Tarot The Four of Cups – Opportunity & Decisions

four of cups tarot meanings

The Four of Cups.

The Lord of Blended Pleasure

The Four of Cups Tarot Card – Meaning in a Tarot reading :


The Four of Cups Appearance :
Three identical cups are in the foreground against a breezy sky. Unexpectedly a fourth cup is presented by a disembodied hand. The face of Buddha is glimpsed forming in the sky …

The Four of Cups Tarot Card – Interpretation :

This image shows that if we focus on that which is presented to us we often ignore opportunities that exist just outside of our conscious focus. This card also warns against deliberating over a decision, action is required. Introspection should also be avoided, the questioner is delaying acting on a development as they want everything to be perfect. The message here is get something moving & then add finesse later. It is better to do SOMETHING before the moment is missed & the opportunity evaporates. Discontentment & uneasiness are key to this card. Even though there are three full cups indicating emotional, spiritual & emotional contentment, there is a longing for something more, something as yet undiscovered & indicated by the fourth cup being offered. The old adage ‘The grass isn’t always greener’ should be heeded here & careful deliberation should be taken before an additional dynamic is introduced that may upset the balance of the readers life. When the Four appears in a psychic reading you need to assess your situation & think carefully what, if anything, could improve your current existence. If you are genuinely unhappy with your lot then think long & hard about any action you take as the Four indicates that any disenchantment may be superficial & the emotions of the Suit of Cups may be clouding your judgment. The image of Buddha indicates that mulling over the decision at hand will be insufficient, only deeper thought, or even meditation will reveal your next step. The suit of cups is an emotional roller-coaster. The promise of new beginnings in The Ace are closely followed by the partnerships of The Two & then the celebration offered by The Three. In a free online tarot reading The Four reality bites & a choice has to be made between the comfort but predictability of the present & the unformed promise or imagined excitement of the future. Eventually everyone realises that true contentment is generated from within, no external relationship or material possession can make you truly happy. Though this is at the base of every belief system it is the hardest lesson to learn. If you rely on anyone or anything to make you happy, you are doomed to an unfulfilled existence. The promise of the Four of Cups may well reveal an exciting new path, providing the foundations built in the first three cards of the suit are stable. A shift in your perception will bring about a new personal reality, proving that the only thing you can change is yourself.

The Four of Cups Tarot Card – Correspondences

Zodiac : Water signs, Cancer.

Alchemical Elements : Water.

My Relationship with Four of Cups

The Four of Cups always gives me an uneasy feeling. No matter how good things are going for me when the Four lands I get an excited feeling in the pit of my stomach that drives me to question if my current path could not be improved. Am I happy with how my life is progressing or do I need to anticipate where I want to go & build a plan of how I am going to achieve it. My experience of the Four re-inforces the accepted meaning. Every time the Four appears to me I find myself questioning my choices & inevitably taking on further challenges, without knowing the details or the additional effort involved. As soon as I finish a project I immediately think how I could have improved it, sparking off further avenues that I want to discover. This website is a perfect example. After a conversation with my sister about her disillusionment with sites that she frequented, I investigated &, after struggling with the technology involved, put up a single page that showed me what could be achieved. Even as I posted that first page I got an inkling of how I would like the site to develop & now it is truly a labour of love. The latest incarnation is almost ready to be launched & already I am thinking of future tweaks !. This journey along the road of Tarot stretches out endlessly in front of me & I love it. I am working on a revised reading as we speak & in the spirit of this card already have several other projects bubbling under the radar.

The Four of Cups, Will you accept the opportunities that will be offered ?

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