In the Four of Wands, Venus is activated by the Mars
energy in Aries. The energy in this card demonstrates
how love and romance flows easily into ones life and
could relate to getting along well with others.
This card expresses cheerfulness and enthusiasm that
causes one to excel in social circumstances. In the
Four of Wands it's all about social urges; the ties
we share in family, partnerships and community.
The number four symbolizes completion, perfection,
totality and bringing things to fruition. The two
figures raise their arms high above their heads with
hands filled with the nature's abundance. The flowers
represent the love and luxury of Venus.
The astrological meaning of this card can be considered
but Venus in Aries is only the external attribute. The
Four of Wands speaks to how we celebrate important
milestones, completion of projects or marking rites of
passage in our lives. Life's achievements are
celebrated through ceremony, parties, graduations,
roasts, dinners, weddings and reunions.
The energy in the Four of Wands gives encouragement
when things seem too daunting. It reminds us that most
things in life do not come easily. The bridge on the
card represents moving from one stage to another. It is
moving past mistakes or pains and into happiness. It is
then that rest and relaxation comes.
The Fours of Wands is one of the marriage cards of the
deck. The canopy of flowers and vegetation is a
reminder of the bounty that comes from the earth and
speaks to a fruitful union of two people. This can
happen in any relationship of course including work
In a reading, the Four of Wands can represent
negotiations, talks, or compromises between opposing
parties. There can be a feel of serenity in the midst
of a lot of activity and turmoil.
With the Four of Wands as Mercy in the World of
Emanation, there is a sense of Divine protection. As
social creatures we have the capacity to welcome and
trust those who may be new to our family and community.
There is freedom to rejoice and celebrate successful
endeavors and even though the party won't go on
forever, it will mark a time that is memorable and
rewarding. It is interesting to note that the card has
such a happy and fortunate energy that, even when it is
reversed, some traditions consider the card meanings to
agreements and contracts.