The Four of Wands is a card of celebration, new beginnings, and abundant
blessings. This card often comes up to celebrate "rights of passage"
like graduations, weddings, and other ceremonial events of this nature.
When you see it in a spread you are likely making a transition into a new way of life or are somehow on the threshold of some new discovery. Take time to reflect on what you have learned and to consider all the opportunities that lie before you. Preparing to move into even more of your potential, while never being content to settle, there are always ways to grow and change.
Celebration is indicated by the laurels on the pillars. The balance of
the wands with the celebratory wreath indicate good balance between
body, mind, and soul. Unity among others as well. This is a card that speaks of bringing others together in the spirit of harmony or cooperation.
On a personal level, this is the celebration of the whole being, unity within the Self. In fulfillment of Self, we become the living celebration of spirit and life, inspiring others to also seek their own joy.
Honor and celebrate your life journey is the main message of this card. Make a commitment to yourself to live a passionate, joyful life. Inspiration and optimism are fuel for the soul. This card reminds us that we don't have to wait for a special date or event to celebrate the wonder of life.
Upright this card is all about passion, celebration of growth, embracing changes and looking forward with enthusiasm.
Reversed Four of Wands
Keywords Associated with a reversed Four of Wands: Disappointment, Sacrifice, Mediocrity, Settling
When this card comes up reversed it can be an indication that you are depending too much on things outside of yourself to define your joy. Perhaps you feel that you are not whole unless others need you, or you want to belong so much that you sacrifice your own happiness to please others.
This card reversed can also indicate you are romanticizing an idea or path that is not going to bring you the joy you are seeking. Perhaps you are not truly making the most of your potential or are about to settle for less than you truly want/deserve to satisfy the urgings of the present moment. Consider what you truly need in order to find your bliss long term (whether there is someone else around you or not)
Tarot Wisdom of the Four of Wands
“Make a commitment to yourself to do things that help you live a passionate, joyful life.”