Four of Wands Tarot Card Meaning Keywords
UPRIGHT: Cebration, Wedding, Stability
REVERSED: Problem within family. Cancelled celebration, disharmony
- Element: Fire
- Kabbalistic Sefirot: Chesed
- Meaning of the Kabbalistic Sefirot: Mercy
- Astrological Influence: Venus in Aries
- Yes/No key interpretations: Yes
- Stones: Amethyst, Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli
Four of Wands is the fourth card in the fiery suit of wands. Number 4 depicts stability, structure, strength, and foundation. The fiery passion that started from the ace of wands has now taken the shape of a perfected work. It is stable and secure.
The Imagery of the Four of Wands Tarot Card
The image shows 4 firmly erected staves (wands) in the ground that are covered with a garland of flowers, fruits, and grapes. The wands form a square on the ground. Both number 4 and the square are symbols of strength, stability, structure, and a solid foundation. The garland is a symbol of purity, peace, and social recognition while the grapes depict fertility. The garland forms the shape of an arch which is a passageway. There is a castle ahead that depicts grandeur, structure, and solidity. One moves to a more secure future through this passageway. There is a moat in the background with a bridge over it. Moat is a symbol of barrier and defense and a bridge connects two things and also takes you to another side. So here the bridge symbolizes union and also transition. The background of this card is a bright yellow that signifies clarity, energy, and optimism. There is a crowd gathered in the background that depicts some kind of celebration. Two women in robes are holding bouquets of flowers in hands. The robes show social standing while the flowers symbolize happiness and beauty. This is overall a happy and vibrant card of joy and celebration.
Astrology and the Four of Wands
Two of Wands is attributed to the third decan of the fiery sign of Aries where the planet Venus is in Aries. The third decan of Aries starts from 11th April and lasts till 20th April. Venus is the sign of love, sensuality, luxury, art, beauty, and dance. This corresponds to the Empress card in Tarot and when it meets the fiery qualities of the Emperor. Emperor that is ruled by Aries, the union develops a perfect harmony, a balance, and perfection. The golden dawn designers called this card “Lord of Perfected Work”. This card is a perfect depiction of the harmony between masculine and feminine.
Four of Wands and Kabbalah
The Four of Wands belongs to the Sefirot of Chesed (Mercy) in Atziluth. Atziluth is the world of creation and it is at the level of pure spirit. All the 4’s of minor belong to this Sefirot. This sefirah is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of growth, prosperity, and good fortune. Wands belong to the world of Atziluth which is the world of emanation.
Four of Wands as a Person
The Four of Wands tarot card represents such people who are strong and passionate. We have acquired certain stability and structure through their hard work. They hold a good position in society. They are happy and positive and love beauty. They keep their surroundings decorated and beautiful. They have balanced masculine and feminine energies that make their personalities perfectly charming.
Four of Wands Card in General Reading
The Four of Wands Tarot Card is a card of positivity and happiness. Just the first glance at this card fills your heart with an optimistic note. If this card appears in a general reading, it might indicate a wedding, a celebration, an event filled with happiness, security, and the structure of a home and a family. This card shows the transition to a more stable and secures state from an already fine position. This is a happy card so there is nothing to worry about when this card appears in a general reading.
Four of Wands Tarot Card in a Daily reading
When this card appears in a daily reading, it means that this is a day to celebrate and rejoice. You have acquired a certain status with your hard work so mingle with people and enjoy this hard-earned effort. You have stability and beauty around you so relax and enjoy and celebrate this day to the fullest.
Four of Wands Tarot Card in a Love Reading
This is a positive card in a love reading. It shows that your relationship has a stable and secure structure and it can move further to a more secure position. Sometimes this card indicates a wedding as well. It shows the stability, harmony, and happiness that a union can bring. It also depicts happy events within the family.
Four of Wands Tarot Card in a Career Reading
If you get the Four of Wands Tarot card in a career reading, it shows that you have acquired a strong and stable position at your office and your work environment is favorable. This card also shows that the place where you work provides you protection and security and you can move to a better tomorrow. This card also depicts an upcoming office party or a celebration related to some promotion.
Four of Wands Tarot Card in a Health Reading
This is a good card to get in a health reading. This card shows energy and vitality. This card shows a celebration or an event so it can be indicative of pregnancy and birth as well.
Four of Wands Reversed Tarot Card Meaning
When this card will be in a reversed position, the whole structure will be disrupted. The vibrancy of the yellow color will stay there so it will still depict positive energy in work but the canopy of garland will fell down and also the ladies will lose hold of the bouquets. This card in a reversed position might show problems in the family, structure, and stability or some canceled celebrations.
If this card appears in a reversed position in a love reading, it might show delayed or canceled wedding or commitment. It shows a lack of security and stability in the relationship, disharmony, and clashes.
In a career reading this card depicts unfavorable surroundings and lack of structure and stability at your work place.
This is not a positive card in a health reading as well when it appears in a reversed position.