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The Two of Wands

 
 
 

Two Of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

There is a duality in the Two of Wands that refers to doing a job well and then seeing the benefits.

It is a card of duty and hard work, indicating that you are working through physical issues in your life (such as monetary or work issues) or can also be internal (such as emotional challenges) that require strength and resolve to overcome. Often this card comes up when you are feeling distracted. You know that you have tasks at hand and you are not ready to complete them. Now is the time to get cracking! Events are about to unfold in your life – new adventures, new job opportunities, or new responsibilities for example – and you need to be prepared for them.

The figure on the Two of Wands card is looking out over a great distance and often is thought of as a Christopher Columbus type individual (even though it is a woman on my card). Before setting sail on the voyage, notice how she is looking at the world wondering and waiting to what is ahead of her. There is a long road ahead of you and there is a need for you to take time to plan your course of action. Be certain of the direction you are taking and possible hurdles that will need to be overcome. Know that the path you are on right now is one that is good for you but without your own input or direction, you will easily find your way off course.

The Wands overall are cards of action and they have a fiery or fervent nature to them. Putting off responsibilities at this time will backfire and soon you will find that you are overwhelmed. This moment in your life is the calm before the storm of activity, use this time wisely to ensure successful rewards when the job is done. Your work will not go unnoticed or unrewarded.

If you are willing to put forth the effort before you begin your endeavor, you will find that it was worth the work. The duality of the card indicates a need for balance. This is not a time to engage in conflict or to allow yourself to get swept away with the concerns of others. You have made a choice about the direction of your life and now you need to follow through. Distractions and arguments will cause you to lose sight of the end goal.

The Two of Wands in Love

There is a feeling of newness with the Two of Wands and often it will indicate the beginnings of a relationship that is established but in the earlier phases. The attraction has been confirmed and possibly even some dates, but in the end, there is a sense of boredom and lack of direction. Even in long-standing relationships or when referring to people who are married the Two of Wands references a change or series of events that have left you feeling less than fascinated in your relationship.

Sometimes the Two of Wands can indicate feelings of entrapment or boredom in a well-established relationship that can cause issues or concerns. Consider the spark in your relationship at its current time. If you are feeling like there is something lacking in the relationship focus on bringing you and your partner together through physical intimacy or interests that the two of you share. Make sure that you are planning and setting aside time for just the two of you.

In love, this also may be a time to consider your options. Are you being honest with yourself in what you truly want or have there been new avenues that have arisen that are more tempting to you than your current situation? Now is a good time to consider a change of some sort – whether it means ending a current relationship for a new person that has come into your life or starting a new relationship where there has been a void. A word of caution: before you decide to pursue other options consider that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

Two of Wands As Feelings

In a question about feelings, the Two of Wands tarot card can indicate that someone has "feelings" on a number of different levels. This could be just friendship or even romance. Often, drawing this card means that things are alright - just ok. As the figure is looking over the water (and water means passion and emotion) this can indicate that there is a block in the way this person feels. In regards to how someone sees you,  this card can mean they like the chance but they might not stick around. Often I see this card in new relationships, and a person moving from one relationship to another really quickly. It can mean strong passion but the ambitions for the longer-term mean that a decision needs to be made. The wands are sometimes shown to indicate impatience. Are you being impatient in finding the right person? One of the wands is secure but she is looking at the globe. Therefore, he or she might be getting satisfaction elsewhere but there are possibilities out there. Often this is the courage to tell the other person how they actually feel. If this card shows up in a relationship reading it can indicate that there are people who are rather stubborn.

Two Of Wands As Friendship

People around you like to have their own way. Two's are associated with creativity and relationship a real sense of passion. Often, this card represents thinking about progress or moving the relationship forward - but not wanting to commit or sacrifice because there is something that is standing in the way of the friendship. The good news is that it in regard to feelings pulling this card suggests that there is a sense of review in regards to the feelings of this friendship in the future.

The Two of Wands in Health

You are in a state of stagnation in your health if the Two of Wands has come up concerning your own wellbeing. Often boredom and fatigue combined will create health issues in their own right and can lend themselves to overeating or other unhealthy habits that have of negative consequences. Now is a time to balance the needs of your mind and body. You may want to consider walking, yoga, or mediation as a way to keep restlessness at bay. Irresponsible health choices are a common concern when the Two of Wands appears in your reading. Be mindful of your overall health especially if you are younger and take it for granted.

The Two of Wands in Work and Wealth

The Two of Wands will often represent a healthy cycle in work and money and come up when things are going well in your life. Even if you are going through a monetary crisis or have recently lost a job, the card indicates that things are turning in your favor. Usually, this card will be associated when you are about to receive a reward for work that was done well or additional perks in your current job.

This isn’t to say that everything is perfect. Rather it is a card indicating stability and a time that allows for a pause or reflection about making a new decision. The Two of Wands is present during times of change within a company. If you are worried about being fired or laid off, consider that there may likely be a better position within the same company that you are currently in that will be more rewarding to you versus the job that you currently have.

Two of Wands Yes Or No

The Two of Wands represent upright the answer is “yes.” This card is an example of the crest of experience that we all need at times - and reaching a place to utilize resources. After many possibilities, there is a chance to review and take time to see what lies ahead. Which is why the figure is overlooking the water. Notice how small the world is. Yes, the world is your oyster but it a small one. 

Two of Wands Past - Upright and Reversed

In a position to have one symbolizes that you have come to a certain point in life where you are exhibiting the strength and experience of past actions. Because the world is within the card it can indicate the huge array of possibilities around you. This is also quite a peaceful time and in the past, you may have been relaxing or taking this journey. The Two of Wands in the reversed past can indicate that talents have been wasted and that other people have been trying to get their view across. The most important things in life sometimes come to those who wait!

