Four of Cups Tarot Card in its core represents obsessing over the cups you don’t have therefore refusing a new gift. This card is associated with the Water element, representing the Zodiac signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, and its season is Summer.
Four of Cups, being the fourth card of the Cups Suit, carries all the qualities of number 4, which in a psychic reading would be translated to structure, foundation, stability, inward focus, achievement, a time to rest and reflect, first rewards, planning the future steps.
Table of Contents
- 1 Four of Cups Meaning
- 2 Four of Cups – One card pull [Yes or No]
- 3 Four of Cups – Love and Relationships
- 4 Four of Cups – Finance, Business and Career
- 5 Four of Cups – Timing
- 6 Four of Cups – The Message Answer
- 7 Four of Cups – Cards Combinations
Four of Cups Meaning
When drawing tarot cards, usually they are put in a vertical setting, spread on a timeline of the past, present, and future. In this kind of drawing, the Four of Cups may come up straight, as well as reversed. Some psychic readers do like to read reversed tarot cards. Some don’t. Either way, the other tarot cards in the drawing will make up for the way the psychic readers conduct their readings because a Tarot Card deck is connected to the energy of the psychic reader, so it ‘talks’ to them.
Merging the qualities of number “Four” and the qualities of the “Cups Suit,” the Four of Cups card would represent:
|Being self-absorbed||Getting lost in own feelings|
|Being egoistic||Limited vision|
|Being unaware of others||Not giving out or sharing|
|Refusing gifts, blessings||Holding back|
|Being apathetic||Acting passive-aggressive|
|Lost or little interest||Putting in little or no effort|
|Lacking motivation, desire||Dreaming, introspective|
In a reverse position, the Four of Cups would mean precisely the opposite of its core qualities, bringing in the drawing:
|Seizing opportunities||Finding motivation|
|Being enthusiastic||Letting go of regrets|
|Accepting what the future has to offer||Being grateful|
|Bad news||Focusing on the positive|
There are also spreads where the tarot cards pulled are placed on vertical as well as horizontal positions. If the Four of Cups would sit in a horizontal position, it advises you to count your blessings.
You may be having a hard time being grateful for what you already have, and you have chosen to focus on what you want next. The problem with this attitude is that you may be prone to losing even what you have. In another case, you may manifest what you have always wanted, but it may not be just as you imagined it, or it may cost you more than you expected.
Four of Cups – One card pull [Yes or No]
One Card Readings are usually done when you need a fast, straight to the point answer, you wish not to see the future events or the past events, you just need a specific answer on the question, for a present situation that is bothering you. You shuffle the cards, then choose only One Card, or you read the One Card that falls out while you are shuffling. Whichever method you use to pull the card, listed below are some of the questions and answers you may get when you pull the Four of Cups.
Yes or No Answer
Upright Position: If you pull the card in an upright position, it means definitely Yes.
Reversed Position: If you pull the card in a reversed position, it means No
For a Yes or No answer, the Four of Cups represents Yes, as a card of the Cups Suit.
Four of Cups – Love and Relationships
The Four of Cups would signify that your relationship is not what it seems to be, or at least not what you want it to be. You are spending more time fantasizing about how you want your relationship to be rather than focusing on and enjoying it for what it is.
This may leave your partner feeling ignored, unappreciated, unloved, and you are ungrateful. If there is anything you would like to change in your relationship and have it be just as in your dreams, you should find a way to communicate your feelings and expectations to your partner.
How someone sees you or feels about you?
The answer would be they see you as someone who does not fulfill them. They may also be dreaming about someone else, or they may have certain expectations that you have to meet. They are trying to change you into someone you are not. There may also be a lack of essential value in the relationship that your partner would love to cherish. It is their duty to find what it is and communicate with you. If you have an idea of what the issue might be, you should open the roads of communication.
Just starting dating?
If you have started dating this new person, the Four of Cups may indicate that you are not quite the type of person they wanted you to be. Maybe you have talked a lot through other means of communication, and now that you are facing each other, it is not what you both expected to be. It can also be the case when you have met this person before, maybe they were your friend at first, and friendship might have worked for you, but a relationship does not.
What not to do?
In terms of what not to do, it would advise you to look at the relationship for what it is. If you feel like your partner has to change so many things to fit your perception or your dreams of the perfect partner, then he or she is not the one for you. If you continuously feel triggered by them, or if you don’t accept much of their personality, you have to let them go. If you catch yourself comparing your actual partner with your exes or other’s people partners, then you have to let them go.
