The Four Of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

Have you had the Four of Cups Tarot card in your reading and don’t know what it means? Maybe you were given an interpretation but you want to know what else the card could mean?

Finding out what the Four of Cups means can be tricky, especially if you have never read Tarot cards before.

Keep reading to find out all the possible meanings of the Four of Cups. Whether the card appears upright or reversed, we are here to tell you what the card means and how you can incorporate the meanings and teachings into your life. 

Upright Four Of Cups Tarot Card General Meaning

Generally, the Four of Cups represents regret, remorse, or missed opportunities.

The card also suggests becoming self-absorbed. This can be caused by apathy, depression, or negativity.

The Four of Cups suggests you are feeling disillusioned or bored with your life. You might find yourself focusing on the negatives or feel like the grass is greener elsewhere.

You might have also lost your passion and motivation when the card appears. 

The Tarot card is considered a warning. You should be mindful of the offers and opportunities available to you. You might want to decline them now, but you will come to realize later that these opportunities would have led to great things! 

The Four of Cups can also represent fantasizing, daydreaming, or feeling nostalgic. 

Now that we have established the general meaning of the card, let’s dive in a little deeper to look at the meanings in closer detail depending on the reading you have. 

Health

Health-wise, the Four of Cups suggests health issues have left you feeling frustrated, weary, or depressed.

You might feel sad about the restrictions your health problems have put on you. 

Don’t let these restrictions get you down. Try to focus on what you can do, rather than what you can’t do. Reach out to support groups or a counselor for support too.

They can help you to have a positive outlook.

Sometimes just talking to someone can make a world of difference! Remember, you are never alone! 

Love And Relationships

If you are in a relationship, the Four of Cups suggests you are complacent in your relationship.

You might also be caught up in a fantasy of what you want that you are not appreciating what is in front of you! 

Is thinking of your fantasy a good use of your energy?

The time you are focusing on this could be better spent appreciating your partner for who they are. It is bound to help your relationship if you do! 

If you are single, the card suggests you might be regretting past mistakes.

It can also suggest you are focused on what is missing in your love life or previous relationships and that you are missing opportunities that are in front of you!

Missing these opportunities could lead to regret later on. Don’t dismiss potential partners or date invitations too soon! 

Remember, love is often found where we least expect it! 

Money And Career

Career-wise, the Four of Cups suggests you are unsatisfied or bored in your career. You might feel your career has become stagnant.

When it comes to your career and finance, the Tarot card suggests you are oblivious to the opportunities around you.

Instead, you are too busy focusing on what others have and feel envious. 

Envy will get you nowhere! Focus on yourself. Focus on gratitude for what you already have and open yourself up to opportunities around you.

This is the only way that things will improve for you. 

Spirituality 

The Four of Cups suggests you are feeling disillusioned or wishing your life away. You might be wondering what if or focusing on regrets in your past, you need to let these go and focus on what is happening around you. 

You can do this by practicing gratitude, and thinking of one or two things to be grateful for each day.

This will help you to focus on the present and let the past go. Reiki and meditation are also worth considering. They will bring you back into balance and release any negative energy you are holding on to. 

Reversed Four Of Cups Tarot Card General Meaning 

The reversed Four of Cups has a slightly different meaning, so let’s take a look at it now! Generally, the reversed card suggests you are pulling yourself out of the rut you have been in your life might have felt stagnant before, but that period is now coming to an end! 

The reversed Four of Cups represents leaving remorse, regrets, and wishful thinking in the past.

Now you are focusing on the present and moving forward in a positive direction. You are seizing opportunities that come your way with focus and enthusiasm! 

The card suggests you have realized you were detached from the world and caught up in self-absorption. This has now been replaced with a zest for life and self-awareness.

You are now no longer fantasizing about what if or wallowing in self-pity or grief. 

Now you are ready to rejoin the world with a proactive approach to making things happen. You might let go of people and patterns that are no longer good for you too.

The card also suggests acting spoiled due to pandering too.

If you are pandering to or being pandered to, you will need to stop this behavior. Others will not do everything for you, you need to stand on your own feet and go after what you want! 

Now that we have established the general meaning of the card, let’s dive in a little deeper to see what else the card means depending on the reading you have. 

Health

Health-wise, the reversed Four of Cups suggests you are feeling positive and re-energized.

If health issues have been dragging you down, things are changing!

Health issues that are affecting your outlook in life or stopping you from doing the things you love should change. Your outlook should become far more positive when this card appears! 

Love And Relationships

If you are in a relationship, the reversed Four of Cups suggests you have realized that your relationship is no longer working. This realization will have come after a long period of reflection and soul-searching.

You might now be ready to let the relationship go so that you and your partner can both move on. 

Alternatively, the card can also suggest that you need to focus on your relationship. You might have a renewed enthusiasm for the relationship and be interested in making it work. 

If you are single, the reversed Four of Cups suggests you are ending a period of solitude or detachment.

You might have been not interested in relationships or dating or withdrawn from the world due to a bad breakup.

The time you have given yourself to heal has been worth it! 

The Tarot card suggests you are done wallowing in your heartbreak. Now you are ready for a fresh start and to get back out there! 

Money And Career

Career-wise, the reversed Four of Cups suggests your stagnant period in your job is about to change! New opportunities are opening up to you and you are aware of them!

The tarot card suggests you are now taking a proactive approach to your finances and career. 

You will be focused and positive, ready to go out and get what you want. The period of being focused on what you didn’t have or being envious of others is ending. 

Spirituality 

The reversed Four of Cups suggests you are ready to break out of the spiritual rut you are in.

Now, you are ready to let go of the past and what-ifs and focus on the positivity and beauty that is all around you. 

This is wonderful news for your spiritual path!

As you live with positivity and gratitude, you are more likely to discover your spiritual path and follow the journey the universe has in store for you.

Final Thoughts 

And there you have it, all the possible meanings of the Four of Cups Tarot card. Whether the card appears upright or reversed, be sure to shift your focus.

Now is the time to take a positive approach and be grateful for the life around you. By focusing on the present, you can see the opportunities in front of you and embrace them! 

Zhara O’Brien