The Two of Wands present - Upright and Reversed

There is currently a focus on peace and finding your own self-confidence.  I’ve already mentioned in the overarching description that the card signifies a journey of determination in order to gain independence.  Currently, this means that you are making plans and possibly travel arrangements. Work or career moves you means you are gaining steady progress.  On a romantic level that could possibly be a friendship or relationship and spiritually. This is a great time for development and feels empowered to take advantage of the opportunities that have presented themselves.  

In the reversed position, the Two of Wands in the present position can mean you are feeling blocked or that you just need to have a change of scenery in order to appreciate existing again.  there is also a focus on relationships that don’t seem to be working out. 

The Two of Wands Future / Outcome - Upright and Reversed 

The two’s, in general, are all about our choices. When this card appears in the future or outcome of the spread it generally means that you need to choose and make up your mind. It is saying as an outcome you need to open your mind, don’t always follow what is in front of you.  I do feel that this position means a decision will need to be made. If reversed, this card in the future position can mean emotions may be high, think about the water being turned upside down on the image. It can signify that others may create issues and problems but these can be overcome. 

Two of Wands As Relationship Outcome

If you are asking a relationship question then the two of wands can indicate passion and happiness together.  There is spiritual, energetic and partnership in this card. It can represent a deep bond. The two of wands tells you to listen to your inner self. What do you feel? There is sometimes a focus on one partner waiting for the other one to make the move. It could also be that you are both busy but the "two" suggests a union. There is also a possible “power” battle between the two of you but there is a love connection. 

The Two of Wands Advice - Upright and Reversed 

The advice of this card is that you need to feel more connected to others and that you need to think about how you shine so make sure that there is nothing holding you back.  Also, it can mean that you need to take a journey. This could possibly be through spiritual development or indeed a journey across waters.

When this card is drawn in the reversed position for action it can mean that there is a blockage and that you have been putting your trust in someone or a project and that this has led to unreliability.  In love, the advice for both the upright and reversed positions indicate that there are opportunities that you need to grasp. But, it can mean that even though there are great opportunities on the way you are finding it hard to progress will move the relationship on.

The Two Of Wands Reversed

Reversed Two of Wands in a Reading

The Two of Wands reversed indicates worry and concern and rightly so. Usually, the card comes up during times of stress or turmoil in relation to your spiritual sense and being off balance. Rather than looking outward at what you have done and thinking about your next move, you are likely to be feeling unsure or lacking confidence in your abilities. Wrong choices or actions of irresponsibility are cause to miss out on opportunities that you are qualified for. Considering taking responsible steps to get yourself back on track. Implement schedules for a regular daily routine for work, exercise, or finances. In relationships you are likely to be experiencing distance or a lack of reciprocation from a partner. Take steps to invite them into your life by offering ways to bring the two of you closer. Do not wait for them to act.

Love and Romance - The Two of Wands Reversed

In love readings, the Two of Wands reversed can indicate a "longing" for a passionate relationship. There may be a range of possibilities or lovers. The particular emphasis on life, after drawing this card is that there is a surprise in store. This could be possibly a failure of a relationship or sudden resentments. There is also the focus of power in that it is not balanced spiritually. We are all curious about our perfect match. The universe generally sends us people in our lives and it is important to understand that our efforts do in the end bring a positive result. Drawing this card means that you need to keep on going in a relationship even though you may quarrel. The longer outlook is much better.

Family and Home - The Two of Wands Reversed

In the family and home life type question, if one pulls the reversed Two of Wands suggests that even though the world is one's "oyster" there are problems or courses of action which are blocking a happy content home life. It can also mean a journey or moving house. In family life, drawing the two of wands reversed can indicate that there is a balance of power that needs to be considered in order to focus on cooperation and the alliance of forces.

Work and Finances - The Two of Wands Reversed

Careerwise the Two of Wands reversed is focused on possible limitations or unexpected turn of events. This could even be an “amazing” time or that you are experiencing a sense of delay and stagnation. This is also a card of surprise, that you may be thinking about changing jobs or generating a new stream of income.

Seemingly the miracles and fun that normally happen in daily life somewhat delayed. In regards to the advice of this card (around work and finances) is that one really needs to hold onto money right now. The reversed Two of Wands also indicates that a journey is being blocked or delayed. This journey could be “spiritual” alternatively could be within the real waking world. 

Health and Wellness - The Two of Wands Reversed 

If you are asking about your health and general wellness then drawing the Two of Wands reversed can indicate that there is something in life you cannot seem to have. Generally,  even though this card is reversed I can’t say that it represents a considerable amount of illness. However, you really need to take care of yourself in order to make sure you remain important in life.

Personal Spirituality - The Two of Wands Reversed

Spiritually this card can mean that results are blocked. Possible certain turn of events and that one needs to think about how the focus on overcoming internal limitations. The Two of Wands also gives a possibility of regressing in the spiritual realm. Even though you may have limited resources. Decision-making processes are important at this stage in order to maintain spiritual growth.

The Two of Wands Tarot Card Keywords Upright

  • Making plans
  • Realization
  • Using power
  • Taking action
  • Efficiency
  • High expectations
  • Determination
  • Self-control

The Two of Wands Tarot Card Reversed Card Keywords

  • Anger
  • Disappointment
  • Frustration
  • Lost hope
  • False hope
  • Lack of ambition
  • Negative change
  • Lost control

The Eight of Wands

 
 
 

Eight of Wands Tarot Card Description

The wands flash across the sky like arrows, they are a blur of power and radiance. Like the wands, you must move swiftly and decisively. The butterflies that fly about the wands - vivid and free - signify aimless movement, you are an expatriate soul wandering the earth.

This card whispers that travel, fastness, and movement are the order of the day. You have important news on the way and there will be slow but progressive and positive growth in your affairs due to a heightening of your senses connecting both earthly energies and cosmic ones. You are finally about to come to the end of your goals, the end of the journey, and your hard work will be bringing you great rewards.

