This Tarot Card has come up several times during readings I've done for others lately. I share the meaning for you today. In case you've been feeling stuck and unmovitated.
"Four of Cups
“Blame it all on my roots. I showed up in boots , and ruined your black tie affair. The last one to know, the last one to show. I was the last one, you thought you'd see there. And I saw the surprise, and the fear in his eyes, when I took his glass of champagne…. And I toasted you said, honey, we may be through ….But you'll never hear me complain. 'Cause I've got friends in low places. Where the whiskey drowns and the beer chases my blues away… And I'll be okay. I'm not big on social graces; think I'll slip on down to the oasis…. Oh, I've got friends… in low places.” ‘Garth Brooks ~ Friends in low places.’
The numerology component of the Tarot Fours: Structure, foundation, stability, stagnation, manifestation, practical application, formation, concentration, organization and planning. It is the result of a well-built foundation and proper application. It is what comes as a result of desire and imagination (i.e. the energy of 1, 2 and 3). Many 4s in a reading indicate fruition or the manifestation of an idea along with a foundation where things can grow.
Self absorbed much, feeling a sense of apathy? Stuck in an emotional rut… and like it, refuse to do the work to get out of it? If you are any of these, or are in that energy….. you tend to refer everything back to yourself - your own interests and desires. On the card, we see a man who is unaware of the cup being offered to him. He misses this gift because he's turned within. In readings, the Four of Cups can indicate that you are wrapped up for the moment in your own world. Open yourself up, that energy will pass.
Those who enjoy kayaking and other river sports know that there are areas of the river where the water flows in a dangerous circular motion. Instead of moving forward, it turns back on itself. In the same way, we can get stuck in emotional hydraulics. The Four of Cups represents such periods of self-absorption.
In some situations, you must focus on yourself. When life is too stressful, you need to devote time and energy to yourself or you will feel swamped. The Four of Cups can represent a positive period of self-reflection and renewal. By taking the time to go within to dream, muse and reflect, you restore your emotional balance.
The Four of Cups is sometimes a sign of apathy. You don't really care much about anything. Your life seems stale and flat because you've lost interest in the activities that used to bring you pleasure. You're not motivated to make much of an effort in any direction. At such times, the Four of Cups can show that you're stuck emotionally. You need something to focus on that will so engage your mind and heart that your path down river becomes clear again. Open yourself to your surroundings. Soon you will be on your way again."
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Christi J. Cavallo
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