4 of cups (Cross Spread)

4 of cups

The Four of Cups can often imply defensiveness. He chooses to ignore the possibility that the cup offers. Consider what opportunities you are ignoring, and ask yourself if this is because you truly believe you would not benefit from it, or whether this is because you are fearful of what may follow.
The Four of Cups usually comes up when you are bored or dissatisfied with your situation. You may be feeling unmotivated. To overcome this, the Four of Cups suggests to re-evaluate your situation and to look deep within yourself to find understanding and meaning. Turn your attention inward.
The Four of Cups can be a stubborn, ungrateful card. The isolation in your world is self-imposed. Be aware that your detachment is becoming an issue. Remember, there is always an opportunity for you to reconnect with the world. Look at that cup being offered to you!
Often, the Four of Cups indicates that an offer has been presented to you but you are reluctant to make any sort of decision or evaluation of that opportunity until you have had more time for reflection. For now, though, it is the time for research and meditation. When all of the answers are in, and it feels right emotionally, then you can take action but in the short-term, you do not need to make an immediate choice.
The Four of Cups serves as a reminder not to take life for granted. Four signifies that you have created a solid foundation for yourself and a strong sense of stability and security. However, sometimes this can be negative, when you feel so content and secure that you begin to take your relationships and other aspects of life for granted. Thus, when the Four of Cups appears it must be taken as a cautionary note. Usually, people do not realize the abundance they live in every day. A lot of the disappointment in life comes from people who want more but who already have all that they need. The key to overcoming this disappointment is simply to see all the good that is in your life already, and be thankful for it every day.