As we speak, the action is being taken, paperwork is being sorted out, and your affairs are coming to a close in the most efficient and solid way possible. If you have recently had an obstacle come up that makes you feel as though you were stopped in your tracks, it will be transformed for you into something tangible, creative, and productive.

The image of the Eight of Wands is that of 8 staves flying through the air at maximum speed. Having sped through the country, they are going to be able to take their rest soon, having utilized all of their energy. This is symbolic of hope in haste, and sometimes too rapid of an advancement. This can mean that you could be pushing too hard to get something done too fast, and this card is cautioning you to take a little bit more time to make sure that everything is being handled appropriately. Coming news could range from letters of love to news of travel via air.

At this point in time, all that you desire is being presented to you. Draw on the active energy of the staves flying through the air and allow yourself to have enthusiasm about your future and current circumstances. When you are enthusiastic, you get other people excited to help you as well. Your personal freedom of speech and expression are extremely important to you. Consider meditation to calm your larger impulses so that you can wait till you have all of the information before acting. If you take the traits that you are learning about and bring what you already know to the table you will combine your efforts into one harmonious whole. You have a commitment to matters that are spiritual. Pursue this energy and it will take you far.

Through your communication with God or higher source energy, you are able to be moved farther and faster than you ever thought possible. That is why this card is so good for you at this point in time. You have worked hard for a long time, and now you should be able to rest. Resting in prayer and in intentional thought is what the 8 of Wands requests of you. But keep in mind that you do not have to worry about your affairs taking a pause if you do. You have already put plenty into motion and so nothing is going to be able to stop that from happening. In this instance, you just get to rest and you do not have to worry about negative repercussions. The power and connectivity to divine source energy are very common in the suit of the Wands. Here the 8 of Wands acts as a transmitter from above and all you need to do is be receptive. If you have received the Eight of Wands in your reading, you will find that your affairs will be speeding up now.

The Eight of Wands in Love

When the Eight of Wands has joined ranks with other cards in your love reading, you must take into consideration that you have put a lot of really amazing work into improving yourself in order to attract the right partner. Now is the time for you to allow things to happen. The actions you have put into motion will continue to stay in motion and will bare fruit for you. If you are in a relationship, this means that you will have a time of smooth sailing in your future. Where you do not have to work so hard or worry so much. If you are single then this card speaks directly to the work that you have done to improve yourself and it applauds you for the good work.

Do not act hastily, remember, everything is already in motion, and you do not have to do anything. This card is often seen as “falling in love” or completely swept off your feet. It can mean you are being carried away with your feelings. This card indicates rapid communications through e-mail, phone, or text. There are passion and strength in this card, as well as strong attraction. In some ways, the hot flaming wands can indicate passion which is heated. You may be facing an intense love situation going forward where balance is needed. In sex, this card can indicate compatibility, think of the wands moving like Cupid's bow. This crush may suddenly pass fast because of the wands passing by quickly. The question in love is what direction are you moving in? It could be communications electronically, in an outcome position for love the eight of wands can indicate advancement rapidly, wands are not associated with long-term staying power and the card can suggest love being unstable. The universe itself is challenging you and represents moving towards a resolution in love. The eight of wands in love can represent a long-term journey for this relationship. It may not be a fast thing. The reversed meaning or even upright in some cases can mean, he tried to form a relationship, you rejected him, then regretted it and then he disappears. It can mean the end of love - but the movement it represents and the swiftness of the batons can suggest an opportunity in love that is missed. 

The Eight of Wands As Feelings

The feelings are like a river, rushing and gushing pulling emotions by the current for too long. This person is in such a hurry to be in a relationship, they do feel you are a special someone. They want it to mean something but going slowly is not an option in the way they feel. Remember, sometimes the faster it starts the soon it can sometimes end.

It can also imply that you are trying to protect your heart but things are moving so quickly. This is the card of instant emails, messages, texts, and WhatsApp messages. Romantically this is a positive card and indicates a loving relationship but things will move fast. This tarot card can suggest that a person is chasing another and a romance is moving extra fast. 

The Eight of Wands Health

Because this card is such an active card, it is a good idea for you to physically pursue different ways of connecting to the spiritual realm using the physical body. For example, different kinds of yoga would be extremely helpful. Some yoga requires hours of meditation as well as mastering intentional movement. This card is recommending that you give a primary focus to this kind of behavior so that you will have a level of full-body health that you never imagined possible.

The Eight of Wands Work and Wealth

Many of us work really hard in this day and age with the economy the way that it is, just to make sure that we have a roof over our heads, a place to sleep, and food to eat. Well, now the time has come for you to reveal a little in what you have accomplished. The wands are about to fall to the ground and rest for a while, and so should you. This would be an excellent time to try to take a paid vacation if you can manage it. If you are concerned about business matters, just know that the 8 of Wands is going to reward you for all the work you have done so far. 

In work, the eight of wands mean movement and outcome. It can relate to your previous actions are about to pay off. Things at work will seem to fall into place for a period of time. The wands traveling through the air can also represent your passion for work. Pollack said that waite called these wands the arrows of love. In business or work, it can imply that you are feeling that you wish to do what you love. Something is going to happen quickly shortly.

Eight of Wands Advice

This card shines with clear advice; you can forge and capture the opportunities that come your way. Remember, sometimes actions do speak louder than words. Pinecones are like houses to the seeds of love; the seeds are the affection and love of others. There is a very good chance you’re already considering a decision or actively making moves toward a particular path. You may find that this decision will light up the path of love - just like the warming rays of the sun. Open your heart, and open your mind.
 
