When the 4 of Cups is drawn in a love reading as the emotional state of your desired suitor, it indictes they want space and they aren't committed to a relationship with you. So give them space from here to the Moon while you move on and find someone who is emotionally available to you.
A person is seated under a tree on the top of a small hill or incline. Sitting cross-legged on the grass, they also cross their arms and bow their head as they lean back against the tree trunk. The sky is a clear blue. Three upright Cups sit in front of the figure, a fourth Cup offered to them by a hand emerging from a small cloud. The figure’s body language suggests disconnection to the external world and inward contemplation.
Yes/No upright: No
Yes/No reversed: Yes
Amplified by: The Chariot
Amplifier for: The Chariot
Zodiac/Element: Moon in Cancer
Dates: 12 July to 21 July
Traditional Name: Blended Pleasure
Traditional Meaning: Upright: Weariness, disgust, aversion, imaginary vexations, as if the wine of this world had caused satiety only; another wine, as if a fairy gift, is now offered the wastrel, but he sees no consolation therein. This is also a card of blended pleasure. Reversed: Novelty, presage, new instruction, new relations.
TarotCraft Upright Meaning
When this card appears in a reading, it could indicate that you are unhappy with what is being offered emotionally or that you simply don’t know what you want at this time.
You may be feeling overly sated but underwhelmed, as though whatever you have isn’t enough or isn’t the right thing. Confusion about feelings and having a sense that the grass is greener on the other side is likely. Perhaps you are considering leaving a relationship situation or weighing up if what is on offer is enough.
It can also suggest that you are not reaching out for help or advice and are choosing deliberate isolation instead. You may be refusing offers of support and distancing yourself from sources of emotional sustenance.
In a love reading, if this card appears as the emotional state of your desired suitor, it indictes that they want space and they aren't committed to a relationship with you. So give them space from here to the Moon while you move on and find someone who is emotionally available to you.
TarotCraft Reversed Meaning
An impasse can now be broken and a choice made.
TarotCraft Gift, Invitation, and Challenge
You are being offered something with no strings attached. The Gift of this card is the ability to know when something is not suitable for you and to decline the offering, even when other offers may be thin on the ground. You can trust your gut feeling in this matter.
The Invitation of this card is to look up and out and see what opportunities are being offered to you. They may not be precisely what you want, but moving forward regardless will bring more rewards than doing nothing and waiting for the perfect something that may never arrive.
The Challenge of this card is the feeling of burning out emotionally and being unable to offer anything more to anyone at this time. Protect yourself and try not to take on anything more at this time.
Go forward to Lesson 203.05 The 5 of Cups
Go back to Lesson 203.03 The 3 of Cups