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The Fours The fourth sphere on the Tree of Life is known as Mercy. This is quite literally a jovial sphere -- it is the sphere of Jupiter! Jupiter is the planet of EXPANSION! Whereas the threes gave us the first stirrings of manifestation, the fours demand structure. Being that four is the sphere of Jupiter, it must be understood that the structures that this sphere demands that we build are for the purpose of expanding all good.
There is a rock-solid base on the sphere of Mercy. All that is accomplished in this sphere is through the power of benevolence.
All good expands rapidly through this sphere by virtue of the integrity of the structures which are built to house it. The more solid the structure, the wider and bigger the expansion. Honesty, Forgiveness, and all manifestations of magnanimity, generosity, and graciousness are indicated by this sphere.
The Four of Wands
The Four of wands represents structured success--structured passion. This is a card of enterprise. The ways and means to create great things are depicted here.
This pip is very generous. There is a great desire to serve the greater good when this card is in reading. Much success and happiness are ensured due to the unstoppable benevolence depicted here.
This can be a card of forgiveness and amnesty. It can also symbolize harmony both in the family and at work.
The Four of Cups
Commonly, this is thought of as a card of ennui. I don't usually see it that way at all. The structure and expansive nature of the four against the spiritual and often emotional nature of the cups suggest that this is a card of emotional and spiritual discernment. This can suggest a spiritual or emotional discipline such as a regular spiritual practice, psychotherapy, etc.
In a reading, this card may be a reminder that if the querent is feeling emotionally or spiritually stalled, that what is being called for is greater generosity on their part.
The Four of Swords
Swords are about the battle, and fours are about mercy.
This pip is calling for a rest. This can depict a removal from the battlefield in order to rest and regroup.
This pip calls for the recharging of our mental and psychic batteries. This recharging is always accomplished first through rest! The Four of Swords often asks us to look more clearly at our conflicts and honestly consider if they are worth the price we must pay at the expense of our general well-being. In a reading, the Four of Swords is about taking a break and indulging in a well-needed downtime. The querent is often at a place in their life where they need to question whether they want so much conflict moving forward.
This card cand represent the desire for a better way.
Four of Coins
The Four of Coins represents the very real possibility of great wealth. This pip suggests that financial structures either should be or are being built. This can be a card of taking stock of all assets. Usually, when one moves through taking an inventory of all their assets, they are stunned at how very wealthy they already are. This card can represent both great generosity and financial soundness.
This is a card of financial structure but it is not necessarily a miserly card as is so often depicted. Jupiter is anything but a miser. In a reading, this card often represents financial structures needing to be attended to in order for great expansion to occur.
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