25-Four of Wands – Upright Salem Deck

Your Chosen Card – Four of Wands Upright Salem Deck

When upright, the Four of Wands suggests that you are establishing a firm foundation as you manifest the results of your work. If you have been involved in a project, you are now at a stage of completion and able to rest and enjoy the fruits of your labors. If your question concerns a relationship or business partnership, it is on a firm footing. This card often represents rites of passage such as weddings, births, bar mitzvahs, graduations, etc. The symbolism of a harvest-home is linked to the possibility of purchasing a dwelling or moving to a new residence.

Keywords Upright: Establishing security and structure, settling down, a harvest-home, concord, harmony, peace, happiness, joy, shelter, prosperity, successful completion, a traditional ceremony, a rite of passage, a significant step in personal development, perfected work, joint venture, working in alliance with others, a job well done, rest after labor, a haven of refuge.

Timing: 20 Aries–30 Aries. Tropical, 9 April–19 April. Sidereal, 4 May–13 May.
Astrology: Lovely and affectionate Venus (debilitated) in the third decan of fiery Aries, realm of the Waite Knight/Thoth Prince of Disks (Air of Earth) and the Emperor (Aries). Venus is linked to the Empress.
Number Symbolism: 4 – structure, stability, building, order, foundation, manifestation.

Crowley/Thoth: Completion, perfected work, settlement.

When Four of Wands is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If Four of Wands is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Four of Wands is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for Four of Wands using cards from the Salem Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

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Portable Magic
Book Details
Portable Magic: Your own intuitive perception of this spirit is that she is female, so you modify her title, calling her the Lady of Peace Restored. You conceive her initially much as she is depicted on this card in the Rider Waite Tarot, as a slender woman with short dark hair who wears a long white robe that hangs down to her feet. She is not blindfolded, as she appears on the Waite card, nor does she carry swords. These symbolic details on Waite’s version of the card are only intended to indicate A. E. Waite’s concept of the card, and are not inevitable features of the elemental spirit of the card. This description is intended only as an example another magician might well see the spirit differently.

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: The upright Four of Wands in the future position was also a welcome sign. The Llewellyn site offered the keywords ‘repose after difficulty’ and added ‘achieving a state of balance, peace, and contentment after a long ordeal.’ The cards suggested I keep plugging away and focusing on quality despite the long ordeal. In the end, the result should be favorable and bring contentment. I hope the cards were right.

Complete Book of Tarot: The Ten of Cups shows a happy family enjoying life in secure circumstances. Unlike the Devil card (which focuses almost exclusively on self-interest and material lusts), the Ten of Cups displays the joy of sharing in close personal relationships. As the last card in the spread, the Ten of Cups suggests that, in the end, the tarot can help us to establish more loving relationships. The Golden Dawn associated this card with the warlike planet Mars, suggesting that the support of close personal relationships can help us weather the stresses and conflicts of daily life.

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