Fill your days as if they were your last - at points, it may seem that time is running through your fingers, and your life milestones fly before your eyes. It’s true what they say, life is like a rollercoaster; full of ups and downs, slow points and fast points. Even when you feel suffocated, with your breath snatched away, you must push yourself to keep going. Hold on tight and grasp your emotions, keep them close to you.
 
Take a foundation - a friendship, a lover, a career - and decide with speed what to build upon it. You can let your attention wander, free like the butterflies, and know that when it comes to love you should be picky.
 
The overriding message of advice - is not to dawdle but cut to the chase. Things will happen fast. Remember to not sink into the sand but circumvent it. In love questions, the advice is to go for it. Why? Because the archer sees the mark upon the path of love and sends the arrow straight toward the heart of another.
 
If you’re apprehensive, remember there is a good reason this card has appeared, continuing on and acting with assurance will lead you down an important and life-defining road, so go for it!

Eight of Wands Yes Or No

You’re seeking a yes or no answer, and the Eight of Wands certainly has an answer for you. See the confidence with which the wands cut across the sky, see their glimmering trail; your answer is yes!
 
Notice the bright, natural landscape behind the wands, the craggy mountains, expansive serene lake, this is the beauty and power of nature - this card is full of positive energy and affirmation. Flying through the air does not guarantee that you won’t at some point come back down, but to struggle is futile, enjoy the ride, for you are sure to be changed by the experience.

 
Eight of Wands Past

You look to the past, and the Eight of Wands recalls a period of frustration; you were fraught with impatience, as nervous a mouse caught in a trap, you couldn’t wait and longed for action. Sometimes things can’t be rushed, but like the wands, you sped ahead anyway and soon found that the forces in your life moved beyond your control.
 
You may have let your life events spiral into chaos, blurring like the butterflies flying on this card. At times it can be all too easy to get carried away with an event, scenario, or person - impulse can occasionally serve us well, but when it’s left unchecked there are consequences that rise up afterward like smoke from a fire, even the small things can turn into something more, just like clapping your hands and triggering an avalanche.
 
It may be painful to remember this past moment, especially if the consequences are still unfurling, but know that it is our mistakes and experiences that guide us toward our ultimate destiny.

Eight of Wands Present

In your present moment, the Eight of Wands splits its meaning. On one hand, your life may have become a kind of limbo, you feel stifled, like a pinecone in bad weather, you are closed up when all you want is to be open to the sunshine.
 
But this card is restless, and its meaning is not fixed, it may also be the case that your life is rich with opportunity, as fertile as the green leaves entwined around the wands. Opportunities are presenting themselves to you, they blossom along your life path as bright and vibrant as roses. Each flower is so rich and rewarding, you don’t know which to pick, each one beckons you to pluck it from the ground - there are so many opportunities, you don’t know which to go for!
 
While these two meanings may seem contrasting, they carry the same forceful message, “get moving”, the Eight of Wands calls to you, “make a change, and embrace the new experiences that come from it.”
 
Whether it means breaking your state of purgatory with a new, brave adventure or deciding which new, blooming opportunity to pick - this card is all about ambition and experience, let yourself be carried away in the stream of new events.

Eight of Wands Future and Outcome

In the future position, the Eight of Wands flies towards you with positive news in its wake - good things are coming your way! The wands are bundles of energy, full of momentum and speed, make sure you match their vibration with proactivity and enthusiasm.
 
Often this card appears when your dream job or ambition is beckoning, see it glisten on the horizon like the first star at sunset. keep your ear to the ground and be ready to run with the baton when it comes your way, for it surely is coming towards you with the speed of a great sprinter.
 
You and your actions may just be the catalyst needed to turn this incoming power into something amazing - stay positive, and stay alert - the rest will unfold as naturally a seed sprouting a stalk.

Eight of Wands Love Reconciliation

Consulting on questions of love reconciliation, the Eight of Wands presents that a lover gives a thrill, things are moving quickly because you do belong in each other's arms. The way the lover makes you feel is so heady, passionate, and alive it feels as if you have whiplash. Either way, reconciliation is a condition purpose-made for the disheartened and the anxious, there is time for salvation.
 
If you are in the relationship which has turned grey, it is time to think of the best ways to turn things back into vivid technicolor, like Dorothy traveling from Kansas to Oz. Your potential is immense, let the feelings of love carry you into a new dimension in your partnership. If you’re in a relationship going too slow remember that the wands move fast and they are adventurers. Enjoy the ride without rushing towards the final destination; sometimes you must flutter like a butterfly, but still be still and cool like a beautiful.
 
If you are single and see this card in a romance reading it likely points to impulsive behavior when dating, you are being ruled by knee-jerk reactions rather than your heart or mind. This card tells you to consider your feelings before jumping into a new relationship, take stock of the beautiful world around you and see if a new romance is what’s right for you in this present moment. You may just find fulfillment in the stunning natural world, instead. 

Eight of Wands As Friendship

Somebody new has walked onto the stage, perhaps they’re an old character from a previous scene, or maybe they’re a new addition to the cast ready to take the story in your magical life. This is a new friendship, one filled with momentum - you talk like soul mates, trust each other like family.
 
Sometimes we just click with someone else and we wonder how we got by before. The Eight of Cards may be indicating the start of a blossoming long term friendship, though often this card appears when it is the start of a friendship. It’s time to burn brightly, but just for a short while. Comfort yourself in the knowledge that whatever is meant to happen will happen; sometimes new companions and confidants are only around for specific chapters in our lives, and other times they may be by our side always, going forward.
 
The Eight of Wands is full of magic, but sometimes it lacks caution - what does this new cast member say on stage when you’re not there? What are they adding to your story? What role do they play? Trust is golden in friendship, just make sure this new acquaintance has truly earned it.

