The Four of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

The Four of Wands is one of the most important cards of the Minor Arcana.

Below you will learn everything about its meaning both in the upright and reversed position.

In addition to the general interpretation, the topics of love, health, career, finances and destiny are also explained in detail.

Four of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

The Four of Wands Keywords

Upright: Excitement, Freedom, Celebration, Arrival
Reversed: Transition, Tension, Imprisonment, Apathy

The Four of Wands Tarot Card Description

The Four of Wands Tarot card shows a dancing couple celebrating together. They have bouquets of flowers in their hands and eagerly await the festivities to begin.

For this purpose, four sturdy sticks have been used to build a small pavilion, decorated at the top with beautiful flowers and fruits.

Unlike most other cards of the wands, no one leans on a staff to hold on. The wands stand by themselves horizontally and stably.

They thus express that inner freedom and joy are always based on a stable foundation, which arises from within ourselves.

In addition, the couple appears rather in the background of the card not yet arrived at the celebration, a sign that the real festivity is yet to come and appropriate preparations are underway.

In the background, other people are either already celebrating or still have something to prepare. They are also eagerly awaiting the couple in the pavilion so that the celebration can finally begin.

A large estate or castle rises behind the celebrants and conveys security and safety so that the people can enjoy their celebration to the fullest without any worries.

Upright Four of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

In a tarot reading, the Four of Wands reveals an upcoming joyous event that you have been waiting for.

For example, you face a birth, marriage or an award, which you have been looking forward to for a long time and now finally want to celebrate with your loved ones.

But before the actual celebration, there are still a lot of preparations to be made, which are necessary so that you can celebrate with your loved ones without worry or stress.

Therefore, plan the necessary details in advance together with people you trust very much and give some of the responsibility to your friends and family so that you can look forward to and enjoy the upcoming beautiful occasion.

Another aspect of the Four of Wands is finally arriving at your desired life destination after a long period of careful planning and hard work.

You have recently invested a lot of energy and perseverance to fulfill a very important life dream and now see its realization in front of you.

Only a few steps separate you from your goal, which is why you should not slacken your zeal or effort. Instead, enjoy the anticipation and be proud of yourself and your achievement in getting this far.

Once you have reached your goal, you can completely indulge in the feelings of joy and fulfillment and celebrate your success.

The Four of Wands also symbolizes the importance of freedom in your thoughts, feelings and actions. To be free means to lead your life as you wish, without constraint and independent of other people.

That also includes expressing your thoughts freely and living out your beliefs without fear of hostility or oppression.

Encourage the people in your environment to develop their potential freely by living and celebrating your freedom accordingly.

Freedom is not a given and you should be grateful every day for every aspect of your life that you have control over and express your joy accordingly.

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Upright Four of Wands Tarot Love Meaning


As a single, the Four of Wands card shows that you are already very close to your goal of finding a partner. You have already met many nice people and created a large circle of friends.

Your joyful and life-affirming nature makes you a very desirable person to spend time with.

You may already have your eye on one or two potential partners with whom you can imagine more than a friendship.

Don’t lose sight of your goal and dare to intensify individual relationships to see if true love might be there.

The Four of Wands encourages you to enjoy momentary freedom and independence as a single person. Being single has the advantage to devote yourself intensively to your passions and interests without having a guilty conscience towards a partner.

In addition, you can intensify your friendships or spontaneously pursue goals that would not be so easy to realize in a relationship.


In a partnership, the Four of Wands reveals that you joyfully anticipate an exciting time together. Events like birth or wedding are on the horizon and fill your daily life with happiness and anticipation of the time ahead.

Share your positive excitement with your friends and family. As the saying goes, happiness shared is happiness doubled. With all the anticipation, do not neglect the necessary precautions related to the upcoming life event.

The Four of Wands Tarot card symbolizes celebration and living out the joy in a partnership. Not only at weddings or birthdays can you celebrate your time and connection together, but just as much through spontaneous ideas in everyday life.

Take a weekend trip together or go to your favorite restaurant to share more joyful experiences and keep your relationship fresh and creative.

A harmonious and intact relationship is not a matter of course, but a gift of fate, which requires regular care in the form of time spent together and fulfilling.

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Upright Four of Wands Health Meaning

The Four of Wands stands for vitality and a good healing process. Especially after a long illness, you will feel your strength slowly returning.

