Reversed Four of Wands Tarot Card Meanings
The Four of Wands reversed suggests there is a lack of harmony or a breakdown in communication in your family or home. There may be tension between family members or loved ones and you are finding yourself getting caught up in other people’s concerns and relationship problems. This may leave you feeling uncertain about your own relationships and what you can and cannot depend on. You may also be going through a period of transition in your family and home life and feeling some tension as a result.
Similarly, you may find your home situation becomes increasingly unstable. There may be an external threat to the peace and happiness you once had in your home. You may be placed into a temporary situation which appeases your immediate concerns but does not yet solve the longer-term issues. Depending on your living arrangements, it may be better to move home for the time being to allow things to settle.
Given the upright Four of Wands reflects stability, the reversal of this card can indicate that you are going through a period of transition where there is little stability and security. You may be experiencing multiple changes in your life, such as changing jobs, moving house and/or leaving a relationship. While you know that this is an important transition that you need to make, it can be quite unsettling, leaving you feeling out of balance and uncertain about your future.
In a relationship reading, the Four of Wands reversed reflects someone who may not be looking for a particularly long-term relationship but is willing to invest in it for the time being. There is a lack of commitment, or even a fear of commitment, which is preventing them from wanting a long-term relationship.
Meditation on Prayer for February 22, 2015
Prayer is neither black magic nor is it a form of a demand note. Prayer is a relationship.~ John Heuss
A conversation requires two parts: talking and listening. When we are only talking, that is a monologue. When someone lectures, we listen. Prayer can be a form of conversation, yet if we examine the way we pray we may find it’s a monologue.
We pray to ask for answers or guidance, to express our gratitude, and to bless those we care for. It’s wonderful to open up a channel to our Higher Power by beginning the conversation, but unless we allow time to listen we will never really develop a dialogue.
We can begin to change our way of praying. We can limit our requests so we are not listing a series of wishes or demands. We can ask for patience to listen and then allow a few moments to listen. The answers will come to us and our guidance will be given when we are truly ready to receive it. An equal balance of talking and listening will help strengthen our relationship with our Higher Power.
I will pray and then listen, to allow my Higher Power some time to communicate with me.
Just a personal side note: I find that listening is a harder task by far than praying. It’s easy to ask for something. I pray for others all the time. It’s also easy to ask for help to get ourselves out of a bad situation. However, listening takes some practice and we don’t always get the answer we think we want or when we think the right time is. We have to be truly open and willing to accept whatever comes from the Higher Power and/or our Higher Selves and we have to make the time for it. In the spiritual dimension, things happen in the blink of an eye, but if we are not ready, then the answer will hang there waiting on us to open the door.