The FoursTarot is composed of layers of symbols, each with its own message. Have you seen cards of the same number within a single reading? Does the same number keep appearing over and over again in nearly every spread? The Universe is trying to tell you something. It’s time to integrate that number’s meaning into your interpretations. When you do this, it deepens your understanding. Sometimes I read all the cards of one value at the beginning of a reading. It sets a tone and gives me perspective. Give it a try. See how it shapes your interpretation. Let’s move ahead to the fours.


The upright fours are about consolidation. They are restful. They come with realizations. They are foundational and ordered.

Meditate while you rest. Pay attention to sudden realizations, and use those to build or strengthen your foundations.

Four of Rods | Four of Cups | Four of Swords | Four of Pentacles
The Emperor | Death


Inversions can be tricky, because they can be interpreted so many ways. Sometimes inversions slow things down. Sometimes they turn things around completely. They can represent an internal journey, or a brush with the mystical. The inverted fours pop up when you feel discontented with limitations. They show insecurity, rashness, or loss of control. They can also suggest premonitions of future opportunities and the process of releasing restrictions. They may also suggest a strong inner foundation. They represent an imbalance in an element, and often offer you the opportunity to transform that element (Rods are fire, Cups are water, Swords are air, and Pentacles are earth).

Meditate while you rest, as you would in the upright cards. How do you feel restricted? How are you pushing against these restrictions? Try reversing this by integrating more of the elements that are not present in the cards. If swords are inverted, stop thinking and start doing. If cups are inverted, write down what you’re feeling and safely burn them. If rods are inverted, take a long bath or shower. If pentacles are inverted, try doing something spontaneous.

Inverted Four of Rods | Inverted Four of Cups | Inverted Four of Swords | Inverted Four of Pentacles
The Inverted Emperor | Inverted Death

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