Four of Cups Tarot Card: Upright, Reversed, & Love Meanings

Four of Cups Card Meaning

The Four of Cups in Tarot stands for self-absorption, apathy, and going within. The Four of Cups meaning in a Tarot reading is that you should be cautious about getting stuck in self-absorption. A self-absorbed person refers only to his or her own interests and desires, just like the figure on the Four of Cups card. The figure is unaware of the cup being offered to him. As he is so turned inward within himself that he misses a precious gift.

Upright Four of Cups Card Meaning

When the Four of Cups is upright in a Tarot reading, you need to stop focusing so much on yourself and start to look outward. How can you focus on the needs of others? Of course, in certain situations, you do need to focus on the self. Self-reflection is great in times of stress, when you go within yourself to reflect and restore your emotional balance. It could also be a sign of apathy. If you feel you have lost all interest in activities and your life seems to be going stale, you need to focus on things that will get you out of the emotional rut. You need to open up.

Reversed Four of Cups Card Meaning

When the Four of Cups is reversed in a Tarot reading, it means you are ready to fight your way out of a rut. You're leaving behind all the bad feelings and walking into the light of a life without remorse or regret. You're ready to be part of the world, and the world is ready for you!

Four of Cups Card Love Meaning

The Four of Cups in a Tarot love reading means you have some regrets and remorse when it comes to love. If you're single, you're really focusing on your perceived shortcomings and wallowing in those bad feelings about yourself. If you're in a relationship, it might mean that you're fantasizing about a bigger and "better" relationship, and taking for granted the person who is right in front of you.