The Four of Cups Tarot Card

The Four of Cups Tarot Card

Tarot reading is an intricate system in which each Tarot card has a soul and meaning. Today we’ll be analyzing a minor arcane from the suit of cups. The Four of Cups Tarot card takes us within ourselves, into contact with other types of emotions; the kind we’d rather not have to feel but inevitably is part of the path towards spiritual growth. 

The Four of Cups Tarot Card Upright Meaning:

The Four of Cups Tarot card appears upright in a Tarot reading when we find ourselves isolated in a prison of our own thoughts. The young man in the Four of Cups Tarot Card rejects distractions and offers that surround him. Life’s problems have become too much for him, and he’s taking some time off to deal with all those demons.

Encountering this card during a Tarot reading could mean that the querant needs to grow up and practice some gratitude. Though it may seem that everything’s going well, your mind is still bogged with preoccupation and anxiety, making them lose great opportunities. After all, you are your own worst enemy.  Don’t lose the battle against yourself! 

Numerologically speaking, the Four of Cups Tarot Card hints that the querant needs some time to put their feelings in order. The querant may be having trouble determining how they feel about a certain thing, and this card urges him to get it sorted out, so to speak.

The Four of Cups Upright Card Keywords:

Dissatisfaction, Apathy, Self-Centeredness, Lost Opportunities, Boredom, Neglect, Sadness, Loss Of Interest, Indifference, Deception, Conflicted Feelings, Cold Feet, Physical Weariness, And New Opportunities.

The Four of Cups Tarot Card Reversed Meaning:

Get out of your comfort zone! That’s the main message behind the Four of Cups Tarot Card when it appears reversed in a Tarot reading. The energy of stagnation the card carries with it is, paradoxically, only amplified when reversed. The need to take time to put your heart (and thoughts) in order suddenly turns into fear of allowing yourself to feel any new emotions, positive or otherwise.

That phobia of uncertainty has driven the querant to stop exploring new hobbies, making new friends, giving love a chance… They’ve stopped living their life for fear of failing. Yes, life is full of difficulties and obstacles, but if you don’t ever put yourself out there for fear of falling and bopping your head, you’ll never achieve your full potential.

The Four of Cups Reversed Card Keywords:

Emotional Paralysis, Fear, Phobias, Refusing To Start Again, Egocentrism, Stagnation, Self-Doubt, Losing Interest In Your Relationships, Boredom, Anxiety, Conformity, Apathy. 

Tarot Reading: The Four of Cups Symbolism

Perched under a tree, a young man sits, arms crossed, his eyes staring at nothing in particular. He’s so concentrated on his thoughts, he fails to notice the miracle occurring right in front of him: a hand, materializing out of thin air (presumably the hand of God), offers him a cup. Three cups are sitting right in front of him, but his indifference is palpable. Nothing catches his attention. 

His accomplishments, prizes, relationships… Not even an amazing magic trick is enough to make this guy show some hint of enthusiasm. The gift of life, our talents, and blessings we all enjoy are things that we should hold most dear… Even when we’re going through a tough time. 

What Does The Four of Cups Tarot Card Mean In a Love Tarot Reading?

The message that the Four of Cups Tarot Card indicates when it appears in a love reading is that the querant has yet to meet the next love interest. They’re still recovering from their previous failed romantic escapades, and though there may be several suitors, none have been able to catch their attention… Yet.

Is The Four of Cups A Yes Or No Card?

The apathy and loss of interest the querant have felt for their most recent projects has taken them to a place of emotional stagnation. Therefore, when the Four of Cups Tarot Card appears in a reading in response to a yes or no question, the answer is as noncommittal as to the character on the card: ‘Maybe’. You may have to look at the other cards on the spread for more precise response.

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