The 8 wands Reversed

Eight of Wands Reversed Meaning

Sometimes you get a little bit caught up in new ideas or concepts or potential. Fantasizing is an extremely important part of the creative process; however, it is important that you not lose sight of where you have started. Your confidence is being questioned, and this is hard for you to handle. Consider taking any new fantasies that you have about people or situations and take action or communicate immediately so that it doesn’t cause you to procrastinate. Procrastination is your worst enemy. You have done very well up to this point to put action to your desires. Do not stop now.

Eight of Wands Reversed Love and Romance

The reversed Eight of Wands has cropped up to acknowledge the romantic tension you are currently experiencing; in recent days you have found your love life frustrated by unsaid words and bedtimes have been frosty; there is space between you and your partner. But how can you know what is wrong when the words are not being spoken? You must zoom back, and see the relationship in full with the objectivity of distance. Is this a forest fire about to die down, or a situation that’s about to spiral into something much worse? 

If you are currently walking the path of life alone, bear in mind that patience is a virtue. Practice gratitude and appreciate the scenery right where you are - every moment is unique and hindsight is 20-20, so be proud of your independence and all that you are doing with it. It is a part of your development so that when the soul that fits yours crosses your path you are in the perfect state to join roads. 

Eight of Wands Reversed Family and Home

Your family home has become overwhelmed with stress and worry, the reversed Eight of Wands enters your spread to tell you that you’re working too hard, and the competing schedules of every family member is leaving you lost and isolated. 

Upright, the wands fly in unison, going in the same direction with strength and certainty - but reversed their course is altered, like you and your family, confusion has to lead to mismatch and turbulence. When it seems that everything is “go, go, go” there is rarely time to catch your breath, let alone think about what your situation might be doing to the family unit. But the more you drown in the madness of life, the more important it is you take that life-giving breath. Family is a fortress that can protect and support you, allow it to salve your wounds and that daily madness will subside. 

Pause, take stock, and just see if you can’t reshuffle some priorities to make time for the most precious thing in all our lives; the tranquility of family, your conjoined hearts, and connected souls. 

Eight of Wands Reversed Work and Finances

You sit at your desk and wonder - is this all there is? Dissatisfaction clouds your mind and your future seems blank and impossible. The beautiful upright views of the Eight of Wands are flipped on their head with this card’s reversal, instead, all you can see now is monotonous clouds, not a patch of blue sky in sight. 

Things stagnate when they don’t move, and they catch fire when they go too fast. Perhaps you’re unhappy because you acted rashly in a previous period or maybe it is because you have stayed so still you turning to stone, like a hero under medusa’s gaze. But this does not need to be the case, you are the hero after all. If reckless spending and inaction have led you to feel trapped and small, now is the time to resolve these issues.

Boredom in your job is a sign you need to change things up; moving out of your comfort zone can be scary, but it also brings scope for growth and development, like a butterfly set free from a jar! If you are dealing with the fallout from historic bad decisions, do your best to counter these by being patient and thoughtful now - move out of the shadows, and into the sunshine, bathe in the golden life-enriching rays. Do this and you may just find a new season of potential and prosperity is on its way.

Eight of Wands Reversed Health and Wellness

When we are tired and worn down we are like a tree without sun, our branches reach up, desperate for those all-important rays of light, and instead, our leaves shed and turn brown. We may tell ourselves this is part of the changing of the seasons, but this is not true. Instead, we must find a way to move into the light without giving up - this is how we survive and prosper in health and wellness.

Sometimes the problem starts from the inside, like roots that can’t find water, and our exterior begins to wither as well. We can only endure so much neglect before the real, physical symptoms begin to present themselves. 

The reversed Eight of Wands insists that you take care of yourself from the inside out. Allow yourself to rediscover the sunlight and drink up the water from the landscape, you will soon be as pink as blossom with renewed health and vigor.

Eight of Wands Reversed Personal Spirituality

You have trained for the tightrope of spirituality with such dedication, your muscles ache and your body is tired - so why can’t you make it to the other end? Perhaps now is the time to remember that every tightrope walker starts their training on the ground, when you start with your goals too high, you are bound to fall. Spirituality is not about impressing those around you, but building the inner strength to fulfill your destiny. 

In other cases, this reversed card might crop up when your focus has been diverted from your true spiritual calling by the other trinkets of life that sometimes distract us from the real, substantial things that matter.

Now is the time to refocus and get back on that rope, but this time, start your training from the very beginning. Once you can walk along a rope half a foot from the ground, you can do it again from very far up. To get there you must be patient, and steady and keep your face turned towards the light - this is the real path to enlightenment. 

The Eight of Wands Card Keywords Upright

  • Rushing
  • Recklessness
  • Moving forward
  • Forgetting
  • Letting go
  • Career success
  • Attractiveness
  • Stubbornness
  • Lack of trust
  • Vivid imagination

The Eight of Wands Tarot Card Reversed Card Keywords

  • Illusion
  • Living a lie
  • Fake friends
  • Backstabbing
  • Disappointment
  • Old habits
  • Old relationships
  • Recovering
  • Life changes
  • Lack of energy

 

The Four of Cups

 
 
 

Four Of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

This beautiful lady sits on a branch contemplating her decisions in life, focused on how to move things forward. She is sat at the crossroads of strategy and called success but finds it hard to focus her intuition. Are you thinking about stepping into actionable change? This card appears when we can be lifted up in the day-to-day activities when sometimes we need to take a deep breath and think that I am now ready.

"I must hold onto my thoughts," she whispers as the cups of emotion roll around her rational mind. As she looks down she knows that she is safe but is finding it hard to open up her heart to another. Looking down she gathers her thoughts about the hurt and pain that she has experienced in love but knows for sure that she will build on foundations eventually, once she can take stock of what is important in love. If you have received the Four of Cups in your reading then you are likely either experiencing a time of contemplation or frustration in affairs or you are about to experience a transit of this.

