers, missed opportunities, stagnation, apathy, disillusion, focusing on the negative, self-absorption, depression, boredom, nostalgia, remorse, yearning, frustration, weariness, meditation, day-dreaming, fantasising

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Four of Cups Tarot Card can represent missed opportunities, remorse or regret. It can also signify becoming self-absorbed due to depression, negativity or apathy. The Four of Cups can indicate that you are feeling bored or disillusioned with your life, you may be focusing on the negative or feeling like the grass is greener on the other side. You may feel like you have lost your passion and motivation for life. When this Minor Arcana card appears in your Tarot spread it comes with a warning to be mindful of the opportunities or offers available to you. You may be inclined to dismiss them as insignificant now but you could realise later that they would have led on to amazing things. The Four of Cups can also represent feeling nostalgic, daydreaming or fantasising.

Health
In a health context, the Four of Cups Tarot card can indicate that health issues have left you feeling depressed, weary or frustrated. You may be feeling sad about the restrictions your health woes are putting on you. Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t and don’t be afraid to reach out to support groups or a professional counsellor for support if you are struggling to keep a positive outlook. Sometimes just talking about things and knowing that you are not alone can make a world of difference.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are single, the Four of Cups can indicate that you may be regretting past mistakes in the love department. It can indicate that you are so focused on what is missing in your love life or the relationships you’ve had that didn’t work out, that you are missing the opportunities for love that are right in front of you. If you miss this opportunity, you may find that you deeply regret it later on so don’t dismiss potential partners or offers of dates out of hand. Sometimes we find love where we least expect it. If you are in a relationship, the Four of Cups can indicate that you have become complacent in relationship or are so caught up in a fantasy of what you want your relationship to be like that you are not appreciating it for what it is. Consider if this is a good use of your energy and what you could accomplish if you put that energy back into appreciating your partner for who they are.

Money & Career
In a career context, the Four of Cups can indicate that you feel bored or unsatisfied in your career. You may feel like your career has become stagnant. In terms of both money and career, The Four of Cups Tarot card can signify that you are oblivious to the opportunities around you because you are too busy envying what others have. Focus on yourself, find gratitude for what you already have and open yourself up to the opportunities all around you and you will find that things will improve.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Four of Cups can indicate that you have been feeling disillusioned or are wishing your life away wondering what if. You need to let go of the regrets from your past and focus on the good things that are happening all around you. A great way to do this is to think of one or two things that you are grateful for in each day, it will help you to focus on the present and on the positive. Meditation and reiki would be helpful to bring you back into balance and help to release the negative energy you have been carrying.
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Four of Cups Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Seizing opportunities, letting go of regret, end of stagnation, motivation, enthusiasm, being proactive, interest, focus, self-awareness, focusing on the positive, gratitude, zest for life, reenergised

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Four of Cups Tarot card reversed indicates that you are pulling yourself out of the rut you have been in. While your life may have previously felt stagnant, that is now coming to an end. The Four of Cups reversed represent leaving regrets, remorse and wishful thinking in the past and focusing on the present and moving forward in a positive direction. You will be seizing opportunities with enthusiasm and focus. It signifies that you have realised that you have been detached from the world and caught up in self-absorption and that has now been replaced with self-awareness and a zest for life. You are done with fantasising about what your life could be or wallowing in grief or self-pity and are ready to re-join the world and take a proactive approach to making things happen. You may be letting go of patterns or people in your life that are no longer good for you when this Minor Arcana card appears. The Four of Cups reversed can also represent acting spoilt as a result of pandered to too much by others. If you are engaging in this sort of behaviour you need to take responsibility for yourself and stop expecting others to do everything for you. If you don’t, it will be to your own detriment.

Health
In a health context, the Four of Cups Tarot card in a reversed position shows you feeling re-energised and positive. Know that if health issues have been dragging you down, things are about to change. If you have been letting health issues affect you outlook on life in general or stop you from doing things, your focus and outlook should become much more positive when this card appears and you will find new enthusiasm for life.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are single, the Four of Cups Tarot card reversed can indicate that you are coming out a period of detachment or solitude where you were not interested in dating or starting a relationship. You may have withdrawn from the world due to the trauma of a bad breakup to give yourself time to heal. The Four of Cups reversed indicates that you are done wallowing in your heartbreak and are ready for a fresh start. If you are in a relationship, the Four of Cups reversed indicates that after a long period of soul-searching, you may have realised that the relationship no longer works and you may be ready to let it go. Alternatively, you may be ready to focus on the relationship and suddenly find you have newfound enthusiasm and interest in making the relationship work.

Money & Career
In a career context, the Four of Cups reversed indicates that you have been going through a period of stagnation in your career which is about to suddenly change. You will be aware of the opportunities that are opening up to you. The Fours of Cups in a reversed position sees you taking a proactive approach to improving your career and finances. You are focused and full of positivity energy, ready to go out and get what you want. You may be feeling grateful for what you have after a period of being overly focused on what you didn’t have and being jealous or envious of others.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Four of Cups reversed indicates that you are ready to break out of the spiritual rut you’ve been in. You are ready to let go of the remorse, regrets and what ifs of the past and focus on the beauty and positivity that is all around you. This can only mean good things for your spiritual path as you begin to live an attitude of gratitude and take a proactive approach to discovering your spiritual path.