Your recovery will progress a little faster with each day so that you will soon be free of complaints again. Use your fresh energies to do something for your health preventively.

Furthermore, the Four of Wands signals fertility or a new addition to the family. If you wish to have a child, now is a good time to get pregnant.

At the same time, your acquaintances or family may be expecting offspring. In any case, you should make appropriate arrangements for the joyful event.

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Upright Four of Wands Career Meaning

In professional terms, the Four of Wands stands for a successful professional conclusion. The efforts of the last months or years are now behind you and you can reap the fruits of your labor.

Thereby you have opened up further possibilities for your career path. Celebrate this moment with your colleagues and friends and let them share in your joy.

The Four of Wands also symbolizes a supportive and appreciative work environment. Having colleagues at your side on whom you can rely in any problem situation is a great gift.

Therefore, cultivate a good relationship with your colleagues by helping them or simply buying lunch for everyone.

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Upright Four of Wands Finances/Money Meaning

In financial matters, the Four of Wands represents an eagerly awaited purchase. A new house or car is a lifelong dream for many people, for which they save for a long time.

Through such purchases, you feel the true value of the money you have earned through hard work. Be happy about your purchase and the associated increase in quality of life.

Another characteristic of the Four of Wands is to use your wealth to bring joy to those around you. Turn the mere numbers on your account into priceless experiences with your loved ones.

A meal together or a vacation strengthens your relationship and provides all involved unforgettable moments of happiness.

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Upright Four of Wands Destiny Meaning

As a card of destiny, the Four of Wands means that you have a joyful event coming up. An upcoming birth or wedding is usually anticipated months in advance.

Share your joy with those around you and celebrate this special moment in your life.

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Upright Four of Wands Personality

The Four of Wands symbolizes a freedom-loving character. The person can do little with narrow boundaries and restrictions and instead wants to live his life freely and unbound.

Furthermore, the card reveals someone who can feel great anticipation. Even before rather small surprises, the person is very excited and shares his anticipation with those around him.

Upright Four of Wands Tarot Past/Future


When you look back on your life, you should appreciate the moments when you felt completely free. They can tell you the secret of a happy life.

Lately, there have been many reasons to celebrate. Such positive moments with loved ones are precious treasures in your life.


Soon a joyful arrival of a loved one awaits you. After a long time, you finally have the opportunity to meet again.

A future event puts you in excitement. However, this means a positive anticipation that will soon turn into pure happiness.

Upright Four of Wands Tarot Card – Yes or No

The Four of Wands stands for a clear yes answer. Inside you are already very excited about your question. Everything in you would like to get started if there were not residual doubts.

But you can confidently decide on a yes because your doubts are unfounded. Celebrate your choice with other people and share your joy.

Reversed Four of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

Reversed Four of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

The Four of Wands Reversed Tarot card symbolizes a transition from one phase of life to another with all the challenges and opportunities that come with it.

Whether it’s a new addition to the family, a move, or a new job, upcoming profound changes in our lives demand plenty of adjustments and strength from us.

But such transitions are always an opportunity to rethink your life and rediscover and live out previously unused inner potential.

By approaching the new phase of your life with an open mind, your focus will be more on the opportunities that arise. You will be more likely to see the connected challenges as opportunities to grow.

Another meaning of the Four of Wands Reversed is an inner indifference that prevents you from enjoying your life to the fullest.

Such apathy usually arises from a recent life crisis that has thrown you off track and is still very much engulfing you.

Your apathy leads to a constant withdrawal on your part, and your social relationships are severely affected. Despite all the sadness and dejection in you right now, you are still allowed to feel joy in life.

Find a person you trust very much and with whom you have a close bond and rediscover with him step by step the small joys of everyday life.

The Four of Wands Reversed also reveals that you feel very trapped in your current life situation and can’t find a way out right now. That puts you under a lot of tension, which in turn harms your physical and mental well-being.

Often we build our thoughts like a prison wall around us so we can’t escape. No matter in which difficult phase you are, you decide yourself if you want to be held captive or if you want to find a way back to freedom.

Sometimes it can take a while to discover and overcome our own blockages, but the price of freedom is definitely worth the effort.

Reversed Four of Wands Tarot Love Meaning


In a love tarot context, the Four of Wands Reversed stands for an inner prison that you have built around yourself. It prevents you from finding your dream partner.

