The 4’s Tarot Card Meaning – Swords, Wands, Cups and Coins

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The 4’s Tarot Card Meaning. This is a post covering the suit of 4’s in the traditional tarot card deck.

4's tarot card meaning

The 4’s Tarot Card Meaning Summary

SwordsWandsCupsPentacles
ThemesIntellect, ideas, and scienceStrength, will and ambitionEmotions, creativity & renewalWealth, health & abundance
ElementsAirFireWaterEarth
AstrologyGemini, Aquarius, LibraAries, Leo, SagittariusCancer, Pisces, ScorpioCapricorn, Taurus, Virgo
DirectionEastSouthWestNorth
4 Card meaningsMeditate, turn inward, retreat, understandingCommunity, celebration, completionDreaming, re-evaluate, reflectionPersonal power, too controlling, fear of loss

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. 

Swords

4 of Swords from the Light Seer’s Tarot Deck (paid link)

Swords

  • Themes – Intellect, ideas, science, unemotional, bold, calculations, 
  • Element – Air
  • Astrology Signs – Gemini, Aquarius, Libra
  • Direction – East

4 of Swords Meaning

  • Jupiter, Cardinal, Libra energy
  • Meditate, back-off and turn inward. 
  • Retreat, truce – a period of rest in between two significant events. 
  • One implication is that the individual recently went through a significant event in their life while the other implication is that there is a significant event on the horizon. The significant events in questions are related to the mind, understanding, learning and emotional detachment.

Wands / Batons

4 of Wands from the Light Seer’s Tarot Deck (paid link)

Wands / Batons

  • Themes – Inspiration, primal energy determination, strength, will, ambition.
  • Element – Fire
  • Astrology Signs – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
  • Direction – South

4 of Wands / Batons Meaning

  • Jupiter, Cardinal, Aries energy. 
  • Indicates community and the karma of bringing people / community together. Celebrating. Can often mean marriage. A whole. 
  • Direct meaning – card of completion. This can mean any kind of completion, but especially projects that have had a lot of time and energy invested in them. In this way it is the completion of a project that requires a lot of willpower.

Cups

4 of Cups from the Light Seer’s Tarot Deck (paid link)

Cups

  • Themes – emotions, love, healing, renewal, creativity, divination, intuition
  • Element – Water
  • Astrology Signs – Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio
  • Direction – West

4 of Cups

  • Jupiter, Cardinal, Cancer Energy
  • Wishful thinking or dreaming before manifestation. Luxury and hope. 
  • Pay attention to the thing you may be ignoring. Notice what is around you. Re-evaluation and processing. 
  • Emotional reflection, rest and also unforeseen blessings coming one’s way.  Might be a good time to go within.

Coins / Pentacles

4 of Pentacles from the Light Seer’s Tarot Deck (paid link)

Coins / Pentacles

  • Themes – Corporeal, finances, practicality, grounding, health, wealth, manifestation
  • Element – Earth
  • Astrology Signs – Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
  • Direction – North

 4 of Pentacles Meaning

  • Jupiter, Cardinal, Capricorn energy
  •  Can indicate a need for control. Don’t be stingy or controlling. Let up and let things happen. There may be a fear of loss. 
  • This card can also mean a person is managing money really well. (Depends on cards around it.) 
  • Personal power, career success, maturity, responsibilities – a person hoarding the results of what their power has brought them – this is the hidden lesson in this card.

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