And today’s card is the Four of Cups. A bit how I’m feeling today. Waite gives this card’s description as: 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.
The card, in essence, means despondency, and the inability to see the good things in front of you. As in the Ace of Cups, a card is suspended and held out by the hand of spirit, as in a gift. The man sitting by the tree, in his state of melancholy, sees not only the three upright cups in front of him, but also refuses to see the goodness in the gifted cup in front of him. This is the ‘I’m not happy’ card.
This is different to the Three of Swords, which depicts real pain. Pain and melancholy are two very different things. Are you unhappy with a situation at work? Are you unhappy in your relationship? Maybe it’s time to look at the good things, and make an effort to do so.