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The Meaning of
the "Four of Cups" Tarot Card

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Quick Tarot Meanings:

Mixed Emotions
A confusion of emotions and thoughts. That which was once clear has become sullied with too many outside forces. Something has gone off course. Remember what you want. Avoid temptation.

What is the inverted meaning of
the "Four of Cups"?

A clarity of thought. A clear path ahead. Knowing what you want.

Advanced tarot interpretation

(Applies to the upright position)

The Symbolism in the "Four of Cups" Tarot Card:

A dreamy youth is in meditation under a tree with his eyes closed. A hand reaches out of nothing to hand him a golden yellow cup, and three are arranged in front of him. He doesn't appear to notice his divine gift, and the look on his face is one of disgust. His arms are also crossed as if in dismay.

The Meaning of the "Four of Cups" Tarot Card:

A failure to accept that which life offers to one. A lack of appreciation. Imaginary problems, the need to always dwell on the drama of a situation rather than solve it. Ignorance of the spiritual in favor of the physical. The situation is not clear to the individual, but it is absolutely clear to everyone around them. They should seek advice from close friends and family, as they cannot "see the forest for the trees". A need for clarity and focus of thought. There is a time for introspection and meditation, now is not it! The person needs to wake up and open their eyes to their surroundings.

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