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Four of Wands

A description and interpretation of the role of The Four of Wands in the Tarot

In a nutshell...


  • celebration

  • dissension


General overview

Are you looking for credible information about the Four of Wands? Below I reveal all this arcana's characteristics, from its visual appearance to the influence that it is likely to exert on your life.

Before focusing on the card's symbolism, I thought it would be wise to recall the role played by the Four cards in the divinatory tarot world. Numerology traditionally associates this number with the idea of security, and an idea of balance that every human being has the right to look for. The darker side of the card, on the other hand, has to do with the concept of routine it often embodies. The Four of Wands invites you to find harmony between your need for security and your need for discovery.

From a visual point of view, not surprisingly, the card represents four sticks, arranged in two sets of two and intersecting at their center. There are two leaves growing out of each side of this cross. There is a flower at the top and the bottom of the card. The center of the cross is particularly important. It is from there that the floral and plant motifs originate. It is a center of interaction, a place of fulfillment where human and natural forces meet.

We only enjoy what we share.


  • from an emotional viewpoint

    The Four of Wands is considered a good omen for the seeker's romantic life. It reflects a period of harmony within a couple, during which the bonds uniting the two lovers are reinforced. It's imperative, however, that this haven of peace be looked after if it's to be sustainable. In the long run, a feeling of security favors the setting-in of routine, which can only be countered by having a common idea of the future.

  • from a career viewpoint

    When analyzed from a professional point of view, the Four of Wands reflects the advance the seeker has made in their quest for social progress. The goals they set are beginning to be achieved and they can now look back on the path so far with an approving gaze. If their objectives weren't always easy to reach, then their victory is even sweeter!

  • from a life path viewpoint

    The Four of Wands is closely associated with the powerful relational ties that connect you to your family and other loved ones. It encourages you to become aware of how lucky you are to be surrounded by the people who are essential to your fulfillment, and exhorts you to look after these relationships, it encourages empathy and caring. Perhaps more than any other arcana in the divinatory tarot, its message is full of humanity.

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    Its influence

    • short-term

      In the short term, the Four of Wands encourages you to enjoy life properly, putting to one side, for a little while, the obligations that are suffocating you. Friends and family are what makes everyday life fun. Don't forget to celebrate life with your loved ones when the opportunity arises, or even just for the fun of it. You don't have to justify your happiness!

    • long-term

      In the long run, the Four of Wands will teach you how to juggle skillfully between two temporalities. Becoming fulfilled inevitably requires you to be trustworthy and self-sacrificing, but you also need to be able to envisage yourself in your future. However, if you follow a path that is too straight, you risk missing out on a lot of pleasure. Don't forget to share memorable times with your loved ones, not just for their well-being but for your own.

    Full interpretation

    Interpretation of The Four of Wands upright

    In its most frequent interpretation, the Four of Wands represents a happy return to a period of joy and fulfillment, during which the seeker will be in perfect harmony with their desires and objectives. It goes together with a happy family life or the arrival of good news. This positive dynamic is interesting in that it is likely to affect every area of the seeker's life, i.e., their personal sphere as well as their romantic and relational universes. However, it is the family that is most highlighted by the arcana.

    The Four of Wands encourages you to celebrate life and enjoy its small pleasures with your family and friends. The links that bind you to them are precious and therefore it is important to take the time to look after them properly all through your life! There are lots of opportunities to get together, which play a vital role in the group's cohesion. Marriages, religious celebrations, a new job, a birth, birthdays: take full advantage of these times of sharing because they are what makes life worthwhile!

    If you have recently felt distant from the people you love, now is a good time to reconnect with them. Harmonious relationships are big contributors to your fulfillment and help you to get through difficult times.

    Interpretation of The Four of Wands reversed

    The interpretation of the inverted Four of Wands will be heavily dependent on the other arcana present in the draw. It is therefore difficult to make specific conclusions about the draw without considering the latter as a whole.

    From a general point of view, it is nevertheless important to know that the Four of Wands often reflects the relational difficulties that the seeker is currently experiencing. The reality of life has gradually pushed them away from the people they love most. Old grudges haven't been sorted and the lack of communication tends to make them even stronger.

    In certain draw configurations, the Four of Wands reveals the existence of an external threat likely to undermine the balance of the seeker's relationships.