At times we all hold a lack of perspective in life. The woman, depicted on the card, when sitting on a tree contemplating his material possessions in life, but above all her heart. Yes, at times we can feel broke, unappreciated, weak, and empty. In front of her are three full cups that she does not notice and from above, another cup is placed in her reach, but she 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 than you are willing to see right now. Taking all of your fortunes 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 than you to get yourself back on track. This is a great time to give to charity, to offer your help to others. 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 taking any steps toward your goal because you are dissatisfied with what you have accomplished. We all are sometimes are too hard on ourselves. It is time for you to prioritize and 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 which 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.

The Four of Cups in Love

Likely, you have been evaluating your love life, but during this interval, rather than stay on the tree and ponder - it is a time to celebrate. This card is telling you to focus on what is good in your relationship, be expansive, excited about the future with this lover. Make sure you put your energy into a relationship or possible lover if single and focus on the things that really matter. In this position the Four of Cups is telling you that energy blocked will result in stagnantion, waiting for you to see it for what it is: Broken and stale.

Maybe you are taking advantage of others as much as they are taking advantage of you. In love, the card often appears when 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 life and you need more time with your lover. You feel as though your partner should be behaving in a different way. In this, you have missed the connection that you both really have. 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 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.

Four of Cups Advice

When the Four of Cups appears in your reading it means you are being offered help but are too preoccupied with something else to accept what’s in front of you. You likely feel apathetic or reluctant about accepting help from outside sources. Perhaps you are still nursing old wounds or acting independently to a fault. This card visually symbolizes a cup that is being extended to you, yet you close your eyes and refuse to accept it - an action you may later come to regret. 

It can also refer to your personal state of mind; you may be feeling numb, bored, or discontented. Your despondency is impeding your view of the world around you and you are missing opportunities as a consequence. The man in this card is comfortably seated, despite being visually ill-at-ease, perhaps there is more satisfaction to be found in your present situation than meets the eye. That is why this card is sometimes known as the ‘grass is greener’ card. 

Drawing the Four of Cups in an advice spread is a signal that you should accept the support being offered to you and reassess any hasty decisions you have recently made. Remember, accepting help is not a sign of weakness - welcoming the kindness of others will contribute to your overall strength and help you on your personal journey. 

The wands flash across the sky like arrows, they are a blur of power and radiance. Like the wands, you must move swiftly and decisively. The butterflies that fly about the wands - vivid and free - signify aimless movement, you are an expatriate soul wandering the earth. This card whispers that travel, fastness, and movement are the order of the day. 

This card shines with clear advice; you can forge and capture the opportunities that come your way. Remember, sometimes actions do speak louder than words. Pinecones are like houses to the seeds of love; the seeds are the affection and love of others. There is a very good chance you’re already considering a decision or actively making moves towards a particular path. You may find that this decision will light up the path of love - just like warming rays of the sun. Open your heart, and open your mind. 

Fill your days as if they were your last - at points, it may seem that time is running through your fingers, your life milestones fly before your eyes. It’s true what they say, life is like a rollercoaster; full of ups and downs, slow points and fast points. Even when you feel suffocated, with your breath snatched away, you must push yourself to keep going. Hold on tight and grasp your emotions, keep them close to you. 

Take a foundation - a friendship, a lover, a career - and decide with speed what to build upon it. You can let your attention wander, free like the butterflies, and know that when it comes to love you should be picky.  The overriding message of advice - is not to dawdle but cut to the chase. Things will happen fast. Remember to not sink into the sand but circumvent it. In love questions, the advice is to go for it. Why? Because the archer sees the mark upon the path of love and sends the arrow straight towards the heart of another. 

If you’re apprehensive, remember there is a good reason this card has appeared, continuing on and acting with assurance will lead you down an important and life-defining road, so go for it! 

Four of Cups Yes Or No

You ask for a yes or no answer, but the Four of Cups is restless, refusing to hold still. It won’t give you an answer because it has none; remember, in murky waters, you can’t see even your own hand in front of your face. You can respond to this clouded viewpoint with consideration - careful thought and strategy are the lampposts to guide you through to a period of uncertainty, they will become your assets on a confusing life route. 

Moving out of a mindset of boredom will reinvigorate you and help you move past the stagnation currently blooming in your life, growing like weeds, you must pull this numbness out from the root. Lean towards positivity, there is a cup being offered on this card - you must first open your eyes to it, in order to accept it. Once you can see the opportunity before you, you can move forward with confidence in your answer. Thoroughly weigh up all your options before hastily saying “no” to new opportunities. Try and see your current situation with fresh eyes and express gratitude for what you have. 

Moving out of a mindset of boredom will reinvigorate you and help you move past the stagnation you are currently experiencing. The way you read this card will depend on your current situation and the rest of your reading, but one should lean towards a feeling of positivity and affirmation as this will steer you away from a place of dissatisfaction. When reversed, the Four of Cups indicates positivity - a “yes” to what you are currently doing. It suggests you are beginning to get your life back on track after coming out of a dull chapter - keep doing what you’re doing!

Four of Cups Past

You are like the first buds of spring, like land sighted on a lost voyage, like a shelter in a storm - the Four of Cups appears in your past position to highlight a period you have since recovered from. 

The Four of Cups in the past position may also indicate recovery or revival in your life. You are likely breaking away from a chapter that you were not enjoying. Reflect on your past, have you come out of a period of dissatisfaction or depression? Whatever the situation, now is the time to keep pressing forward. Remember to check in with yourself and your life situation. Try and be appreciative of what you have, and remember to keep welcoming in new opportunities. Growth often means moving outside of your comfort zone and this is a good thing. Focus on honesty and transparency so that you don’t fall back into old habits or become embittered by small put-backs. 

