Four of Cups Tarot Meaning

Four of Cups Tarot Guide

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This post is intended to be a mini Four of Cups Tarot Guide. It is important to mention that the longer you work with the cards the more you will discover how they speak to you. For example, the Four of Cups does have a theme and traditional meaning but I recommend leaving “space” for the card to speak to you. Over time, you may discover that the card represents unique insights or themes for you personally.

Suit of Cups Summary

Numerology of the #4 – Themes

  • Number 4 energy resonates with the vibrations of practicality, organization,  pragmatism, patriotism, dignity, trust, worthiness, endurance, loyalty, mastery, building solid foundations, conservatism, determination, production, and hard work.  
  • It also relates to morals, traditional values, honesty and integrity, inner wisdom, security, self-control, loyalty, conscientiousness, reality, and realistic values, stability, and ability. 

Four of Cups Tarot – Upright Meaning

  • Represents Jupiter (expansion), Cardinal / Cancer Energy – 
  • The 4 of Cups is about foundation, stability, or manifestation that arrives through internal reflection. 
  • There has been disappointment and wishful thinking because the querent really wanted something different. It is time to reflect on the things that are a disappointment and notice what is left. Take time to re-evaluate and process emotions before new, unforeseen blessings arrive.
  • The querent may be taking time to understand themselves and their purpose in life. They should trust themselves and allow intuition to be their guide. They should also be perceptive and trust that the universe has your back and will provide it. 
  • The Four of Cups is about re-evaluating personal choices whereas the Hermit is about reflecting on deeper, spiritual matters.
  • Lastly, the querent may be withdrawing from family, community, or society in a way that feels like inertia – nothing is moving forward. They are turning away new opportunities.

Shadow Side of the Four of Cups

  • The 4 of Cups in reverse can indicate that it is a good time to start a new relationship. The querent has been in a place of introspection and it is now time to come out and reconnect with others. They are ready for new ambitions and successes. 
  • It is time to be social again and move on from the past and old disappointments.  

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