With the name Four of Wands this card occupies the fourth place in the Suit of Wands of the Lesser Arcanes of the Tarot. In this article we offer a synthesis of the interpretations and meanings that are attributed to this deck by scholars of this divinatory method emerged in the light of the Italian Middle Ages.
Based on the Tarot Rider, in this card we can observe the atmosphere of a villa, where a very enthusiastic event is apparently celebrated. Some Tarot experts agree to point out the resemblance between the main subjects of the Four Of Wands that stand out among the four Wands and those subjects that fall from the Lightning Tower of the Major Arcanes.
In this sense, while the card of the Tower indicates the experiential moment where one may be a victim of intolerance and repression, the Four of Wands represents freedom and collective joy, happiness.
As for its general meaning, as well as the Three of Wands is for some the extension of the meaning of the Two of Wands, the Four of Wands is also of these two cards, for if in the previous ones the arrival of the boats is expected or observed the arrival of the boats, in this card the ships have already arrived and the person enjoys the riches and people that train with me.
Likewise, some scholarly streams of the tarot are often called the card of marriage, since this card indicates that the bases are already ready to begin to build.
It also brings with it the announcement of a moment of full happiness, it can be the celebration of a wedding, the birth of a child or the achievement of a great achievement. It may also refer to specific events such as the celebrations of an important event in the family such as an anniversary, baptism, first communion or birthday celebration, around which they will gather to share joy in community.
However, some experts also give it a meaning of liberation, that is, the moment when we get out of our bonds to begin living in freedom.
Thus also the Four of Wands contains specific meanings for each of the existential areas. For example, at the work level, the card of the Four of Wands symbolizes the end of a stage that perhaps caused us some repression, and the beginning of a new moment in which the consultant will be able to know and enjoy the fruits that he has sown during years of hard work.
Similarly, the love plane looks very well aspected in terms of this card, since its presence may indicate that the sentimental relationship that the consultant – or the person for the questioner – has already been maintaining is already ready to move on to the next niv the engagement, so the Four of Wands might be indicating the celebration of a wedding or the beginning of a life in common for the couple.
In the personal or spiritual sense, the appearance of the Four of Wands indicates that the time has come to let go of those ideas that tie us up and restrict our freedom, to be reborn to a life of greater harmony, knowledge and happiness. For this reason, the appearance of this card also marks the need to embrace a new attitude of optimism and love for one’s neighbour, towards oneself and for the fact of being alive.
If it appears inverted
Like the rest of the tarot cards, the Four of Wands also has a meaning if it comes to appear inverted, that is, headwise, within a reading. In this case it takes the diametrically opposite meaning it has when it appears right.
In all areas of life the inverted Four of Wands may be signaling that what we want is not yet ready for it to happen. That is, the listed bases shown by the Fourth of Right Wands, in the inverted position simply don´t exist or aren´t at full term.
Similarly, the appearance of this card in a reading can indicate or warn the consultant that perhaps the land where he wants to sow is not as fertile and stable as it appears. This card also sometimes announces or points out an energy block that doesn´t allow the individual to thrive, believe and develop in an environment of happiness and harmony.
In this sense, the consultant is advised to take a period of rest, so that he or she reflects and reconciles with himself, so that his self-esteem can be strengthened. It is also advised to put your mind to the mark and seek the peace of mind necessary to move forward. In conclusion, the Inverted Rough Four indicates that the consultant or the person for whom he is wondering must place the emphasis on the power of observation and enthusiasm for life.
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August 31, 2019