Four of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

Learning About The Minor Arcana - The Cups

Four of Cups Upright Draw Keywords





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Four of Cups Upright Draw Meaning

The image on the Four of Cups is often seen as synonymous with the story of Buddha beneath the Bodhi Tree. Contemplating the universe, Buddha forgets about everything else. While being so tuned into oneself isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it can mean that you’re overlooking the goodness coming to you from the rest of the world.

In essence, the Four of Cups carries with it this meaning and more. One reading can pertain to the individual who has become unmotivated due to the staleness of the daily routine. You’re depressed by the current state of affairs. In this case, the Four of Cups asks you to look within yourself to find out what you truly want. Turn your thoughts to your passions instead of roving for answers in the physical world.

On the other hand, you might be staring too hard at the situation that the attention to detail is crippling your ability to move. It is time to forget about whatever it is that’s troubling you. Instead, you should open your mind to new experiences and move on. There is so much you could be ignoring. If you continue to do so, the world will pass you by, and your situation won’t get any better.

Four of Cups In Love and Relationships

This tarot card shows love and happiness are abundant, but one of you is bored and expecting the other to come up with something to break the mold. You should suggest something new to liven things up, such as going on a trip, making something you’ve never cooked before, giving your partner a surprise gift of some sort, or doing something to lighten their burden. By doing so, you can take back control of the relationship.

Four of Cups In Career And Finances

With apathy being the basis of the Four of Cups, it can generally mean that you shouldn’t feel too comfortable in your current position, no matter what it might be. Nothing is ever completely set in stone, and so you might find yourself disgruntled with work. However, with job security getting thrown on the window, the Four of Cups asks that you hold on just a while longer. So, focus on your strength, not what you can’t do and don’t have. Financially, know where you “are” and stay there for now. Once the struggle is over, you can branch out.


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Four of Cups Reverse Draw Keywords


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Four of Cups Reverse Draw Meaning

The Four of Cups reversed suggests that there is the possibility what you want will come your way, but you are going to have to work for that day. Or, the situation can be like Newton beneath the apple tree. The inspiration – the answers – just seem to fall out of the heavens and bonk you on the head. Keep your eyes and heart open to the possibilities. There are always new opportunities out there, so don’t shut them out.

The other meaning of the reversed Four of Cups reflects a time when you try to open your heart but are reluctant. Because of this hesitance, you start to withdraw, isolating yourself from those who love you.

Four of Cups Reverse Draw Love and Relationships

Your melancholy has started to develop into something more serious. Your partner can’t be everything for you. You may need to consider professional help.

Four of Cups Reverse Draw Career and Finances

Your job may be as boring as watching paint dry but it’s serving a purpose right now. Keep your larger goals in mind when you’re having a particularly bad day at work.

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Understanding the Rider Waite Imagery For Four of Cups

Sitting beneath a tree, a young individual with arms crossed is being offered a cup by some spiritual entity. However, this youth doesn’t seem to notice, because they are in such deep thought. Their focus seems to be on the three cups at the bottom of the image. External influences are distracting this youth from what is right in front of them—the opportunity to look inside and discover oneself.

The Muse of Tarot For Four of Cups

Tarot Muses are the divine creative source personified. They are invoked to provide support and space for your readings and lend their special gifts in realm of Tarot magic.

Dolorem - The Muse of Grief and Sadness Tarot Readings

Denial is another aspect of this card and its connection to Dolorem. When things aren’t what we want them to be, we can either adapt or suffer. It’s time to put on your Wonder Woman underoos and own up to your feelings instead of playing the victim.

About The Cups

The Cups are all about offering emotional fullness. The Cups embody emotion, mood and fantasy. They represent the emotional pathway to make choices and shed light on negative feelings that are blocking our personal growth and decision-making capabilities. The Cups are the element of water, the season of autumn, the direction of west and the colour range of blue.