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Four of Wands


Card Information:

Numerical Value: 4

Element: Fire


  • Marriage

  • Good News

  • Satisfaction

  • Gathering

  • Celebration

  • Harmony

  • Achievement

  • Completion

  • Wonderful news

  • Successful conclusion

  • Arrival of awaited news


  • Obstacle

  • Postponement

  • Cancellation

  • Failure

  • Instability

  • Dissatisfaction

  • Imbalance

  • Restlessness

  • Delayed fulfillment

  • One last step needed

Four of Wands: Celebration and Achievement

In the Four of Wands card, two young girls raise their bouquets into the air to celebrate an achievement. Four wands, adorned with hanging flowers, are firmly planted in the ground, and in the background stands a castle, a symbol of wealth and prosperity.

The Four of Wands is one of the most positive cards in the Minor Arcana, representing the herald of celebration and good news. 

When this card appears, it often signifies the commencement of a project, buying a new home, graduating, or celebrating the completion of a chapter in your life. While it is a harbinger of success, it also indicates that there may be an obstacle or a race to overcome in the near future, as it precedes the Five of Wands. The Four of Wands can also suggest the end of a challenging period or a time of overcoming obstacles. In some cases, it may even point to a significant acquisition that brings joy to the entire family, such as buying a new property.

With a numerical value of 4, this card also symbolizes completion and the establishment of stability. When the Four of Wands appears, you'll feel more confident and at ease because you've overcome your fears and achieved the stability you needed. The castle in the background serves as a reminder that wealth and prosperity are beginning to manifest, and worries about the future are diminishing.

The Four of Wands signifies a pivotal moment in life. It could be a graduation, successfully finishing a project, or reaching the finish line with flying colors. The number 4 also represents balance and harmony. For the person drawing this card, everything will start falling into place, and they've found the missing piece of their puzzle. After a major setup, all that's left to do is maintain that setup. This card can sometimes relate to marriage, home acquisition, starting a company, or completing a project. If such a situation is present, all obstacles have been overcome, and everything is now complete. The focus should shift towards preserving the existing order.

Person Represented by the Four of Wands:

In the Four of Wands, we see the combination of the number 1 from the Wand suit and the energy of the number 4. This results in a colorful personality where the initiative of the Ace combines with the elements of fire, earth, air, and water represented by the number 4. 

The person represented by this card is like a talent cube, possessing everything needed to achieve their goals. They are at peace with themselves and are happy. They've accepted themselves as they are and don't strive to please anyone. With the energy of number 1, they are enterprising, and thanks to the number 4, they have the determination to see their projects through to completion. This person is capable of completing any task they take on, and they don't need anyone else's help because they have all the skills and resources they need.

The person represented by the Four of Wands is strong and reliable. They keep their promises and are punctual. They don't betray trust. Whenever they need to deliver something, they do it on time. They keep their word and never promise something they can't deliver. 

They are quick and don't like laziness. They are both successful and lucky, but their success usually comes from hard work rather than luck. They rarely experience negative experiences or pain because they always think positively. They smile at life, and life smiles back at them. They are cheerful and spread joy to those around them. They are outgoing and enjoy spending time in a crowd. They love family gatherings and parties.

The Four of Wands is usually a successful personality, and when they fail, they quickly recover and start over. They learn from their mistakes and figure out what was missing in their previous attempt, complete it, and succeed in their next attempt. They are hardworking and active. They grab what they aim for. They think logically and don't have time for tasks that won't benefit them.

The Four of Wands is also very attached to their home and the people living in it. They love to improve their home and decorate it with accessories. They also take care of their appearance and grooming. If there are any issues in their home, they want to resolve them as soon as possible. They also take care of the problems of the people living with them. For them, a problem involving someone in their household is everyone's problem.

Four of Wands Reversed:

When the Four of Wands appears reversed, it indicates a lack of self-acceptance. The person may not be at peace with themselves. To be successful, there may be something missing in them that needs to be completed, but they may not realize it and instead find excuses for their failures. Lack of necessary education or experience is the root cause of their failure. When faced with an obstacle, they are more likely to claim that success is impossible rather than trying again. They tend to have a negative mindset and hide behind excuses rather than focusing on success. Most likely, there is an issue within their household or with someone living with them. They are attached to their family but contribute little to the household. Their negative outlook on life often leads to more negative experiences.

Four of Wands Love:

When the Four of Wands appears in a love reading, it signifies the joy of receiving good news and celebrating significant milestones in a relationship. This card can signal the announcement of an impending marriage, a joyful event within a partnership, or the excitement and celebration that positive developments bring to the relationship. The person drawing this card will notice positive developments in their relationship. The Four of Wands also symbolizes reaching a significant turning point in destiny and celebrating this joy.

Reversed, the Four of Wands in a love reading could indicate that there is a negative influence on the relationship or an obstacle that needs to be overcome. With this card in reverse, there may be something not quite right in the relationship, or an obstacle should not be overlooked. Seeing the Four of Wands in reverse is like searching for the missing piece of a puzzle. Something is missing, and progress cannot be made until it's found.

Four of Wands Career:

In a career reading, the Four of Wands suggests that positive developments related to work are on the horizon. The card heralds the arrival of long-awaited good news. It signifies the completion of a task or the resolution of a work-related issue. A significant turning point has been reached in the career, and it's time to celebrate the achievement.

Reversed, the Four of Wands may indicate delays in taking the necessary steps in your career. When this card is reversed, there is still something missing, and success in your career cannot be achieved until that missing piece is found. If you see the Four of Wands reversed, you shouldn't look for external solutions but focus on your inner self. Changing the world is not possible; the change should come from within.

Four of Wands Finances:

The Four of Wands in a financial reading suggests an increase in material wealth or the receipt of long-awaited financial news. This card can indicate a significant turning point in financial matters and a time to celebrate prosperity. For some, it may signal the purchase of a desired asset, while for others, it may represent paying off a significant debt or receiving highly positive financial news.

Reversed, the Four of Wands in a financial reading may indicate that you are about to encounter one final obstacle before reaching a point of relaxation and comfort. For some, it could mean not having the necessary funds for a significant purchase, while for others, it could signify the need to overcome one last hurdle to reach a financial milestone. This last step should not be skipped, as progress can only be achieved after overcoming it.


Please remember that Tarot card interpretations can be highly personal and situational. The context of the reading and the reader's intuition play a significant role in understanding the full meaning of a card. These interpretations serve as a general guideline but should be adapted to your specific circumstances and feelings.

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