4 of Cups – 4 de Coupe Tarot | Tarot de Marseille
I. The upright meaning of 4 De Coupe Tarot
In this card, love is solidified and clear. The foundation of a family can be built on the Four of Cups. It evokes faith in oneself and believes in others, in which love is the trump card of reality. But it can also turn into a journey to find a person who can provide safety for yourself, “a father for my children”, “a good mother”, “a rich person” which can lead to a kind of constraint between a dominated person and a submissive person. It is risky to put the hope of realizing the dream of the family into others.
4 De Coupe Tarot often appears when you are bored or you are no longer satisfied with the status quo. You may feel unaffected, apathetic and unmotivated. Life becomes bleak and there is very little excitement. To overcome this, this card warns that you will need to re-evaluate your situation and look deeply into your mind to understand what you really want. You can consider meditation to accept your reality.
This card also calls you to against frustration. You may be tired of struggling as you did so far. As a result, you have begun to take a step back and look at yourself to have peace and quiet. If you become especially uncomfortable with your situation, then this card is a call to action: it is time to wake up, be alert and open to new experiences that promise a more positive outcome.
4 De Coupe Tarot can sometimes indicate defense. Let’s think about the opportunities you ignore or decline and ask yourself if this is because you really believe that they are not for you, or that you fear what might happen. Also, be alert to any aggressiveness in your responses and reactions. In the most extreme cases, this card characterizes someone stubborn, ungrateful and self-absorbing.
If you are in your own little world, depressed, selfish, afraid to reach out or hurt by a toxic relationship, stay isolated for a moment.
You are only concerned with your own problems and you are neglecting the needs of others. You should be aware that your detachment will become a problem in the long run. Remember that you will always have the opportunity to reconnect with the surrounding world at any time. Often, this card indicates that an opportunity has been offered but you will not make any decision about it until you have had more time. Not accepting it at the moment does not mean that you will reject this offer. It will continue to be there, and your decision can be made at any time. Besides, it is the moment of contemplation, research, and meditation. When all the answers are there, and you feel good emotionally, you can act, but in the short term, you will not need to make an immediate choice.
4 De Coupe Tarot reminds you not to take life for granted. Digitally, it means that you have created a solid foundation and a strong sense of stability and security. So, when this card appears, it must be considered to be a warning. It carries the message that there is a lot of love in your life, but it can and will disappear if you do not continue to promote and show your appreciation for everything you have gained up to present. Most of the time, people do not realize how much they live each day. They are too concerned about what they want and do not have the time to look at their lives and see what they already have. Much of the disappointment in life comes from people who want more but already have everything they need. The key to overcoming this disappointment is simply to see all the good that already exists in your life and to be grateful for it every day.
II. The reversed meaning of 4 De Coupe Tarot
These negative aspects of this card include insecurity, loss of freedom, inhibition as well as limiting emotions or an overly materialistic love.
This reversed card means there is a good chance that an opportunity is coming, so hurry to grab it before it disappears! It may also be that you are so engrossed in your own problems that you completely miss this opportunity or that you do not even see it. Let’s keep your eyes and heart open to new possibilities and relax, that is how luck comes. The reversed 4 De Coupe Tarot also reflects a time of reluctance to open your heart to someone or express your true feelings, isolate yourself and stay away from others.
You should be aware of the impact on those who are close to you and pay attention to their needs and yours. On a more positive note, if you have gone through a period of stagnation, boredom, or apathy, you will want to escape from this bogus. Let’s set aside all negative thoughts and grouchy attitudes, instead, hold the opportunities that are already available to you, reconnect with others and let them know how much you appreciate them.