Four of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

The Four of Cups Tarot card is one of the number cards in the suit of Cups in the Tarot. This card is one of the Minor Arcana cards.

The suit of Cups is connected with emotions, feelings and relationships.

It belongs to the element of Water, the colour blue, the season of spring, the direction of west and the timing of dawn. The astrological corresponding sun signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.

The key words connected with the suit of Cups include affection, calmness; care giving, diplomacy, empathy, gentleness, imagination, intuition, love, peace, romance, sensitivity and spiritual.

The Four of Cups Tarot card meaning usually refers to boredom, apathy and wishful thinking. This card can indicate a need for a shakeup, a re-evaluation and reassessment of your life.

The 4 of Cups can be a reminder in Tarot Readings to count your blessings. Focus should be placed on what you do have rather than what you don’t.  

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When the Four of Cups appears in Tarot Readings concerned with love and romance it usually indicates taking a partner for granted or being bored within a relationship. When this card appears it is time to re-evaluate your relationship and inject some fun, laughter and life back into it.


The Tarot card meaning for questions concerning career or business in Tarot Readings often represents being bored with a current job. You may be thinking of changing your job to find something more rewarding and fulfilling. If you are disheartened or dissatisfied then this card can prompt you to look at pastures new.


The Four of Cups Tarot card meaning for questions related to money and finance usually reminds you to focus on what you do have instead of thinking about what you lack. Make the most of your assets and resources and cherish the things and people that make you happy. Money cannot buy love and happiness.


When the 4 of Cups appears in Tarot Readings concerning health and well being it can show being tempted to overindulge in drink, food, drugs or sex to escape form something.


If the Four of Cups is prominent in a Tarot Spread it can sometimes be a sign of boredom where life seems uninteresting, flat and without excitement. In general, this card is a warning to stop looking for ways to escape your life, and look, instead, for ways to change it.  Self-motivation is needed to find a focus to connect with and channel your energies and emotions onto a path you want to travel upon.