Four of Wands Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Fire, male active energy
Keywords and Phrases:
Enjoyment of reward after effort.
(Secondary: wedding plans).
Four of Wands Tarot Card Meanings
The scene depicted in the Gilded Tarot is slightly different to that found within the RWS, which appears more celebratory. The family in this card are dressed in simple country attire, appearing relaxed and contented, in the midst of four wands that form the solid structure of a square.
The scene is more reminiscent to the 'Harvest Home', which is an easy way to recall the card, a time when people would gather to feast together to celebrate and give thanks, after their hard labour from gathering in the season crops.
The Four of Wands brings solidity to the work that has gone before, which allows time to relax with those you love, a short pause in activity to take your foot off the pedal. It provides the contentment in the moment for a job completed and well done. As we’re still dealing with low numbers, the Four normally brings stability and suggests modest enjoyments, pleasant R & R activities, short breaks, and a general sense of well-being.
The garland of flowers atop the wands can suggest someone making wedding plans, although normally applied as a secondary meaning when strengthened by other cards indicating marriage.
The Four of Wands often remains unchanged if reversed although some see it as a sense of insecurity, or the same as upright but to a lesser degree.
Four of Wands Tarot Card Combinations
Four of Wands > Five of Wands: Disruptive elements threaten previous stability which may be found in petty obstacles or competing forces and differing opinions.
Eight of Wands > Four of Wands: A quick getaway or short break holiday for rest and relaxation.
Four of Wands > The Hierophant > Three of Cups: A good indication of plans being made for upcoming wedding celebrations.
Two of Cups > Three of Swords > Four of Wands: Relationship matters settle down and become more stable following some minor upsets, quarrels, or bickering.
Four of Wands > Four of Cups > The Hanging Man: Life may be good but you could feel bored and stuck in a rut; an element of dissatisfaction can lead to a self-fulfilling cycle.
Seven of Pentacles > Four of Wands > The Emperor: Hard work, patience, and diligent efforts will start to pay off with increasing levels of stability, with continued effort it places you in a strong position.
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