Four of Wands

Element: FIRE

Upright: Gathering, Celebration, Support
Reversed: Lack of Support, Insecurity, Conflict

Symbology, Meaning and Interpretation


Gathering, Celebration, Support. 

The Four of Wands represents prosperity in our lives. Our efforts and dedication finally came to fruition, and it is time to celebrate!

The design itself depicts a happy event where people dance, enjoying the ceremony. This moment of joy and happiness makes us feel safe and comfortable.

The tribal wedding as the major scene embodies the ultimate materialisation of a successful work: the union of two different tribes, strengthening the links between them.

Symbolically, this card represents a true connection to someone or to a community that culminates in harmony, love and support. It is about the good times we share with the people we love most, giving us emotional balance and strength.

Parallel interpretations describe a warm familiar context, assembling the people who care about you to celebrate your success.

Other interesting perspectives suggest future cooperation, as if someone would join you in your projects.

After a period of hard work and growth, the Four of Wands encourages you to relax, enjoying the moment and sharing your experiences with other people, inspiring them with your light.

Contrary to the last two cards, the main character here is not isolated, affirming that you might need to devote more time to your social side.


Lack of Support, Insecurity, Conflict. 

Contrary to the upright version, your family and the people close to you may not give you the support you need in your journey. Your ideas may look too risky or absurd to them and they do not believe you will ever succeed.

This feeling may affect your self-esteem and consequently your motivation and inspiration.  That could have drastic effects in your projects.

The fruits of your hard work are not ready to take, and you need to be patient and give it a little more time.

For those who relate this card to the familiar/social context, it may suggest a conflict or a delaying reunion. In the workspace, you may experience problems in team-working.