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Burdock is a diuretic, an ultrative, a nutritive and a blood cleanser. The Burdock root is used as a diuretic for skin diseases and urinary disorders. The seed are often used for skin diseases and fevers.

The Four of Cups tells of placing little value and implies a lack of gratitude.

The Four of Cups represents a time of being consumed by your own emotions and with life’s twists and turns. The happenings on the outside world are being ignored due to the intense focus on personal matters, and this self-absorption can lead to missed opportunities and feelings of missing out fun.

Fours appearing in a reading implies the realization of your goals and indicates that there is a focus on blended pleasure and weariness.

The 4 of Cups relates to the number 44 / 8, and this is the number that tells of the ‘Master Spiritual Power’. This spiritual power comes to the Earthplane with the authority to lead the masses and needs to be properly focused so that it can be directed in positive ways.

The Four of Cups indicates foundations, earth, solidity and discipline.

The 4 of Cups depicts someone who is not concerned with the ‘outer world’. They may be feeling discontent with the way things are currently in their life, yet are not motivated to do something about it.

The IV of Cups asks you to be patient, as ‘better’ is on its way to you now. This will entail some work on your behalf, but it will be well worth your while.

In a reading, the 4 of Cups indicates a sense of apathy and/or betrayal which can prevent a positive seeking of new, more positive paths.

The presence of the 4 of Cups indicates that you may be feeling anxious about an offer or opportunity, and there may be doubts about the repercussions of accepting it. You are asked to access what has already been gained and compare this to what could be gained from the offer. You will need to contemplate the benefits and risks, but it would be better to err on the side of caution.

The 4 of Cups sometimes suggests that you are feeling melancholy, bored and/or unhappy. This may encourage carelessness and emotional discontent and a lack of motivation, but it also tells of new opportunities to come. 

The Four of Cups tells that you are not to give in to anxieties and difficulties that may be appearing at present. Trust that the future will hold new opportunities and successes of many kinds so be strong, resilient and patient.

The IV of Cups in a reading may be telling of a new offer that may be presented to you and you are asked to consider all options carefully before making a final decision.

The 4 of Cups indicates that it is a time for contemplation on a deep level. Do not turn your back on offers or opportunities, but rather, listen to your inner-guidance and choose accordingly. Positive results are indicated if you are willing to put in the required effort.

The 4 of Cups in a reading suggests a refusal to accept a potential cup of happiness, and may be indicating that someone is feeling very alone and lonely.

2 Fours:
Two 4s in a spread tells of a safe and secure period of time.

3 Fours:
Three Fours appearing in a reading implies that you are being overly cautious about everything.

4 Fours:
Four 4s tells of extreme boredom and a feeling of being imprisoned by your circumstances.

Next to The WHEEL of FORTUNE:
When the Four of Cups appears with The Wheel of Fortune in a reading, it tells of a new direction and new interests coming about, usually within a fortnight. It asks you to become fully involved as this will lead to a beneficial outcome for all concerned.

Next to The Wheel of Fortune, the 4 of Cups tells of a new interest coming up over the next 14 day cycle, and implies that involvement is imperative.

Next to The HANGED MAN:
The IV of Cups when placed next to The Hanged Man in a spread, indicates that someone who is wallowing in self-pity has lost their direction and feels in a bind. It indicates a time of self-pity and feeling sorry for yourself. The message is that it is up to the individual to help themselves to get out of this predicament.

Next to The HERMIT:
When the 4 of Cups appears next to The Hermit in a reading, it tells of a gentle inner-peace and a personal satisfaction and fulfilment coming into your life.

Appearing next to The Hermit, the 4 of Cups tells of a gentle peace and satisfaction that surrounds and encompasses you. It brings a message that solitude will bring about spiritual enlightenment.


Boredom, self-pity, indulgence, apathy, discontentment, weariness, discontent, dissatisfaction, resentment, depression, compromise, anxiety, mistrust, hesitation, novelty, new relations, possibility.

The Four of Cups, when appearing reversed, indicates one who is emotionally introverted and unwilling to put in the required efforts needed to achieve their goals and aspirations. It indicates one who indulges in self-pity and negativity, and who expresses unhappiness, resentment and unrealistic expectations.

Boredom and/or a lack of positive activity that has become overly-indulgent self-pity is indicated when the 4 of Cups appears reversed in a reading. You are encouraged to seek advice and help with moving out of this negative, emotional phase. Seek out things that please and excite you in order to re-energize your imagination and enthusiasm.

When appearing reversed, the IV of Cups may be implying that you need to do some work on yourself, inside and out

Reversed, the 4 of Cups tells of unfulfilled accomplishments due to a lack of motivation and/or concern. Appearing reversed, the Four of Cups may be indicating a fear of disappointment.

The reversed IV of Cups may be telling of a dependence on alcohol or drugs, an eating disorder or severe self-esteem issues. If this is the case, professional help should be sought urgently.

A major re-think, change in attitude and a shift away from negative emotions will bring about positive changes, long-term.

The Four of Cups reversed clearly indicates that you will experience new beginnings and a fresh start once you put your efforts towards improving your life and lifestyle choices.

Joanne WalmsleySacred Scribes

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