Four of Cups Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
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"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
cups-4, four-of-cups, four, cups
DescriptionA 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
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.
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
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Ennui, Displeasure, Discontent, Dissatisfaction
New Acquaintance, Conjecture, Sign, Presentiment.
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
the marriage will be blessed with twins; a faithful compact