If you are not happy or progressing in your current situation, then drawing the Four of Cups in the past position may indicate that your current situation has arisen out of your past refusal to accept help or take on new opportunities. If this is the case, it is easy to be consumed by feelings of blame and resentment. To move on from this situation, you must accept the past so you can move forward with new opportunities in the future. 

Reflect on your past difficulties, remember how escape seemed so fruitless at the time - when you are drowning, it seems like every breath might be your last. The Four of Cups reminds you of this most pressing lesson; you made it through this past time of desperation, take this lesson with you throughout every period of future difficulty.  

Honor your past by being appreciative of your present; so often, growth requires dipping a toe in a pool unknown to you. To step out of your comfort zone is to flourish with independence, like a bird flying the nest. The Four of Cups faces square up to you, it asks: are you repeating old mistakes? Falling into bitterness or denial? The truth will set you free, and you will be lighter for acknowledging your weaknesses. Acknowledgment, after all, is the first step towards amendment. 

Blame and resentment have never changed things for the better, but tenacity and a positive mindset so frequently do. Poke around in your mind and have a go at reconfiguring the dials, do so and you might just free yourself from future unpleasantness.  
 

Four of Cups Present

Drawing the Four of Cups in the present position suggests you are closed off to opportunities and solutions which would help you address the problems currently afflicting your life. Perhaps you are being hostile to those around you, needlessly acting stubborn, or ignoring advice from those who have your best interests at heart. You’re still reeling from feelings of past hurt. Bitterness is the feeling overwhelming you at present and it’s sucking up all your energy in the process. 

Seeing the Four of Cups in the present position indicates that there is still time to reassess your situation and throw off the shackles of self-imposed constraints. The cup is still being offered to you, you simply need to open your eyes and take it! Be honest with yourself and your situation - seek out areas where you can help, rather than hinder, yourself. Remember to chase opportunity and accept the support of others, so you can move out of a period of discontent and into a new era of prosperity and satisfaction.

You have become closed off to opportunities, problems are affecting your life and spreading like mold in the home, but instead of addressing these problems, you are allowing them to take over your entire life. Is there hostility in your relationships with others? Does bitterness permeate your emotions, and sap any energy you might have for rewarding activities that nourish the soul? 

The cup is still being offered to you, you simply need to open your eyes and take it! Be honest with yourself and your situation - seek out areas where you can help, rather than hinder, yourself. Remember to chase opportunity and accept the support of others, so you can move out of a period of discontent and into a new era of prosperity and satisfaction. Once you accept sunlight into your life, you will be surprised by how fast you grow. 

Four of Cups Future and Outcome

The Four of Cups card is most beneficial when associated with the future. Drawing this card in the future and outcome position points to possible enlightenment; with time, you may understand that negative experiences in your past were actually lessons and the experiences have actually made you stronger. It may also indicate that you have understood past mistakes and will not repeat them again.

Seeing the Four of Cups in your future can also indicate another decision that is upcoming in your life; an opportunity (signified by the cup) will be presented to you and you must fully weigh up your options before making any rash decisions. Take the time to think with both your heart and head, the right path will present itself to you, make sure you are patient enough to wait for it.

The Four of Cups is happiest when seen in the future position, it beckons you, calling of future enlightenment - your negative past experiences will come to make you stronger than ever before. Past mistakes will be learned from rather than repeated, with the holistic view of hindsight you will see with contentment and truth of how every blunder is essential in moving you forward to become the best version of yourself.

The Four of Cups also whispers of future decisions, waiting to enter your life - the cup will be presented to you once more, be considered in any decisions you make when this time comes - do you sense wine or poison? Take the time to think with both your heart and head, the right path will present itself to you, make sure you are patient enough to wait for it.   

Four of Cups Love Reconciliation

Your heart beats with regret, the pain resounds from a relationship that has soured or become lost. Perhaps complacency has led to faded passion, do you appreciate the partner at your side? Your full attention is needed so you can see whether the love in your life is one worth fighting for - observe the patterns of your partnership, do you move in sync or in opposition? Do you grow together or apart? 

When the Four of Cups appear in love and reconciliation reading it can indicate regret for a past relationship gone wrong or pain relating to mistakes made in your current relationship. If you are single, the Four of Cups suggests you are focusing on what is missing in your love life rather than seeing opportunities for love that are right in front of you. Are you letting a preoccupation with past loves inhibit an opportunity for new romance?

If you are in a relationship, the Four of Cups usually suggest complacency; this may mean that your passion has fizzled out and your time as a couple has run its course, but it can also suggest that you are not appreciating what you have. Take the time to communicate with your partner, make an effort to reignite your flame - if your efforts prove futile, it may be time to part ways.

If you are single, the Four of Cups has a poignant message, your preoccupation with past loves is inhibiting new romances flourishing in their place. Like ripping off a plaster too soon, you are not allowing yourself to truly heal. Work on this so you may experience a dizzying and true love that fills up your soul.

Four of Cups As Feelings

Drawing the Four of Cups in a spread about how someone feels about you can suggest that the person you are interested in is closed off to new relationships. They may not have truly opened up yet emotionally - this does not indicate that you are doing something wrong, instead, it may be the case that they have yet to open their eyes to how wonderful you really are. In order for things to move forward, this other person needs to let go of their past so that they can achieve emotional clarity. Look for signs of their progress going forward - if you see none, you may be wasting your time on a person who is blinded to the potential of a new relationship.

You ask about the feelings of another, but the Four of Cups signals that they are closed off. This is a problem that goes far beyond you, the individual you ask after is emotionally stunted, wilting like a flower in the shade. Perhaps, with effort, you can help to shed some of that all-important light back into their life. Be gentle, look for signs of their progress going forward - but if you see none, you may be wasting your time on a person who is blinded to the potential of a new relationship, do not fall trapped to the same problem by focussing on them alone.

