I’ve written interpretations for every card in the Wild Unknown Tarot. As the box of the deck states, there are no rights or wrongs. These are simply my perspectives on the tarot card meanings. I hope you find them useful!
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Creator’s keywords: completion, celebration
Carrie’s keywords: milestone, celebration
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Four of Wands Tarot Card Meanings in the Wild Unknown
In the Ace of Wands, we saw the seed of potential. The Two brought a realization of personal power, and the Three showed visions of where this all could take us. The Four of Wands now blends a recognition of how far you’ve come with a renewed conviction in where you want to go from here.
The first two wands cross to form an X, the lower two wands forming the same shape below. The two X’s meet in the middle, forming a small diamond. The crossing wands give the sense of energies meeting, stabilizing and then transforming.
Beyond the wands is a larger diamond, mirroring the shape of the small diamond. The small diamond has a blue center, a color associated with intuitive receptivity. The large diamond is filled with emanating yellow and orange rays, colors that represent planning and action. The entire image suggests the combination of intuition and intelligence.
Beyond the large diamond, black and white lines border the four corners. They are reminiscent of the pattern on the back of the cardstock. This shows a portal which was once mysterious and closed has begun to open and take shape. We’re now in the midst of actively exploring new dimensions.
The four wands almost look to be dancing, the X’s bringing to mind a human figure, arms and legs stretched out with happiness. Just looking out this card makes me want to throw out my own arms and say “yessss! Whooo!” The Four of Wands reminds you to celebrate how far you’ve come without denying how far you have to go.
Amidst the bustling, excited energy, there is that calm, blue center. It is the tranquil core that gives the deeper meaning to achievements. The center is the place within us that knows the actions we’ve taken are part of a sacred journey. We are on our own wild path, and we find joy in the landmarks we encounter along the way.
The Four of Wands shows celebration of what has transpired tinged with an anticipation of the future. We’ve started to move closer to that condensed rainbow energy we saw in the Three of Wands. We’ve passed the threshold – we are on our way! High five yourself for what you’ve already done and then keep on keepin’ on.
Four of Wands Tarot Card Meanings in General
Four is a number of stability, and wands are the suit of momentum. As such, the Four of Wands is often a symbol of milestones on your journey. It is important to recognize these milestones, even when they seem small. Giving yourself the chance to celebrate little victories gives you the chance to replenish, and them move forward with even more vigor.
The Waite-Smith tarot version shows two people wearing floral crows, arms upraised, standing in front of a castle. This imagery suggests the ways in which this card can be associated with various milestones on the human journey: birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and so on. Sometimes you need to remind yourself to actively seek out reasons to be jubilant.
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This card can be an invitation to celebrate where you are right now. Even if things aren’t ideal, even if you haven’t reached your final goal, it’s important to choose joy. Life is a culmination of small moments, and this card asks you to be present with the joy that resides in those small moments.
Give yourself credit for what you’re doing right. Remind yourself of what is going well, and give yourself a chance to get excited about that! You may still feel like there’s a long way to go, but it is also important to acknowledge how your journey has unfolded so far. You’re doing better than you may realize, so make sure to celebrate every little milemarker along your path.