4 of Wands – Celebrate!

4 of Wands Celebrate
The Moon is full in Taurus later on today and I, for one, think that is as good an excuse to celebrate as any. The 4 of Wands is a card of celebration. It means a firm foundation has been laid for future success. You have been doing something right and soon you get to build on that but first you should celebrate how far you have come.

This is what A.E. Waite has to say about the 4 of Wands in the Pictorial Key to the Tarot:

From the four great staves planted in the foreground there is a great garland suspended; two female figures uplift nosegays; at their side is a bridge over a moat, leading to an old manorial house. Divinatory Meanings: They are for once almost on the surface–country life, haven of refuge, a species of domestic harvest-home, repose, concord, harmony, prosperity, peace, and the perfected work of these. Reversed: The meaning remains unaltered; it is prosperity, increase, felicity, beauty, embellishment.

Though none of the details stood out to me when I studied the Giant Rider Waite 4 of Wands this morning, I did notice that I felt slightly disappointed at getting such a happy card. It’s much easier for me to think and write about pain and suffering (!). I think the Tarot is telling me to take a break from all the misery and to start appreciating the beauty of creation more.

This sort of ties in with a poll I put up on my personal FB page last night:

I was curious how people might vote in the poll and was happy to see a majority of votes that were ‘True’ for the statement I made. About a fifth so far say it is false. A bit of discussion followed in a comments and I will be pondering that some more today. Every time I put a poll up, I’m grateful for input and a variety of views so that I get a chance to turn things over in my mind. I’m definitely not adverse to having my mind changed!

Anyway, let’s celebrate the beauty of Nature and tonight’s Full Moon if nothing else. The Wheel keeps turning and no bad thing lasts too long… and even when things are really really bad, we keep learning and growing. Even the things that kill us don’t destroy our souls and everlasting joy. That is why we can say with Julian of Norwich:

It behoved that there should be sin; but all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well. Click To Tweet

On a more personal note, I get to welcome my daughter back home from University this afternoon and that too will be celebrated!


Lisa Frideborg

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