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Four of Cups Art and Meaning Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck

Designation

Four of Cups

About the Deck

Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Tags

cups-4, four-of-cups, four, cups

Description

A young man is seated under a tree and contemplates three cups set on the grass before him; an arm issuing from a cloud offers him another cup. His expression notwithstanding is one of discontent with his environment.

Meaning of Four of Cups from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Upright

Weariness, disgust, aversion, imaginary vexations, as if the wine of this world had caused satiety only; another wine, as if a fairy gift, is now offered the wastrel, but he sees no consolation therein. This is also a card of blended pleasure.

Reversed

Novelty, presage, new instruction, new relations.

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

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