Self-Care with Four of Cups

Welcome to Self-Care with tarot! Each week we will go over one tarot card and explore how it can be used to inspire a self-care activity for the week. This week is the Four of Cups.


Introduction and Meaning of the Card

SC-c4-01If you haven’t already, you can explore the basic meaning of this card here, from my Exploring Tarot series, and you can explore the emotional meaning here, from my Emotional Tarot series.

This card is one those cards that can be a be challenging to convey the meaning. It tries to convey the concept of when one is so wrapped up their world to the point they aren’t able to see either what they already have, or the opportunities being offered to them. Quite literally, what you focus on, grows. So if you are only focused on the problems, you’ll just find more problems. And again, like I keep saying, this is because of the way cognitive bias works.

So with all of that said, in the context of self-care, I take this card to mean that it’s time for honest self-reflection. What are you focusing on?


My Suggested Self-Care Activity for the Week

Based on the meaning of this card, the activity I would suggest to try doing each day until next Wednesday is to keep a journal and intentionally track where your focus goes.

Are you setting the intention each day to enjoy and appreciate the good things you currently have in your life? Are you setting the intention to express gratitude whenever the opportunity arises? Are you setting the intention to seek out opportunities to move your life forward? How do you feel by the end of the day?


Do You have any Self-Care Activity Ideas to Suggest?

Based on the theme of this card, do you have any additional ideas for self-care activities to suggest? I would love to hear them in the comments below!


~ Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti (Illustrator and Author) © 2009
~ Credit for 3D model and assets used in this rendered image can be found here.

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