Your Chosen Card – Four of Chalices Reversed Salem Deck
When reversed, the Four of Cups points to novelty and fresh possibilities entering your life. These may take the form of new acquaintances, new learning, or the setting of new goals for yourself. The inverted Four of Cups may also herald the experience of presentiments, premonitions, and accurate hunches, so keep open to gut feelings and signs from the universe thatmay signal new paths to fulfillment.
Keywords Reversed: Disquiet, feeling unfulfilled, dissatisfaction, weariness, discontent, a missed opportunity, indifference, satiety, cloying of appetites, boredom, disenchantment, stagnation, apathy, lethargy, self-pity, depression, imaginary vexation, lack of motivation, feeling stuck in a rut, problems with health.
Timing: 20 Cancer30 Cancer. Tropical, 12 July21 July. Sidereal, 6 August17 August.
Astrology: The emotional and inconstant Moon (dignified) in the third decan of watery Cancer, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Wands (Air of Earth) and the Chariot (Cancer). The Moon is linked to the High Priestess.
Number Symbolism: 4 – structure, stability, order, logic, foundation, manifestation.
Etteilla: Ennui, boredom, discontent, worry, disquiet; (R) novelty, new instruction, prediction, prescience, premonition, setbacks.
When Four of Chalices is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Four of Chalices is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Four of Chalices 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 reversed card reading for Four of Chalices 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: They form a family unit the sexual interaction of which gives rise to what Crowley termed the ‘formula of Tetragrammaton’ ( The Book of Thoth, 16). It was the Golden Dawn teaching that the court card types were not eternally fixed, but changed from one to another in an unceasing dynamic interaction that is like a dance of life. Mathers represented this dance by the curious names given to the court cards in the Golden Dawn Tarot. The Kings were also called Knights; the Knights were called Kings or Princes. The naming structure of the court cards in the Golden Dawn Tarot is based on the formula of Tetragrammaton. All human types are expressed by the court cards, and human beings do not remain at one age, or in one social position, but evolve and change. The Knight becomes the King. The Page becomes the Queen. The older generation gives way to the newer generation, and the wheel of life revolves.
Complete Book of Tarot: When reversed, the Four of Cups points to novelty and fresh possibilities entering your life. These may take the form of new acquaintances, new learning, or the setting of new goals for yourself. The inverted Four of Cups may also herald the experience of presentiments, premonitions, and accurate hunches, so keep open to gut feelings and signs from the universe that may signal new paths to fulfillment.
Tarot for Beginners: When the card is reversed, it indicates a lack of control and direction, as well as the pitfalls of aggression, ego, and arrogance. It may also be that progress has come or will soon come to a halt, or that you feel youre going in wrong direction.
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Reversed Cards: Have you ever been stuck at the departure gate at the airport or worse, on the tarmac? If you have, you know exactly how this card feels when it is in the protection position. You are all set and ready to fly away, move on, and get going, but insteadnothing. You just sit there. No movement whatsoever. Complete bummer. Most of the time you find out why after the fact, which is more than likely the case with this card as well. Knowing why it is in the protection aspect wont serve you in any way. If anything, it will only aggravate you. But later, after you have arrived at your destination, hindsight will be a beautiful thing.