4 of Cups
Tarot Minor Arcana
The Minor Arcana cards contain answers to questions from everyday life, thus complementing to the aspects of the main Tarot cards. There are 56 cards in the Minor Arcana, divided into 4 Suits times 14 Cards. Each suit is represented by a symbol, Pentacle, Wand, Cup, or Sword. There is a one-to-one correspondence between these symbols and the four elements of the esoteric science: earth, water, air, and fire.
4 of Cups
“Move past your ego to seize opportunities and renounce the situations that are holding you back.“
The four of cups card symbolizes the emotional and psychic life aspects. The card contains the image of a young girl sitting under a tree away from the humdrum of life. Three cups are lying empty in front of her on the grass, and the one filled cup is being offered to her by an unknown hand from the air. The filled cup refers to the opportunities sent to her way by the cosmos. But being engrossed in her thoughts, she does not notice the emptiness, nor is she aware of the opportunities offered to her by the universe.
The appearance of this card implies that you are discouraged and demotivated at this moment. In your despair, you are even turning down the opportunities that may help you to realign your life. Life seems meaningless, and nothing matters to you. The card urges you to reevaluate your goals and ignite the passion for fulfilling your dreams.
Do not let negativity pull you down and bring you to a standstill point. You have passion, fantasy, imagination, creativity, and everything to surpass the demons of self-doubts and imposed rejections. Do not feel stagnant. Seize the opportunities to liberate yourself from the circumstances and people who have made you reach this point.
It is the time to decide and implement, not just to think and imagine. Relocate the faded excitement and willingness to experiment. Do not shut yourself to the possibilities available for you.Reversed 4 of Cups Meaning :
The reversed four of cups denotes the period of introspection and retreat. You want to explore your inner self and meditate in your sacred space than spending time with people. Just make sure that your isolation does not take you away from your loved ones. Tell them what you feel and why you want some alone time. They will understand and reach out to you whenever you feel OK. Be mindful of not neglecting the needs of your loved ones because of your self-imposed isolation.