Tarot Training Course continued - Lesson Fourteen
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Four of Cups: A Healing Timeout from Relationships
You may need a rest from a relationship, or a short time out is on the way for you. Relationships are confusing now. A short break in relating to others may be required to clear the air before a feeling of calm can come once again. The Four of Cups can indicate some frustration in relating to others, but little steps that can be taken which can bring healing into relationships. This card asks that you relax and don’t make rash decisions regarding relationships now. Also, maybe take some time out alone to decide what you need to do about your relationships. When this card appears, people are confused and unsure of which direction to take. This is the card of mixed emotions. If this card was pulled out for a question around someone’s career, then they may be unhappy in one job, preferring to volunteer, or contract, to fulfil their need to move and change.
Four of Staves: Peace and Romance
The Four of Staves is the card of peace, harmony and romance. Romance doesn’t have to be between two lovers. Romantic feelings can be stirred when we’re reviewing our history, the romance of the years. This card can indicate a period of peace and it can also indicate that people are warm and loving. This card always reflects calm, or a short break away with a loved one, a romantic weekend perhaps. Emotions are joyful and peace and contentment are available when this card appears. This is a doing (fire) card, so it does indicate that you may have to do something in order to create peace, for instance you might have to move house, or change jobs, in order to feel happier.
Four of Swords: Rest and Recover
The Four of Swords always means rest, retreat and recover. This card usually indicates a period of respite for everyone involved, a nurturing time of calm, but the calm may be short lived! This may indicate actual rest that needs to be taken if people are tired, or recovering from illness. It should also mean that battle swords need to be put away for a while as everyone needs to take a breath and come back later when everything has calmed down a bit. This card implies that people need time out to recover; this may mean that people need to take a short trip away by themselves. Take a break, go on retreat, you deserve it! This could mean a short hospital stay.
Four of Pentacles: Slow and Steady
The Four of Pentacles implies that everything is coming together slowly. You are advancing every day steadily and calmly. This card may also indicate an emotional blockage related to finances. This card can mean that you are experiencing poverty consciousness at this time. For example, if someone has four coins and they hold onto them too tightly, then they may have poverty consciousness and be miserly. Conversely they may have very little money and can’t help but spend it all and then feel guilty about it later. This can apply to relationships as well. Are the relationships in your life steady and comfortable, or do you feel like you don’t have enough of everything? Take every day as it comes. Be practical and pragmatic. Try not to be a spendthrift and also try not to overspend. Maybe a little bit of savings each week is required right now. In relationships everything is coming together and there is slow and steady improvement if you want the relationship to improve.
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Exercise: The Four of Cups
Look at your Four of Water/Cups/Heart card again and this time think of your own life. Write down ten examples where you have had the Four of Cups energy in your life.
I've done a couple of examples to kick it off for you:
ple: when I decided to take a break from my relationship, or we had a short break away together on a little holiday. When I realized that I needed to be a better friend. When I decided to mix up my life a bit and do contract work.
Exercise: The Four of Staves
Look at your Four of Fire/Staves/Wands/Clubs card and this time think of your own life. Write down ten examples where you have had the Four of Staves energy in your life.
My examples, to get the ball rolling;
when I moved and felt so much happier. When my partner and I went away for a short romantic holiday.
Exercise: The Four of Swords
Look at your Four of Air/Swords/Spades card and this time think of your own life. Write down ten examples where you have had the Four of Swords energy in your life.
You get it, do something like this;
when I went on a healing retreat. When I went into hospital for that small operation for a day. When I decided to let time and distance heal a relationship.
Exercise: The Four of Pentacles
Look at your Four of Earth/Pentacles/Diamonds/Coins card and think of your own life. Write down ten examples where you have had the Four of Pentacles energy in your life.
when I realized that I was too focused on money and that I could have a business that was more balanced; more about bartering.