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Four of Cups

Learn the meaning of the Four of Cups Tarot card

Meaning of the Four of Cups Tarot card

After the first three cups in the Minor Arcanas of Tarot, it is time for the Four of Cups. This card shows a person sitting under a tree in a yoga position. This person has his hands folded, with which he is clearly not going to reach for one of the Cups (symbol of opportunity) held in an invisible hand protruding from among the clouds. At the bottom, we see the Three of Cups, which symbolizes the possessions of the person shown in the card. The young man in the Four of Cups is also visibly thoughtful, and seemingly absent-minded from his situation. The card itself, on the other hand, represents a person who is closed to the possibilities offered to him, or even in a state of apathy. The Four of Cups both upright and reversed portrays a rather negative image and situations that can lead to some disappointment, although in this case the reversed Four of Cups is definitely more positive in its divination. This card also indicates boredom and inability to define one's goals, which leads to dissatisfaction, and also, as it happens with the Four of Cups, to remain in the current emotional state.

Meaning of the Four of Cups Tarot card in upright position

The Four of Cups in the upright position is not optimistic and neither is the expression on the face of the person it represents. It's all kinds of dissatisfaction with the current situation, but to such an extent that even the best opportunity from life won't improve our mood. It is a lack of satisfaction and constant thinking and chasing after something that is difficult for us to define. All this can lead you on the basis of Four of Cups to isolation from the outside world. On the positive side, in some situations this card may indicate renunciation or giving up something you have in abundance that no longer brings you happiness. However, the card clearly indicates missed opportunities because the person is so closed off to their surroundings that they will not even see it as a great chance to change their fortunes. And this card, like all Cups in Tarot, usually refers to the emotional sphere of our life, which in this case will be saturated with sadness, bitterness, and in some situations longing for a partner. In some circumstances, the Four of Cups may speak about stability in life, but as you can see, it's not what you expect right now.

Meaning of the Four of Cups Tarot card in upright position in relation to love, sex and relationships

When it comes to feelings, the Four of Cups represents a very difficult period in your life, as it will be full of sadness and disappointment. Perhaps your experiences so far have not resulted in anything positive in your emotional life, but this is no reason to stop doubting everything and everyone who is close to you. In the case of a person who doesn't have a stable relationship, the Four of Cups in an upright position speaks of new acquaintances appearing on their path. However, these opportunities may be missed due to her negative attitude towards the world. In an ongoing relationship, the Four of Cups indicates boredom with the other person, or even indifference to their needs. This can lead to an even stronger closure to each other and even to questioning the meaning of the relationship. In the Four of Cups your emotional life no longer gives you satisfaction, and you wonder what could improve your mood. However, it's hard for you to see in your current situation that you already have everything you need for happiness around you and all you have to do is reach for it. The Four of Cups, in its upright position, is encouraging you to open up to new things and try to reawaken your trust in fate and people. You may be held back by an inner fear, but don't let that paralyze you completely.

Meaning of the Four of Cups Tarot card in reversed position

The reversed Four of Cups has a much better resonance than the upright position. This is because only when the cups shown on the card are reversed, and their contents spill out onto the ground, will the person see what they had, and what they lost. In addition, the opportunity that was previously presented by the hand protruding from the clouds will no longer be present, and the person who was previously sitting on their hands will finally be ready to take action. It doesn't mean, however, that the reversed Four of Cups is something everyone would like to see in a Tarot distribution, because it still refers to a certain indifference to the outside world and a focus on negative thinking. It's a moment when you see the so-called light at the end of the tunnel and finally find the motivation within yourself to fight for a better tomorrow. It's a time of a desire for a fresh start and an understanding that remaining in this state will do you no good. The reversed Four of Cups may indicate some kind of awakening and perception of the beautiful side of life in all its imperfection. This may give rise to new ideas, and may also bring new people into your life to help you walk this road together.

Meaning of the Four of Cups Tarot card in reversed position in relation to love, sex and relationships

The reversed Four of Cups predicts a definite improvement in an existing relationship. Both of you will finally begin to appreciate what you have to offer each other, and you will also understand that after a period of infatuation, there comes a time for some kind of stability. However, it doesn't have to lead to boredom, which is why you need new ideas and a different perspective on things. If you are single then the reversed Four of Cups tells you to try to grab opportunities before they pass, because one of them can make you feel joy and excitement in your life again. The card predicts a time when you will again be ready to take specific action especially on an emotional level that will result in a better understanding of life and appreciation of what happens to you in it. This is no longer a time for contemplation and dwelling on the past, but instead an excellent time to let go of pain because what is coming will only get better for you. However, that doesn't mean that the time you took for yourself in the Four of Cups wasn't worth it. Now you finally know who you are and what you want out of life, so upcoming relationships will be completely different from previous ones. All of this can bring a breath of fresh air into your daily life that you so desperately need right now.

Information about the Four of Cups Tarot card

Other names of the Four of Cups Tarot card

4 of Cups, Four of Goblets, 4 of Goblets, Four of Chalices, 4 of Chalices

Names of the Four of Cups Tarot card in other languages

Vier der Kelche, 4 Pucharów

Group of the Four of Cups Tarot card

Minor Arcana, Cups

Keywords of the Four of Cups Tarot card

Essence in exploration, boredom, need to find balance

Keywords of the Four of Cups Tarot card in upright position

Sadness, disappointment, heart dilemmas, apathy, longing for a partner

Słowa kluczowe karty Tarota Four of Cups w pozycji odwróconej

Focusing in life on negative thoughts, events, indifference to the outside world

Colors of the Four of Cups Tarot Card

Red, yellow

Zodiac signs of the Four of Cups Tarot card


Planets of the Four of Cups Tarot card


Elements of the Four of Cups Tarot card


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