Inside yourself, you still have strong negative emotions from a past partnership, which prevent you from allowing new feelings of love.

That makes it difficult for you to connect with other people, which leads to deep loneliness.

Remember that you always have the key that can free you from your inner dungeon by opening your heart to love again.

Furthermore, the Four of Wands Reversed represents an emotional indifference currently dominating your life.

You find it difficult to develop deeper feelings for another person because you feel empty and listless. However, the more you fall into such apathy, the higher the danger that you will become lonely.

Try to pick yourself up and get in touch with other people again. By forming new social bonds, positive feelings will develop in you again, which in turn will be the seed of a new relationship.


In a relationship, the Four of Wands Reversed Tarot card symbolizes that your life together is in transition to a new phase of life, such as an addition to the family or relocation.

Such a transition is often fraught with anxiety, as you must leave old routines behind and adapt to new conditions instead.

Such realignments offer many opportunities for you to grow together as a couple and redevelop your shared potential.

In addition, the Four of Wands Reversed in a partnership represents a negative tension that weighs heavily on your relationship life.

Often such tensions result from previously unresolved conflicts simmering under the surface for some time and are now pushing their way to the surface.

Now is a good time to reveal underlying disputes and discuss with your partner how you can solve them in the long term. Because only together you can bring harmony and relaxation back into your everyday life by looking for conflict solutions.

Reversed Four of Wands Health Meaning

The Four of Wands Reversed stands for apathy and listlessness, which harm your health. Often this is associated with social withdrawal and lack of zest for life. Don’t take such depressive symptoms lightly, as they require prompt treatment.

Another aspect of the Four of Wands Reversed is that you feel extremely tense due to social obligations. The high pressure of expectations of your fellow men weighs heavily on your shoulders.

You run the risk that you collapse under your tension and become seriously ill. Take a break from your obligations and concentrate only on yourself and your needs.

Reversed Four of Wands Career Meaning

If the Four of Wands Reversed appears in a tarot reading, it can mean that you feel trapped in your work. You have few opportunities to develop your potential or take a higher position in your job.

Only you can free yourself from your predicament. Actively look for alternative job opportunities where your talents are appreciated.

Furthermore, the Four of Wands Reversed stands for a tense relationship with a work colleague. As a result, the entire working atmosphere in your company suffers.

Only if one of you moves towards the other, relaxation of the relationship is possible. Do not wait for your counterpart, but dare to take the first step yourself.

Reversed Four of Wands Finances/Money Meaning

The Four of Wands Reversed stands for a tight financial situation. Your current expenses allow you only a small financial room for maneuver.

Check whether all money outgoings are really necessary and keep your money together. It may be advisable to borrow some money if this does not aggravate your situation.

In addition, the Four of Wands Reversed reveals that you are in a financial transition. That may involve paying off or taking out a loan, or it may indicate a change in your income (parental allowance, social security benefit).

In any case, you should reorganize your finances accordingly to survive the upcoming changes financially well.

Reversed Four of Wands Destiny Meaning

Regarding your destiny, the Four of Wands Reversed reveals tensions within your social relationships. That often leads to misunderstandings and conflicts that create a vicious cycle of mutual grievance.

Free yourself from such a negative cycle and reach out to your adversary.

Reversed Four of Wands Personality

The Four of Wands reversed shows an apathetic personality structure. The person can hardly get up to anything and has little drive even for everyday things.

In addition, a tense character is described here, who hardly comes to rest. Such a person is constantly under power and can’t switch off at any opportunity to fill up his energy reserves.

Reversed Four of Wands Tarot Past/Future


Lately, you have difficulties to get up and tackle important projects. Do not let your apathy rule your life, but take it into your own hands.

Sometimes you are still trapped in your past. It prevents you from looking ahead.


An important transition into a new phase of life awaits you soon. Courage, you will be able to use this change to your advantage.

Due to imminent challenges, you feel a growing tension within you. Be aware that you have already mastered similar tasks in your life.

Reversed Four of Wands Tarot Card – Yes or No

You are feeling a great deal of tension about this matter. You are torn as to how you should decide now.

To end this inner conflict, you should decide on a no. It will allow you to think more clearly and clear your head.

The Wands Tarot Card Meanings