Artist: Lindy van den Bosch
Website: None Given
Boredom, distraction, oblivion, contemplation
“The Four of Cups shows a mermaid deep in thought, as if searching the depths of the ocean. There are three cups in front of her, but she does not appear to be interested in them all that much. The cups symbolize the different things the world has to offer, but she is looking past them, searching for more. She is also not aware of the bigger cup being offered to her. She is ignoring the external offerings so she can see her inner self and what she really wants in life.
Much like the Buddha, she is contemplating under the shade of the seaweed tree until she has come to her conclusions. By ignoring the cups, though, she might be missing out on great gifts, such as love.”
A young mermaid lies daydreaming at the bottom of the ocean, oblivious to all around her, and lost in her own thoughts of the future and what it has to offer. Above her, a large cup floats gently down offering another option. Three alternative cups lay beside her, but she pays them no more attention than she does the first, for she is looking inwards and ignoring the outside world in an attempt not to be distracted by external forces as she concentrates on the self to find that which she seeks.
This card represents the need to look inward and re-evaluate, rather than be distracted by things that don’t matter. Maybe it’s tiredness, burnout, or a case of feeling bored, but something is just “off” and you need to recharge your mental batteries.
Astrological Association & Element
Water / Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
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