Four of Cups As Friendship

Now is the time to review the friendships in your life and your attitude towards those closest to you, sometimes our relationships with others transform when unchecked. 

Drawing the Four of Cups card in relation to friendship suggests that now is the time to review the friendships in your life and your attitude towards those closest to you. Look at your own actions and ask yourself whether you have always helped friends in times of need. Perhaps you ignored a difficult situation or closed down rather than communicating with a friend when things got tricky. If you have yet to make amends with an old friend because of historic resentment or difficulties, the Four of Cups is likely telling you to let go of the past and reconcile.

The Four of Cups can also suggest stagnation in friendships - are you sticking with one core group of friends and missing opportunities to befriend others? If it’s been a while since you last made friends with someone new, now may be the time to make new connections and watch your friendships blossom.

Look at your own actions and ask yourself whether you have always helped friends in times of need. Face this idea with honesty, don’t dwell on guilt or shame but seek to correct it through your future actions. 

Did you ignore a difficult situation or close down communication with a friend when things got tricky? If you have yet to make amends with an old friend because of historic resentment or difficulties, the Four of Cups shouts firmly that you must let go of the past and reconcile if you want the friendship to remain intact, genuine apologies are a key ingredient in aiding healing.

Things may stagnate, too, friends who are not present are no friends at all. When opportunities for meeting others are missed out of complacency, you rob your life of variety and the wisdom of others. A rich soil of variety is needed for the best plants to grow, and so it is the same with your circle of friends, now may be the time to make new connections and watch your friendships blossom. 

The 4 of cups Reversed

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.

Four of Cups Reversed - Love and Romance

Like a train emerging from a long dark tunnel, you are coming out of a period of solitude or despondency in a romantic relationship. Upright, the Four of Cups suggests apathy and a loss of passion - but inverted it marks the end of this period of boredom and instead marks a new, more optimistic start that is sure to bloom into something wondrous and beautiful.

The Four of Cups reversed senses that you have gone through a difficult time as a couple but whispers that you are now ready to make a renewed effort to rekindle your lost love and passion. There will be touching moments of increased intimacy, a flow of natural affection between you and your partner - your love will find an everyday expression that makes both of you feel cherished and important. 

Even for those without a partner or romantic attachment, this card’s reversal is a celebration of the end of a period of intense isolation, you are reemerging in the world, like an animal leaving hibernation everything seems bright and new. You are ready to knock down your emotional walls and open yourself up to someone new. Make sure you keep up your enthusiasm and fully embrace your fresh start, now you have healed there will be plenty of opportunities for you to spark a romance with somebody else - there is much to look forward to. 

Four of Cups Reversed - Family and Home

Drawing the Four of Cups reversed in a family and home spread can suggest your family is transitioning out of a difficult period. Perhaps you or your partner have come out of a time where you were allowing work to take over with lots of overtime and hours spent away from the home. You, or someone in the family, may have become self-absorbed and isolated themselves from the rest of the clan. Before, the joy and the company of loved ones were missing from your home - but now you have come out of this darker chapter and are all feeling closer than ever. This is the perfect time to spring clean your home and make an extra special effort to enjoy quality family time together. Having recovered from a chapter of apathy you can feel extra gratitude for your family and the security the home provides for you all.

Four of Cups Reversed - Work and Finances

A light in the dark, a glowing light, see it settling across the horizon, spreading through the sky like the first glimpse of dawn. Work and finances are the bread and butter of life, when they are good we feel healthy and fuelled when they are bad our souls feel lacking and our happiness wanes. 

The Four of Cups reversed is confident, a feast is coming your way. There have been tough times in your career in recent months and years, boredom, stagnation, competition. But now, new opportunities are presenting themselves to you, and you will be proactive in chasing them

Whether it’s leaving an old job that was draining your energy or achieving a coveted promotion, the Four of Cups gleams with hope, for you shine with potential. Keep a handle on this positive energy, use it to steer you in new exciting directions. Reach the pinnacle of this energy and you might just find a personal epiphany or moment of realization strikes your life with new, exciting colors. You have let go of past jealousy and instead turned your focus inwards to reinforce a feeling of contentment - be proud and revel in it. 

Four of Cups Reversed - Health and Wellness

An elevated sense of health and wellbeing is the key ingredient for the vibrancy that starts from within and shines out of your body as a healthy glow so that you are rosy with shining health. In the recent period you suffered from poor energy, and your physical and mental drain is over - your road to recovery is flowering with natural beauty, and your body is adjusting to true wellness. 

For those still managing continued health issues, this card suggests, instead, that you have secured heightened wellbeing through a spiritual adjustment in perspective. You are bathed in gratitude, you see with a sudden clarity all that you have and the many things you should be smiling and grateful for. 

In the past, you may have allowed issues with your health to affect your overall outlook, but the Four of Cups reversed is a celebration of your achievement, you are ready to let go of bad energy and enjoy your restored health and wellness to the fullest extent - you are sure to be as free and contented as a child at play. 

Four of Cups Reversed - Personal Spirituality

Drawing the Four of Cups reversed in a spiritual context bears a message as valuable as a gold chalice; you are on a road to spiritual liberation, your aura shines with revelation and your emotional baggage evaporates so that you can see the vibrating energy of the universe with renewed clarity and appreciation. Your reconnection with your spiritual journey is of a sacred nature, you are closer to the highest form of living and every step of your life seemed imbued with glimmering gratitude. You are no longer adrift but focussed - now proceed to experience this spiritual fulfillment in new, revitalizing ways. 

Upright Four of Cups Meanings in Keywords

  • Bright sparks of love
  • Blocked path
  • Rejecting love
  • Fountain of memories
  • Mirror of time
  • Unhappiness

Reversed Four of Cups Meanings in Keywords

  • New possibilities
  • Clarity and love
  • Letting go of the past
  • Smiling
  • Fountain of change