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Four of Swords

Now is not a good time to make a decision or take action. Despite our strong will to act we need to hold back and wait for a better time.

Four of SwordsThe Four of Swords indicates that now, the immediate present, is not a good time to act or react to the issue at hand. Both we and the situation are still not primed so every action and every decision will turn out better if we only wait a bit longer.

It is important to understand that the situation is bothering us so, although not sure, we tend to take action, react, act here and now and be done with it. This type of action is definitely not recommended. In Four of Swords it is important for us to wait for a better time to act.

Areas of particular relevance: Sickness, retreat, isolation, thinking in-depth about the situation, need for a respite from difficult reality, seeing a psychologist.

Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships Self exploration and treatment as part of a relationship or as preparation for a relationship nt Rush decisions will lead to difficulties, we need some time alone, no desire for a relationship
Career A good time for reorganization Current business decisions and actions will not be successful, without change and reorganization past problems will continue to trouble us




Four of Cups

We experience doubts that do not allow us to see the reality of the situation -which is in actuality quite positive. We must get down to the source of our doubts and confront the facts.

Four of CupsIn the Four of Cups we get “poisoned” and consequently experience fears and doubts. We have lost faith in the on-going process and we feel that the celebration, as was indicated by Three of Cups, is over.

But it is important to understand that our feelings are wrong and so is our twisted perception of reality. We do not see the truth, worry for no reason and are stuck within a wrong view of the world.

To move forward we must get to the bottom of things. We need to understand the source of our doubts while confronting our fears. If we overcome our doubts and do not give in to gossip, rumors, and fears, we will be able to discover the truth and experience reality as it truly is: a lot better than what we believe.

Areas of particular relevance: Fear of abandonment, boredom and inactivity, bad advice, poisonous gossip, loneliness, depression, need for psychological/emotional treatment.

Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships Although it might seem to the contrary, in practice both sides are looking for emotional stability and love We are full of doubts, have no faith, feel pessimistic and worrisome, we find it hard to get enthusiastic and enjoy ourselves like we used to
Career There is a possibility to advance to the next level but first we need to overcome our fears and doubts It is hard for us to see the situation as it truly is, inefficient employees and consultants, feeling of boredom, being driven by fears and doubts


Four of pentacles

We fail to correctly decipher reality and therefore feel threatened, react badly and cling to the known and the familiar.

Four of pentaclesWe feel threatened by some sort of competition. Something is bothering our peace of mind. We feel that we do not have sure footing in the situation we face. These feelings undermine our confidence, make us feel threatened, and lead to us feeling helpless and envious. Consequently we stick to the known and the familiar, raise our walls and become very possessive. But these reactions lead us in the wrong direction: Instead of dealing with the fear and using it as leverage for self-development we get stuck. It is important to make sure we understand what it is that we are so afraid of. Once we overcome the perceived threat we will understand what needs to be done.

For example, someone’s boss makes a pass with his wife -but this does not mean that she will be receptive to his advances. Instead of getting stressed out and  acting drastically, which can hurt the relationship, the husband should use the fear as leverage and become the “perfect husband” -one that the wife will never think of leaving.

Areas of particular relevance: Stinginess, competitiveness, wealth, financial stability.

Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships Stability and a solid foundation for the relationship Emotional stinginess, fear of losing the other party, stubbornness, jealousy, lack of communication
Career Stability in business and in our career, a solid financial foundation Fear of investment, jealousy, competitiveness, stinginess, short-term focus



Four of Wands

We are on the right track to success but we tend to move too fast, focusing solely on our goal and not experience our path to it. Enjoying the journey will ensure getting the results we seek.

Four of WandsIn Four of Wands we embark on a journey toward our long-term goal. We do so full of passion and with utter conviction, believing in our way and the success it will bring.

But results are not everything: we are so fired up and so excited about our goal that we miss the importance of experiencing the journey. Blind focus on an end such as a degree, a wedding or a business venture might cause us to miss the learning experience we gain on the way; the process of falling in love in a relationship, or the hands-on learning of opening our own business. These experiences are crucial for our personal development. The Four of Wands calls upon us to live every day to the fullest, while learning, enjoying and experiencing the journey.

Areas of particular relevance: Wedding, engagement, embarking on an adventure, making a sacrifice for a cause, sacrificing the present for the benefit of the future.

Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships Stability, finding the perfect partner, moving to the next stage Tendency to move too fast and not enjoy the process
Career Getting on the fast track to success, choosing roles and projects that will make us successful Tendency to move ahead ignoring the important details, working too hard without enjoying life