It’s time to reap the benefits of all the work represented by the previous three Wands cards. Now you have the opportunity to refill your well of energy. This is a period of tranquillity and stability, and you deserve every moment of it. There is every reason to celebrate, but wait… is it possible to get stuck in this phase? Are you getting just a little too comfortable?
In the foreground, four wands support a flower-garlanded wedding bower similar to the Jewish chuppah. Two young girls stand nearby, holding bouquets in the air. Behind, we see joyful dancers celebrating a happy event. In the background stand the walls of a town, with its cheerful red-roofed buildings and, just below, two rose-decked archways.
The Four of Wands tells you it’s harvest time. You’ve spent a lot of energy to get this far, and now you can relax and have a little fun. This card is often called “the wedding card”, but that isn’t its only meaning. It can indicate that school’s out, vacation time is here, or you can just kick back and rest for a while. Sometimes the Four of Wands will appear before you are about to move residence, or set up your own home apart from your parents for the first time.
Weddings, engagements, naming ceremonies, birthdays, midwinter feasting — anything and everything to do with happy family gatherings is covered by the Four of Wands. It’s a great time for everyone to come together and give thanks for their blessings. Spread the love.
Should this card be reversed, then perhaps it’s time to shake things up a little. Maybe you are feeling stuck? Complacent? Or nervous about getting out of your comfort zone? This reversal is not really negative; it is simply a nudge to get you moving again.
Interpretations in Various Areas of Life
If you are employed, a project you’ve worked on is coming to a close with good results. You may reach the end of a successful training scheme, or perhaps attained a target. You will receive accolades and praise for all that you have done.
When this card turns up in a job-search reading, know that you have found the place you will succeed in. Either you have narrowed down your choice of career and know what you want out of your working life, and/or an offer is about to be made.
If you are running a business, take a little time to see how far you have come so far. Congratulate yourself, and, if you have employees, take them out to lunch as thanks for their hard work.
This is such a positive card to receive in a love reading. Allow it to reassure you that all is well with your love-life, whatever stage it is at. The relationship enters a stable period. The passion still burns brightly, but it is contained within a reliable structure. Should this card appear with the Hierophant, then wedding bells are ringing. With an Ace, there’s a chance of a new home, or even a new baby.
Searching for love? The Four of Wands tells you that you are going to meet someone very compatible. It’s looking good.
All is steady in the financial department. Your investments are maturing, so think about moving them or reinvesting. The stream of money is steady, and you might be thinking about making a large purchase very soon.
Your body reaches a happy plateau. You lose weight, reach a fitness goal or are given the all-clear. Maintaining your health is easy for you right now. You are in the swing and feeling well. Keep it up.
This would be a great time to begin a gratitude or appreciation journal. Expressing your thanks for all those blessings heaped upon you is a really good way to keep them coming.