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The more you celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.’’

Oprah Winfrey


In the Rider-Waite deck, The Four of Wands card shows a happy gathering with friends and family. Four beautifully adorned wands are placed at the entrance to the big castle where the celebration takes place.

As one of the most wholesome and uplifting cards in the deck, the Four of Wands signifies a time of celebration and fulfillment of one’s achievements. It is built upon the previous card, the Three of Wands; where the immediate success is a result of planning, building a solid foundation and determination.

The Four of Wands can be about fresh starts as well as a long-awaited victory. Because the card highlights the harmony in personal relationships and home, it can be interpreted as long-awaited return of someone dear, going home, uniting family members, marriage and expecting a baby.

Number 4 represents foundations, home and long-term plans.

Four of Wands Tarot Card

Four of Wands Keywords

  • Home

  • Celebration

  • Family

  • Joy



  • Heated arguments

  • Minor obstacles

  • Quiet celebrations

Upright Four of Wands

Guidance: Your efforts paid off and you have reached an important milestone. This new direction in your life will not only bring harmony and prosperity, but it is also solid and can be trusted in the long term. Today is a good day to pat yourself on the back, spread the love and celebrate with your friends and family.

Love: When the Four of Wands come into play, all emotional bonds become deeper and stronger. Whether it is the beginning of a new relationship, or a more serious commitment, this card suggests that the nature of this relationship is built on trust, mutual respect and love. It also suggests celebrations or happy announcements involving family and home such as marriage, expecting a baby etc. If you are single and you draw this card in future position, a new, significant relationship is in the cards. Look for more indications in the reading.

Work/Finances: The Four of Wands card brings happy news of success, promotion, financial security, and satisfaction. You have a well-earned victory ahead of you and it is a good time to celebrate.  A harmonious collaboration may play a big part in your success since the card says, ‘teamwork makes the dream work’. Since the card is so closely associated with family, it could represent a family company, buying a company or your focus on taking care of your family. Financially, things should be running smooth at this time.

Health: You have been taking consistent steps towards improving your well-being and you are reaping the benefits now. Don’t forget to celebrate every milestone. Because the card is very involved in the areas of home and family, it can also signify fertility and pregnancy.

Spirituality: The Four of Wands describes reaching a more liberated and happy state of being. Over time, you have built strong foundations around and within you. Open your heart, share the peace and joy you have found with others. Expect a happy celebration soon.

Guidance: Even when it is reversed, the Four of Wands still remains a very favorable card. Just like the upright position, there is much to be celebrated. Only this time your wins are more personal, and you may be focusing on what you’ve still got to do instead of acknowledging what you have already accomplished. Give yourself a much-needed break and enjoy life. This card also may suggest spending more time with friends and family.

Love: When this card shows up in a love reading, it advises to spend more time to bond with your loved one rather than fall into unnecessary conflicts. The Four of Wands reversed can also indicate variety of delays and problems concerning events (such as a marriage or engagement party) and relationships. Since the card holds a positive value even reversed, these obstacles are minor and can easily be resolved. If you are single and having a hard time finding a deep, meaningful, committed relationship: don’t lose hope. In order to attract true love, you need to make sure that you are in the right place emotionally.

Work/Finances: The Reversed Four of Wands suggests that if you are stuck in a problem, it is a good time to include others to your work. Build a team, get advice and help from others. You are accomplishing many important things, don’t forget to celebrate every small achievement. This card can sometimes indicate delays concerning events, finances or projects. The problems you are encountering may also involve family/home as well.

Health: Just like in the upright meaning, this card shows that you have been taking steps towards improving your health. Perhaps you have not reached your ultimate goal yet. Give yourself credit for the effort you made. You will get there, it only takes a little patience.

Spirituality: The Four of Wands reversed reminds the importance of communication and community. Keeping things bottled sometimes can be unhealthy. By sharing your innermost thoughts and feelings with people you trust, you can reach a new level of understanding. Focus on your home and family life. Listen to those around you more carefully.

Reversed Four of Wands

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