Four of Wands Tarot Card Meanings

Four of Wands tarot card image
Four of Wands (Reversed)

Ideas: Declination, people-watching, self-celebration, wallflower

Traits: Humble, independent, modest, quiet, self-sufficient, shy

Emotions: Anxiety, apprehension, embarrassment, insecurity, nervousness, uneasiness

  • Actions:
    • Celebrating yourself
    • Declining an invitation to join a group
    • Engaging in a small group of people
    • Limiting the frequency of partying
    • Taking a break from social gathering
    • Watching people having fun from a distance
Four of Wands (Upright, Balanced)

Ideas: Celebration, community, completion, teamwork

Traits: Agreeable, appreciative, ebullient, exciting, felicific, formal, hearty, proud, ritualistic, sociable

Emotions: Contentment, enjoyment, happiness, jolliness, jubilation, pleasure, relief, satisfaction, triumph

  • Actions:
    • Gathering and celebrating an event with other people
    • Going to a happy crowded place
    • Joining in an enjoyable activity
    • Making your way to somewhere welcoming
    • Preparing for a party
    • Working together towards a common goal
Four of Wands (Upright, Excessive)

Ideas: Celebration excuses, fear of missing out, social exhaustion

Traits: Distractible, indulgent, shallow, superficial, trendy, unreflective

Emotions: Annoyance, envy, fear, irritation, loneliness, jealousy, neglect

  • Actions:
    • Avoiding the fear of being alone
    • Exhausting yourself from socialization
    • Experiencing the fear of missing out
    • Failing to spend some time with yourself
    • Finding excuses to celebrate
    • Indulging more often than usual

Four of Wands’ Advice

Personal Growth

You can amplify individual achievements by becoming part of a group. Without decreasing the importance of your own contribution, you’ll achieve more … and have more to celebrate, too.


Have you been together for ten years? Celebrate. Have you been together ten days? Celebrate. Do something to recognize the contribution of both partners. Alone? Celebrate yourself.


Assign duties, delegate, and get out of the way. Allow others to contribute, even if their contributions aren’t exactly up to your personal standards. When projects end, thank everyone involved in a meaningful way.


It’s easy to allow any ritual to become empty. Get back in touch with what your rituals were meant to teach or inspire. When you restore meaning to your spiritual practice, every prayer becomes a celebration.

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