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Four of Wands Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

By Tina Gong


4 of Wands Keywords

Upright Keywords Reversed Keywords
community, home, celebrations, reunions, parties, gatherings, stability, belonging lack of support, instability, feeling unwelcome, transience, lack of roots, home conflict
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Four of Wands Meaning - Original Rider Waite Tarot Depiction

The Four of Wands Tarot Card Description

The Four of Wands depicts a couple which dances beneath the welcome wreath which is tied between four wands, which are crystal tipped. There is a canopy of flowers on the card which resembles the canopy that is particularly characteristic of the traditional Jewish ceremony. There seems to be a party that is going on, or some kind of welcome committee for the couple in question. You can see from the image that it represents a time which is sprinkled with feelings of fulfillment, satisfaction brought by the actual attainment of a goal.

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Upright Four of Wands Meaning

The overall meaning of the Four of Wands is that it heralds celebration as well as a harmonious, happy and relaxed home environment. In terms of numerology, the number four symbolizes stability as well as particularly reliable foundations. These are associated with a period of happiness and balance.

The symbolism within the Four of Wands poses that this is the perfect time for you to get together with close people such as friends and family. This could be with or without any special occasion. Oftentimes the card is known to reflect a period of holidays when you are together with your friends and family for an extended period of time. It might also be suggesting for you to invite your closest friends for a great and intimate dinner and share a laugh or two.

Oftentimes the card is known to reflect a period of holidays when you are together with your friends and family for an extended period of time.

Furthermore, if you have been working on a certain project, this card entails that you will be reaching a particularly important milestone. This is going to provide you with grounds for celebration which is also to be considered. You have managed to complete a proper and paramount phase of that project, and meaning you have every reason to be feeling proud and satisfied, which are amongst the general feelings induced and reflected by the Four of Wands card.

Upright Love Meaning Upright Career Meaning Upright Finances Meaning
weddings, engagements, gatherings and public celebrations of love feeling supported by colleagues, office parties, bonding with colleagues financially supporting loved ones, financial stability and comfort

Upright 4 of Wands Tarot Love Meaning

This card is the card of family, of reunions and of festivities. The 4 of Wands tarot love meaning can bring about engagements, marriages, or other gatherings that commemorate you and your love. If you’re in a stable relationship built on a strong foundation of trust, support and understanding, your union may be strengthened even more with the support and witness of your family and friends. This kind of love is not just the love between two people, but a love that is supported within the context of a larger community. Should you be single, you may find love within these communities and gatherings.

Career Meaning - Upright 4 of Wands

The upright four of wands is a stable and social card. It, when upright, signifies stable and supportive relationships. This sense of community applies to your work environment when it appears in this position. Possibly, you have made new friends at work or the atmosphere there has been particularly positive lately. There may also be work gatherings such as office parties in the near future aimed at bringing you closer to the people with whom you work. If there are, these events are likely to result in closer bonds between you and your colleagues.

Finances Meaning - Upright 4 of Wands

The four of wands here not only represents financial stability, but it also indicates that you can be spending that money on loved ones. You might be buying gifts or taking people you care about out for dinners or drinks. These are good financial decisions. They might not increase your financial wealth, but they are beneficial to your social relationships and thus you can embrace them. Do not go overboard on anything, but so long as you spend within your means, the cards are encouraging you to treat those around you.

Reversed Four of Wands Meaning

If the upright position of the card reflects balance, stability, and harmony, the reversal position of Four of Wands implies that there is a breakdown or complete lack of harmony in your family or in your home. It’s highly likely that there is a lot of tension between the members of your family or other loved ones. If you have completed something that is important to you, you are expecting to share it with those that are closest to you, and to come home to a welcome celebration, but instead, you find a lack of support. This may leave you feeling rather uncertain when it comes to your own relationships as well as the things that you can and cannot depend on.

Reversed Love Meaning Reversed Career Meaning Reversed Finances Meaning
conflict between family, community and love life, fear of public commitment workplace conflicts between colleagues, office conflicts unstable finances, supporting family or loved ones can be a burden

Reversed 4 of Wands Tarot Love Meaning

There may be some conflicts occurring when it comes to family and your romantic life at the moment. The 4 of Wands tarot love meaning can signal incompatibilities between your larger community of friends and family, and your partner, or the way that you are approaching love and romance. Sometimes, since this card is also the card of deepening your commitments on a more public level, there can be some fear and hesitation about taking these next steps. Change, especially binding oneself with another person, can be wonderful and rewarding, as well as terrifying. These emotions can exist together, but only you will be able to know whether it comes from a deeper place than just cold feet.

Career Meaning - Reversed 4 of Wands

When reversed, the convivial nature of the four of wands is subverted. As a result, it might be that, at work, your relationships are under strain or have been harder to form. This difficulty can apply in a general sense to your office’s atmosphere; alternatively, it may be in reference to a specific moment or point of tension at work. For instance, there may be office events approaching, but they will likely not go as planned. Instead of increasing comradery, they might have the opposite effect. If there are no specific concerns in your work setting, it is likely that the card is highlighting the general state of your office. Perhaps the atmosphere at work is harsh or unfriendly. Regardless, expect ruder behaviors from the people you work with and be aware of them in yourself as well.

Finances Meaning - Reversed 4 of Wands

You might be struggling against a poor economic situation if you find the four of wand here. Your financial troubles are likely linked to your personal relationships. It is possible that family expenses are weighing you down at the moment. You might be having a particularly difficult time making ends meet at this time due to these unforeseen expenditures. Be wary of friends or family asking for money that you cannot afford to give. Ask whether the money is necessary or just a desire on their part. If it is the latter, consider trying to rein in your finances first before assisting them.

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