Tarot: 4 of Wands

Shared Memories, Common Motives, Family-spirit or Social Alliance

The 4 of Wands relates to a group of people, such as a traditional family, network, reunion, clique, club, or social group. It could also refer to a faction, union, team, military division or political party. It could be a circle of friends, or the crowd you run with.

Members might gather together because of shared memories, or because of a common objective or mission. There might be official meetings or social gatherings.

Whatever the purpose of a gathering, members feel relaxed, comfortable, and at home. It’s familiar.

Overall, this card is about the coming together of ideas or common mottos or motives in order to share in ones’s repertoire, or to advance by way of alliance.

The 4 of Wands by Rowan Tarot, Shadowscapes, Infinite Visions and Fenestra Tarot, intuitivefish.com
The 4 of Wands by Rowan Tarot, Shadowscapes, Infinite Visions and Fenestra Tarot, intuitivefish.com

When The 4 of Wands Shows Up In A Reading

Health and Body Image: Have you been invited to or are you considering some type of support group, online alliance, or group therapy session? Although there may be mixed experiences, the 4 of Wands indicates flourishing in health and well-being through a safe haven or refuge where you feel secure, and comfortable to be yourself. A certain health remedy, protocol, or food might cause some issues but overall, it will augment your health.

Occupation and Finances4 of Wands portends some kind of advancement or expansion, especially toward prosperity.  You’ve developed a solid and stable foundation. Now it’s time to take an idea past the planning and incubation stage. Build up your social value or personal or monetary worth by collaborating with others. Or look for a common motive or passion to connect with your audience. The 4 of Wands could also refer to a conference, convention, assembly, council or meeting. There might be a call to a vote. Overall, it’s a message and good omen for flourishing and forward movement.

Relationships: There might be a family get-together, a friendly meet-up or reunion. Or perhaps you receive an invitation to a gathering which could lead to something more intimate or foundational. As you seek to blend together, the relationship or invitation in question will expand your level of bliss and tranquility.

Hidden Meaning: The uninitiated create unstable conditions which can’t be fully relied upon, even if they give an appearance of tradition, belonging and togetherness. But vacillation motivates us to break free from the past, or a nostalgic longing of the past, or something that feels familiar, in order to find true commonality in respectful, evolving and deeply-fulfilling relationships which honor individuality, diversity and freedom from coercion.

4 of Wands from Pagan Otherworlds Tarot
4 of Wands from Pagan Otherworlds Tarot

Reversed: A reversed 4 of Wands usually indicates unstable conditions, especially in the home. It could refer to profanity, a scandal, desecration, or some kind of violation of the sacred. You might feel a little shaky or shaken up, as if your foundation isn’t entirely stable. Maybe you’re not exactly sure where home is, or there might be a loss of status or security. Or perhaps an occupation, project, or relationship is lacking a solid foundation, or there’s some kind of separation between loved ones. The 4 of Wands reversed can also refer to unstable mental or physical health conditions, moodily dwelling on the past, or brooding. It can also signal a time of rest before moving forward.

Advice: It’s time to increase your numbers, whether this applies to your friends, family, social alliance, or army. Establish your clan, or sense of belonging where there’s safety, comfort, merry-making, or bonds established by common ideas, motives or a mission. Look for like-minded souls, or people with a common passion. Or perhaps it’s time to expand your career, income or foundation of health and well-being by forming some type of alliance. Send or accept invitations, and make it a priority to gather with kindred spirits.

Astrological Association: Cancer

Element: Air on the 4th House

Timing: June 22nd to July 22nd, or 4 days

Reversals: Generally, an obstacle must be overcome before a favorable event can occur

Yes or No: Yes, if you have friends or support

Leave a Reply