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Four of Cups Art and Meaning

Sola Busca Tarot Deck

About the Deck

The oldest complete tarot deck we possess, and one of the only early decks to be fully illustrated.

It is by no means certain, but it has been alleged that the Sola Busca tarot deck was commissioned to honor Alfonso d'Este on the occasion of his wedding to Anna Sforza, granddaughter of Bianca Maria Visconti.

Provenance

Italy, c.1491.

Meaning of Four of Cups from the Sola Busca Tarot Deck Deck

Upright

Artistic preparations. Gathering ideas.

Reversed

Spendthrift behavior. Foolish waste of effort.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Serious obstacles from others.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Contrarieties.

Reversed

Presentiment.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Ennui, Displeasure, Discontent, Dissatisfaction

Reversed

New Acquaintance, Conjecture, Sign, Presentiment.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

the marriage will be blessed with twins; a faithful compact