Reverse Position (Love and Relationships)
If you pull the Four of Cups, reversed, it indicates a relationship that has learned how to grow stronger and healthier through trials. You may have fought a lot with your partner before, especially if you have different personalities or like different things, but you have learned to appreciate and understand each other. You both count your partner as a blessing, and you are grateful to be with them. On the other hand, it can also indicate that you have come to terms with the fact that this relationship does not work for you, and you decide to let it go.
Four of Cups – Finance, Business and Career
In business and career, the Four of Cups is a bad omen that indicates you feel unsatisfied with your career or your job. You may feel like this is not the place for you to be, or you have chosen the wrong profession. You may also be sabotaging yourself by looking at and obsessing over what others are doing.
What’s on their plate, rather than what you are doing and what you have. This also indicates that you are letting opportunities slip because your vision is limited to where you are now, and you don’t see the door opening for you.
What not to do?
The Four of Cups would advise you to stop refusing or ignoring your blessings because you pity yourself, and you keep talking about what others have. Everyone is fighting their own battles. If you don’t focus on yourself and work on yourself, you won’t be able to change anything in your life.
Reverse Position (Business and Finance)
In this case, it could indicate you are being more open and accepting of upcoming opportunities. You may have reached a new understanding of how the world works, or where you should focus your energies, that you have become more grateful for what you have and more accepting towards your circumstances. This is an excellent place for you to be in, and you shall always see your financial situation getting better.
Four of Cups – Timing
When will something happen answer?
If it is a question that involves around the timing of an event and you pull the Four of Cups, this would mean that whatever you desire or wonder about will manifest slowly. Still, it will grow inflow, as a Water element indicates steady but assertive flowing movement.
How soon is that, it would be kind of complicated because it could mean Summertime, or that of a Zodiac Sign season Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.
It would also be counted in months, or around the 4th, 13h, 22nd, or 31st of a month. The way you want to interpret this is keeping in mind that whatever you are asking about is coming, slowly growing over time and becoming a steady flow of blessings. With the Cups Suit, the best way to go around figuring out the time, would always be to think at least one later, and it would go something like this: If it is already Spring, your best bet would be around Scorpio season.
Four of Cups – The Message Answer
Sometimes, we don’t have a specific question. We just want to know how our day will look like, or how we should approach the day ahead. This reading is usually done in the morning, so you form an idea of what that day will bring you.
The Four of Cups would foretell a day when you will close off, you may as well pity yourself for all the things that go wrong in your life. You may refuse the help and support of others, or forget to count your blessings because you feel like there is nothing there to count.
If you pull the Four of Cups in reverse, it indicates a day when you may retrieve yourself and your energy. Be more open to new experiences and get into a better attitude of gratefulness and acceptance.
Four of Cups – Cards Combinations
That’s why it is essential to have a look at how the Four of Cups communicates with the other Tarot Cards. Taking into account, there are 78 Tarot Cards in a deck. We will have a look at how the Four of Cups would be interpreted and affect the outcome of the reading in the light of Suits.
Interaction with the Cup Suits
The Cup Suits represent emotions, feelings, relationships, and contract-ships. This is a Suit associated with the Water element. If we were to draw the Four of Cups along with the Cup Suits, this would foretell you may feel lost in your circle. You may be feeling like no one sees you or supports you. This is your perception, not matching reality. Maybe their offerings of support are not precisely your love language, so you don’t understand it when they offer to help, but you should be more open and stop refusing a gift.
Interaction with the Pentacles Suits
The Four of Cups, along with another card of the Pentacles Suit, would bring abundance and prosperity in your life. This spread indicates that you will be experiencing a lack of your finances or your job. This could be a sudden loss of money, or you may be oblivious to the new opportunities coming your away. If you keep up with this attitude, you may lose financial support, colleagues support, or business partners, because no one likes to feel like no one.
Interaction with the Pentacles Suits
The Four of Cups, along with another card of The Swords Suit, along with the Four of Cups, is also an exciting drawing. The Swords Suit gets its share of being a negative suit. This spread would indicate that you have reached a breaking point or gone through some dark times, which have to lead you to decide to focus all your energies in your close circle and cut off some toxic relationships.
Interaction with the Pentacles Suits
The Four of Cups and the Wands Suit is a beautiful combination that foretells an action that doesn’t go through. This spread indicates that you have been contemplating on what path to walk down on, and right before choosing to go with it, you withdraw in yourself because you fear you may lose what you already have. It may also indicate that you are obsessed in the now, or fear change too much, that you refuse to claim a better opportunity.
Overall, the Four of Cups, either by itself or pulled in a tarot card draw, is a card of withdrawing in yourself, refusing support and new blessings, focusing on what you have, and ignoring a better opportunity.