Your Weekly Tarotcast™: Four of Cups Tarot

Weekly Tarotcast™: 9-03-19 through 9-10-19

Four of Cups Tarot

Four of Cups Tarot

The weekly Tarotcast card is the Four of Cups. The Four of Cups Tarot is protective and nurturing. These are qualities associated with the maternal instinct. Caring, affection and emotional stability will be recurring themes during this week.

We will likely be looking for ways to express unconditional love. This can contribute to a period of relative ease and feelings of security. Yet, this energy borders on being too much of a good thing. “Mothering” turns into smothering when we attempt to bind, restrict or limit others in the name of “love”.

The Elements

The fluid element of Water does not contain itself or conform to structure. Unstable liquid needs something outside itself to impose order.

The Number 4

The Fours of the Minor Arcana bring form and structure to their respective elements. Here is stability and nurturing for further development and manifestation. The Fours bring unification, domestication, reflection, or gestation to events and situations.


On the Tree of Life, this card represents the formula 4. Sephiroth or sphere 4, Chesed (Mercy, the sphere of Jupiter and the rule of law). Plus the suit of Cups (Briah, the Creative world; the element of Water – our heart and emotions). Plus the Moon in Cancer (more on that in a moment), equaling “Luxury.”


This card corresponds to the Moon in Cancer. It rules from 20 to 30 degrees Cancer, or July 12th through July 21st. If your birthday falls on or between these dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. The Moon rules the sign of Cancer and is very much at home in this most home-y of the signs. Comfort, coziness and nesting instincts will be very much in evidence this week.

In real-time astrology, the Sun continues its transit of Earth-sign Virgo. The earthy, pragmatic energy of the planets in Virgo brings healing and resolution. The recent new Moon in Virgo motivates us to improve our lives. We organize and refine our work. We pay more positive attention to our health. We can enjoy a period of creativity, fertility and productivity. This energy complements the positive aspects of this week’s card.

As a cardinal Water sign, Cancer needs to take emotional action. Support, nurturing and encouragement are second-nature. The goal here is to balance that by respecting personal boundaries. Love that confines and restricts kills the object of affection.


Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Four of Cups Tarot card includes possessiveness. Attempts to control and manipulate through the emotions. It reminds us how easy it is to go from comfort to crushing boredom. Sliding from cozy familiarity into contempt, the winds of rebellion can blow hard.


Let’s focus on the sense of being emotionally grounded by loving energy. Enjoy restful domesticity this week, knowing it is a temporary state. Use this energy to recharge your batteries before going back out into the world. You can’t stay here forever.


Power colors: blue, pearl white and silver for the Moon as well as amber, maroon and bright russet for Cancer.

Power stones: emerald, cat’s eye, pearl, opal, rock crystal and moonstone. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones. They will help you balance the need for cocooning with the need for outside stimuli.

Power metals: silver. Wear it to feel stable, caring and affectionate.

Power fragrances: poppy, white rose, water lily, coconut, gardenia, jasmine, lotus, myrrh and sandalwood. They will enhance healthy maternal instincts. Your nurturing, supportive nature also knows when to let go.

Power foods: foods prepared with watercress, poppy seeds, coconut, and wintergreen. Tea brewed from jasmine or wintergreen (mint). All will enhance the benefits previously described.

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