Four of Cups

Basic Interpretation

4 of Cups
IV of Cups

For me, Cups embody beauty, emotion, desire, inner experience, love, peace, and fertility.

Some key meanings for the Four of Cups are listed below.

  • Loneliness
  • Weariness
  • Unable to be enthusiastic
  • Lethargic

This is a time when you appear to be dissatisfied with emotional issues around you. There are goals not attained, loneliness, weariness, and lots of days spent pondering earthly issues. Here as evident by the hand offering a cup, you can expect kindness from others during this phase. The real question is if you will see it or not.

Reversed Interpretation

Here are some key meanings for when the Two of Cups appear reversed in a reading.

  • Happier times
  • New goals
  • Ambitions
  • Companionship

You have awakened and are no longer dwelling on your inner experiences. The long days of deep thought give way to happier times. With your new goals, ambitions, and achievements you can expect great adventures ahead. New relationships are now possible.

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