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Four of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

Four of Cups Tarot Card Keywords

Apathy, boredom, dullness, lack of direction, passivity, self-centred, feeling sorry for yourself.

Four of Cups Tarot Card Description

When you find a card or cards from the suite of cups in your reading, they are telling you something about your emotional state or response. In tarot, numerology cards with the value of four tend to be practical in nature and point to a self-reliant attitude.

Upright Meaning

There is nothing wrong with taking some time out to think things through, but when the Four of Cups appears in a reading, it is trying to warn you against too much naval gazing. The Four of Cups asks you to use the opportunity you have alone in a positive way, either to engage in a creative project, seek self insight or take time out for some healing. The problem is, you may not see your situation this way, rather you may feel bored and listless, or worse, become sulky and morose. The Four of Cups tends to suggest that something is being offered to you, but your apathetic state means you can’t see just how positive things really are. This is the time to take a reality check. Fate can inconveniently throw you the odd curved ball from time to time but this happens to everyone now and again, not just you. You may feel an important relationship is reaching a dead-end - but is this really the case? Whilst the workaday world can tarnish the shine on the best partnerships occasionally, a bit of romantic brasso can get things glittering again. You really need to think things through a bit more before you hand in your polishing cloth, or you could lose something good. The Four of Cups asks us to make the time to evaluate our situation, but to do so in a way that is calm and lucid.

Reversed Meaning

You’re bored and you don’t mind who knows it! In fact, you seem to be making boredom a bit of an art. Watch out it doesn’t turn into self-pity and lethargy, because if it does, things can only get worse. You may feel stuck in the doldrums, but there is only one person who can put you back on course. Try to avoid taking every slight and minor mishap quite so personally, or you’ll risk estranging those closest to you. Once you stop concentrating on being miserable and look around, you could find that in point of fact there is something rather special on offer to you.

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