Learn the meaning of the Four of Wands Tarot card
The Four of Wands is a card where you may see in the foreground a canopy made of four sticks and flowers symbolizing joy and the achievement of some kind of stability in life. The Four of Wands, like all fours in the Tarot, is a sign of permanence, and in this case the card indicates a celebration of a moment in your life that you have reached. On the card we also see two people waving joyfully and holding a bouquet of flowers in their hands as well. The background of the card is yellow and the figures themselves are dressed in red and blue attire indicating optimism. The Four of Wands very often describes situations where we can finally celebrate the completed plans that were first initiated with the Ace of Wands. It indicates events in your life where you can fully enjoy finding your place on earth with those close to you. The card is therefore a positive sign in questions about relationships, but also material matters, in which you should also expect success. The Four of Wands is also a symbol of celebrations, so in itself it can indicate such events as well as a period of rest, or travel out of town in your free time.
The Four of Wands in an upright position should be primarily interpreted as a moment when you can finally, at least for a while, rest on your laurels and enjoy the stage you have reached. The card can herald success in both personal and professional fields. It should therefore be understood as success at work or in business, which can lead to a promotion or an increase in your income. The positive message of the upright Four of Wands also very often relates to emotional relationships, as we see two people celebrating on it. This can indicate a good time in a relationship, or in a family where you have reasons to celebrate. The simple Four of Wands foretells full optimism and getting the best out of life, and since this is a card about celebration it can also refer to fun, or parties of all kinds. You have people around you with whom you have made it to this moment, and this is the best time to enjoy the results of the work you have previously undertaken. The Four of Wands is a very positive and social time in your life, which is worth using to regenerate the strength you need to keep fighting. So when you see it go for a well-deserved rest e.g. out of town.
In questions related to relationships the Four of Wands is a very good sign if it appears in your schedule in an upright position. It indicates a period of stabilization and reaching a certain stage in your relationship. For this reason the Four of Wands indicates a successful relationship that will soon be formalized through an engagement or marriage. Although the Four of Wands does not directly refer to love, it should be noted that it will speak of strong feelings connecting the people shown in the card. Therefore, in some circumstances, the Four of Wands in an upright position may also indicate that two people are getting back together after separation. The Four of Wands in an upright position also heralds a time in our life when we are surrounded by people close to us and we feel emotional fullness because of it. However, regardless of the situation described by this card, it should be interpreted as a stable relationship that has very good prospects for the future. For single people the Four of Wands in an upright position is also a good sign, because it indicates the possibility of meeting new people for example at a party or at a place where some celebration will take place. The upright Four of Wands can also speak about informal relationship but one that gives you happiness and lets you get the best out of life.
The reversed Four of Wands very often heralds difficulties in completing plans or celebrating a success that has not yet been achieved. The card may also indicate that you have achieved a goal, but you are not happy with it. This could be because you are missing another person or your family, and you can't count on their support. Because of this you don't feel secure in your current situation, and your social standing and self-confidence are suffering. The Four of Wands reversed may also indicate family problems, especially between your loved one and other members of your clan. The card is also indicating problems at work with co-workers, as well as other difficulties in the professional field that may negatively affect your financial situation. The reversed Four of Wands is also a sign of intolerance, which in some situations can lead to aggression towards you or other people. When it comes to events the reversed Four of Wands could herald the unexpected cancellation of a celebration or event. There is a need to find balance now, and to repair communication with others.
In love matters the Four of Wands in the reversed position is not a good sign, because it indicates an unstable relationship in which not only you don't show support to each other, but also you can't enjoy your life together. The card speaks very often about family problems, but also about insecurity in relation to all kinds of relationships between you and others. The Four of Wands in the reversed position announces a difficult emotional period, in which you can expect many unpleasant surprises. It may concern for example cancellation of a meeting, or even a celebration important for the whole family. If the Four of Wands is reversed, the family may be reluctant to give its approval to your relationship, which will increase the conflict between you. With the Four of Wands reversed there is also a small chance of getting back together after a previous breakup. If you are single, the card indicates a time when you will have difficulty with self-confidence and self-esteem, and this will make it harder for you to find a new partner. The reversed Four of Wands indicates also sexual problems or lack of sexual satisfaction. It will also not be a good time for any kind of fun or social events.
4 of Wands, Four of Batons, 4 of Batons
Palpable things, treasure, near success
Optimism, enjoyment of life, fun, completion of plans, celebration, informal relationship, May Day, going out of town, tolerance for self and people, confidence
Delay in completing plans, perfectionism, inability to see happiness in life, lack of tolerance and understanding for human weaknesses, aggression, hatred