Four of Wands
This tarot card is the stage of reaping what we have sowed. In a reading, it generally means that the time has come to receive the gifts in recognition of the hard work we have done. It’s time to pop the champagne, and open our gates to new beginnings and happy times. What is key here, is to be receptive of the changes, and take full advantage of them to shape our lives and our destiny. Overally contentment, good cheer, and emotional well-being are just some of the better things headed our way.
The biggest chunk of the Tarot deck, 56 of the 78 cards, comprise the Minor Arcana. 40 cards out of these fall exclusively under the Minor Arcana, while the other 16 also form a part of the Royal Arcana or Court Cards. If the Major Arcana can be said to convey the big picture, the Minor Arcana signifies the specifics in the life of a person. It is divided into four parts: The Suit of Swords signifies the realm of the mind and intellect, our decisions and insights. The Suit of Cups has to do with the things of the heart, things we love and care about. The Suit of Wands represents our power and life energy as applied to the situations and events we face in life. And lastly, the Suit of Pentacles represent our labours and the rewards we gain from them.