Lean on Your Heart’s Foundation
Fours are the cards of stability, security and the status quo. Cups are the suit of emotions. So this card relates to the stability of the family or other long-term group relationships. I think of the Four of Cups as a prompt to appreciate, and rely on, the strength that comes to us from family and “tribe.”
In Pixie’s version of this card for the Waite deck, the character depicted is sitting under a tree, fighting ennui. He is bored with his cups, refusing to even acknowledge one that is being presented to him by a hand out of a cloud (like the suit’s Ace in the Waite deck).
Sometimes we can become dissatisfied with the things in our lives which are most important to us. We tire of things as they are, virtuous though they may be, and long for greener pastures. The Four of Cups tells us to resist temptation born of boredom, and nurture the status quo rather than reject it.
Precious is the family, the foundation of our lives and well being. May we be lucky enough to create it with the people we admire and adore most.