Four of Vessels Tarot Card Meaning

Four of Vessels Tarot Card Meaning | California Psychics

Four of Vessels Keywords

Contemplation, mediation, evaluation, emotional, defensive, and cut-off.

Vessels Suit Meaning

Vessels are most associated with emotions, feelings (positive and negative), and romance. Vessels represent Water signs, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Water signs are generally led by their emotions and rely heavily on their “feelings” surrounding a given situation. When they allow themselves to be ruled solely by emotion, however, they can appear moody and difficult for others to understand. Depending on the deck, this suit could also be called Cups, Chalices, Goblets, Cauldrons, or Hearts, to name a few.

General Meaning for the Four of Vessels

The Four of Vessels will show up in a reading when we are feeling bored or dissatisfied with a situation. Being a Vessel, it’s tied to our emotions. You may think you’re missing out on an opportunity or desire something without seeing the full picture. This card is calling for your attention, void of distractions, in order to contemplate the situation clearly and reflect on the situation at hand. Sometimes we don’t realize the abundance we already have, and we concentrate on wanting more when we may really have all that we need. The Four of Vessels is there to remind us to take stock in what we have and to be thankful for it.

The Four of Vessels in the Past/Yesterday Meaning

When the Four of Vessels appears in the past position of a reading, it indicates your dissatisfaction with the way something turned out in the past. If you find yourself unable move forward, try to make peace with the situation. Allow yourself to see the bigger picture and then try to let it go.

The Four of Vessels in the Present/Today Meaning

The message of the Four of Vessels in the present position is that you can’t live fully in the present if you’re held back by the traps and constraints of the past. The view looking back is narrow and well-traveled while the view ahead is wide open and full of unknown possibilities. It takes time to find a new starting point, and while there’s no urgency here, the sooner you leave the past behind, the soon you’ll begin to move on.

The Four of Vessels in the Future/Tomorrow Meaning

When the Four of Vessels appears in the future part of a reading, know that there will be a time in the not-to-distant future when you’ll be presented with something to think about before you make a big move or major decision. Though it may not be a major obstacle, it still warrants your consideration. Balance your emotions and weigh your options with both your heart and your head to find the best road forward.

Love and Relationship Meaning for the Four of Vessels


The Four of Vessels appears in a love reading for many reasons. If you are single, then you have to ask yourself if you’re single by choice, or do you think you may be a bit too picky? If you think there’s the slightest potential, then drop your guard and give love a chance; however, if something doesn’t feel right, there’s no need to rush. You’ll know when that time has come, as long as you remain open, knowing that not every scenario follows a script or comes made to order.


Sometimes the Four of Vessels is simply about making the right decisions. If you’re in an established relationship, you may find yourself wanting a little more “me” time to be alone with your thoughts or hobbies. That’s all well and good. Just share your needs with your lover, and don’t completely alienate them so they don’t take it personally. Consider their feelings and you may just find they feel the same way.

Career Meaning for the Four of Vessels

The Four of Vessels in a career reading may divulge that your work may have become a place of angst or boredom lately and it may be time to look for something else. Find your next move and give it a shot. If, on the other hand, you were offered a job, the Four of Vessels may indicate that you have taken your time accepting or rejecting the position. Dive in, consider the big picture, and make the decision to stay where you are or move on.

Financial Meaning for the Four of Vessels

In a financial reading, the Four of Vessels suggests that lately you’ve been more focused on personal pursuits than monetary investments. Perhaps there’s a way to do both; think it over. It could also indicate that you’ve been letting lucrative opportunities go by because you’re more focused on others than on yourself. Find the balance between taking care of loved ones and self-care, and your finances may improve substantially.

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