The Four of Cups

What The Four of Cups means in a tarot reading

The Four of Cups

If you have received the Four of Cups in your reading then you are likely either experiencing a time of weariness or frustration in material affairs or you are about to experience a transit of this.

The Four of Cups recognizes that there is a lack of perspective happening in your life. The young man, depicted on the card, is sitting under a tree contemplating his material possessions in life. He feels broke, unappreciated, weak and empty. In front of him are three full cups that he does not notice and from above, another cup is placed in his reach, but he ignores it. There is a level of jadedness associated with this card. A lacking of seeing what you have and only focusing on what you do not possess. The Four of Cups is pointing out that you have a lot more then you are willing to see right now. Taking all of your fortune for granted is a fast way to ensure that you do not receive more.

  

This is a cautionary card; right now you have the option of stepping out of this kind of behavior by learning again to be grateful for what you have. When you are grateful, you are telling the Universe that you would like more of what you have, lots more. When you are taking what you have for granted, you tend to fill up much of your thoughts with a level of emptiness or frustration, and then being that we create our realities, the Universe gives you more of what you are thinking about. Right thought is what the Four of Cups focuses on. You need to reorganize your thoughts so that you are in a position of thankfulness. Should you choose to ignore this, you will continue on this cycle of frustration.

The Four of Cups suggests not only the meditation on what you do have but also consider physically putting yourself in a position where you might see others who are less fortunate then you to get yourself back on track. This is a great time to give to charity, to work in a soup kitchen. The offering of servitude will strengthen your sense of character and reroute you to a better mindset of receiving rather than ignoring. You are bored and are in need of motivation. But you haven’t been making any steps toward your goal because you are dissatisfied with what you have accomplished. You are being too hard on yourself. It is time for you to prioritize and to examine what you have done and then consider what you still have to do.

At this time, chances are there are people in your life or foundations or some kind of outside help that has been offering to provide assistance to you but you have not seen it because you have been so swept up in your own lack mentality. Now that you understand the guidance the Four of Cups has to offer, reevaluate and see if you can now identify those that have been trying to help you, and then accept their help with gratitude, not guilt or anger. Identify how you are feeling dissatisfied and then figure out what you are going to do about it. Identify what will help you find peace and serenity and then apply that to the areas of your life that you are feeling dissatisfied. Meditate on the changes possible for you to get you out of your funk.

If you find that you are still frustrated or angry at your circumstances, then use that energy productively. Start getting busy; work hard until you are exhausted just so that you can feel a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. When you have reached this point and have crawled out of the pit of ungratefulness, you will find that everything begins to work right again. Your main relationships are supportive and under control. You have an underlying knowledge that you are not alone and that there are those out there who love to experience life with you. You will receive back that level of peace of mind that you have been missing. And then you will become a magnet for abundance and creative energy where you will be able to make your fantasies into a reality.

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The Four of Cups in Love

Stalemate. In this position the Four of Cups is telling you that your love life is stagnant, waiting for you to see it for what it is: Broken and stale. You are taking advantage of others as much as they are taking advantage of you. You are not seeing the great things that are possible to you. If you are single, it is possible that you have an admirer that you are not paying attention to because you are so worked up feeling as though you will never have anyone to love you. Consider how these thought patterns are potentially sabotaging who you are in your pursuit of love and romance and then stop it from going any farther.

Within a relationship it appears that you are caught up in a life that does not exist. You feel as though your partner should be behaving in a different way and you have begun wondering what it would be like to be in another relationship. In this you have become ungrateful for the love and support that you share every single day. Consider what fantasies you have that could be applied to your current relationship so that you might see it in a whole new, fresh way.

The Four of Cups in Health

  

The Four of Cups presents itself in a reading about Health to tell you that it is time that you take advantage of the physical strength and health that you do have. Right now you are allowing yourself to be victimized by your ill health. Or even by the fear of ill health. The only way to be healthy is to perpetuate it, and work at it. This card is saying that there are multiple healthy bodily functions that are happening in your body at all times, but you do not recognize them and are therefore taking advantage. This is creating a sickly cycle that you must get out of should you ever decide to live an active, happy life.

The Four of Cups in Work and Wealth

When the Four of Cups shows up in your work or wealth reading, there is a level of opportunity that you are ignoring. Meaning, you are so stuck thinking about what you do not have that others have, that you are missing out on your own opportunities to progress. This is your own doing and you must change the way that you think to acquire the abundance that you desire.

Reversed Four of Cups in a reading

  

The Four of Cups visits your reading in the reversed position to tell you that you needn’t worry. Things are happening, people are hearing you, and you are capable of vocalizing your needs and strengthening your world and all of its possibilities. There will be new opportunities offered to you, with new ideas. Do not worry about life not happening or moving forward for right now there are actions being taken to help better your circumstances.

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