Four of Cups

To gain a more complete understanding of the Four of Cups, an overview of the suit and number is provided first.

Overview of the Cups

Aliases: Chalices

Element: Water

Zodiac: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio

Playing Card Suit: Hearts

Class: Artists and Visionaries

Rules: The Heart

The Cups focus on emotions and matters of the heart. 

Tarot card meanings for the Cups suit tend to guide emotional questions of almost any nature.

Connected to the element of Water, this suit rules the Zodiac Water signs of Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio.

If you want to see all of the Tarot cards in the Cups suit, visit The Cups.

The Cups is the Tarot suit long connected with any issues of emotion. 

Ruled by water, feelings can run high when this suit makes an appearance.

When looking at the meaning of each Tarot card in the Cups suit, make note of what other suits are present. 

If there are also a lot of Coins or Wands, this indicates what is actually happening.

The presence of a number of Cups or Swords cards can suggest that this is more subjective, what the querent is feeling.

If you're just learning to read Tarot cards, use the position in the Tarot layout as well as the meanings to guide you. And never forget to listen to your gut instinct, even if it means the changing the official definition slightly.

Synopsis of the Fours

Four is a stable number that represents structure and rules. At first, its earthy nature seems a little boring.

After all, how many people get excited about rules?

What makes Four interesting is how you can use these rules to help make your dreams a reality.

Four is the number that reminds you of the practical parts of life, and helps you restructure what you want so you can have it.

Four teaches us to learn the rules so we can understand when to work with them and when to break them.

Self-discipline and structure can be boring or strengthening - the answer lies in your perspective.

Upright Tarot Card Meaning:

The Four of Cups speaks of emotional reassessment and dissatisfaction. 

Things and people that pleased you before don't anymore and you're uncertain what to do about it.  

Troubled by boredom, you're in need of a change - you just don't feel like doing it right now.

Think of small things you can do to shake things up - how about a small vacation - and be open to new interests and friends.

 Just because you were disappointed in the past, doesn't mean that love has to hurt.  What is life without risk?                                                

Reversed Tarot Card Meanings:

The Four of Cups reversed often represents someone who cannot be alone.

Needing the reassurance of people around them, they create a frantic social schedule that allows no time for pleasure, only distraction.

Sometimes this card appears when you are needing change at this point in your career.

It could be that a project that once gave you much pride and pleasure leaves you feeling empty. 

Tarot Card Keywords:

emotional boredom, stuck in a rut, depression, need for new interests, short holiday, fear of love, emotional scars, fear of being alone, new challenges, training for a new career, new hobby. 

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