Upright Keywords: Joy, harmony, relaxation, homecoming, celebration, freedom, prosperity, peace, letting go of limitations, harvest, hearth, success through work, benefit through travel, shipping and business with foreign countries
Reversed Keywords: Inner harmony, conflict with others, breakdown in communication, transition, celebration is not yours, but you want it to be, people talking behind your back, loss of something good due to unpreparedness or impatience
Four of Wands Tarot Card Meaning
The Four of Wands is a truly happy card. There is joy, celebration, and appreciation. After the planning and progress of the Two of Wands and the Three of Wands respectively, take some time to celebrate your success. Or there may be an upcoming occasion that you are celebrating, or just a time when you invite some friends over for a good old fashioned girl’s night. Enjoy yourself, relax a little. You’ve worked hard for the success that you have had so far.
There is also the overtone of home in this card. The two figures are facing towards and waving at a home, assumed to be theirs. But it also bring to mind community. Friends and neighbors happily waving at each other. How are you fostering the sense of community?
On that same note, the concept of home life in the Four of Wands can also indicate a renovation project, or work on the home.
The fours represent security and stability, having a secure foundation. Having a happy and stable home may be in the forefront of your mind right now. What can you do to improve your home, thus your foundation, to be more stable?
Alternately, this card could indicate shipping and business affairs with a foreign country or some benefit that is gained through travel.
Four of Wands Reversed Tarot Card Meaning
Even when the Four of Wands is reversed, there is still a happy tone to it. The joy and celebration for the hard work that you have accomplished may not be something that you feel needs to be shared with everyone. For example, a small milestone as part of a bigger goal. Having a nice celebration of your own may be more fitting here.
In contrast, you may not be appreciating all of the things that you already have. When you don’t appreciate what you have, you will never be able to be truly happy with what you achieve because once the achievement is made, the feeling of emptiness sets in. This could also manifest by always aiming for lackluster goals. You may want riches, but don’t see how working towards a goal for this could be beneficial for you. So you work towards mediocrity.
The Four of Wands reversed could also indicate that you have lost friends and/or business partnerships due to impatience and being unprepared to put in the work required.
Time Period: April 10- 19; Jupiter in Aries ( 3rd Decan of Aries)