The Four of Cups card portrays a young man sitting under a tree. There seem to be no locality nearby - so the man has chosen a spot far away from others.

The background is of azure sky and lush greenery - no turbulence is there in the environment. The man seems to be deeply engrossed in thought, as if he is meditating. There are three cups at his feet on the ground - these cups represent worldly attractions.

There is a hand jutting out of the cloud offering the man another cup. This cup represents spiritual offerings. However, the man does not seem to pay attention to any of the cups. He is thoroughly preoccupied with his own thoughts.

Upright Position: The card holds two interpretations. On one hand it tries to point out that for spiritual attainment one has to be totally oblivious to external influences. On the other hand it also warns that if a person is too engrossed with her/himself then the person misses the opportunity to tune in to the offerings of the world including the love and compassion of fellow beings. In a reading the card may also suggest that the subject is bored of her/his current status. Perhaps the seeker is taking all that she/he has for granted.

Reversed Position: Reversed the card predicts action to change the status quo. It suggests moving on for if the subject was dissatisfied with what she/he had, change should be called for. It may also suggest isolation from peers for being unable to express innermost feelings.

Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings

Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune

Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons