No matter which Tarot deck you use, the Four of Wands Tarot card is typically a pleasant and positive card to receive. Why is it so positive? What meaning does it really hold for you and for others?
I want to expand your horizons in understanding the Tarot. The Four of Wands Tarot card has an abundance of magic to share with you. If you want to know everything you can, keep reading!
The Brief History Of The Four Of Wands Tarot Card
There isn’t a whole lot of history for the Four of Wands, other than the very basics of when it was created and what it was used for. On that note, let’s talk about this.
In the 1400s, Tarot cards were created as another version of playing cards. It was made to play card games. In the beginning, they were representing the four suits, as well as the trump cards.
The way the playing cards and Tarot cards tie in together is through the suits. The Hearts in playing cards are Cups in Tarot. The Diamonds are Pentacles, Clubs are Wands, and the Spades are Swords.
It’s easy to see how they were using the Tarot much in the same way as the original playing cards. These of course are the Minor Arcana in the Tarot deck.
The Major Arcana added to the fun of the game. In fact, there are still some Tarot card decks in circulation that have “card game” stamped on them. There are still people that play them as such.
Now we know Tarot cards for divination are not a game. The spiritualist movement in the 1800s changed things. The people trying to reach out to the dead or doing fortune telling embraced the Tarot.
The Tarot was just one way they could dig in and get information for those who were seeking out knowledge or answers.
The Four of Wands Tarot card would have been the Four of Clubs. In the Tarot, the Four of Wands takes on the meaning of great happiness and celebration in modern times.
Keep reading to learn so much more! You’ll be surprised how much you can get out of one simple Tarot card.
1. The Basic Definition Of The Four Of Wands Tarot Card
The Four of Wands Tarot card means good tidings, celebrations, surprises, fun, and great enjoyment. Sometimes it can mean an engagement, marriage or wedding, birthday party, or some other special occasion.
Also, it’s nice to know that when you see the Four of Wands, it can mean that you’re starting a brand-new beginning that will lead you to good times in the future.
Naturally, anything positive can come along with this card such as prosperity, growth, success, community or togetherness, positive self-thoughts, and feeling secure and satisfied with your life.
In terms of surprises, it can mean a proposal of marriage or business. There may be an offer for you on a new home, car, or offer of a new relationship. Any of these things can make you feel alive and prosperous.
Typically, this is a very happy card to see in your reading. If you’ve pulled it as your card of the day, then it may be telling you that good tidings are heading your way on that day. It’s also telling you to have fun!
If you’ve pulled it in a reading, then you’ll look at the cards that are before and after it to get more of the story. This is only but a stepping stone to the whole tale.
2. The Four Of Wands Tarot Card Definition (Reversed)
The reversed Four of Wands Tarot card can indicate delays, reschedule, or cancellation of something you were really looking forward to. You may experience disappointment.
Parties may get canceled or the new venture you were going to get started on has had a snag and now must be worked around in order for you to get back on track.
Perhaps you lost faith in what you were doing, and therefore roadblocks have appeared. You may or may not be aware of this. Your thoughts are very powerful and can manifest.
An engagement or wedding may get called off for unforeseen circumstances, or because someone got cold feet. Even a proposal of marriage may have gotten canceled due to one of you being fearful.
Naturally, there are things that can happen that are out of our control, so this card is mostly about things not happening that have been planned out, simply because of something out of our reach.
This card can also represent your disappointment that something hasn’t gone the way you had hoped. The thing is, you can still make it happen but it has to be done in a different way.
The reversed Four of Wands Tarot card isn’t the end all be all. You simply have to work harder at achieving your own inner happiness so that you can manifest a beautiful path ahead.
3. Love And The Four Of Wands Tarot Card (Upright)
As you can probably imagine from what you’ve read so far, the Four of Wands meaning is about love, celebration, happiness, engagement, marriage, commitment, and being closer in harmony.
That being said, if you’ve pulled this card as a daily card, then it’s telling you that something about the day will bring you harmony in your love life, family life, or with your friends.
There is the celebration at hand, whether it’s a party or just a nice gathering where you feel everything is magical and wonderful. This puts you in a magnificent mood, I might add.
The act of people coming together for something beautiful is the theme of this card. If you got this card in a reading, then it benefits you even further, or it will give you more detail to look at the card right before it and right after it.
You have optimism that things will turn out the way you want. You may get some good news regarding love. Maybe your crush will finally approach you!
Perhaps the guy you’ve been seeing will, at long last, ask you for exclusivity or to move in together. It’s a dream and it’s something that makes you feel exuberant.
4. Love And The Four Of Wands Tarot Card (Reversed)
Reversals are rarely pleasant, so this won’t come as too much of a shock that when I tell you the reverse of the Four of Wands Tarot card means someone is unhappy.
Maybe the relationship as a whole is just unhealthy and you feel like you should move on. A breakup may come about.
Now, if you two had a wedding date set, then this may mean something unexpected came up that made you need to postpone or cancel the wedding – but it doesn’t mean that the wedding is off for good!
If you’re single, this card can mean that you’re feeling as though you either don’t deserve love or that you’re just not good enough to find the right person.
Do not let this keep you down! This is a temporary feeling and it will pass. The best thing you can do is meditate and learn how to manifest the love you really want. Trust me, it will come if you have faith in the Universe.
One more thing… If you were hoping to get back together with someone, this card is saying something has happened to delay that. Maybe the other person isn’t ready or cannot travel to you for some reason.
The thing about the Four of Wands in reverse is that it’s not a permanent feeling or situation. There is always a way back up and it’s up to you to find optimism again.
5. Finances, Job, And Career With The Four Of Wands Tarot Card (Upright)
When you are pulling a card about your finances, this can signify good news, rewards, a raise, a good deal, financial stability, and feeling fulfilled in what you do.
Naturally, it can also mean a celebration like a party with your co-workers or a company outing. You may be united with a source that allows you to help support someone.
Maybe someone is showing you support in a major way. As I always tell you, if you’re doing a full-on reading with more than one card, then you’ll surely want to investigate the card right before and after the Four of Wands.
It will help give you more detailed answers by doing this. You can pull it as the card of the day, but it limits what you can find out. It’s still a pretty fantastic card to get when you’re asking about your finances, career, or job.
Good tidings, feeling stable and knowing you’re in good hands wherever it is that you’re accruing your income. You are a rock star where you are and with what you’re doing.
This may even be news about a new career you’ve decided to take on. The doors are open and it’s up to you to walk through them. Enjoy the people you work around as they too have a story!
6. Finances, Job, And Career With The Four Of Wands Tarot Card (Reversed)
No one wants to see a good card in reverse. The Four of Wands being a happy card isn’t something you want to look at when it’s upside down. I will say this: it’s not the worst message in the world.
It’s a temporary setback when the reversed Four of Wands Tarot card appears. If you need to, pull another card or two on top of that card to get a bit more clarity in which direction it’s going in.
Now, the Four of Wands Tarot card means in reverse that a celebration or party has been canceled or postponed. Perhaps your raise or your rise in position is on hold.
Something happened that was out of your control and so it’s causing a delay or bump in the road. That doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen – it simply means the timing was off.
Now, you may feel slighted or feel as though maybe you don’t deserve to get that new position or financial raise. That’s not true and you know it, but you’ve got to remind yourself by looking for hope.
There may be disagreements or discord going on where you work. Maybe there are people you don’t get along with or people who don’t get along with each other, which causes you stress or distraction.
Your finances may be rather weak right now too, but, again, that’s something that you can absolutely fix if you have belief in yourself and in the Universe to manifest it!
7. The Four Of Wands Tarot Card As A Person (Upright)
The Four of Wands Tarot card as a person means they are high energy, excited, filled with joy, and probably loves planning parties or celebrations. In fact, this could be a wedding or party planner type as a profession.
If not as a profession, then this person loves to put people together to celebrate good times and tidings. This may be you if you feel as though the description is accurate.
As someone else, this may be someone trying to help you to get closer to your friends, family, or beloved. It might be your “wingman” when trying to find someone new.
This person is a lovely soul to be around. It’s never a dull moment around them. You probably adore them for their bubbly personality. Now the flip side of this is that this person may hide their own feelings.
The Four of Wands person may suffer depression and when they’re giving joy to others it temporarily gives them pleasure. If you know someone like this, you should probably talk to them and offer your ear or shoulder.
8. The Four Of Wands Card As A Person (Reversed)
Someone who normally loves being social and having fun at get-togethers is now feeling down and may be sinking into a depression. If you’re close to this person, reach out to them.
Of course, if this is you then you need to look at the root of your sadness and start doing things that lift you back up such as affirmations, meditations, or healing music listening.
If it’s pulled by itself, the reversed Four of Wands as a person may put someone who is this way in your path so that you can help them.
You may be the one that needs the help, so it could be an alert that your energy is low and it’s important for you to find things to do that will lift your spirit back up.
I’ve mentioned before but I’ll say it again, this is a temporary situation or emotion. Do not let it drag you or anyone else down. Grab it, shake it, and throw it out!
Seriously though, pull another card and see what it has to say about the Four of Wands so that you’ll have a better answer.
9. Advice From The Four Of Wands Card In A Reading
In an upright position, the Four of Wands Tarot card says to increase your networking ability. Embrace diversity and enjoy spending time with people from all walks of life.
If you get invited to a party filled with people who can positively influence you or that you can influence… GO!
Enjoy all the time you can get with your family, friends, and partner. Heck, enjoy the time you get with if you’re dating someone. If you’re single, go out and mingle!
You’re not going to find someone by sitting at home doing nothing. There is internet dating, yes – but it’s more fun to actually get together, even if you end up as only friends.
The reward you get from attending fun celebrations is quite incomparable. Get out there and really love life. Love your friends, love your family, and tune in with someone you want to spend your life with.
Find someone to celebrate life with. Celebrate your own life. Rejoice in the magic of manifestation as well. Your life is your hands and the Four of Wands says have fun and enjoy!
If you get the reversed Four of Wands Tarot card, it means that you’re disengaged or not feeling worthy to celebrate.
You might have a temporary setback but do not let that keep you from continuing to do your best. Setbacks sometimes mean it’s not the right time, but the right time is coming!
10. The Four Of Wands Tarot Card As Feelings
Well, the Four of Wands Tarot card is so happy upright that it brings feelings of solace, security, wellness, happiness, joy, worth, success, and prosperity.
You may feel a great desire for someone or something. You’re in tune with your life and are manifesting the greatness within it. You may feel ready to settle down with the right partner and start a family.
If you already have a family, you’re feeling as though you have everything you could ever want. There is nothing but good that comes with the upright meaning of the Four of Wands.
Even if you pull the card in reverse, it’s not that negative. It may mean that you’re questioning yourself or someone else. You feel let down by something delayed or called off.
It’s not the end of the world though. You’re feeling as though you can still stand on your own two feet and make your life happen as you wish.
Of course, if you’re not there yet, then it simply means you need to work at manifesting it so you are feeling back to where you need to be.
11. The Four Of Wands Card Meaning Regarding Children
Well, what else can I say about this card? I did mention celebrations and good tidings. This may mean you’re pregnant or about to give birth to a child. This could represent a baby shower or announcement.
If you’re asking about your own child, then it is showing they’re on a great path and have a bright future ahead of them. They’re mentally strong and tend to have a pleasant demeanor.
The card can mean an upcoming birthday party that you’re planning for your child or taking your child to another child’s birthday party. It’s a celebration, either way.
The reversed Four of Wands Tarot card means that a celebration for your child or a child in the family (niece, nephew, another family member) has been canceled or put off due to events that were out of one’s control.
If the Four of Wands literally is representing your child in a reading, then this child may have difficulties seeing the gifts they have within themselves. They may have low self-esteem and need your help.
The good news is, if you can catch it early, you can definitely make an impact. All is not lost, there is hope and there are solutions, so don’t let your child give up!
12. Health And The Four Of Wands Tarot Card
The Four of Wands Tarot card speaks of good health and optimistic wellbeing. There is recovery after having been ill. There is healing after a diagnosis is made.
This card is good tidings when it comes to health. You may feel pretty amazing right now or you’re looking forward to it when the healing occurs. It is either happening currently or is about to happen shortly.
Again, this card can bring up pregnancy or birth being good news. That is very much health-related. The baby may be totally healthy without problems. You may finally get pregnant after trying so hard.
Seeing this card in reverse can mean ill timing, your body isn’t ready, or you’re going through a temporary sickness. It’s not a deadly sickness, however.
Even if you’re being told you’re going to get ill, this is the Four of Wands we’re talking about, so it won’t be that bad and it will go away rather quickly for you or for the person you are asking about.
Good health and vitality are here with the Four of Wands Tarot. Reversal of the card simply means everything isn’t quite healthy but if you do the right things, you’ll get that bill of clean health.
Work on practicing good eating habits, exercise, meditation, and balance in your life.
You can also pull another Tarot card to see what else there is to say about the card if you’re not sure.
13. The Four Of Wands Card Answer “Yes” Or “No”
This card is pretty obvious when it comes to “yes” or “no.” It’s a very positive card, which means when you flip it to answer a question, it’s telling you “yes” or “go for it!”
When it’s in reverse, it’s likely to be a “no,” but it has flexibility which requires you to pull other cards with it. It may actually be more of a “maybe” or “not yet, wait.”
I’m inclined to go more with the timing not being right. This card isn’t awfully negative, even when in reverse. Delays and cancellations are definitely crappy, but they’re not set in stone.
You always have the ability to change things which is why Tarot cards are pretty subjective. Even if it says no, you can do something different to make it more of a yes.
14. The Four Of Wands Tarot Card In Position
The Four of Wands Tarot card has the same meaning in most positions, though what surrounds this card will impact it. First, you need to understand what the card means in each position.
Let’s use the three-card spread. It’s the easiest way to see what led you to your question, where you are now with it, and where you’re headed should you stay on your current course.
Check out the meanings as they fall into each position here:
The Four of Wands in Past Position:
You’ve recently had a new beginning that felt amazing. You may have gotten engaged, married, or had a deeper commitment. Maybe you attended a ceremony or party for a birthday, anniversary, or just for fun.
This has led you to ask what is next or where things are going with this happening to you recently. Though if you get the card in reverse, it changes things.
You’re feeling stuck, not up to par, or are experiencing a delay. In some cases, something may have ended if the card is reversed. It means you’re facing disappointment or rather, you have experienced it recently.
The Four of Wands in Present Position:
When the Four of Wands is in the present position, it means that you’re currently experiencing something wonderful and new. You’re feeling really good about where you are. You’ve got good news.
You’re feeling hopeful and that you can take on the world without any issue. When the card is reversed here, it’s a bit different.
The Four of Wands reversed in present means you’re feeling as though something isn’t working well. You’re not fulfilled and you are experiencing delays or postponements. It makes you uneasy.
The Four of Wands in Future Position:
The future tense of the Four of Wands means that something wonderful is still on the way for you. You’re about to get some exciting news or are diving into a new beginning.
You’re optimistic and hopeful about what is coming up for you in the near future. You’re excited and it makes you want to dive in headfirst because you know you’re ready.
If the card comes up reversed, then it may be a warning for you that a delay, problem, postponement, or cancellation is about to happen. There may be a breakup or a calling off of something you have been planning.
Remember that these cards will also rely on the cards that are before and after. They will add to the story and give you more information, so pay attention closely.
15. The Lessons The Four Of Wands Wants To Teach You
The Four of Wands Tarot card wants to teach you some important things that will ensure your continued strength, prosperity, and reach in this world. You hold all the power you could ever need!
Here are some important lessons the Four of Wands wants you to learn:
- Always rely on your inner strength to help you make the right choices.
- Stay leveled and calm so that you don’t go in the wrong direction.
- Accept joy however it comes to you.
- Keep your home safe, secure, and warm for everyone in it.
- A celebration is at hand, so enjoy every second of it.
- You deserve good things, so accept them when it happens.
- New beginnings are opportunities for your success in life.
- Always work toward your financial security and stability.
- Use your strength to help those who need it.
- Be supportive of those you love.
- Celebrate life and love whenever you can.
- Gather your family, friends, and love as often as possible.
These are profound lessons to learn that can only help you and anyone around you. The idea is to make everything comfortable, joyful, and magical for anyone who engages with you.
16. Astrology And The Four Of Wands Tarot Card
The Zodiac sign associated with the Four of Wands is Aries. The planet associated with it is Venus. This is passionate love full of enthusiasm, excitement, and the great strength Aries holds.
The Aries is a warrior and will defend those they love with great vigor. They also tend to run a tight ship at home. They want nothing more than to be comfortable while at home.
They extend this to anyone who resides in his home or visits. The Aries is strong and supportive of those they care for. It’s in their blood and deemed by the planet Venus.
If you’re asking about love and pull the Four of Wands Tarot card, it may be indicating you’re about to meet an Aries or other Fire sign (Sagittarius or Leo). This person will love you with everything they’ve got.
If not an Aries, then it’s another fire sign that gives you everything they have emotionally. They will protect you, making you feel stable and secure.
17. The Four Of Wands Tarot Card In Numerology
The Four of Wands is obviously a representation of the number four. What does it mean though? Well, let me explain this as best as I can so that you’ll get the full scope of the number four.
The number four in Numerology is a no-nonsense number. It is about strength and getting things done. Looking to stability, the number four takes charge and makes it happen.
The number four represents wisdom and rationality. Now, if your Life Path Number in Numerology is four, then it means your purpose or path is to inspire others to their fullest potential.
Number four traits are loyal, service-oriented, practical, hardworking, traditional, dependable, but also can include stubbornness and dullness. This will be dependent on whether the Tarot card is upright or reversed.
18. When You Keep Pulling The Four Of Wands Tarot Card
When you keep pulling the Four of Wands Tarot card, this means that there is a message trying to get through to you about strengthening your path. It may be a warning that you need to be prepared for what is coming your way.
It’s time to pick up and do what you need to do so that your new beginning will be quite prosperous and secure. The comfort you want can come from your own willpower.
If you keep pulling the card in reverse, it would mean that an ending, delay, or issue is coming up with whatever you’ve started or planned. That can also encourage you to look for another way of doing it.
Don’t give up even if it looks bleak. You can accomplish anything with your deep inner strength and perseverance!
Wake up and pay attention! This card is telling you that you need to be ready when a new beginning comes around for you. Take the risk if there is an offer for you.
Now is the time to take hold and make your life a pot of goodness. Make it happen and make it last!
19. Symbols For The Four Of Wands Tarot Card
The Symbols for the Four of Wands are four upright wands definitely holding a canopy of foliage and flowers. It’s like centuries ago when they used to decorate for celebrations.
The picture on the Rider-Waite deck depicts two people dressed their best and waving around bundles of flowers. They are standing in front of a castle and there are other people in the background.
It’s easy to see that this is about good times and any type of celebration that brings people together. In this deck, it almost gives off a wedding vibe with the two people.
There is beauty all around in the picture. It gives you a feeling of happiness when you look at it because it looks like a good time. That’s exactly what it should feel like.
It can be used for just about anything else that is cause for a party. Now, as far as a Four of Wands Tarot card tattoo, you can do just about anything with it as long as there are four wands included in your art.
The symbol of four wands is enough to give way to what you feel. It can represent the joys and celebrations of life. Whatever meaning you want to associate it with is up to you, and that’s what you can add to your Four of Wands Tarot card tattoo!
20. Spirituality And The Four Of Wands Card
When you get the Four of Wands when inquiring about your spirituality, it says that you are learning by doing. You get spiritual strength by helping others and by doing activities with them.
You are there to help inspire other people for their highest good but at the same time, you are enriching your spirit and your spiritual path. Each celebration takes you closer to your spiritual lessons.
When things go well, you learn. When things do not go well, you still learn. You’re always spiritually absorbing. This is why it’s so important to always make your home comfortable and secure.
Your home is your temple, so treat it accordingly. In fact, you might consider having get-togethers or celebrations in your own home. The energy that comes from people who are happy and hopeful will fuel your own fire.
Helping people in any way you can bring you closer to the source of your beliefs. Be of service in whatever way you can, even if it’s donating your time to those in need.
The humanitarian in you will help bring it out in other people. You’re charged with standing up and teaching others how to do the same thing. So instead of learning lessons spiritually alone, you are learning them through and with others.
So, as you can see, the Four of Wands Tarot card brings much joy, passion, and inner strength. Can you see how wonderful it can make your spirit, yourself, and your path ahead?
You’re here to work with others and help them to be better people. In return, you’re becoming better and better. With that comes great happiness and celebration.
Seeing this card brings you a wonderful new beginning or a new phase in your life that will help you get one step closer to your calling.
I truly hope that knowing everything about this card will now help you understand what is going on with you or with other people by pulling it. Remember, if you see it often, it’s a message to pay attention to.
May you have much prosperity, love, and security in your life ahead of you!
I wish you all the luck of the Universe!
Your friend and Relationship Astrologer,