Spades: Problems, challenges, delays, frustrations, loneliness, anger, secrets, mysteries, sickness, negative emotions, force, movement, karma, and the mind.
The Number 4: Stability, foundation, solidity, concrete, tangible, buildings, architecture, 4 walls, 4 tires, squaring off, being squared away, fair and square, square deal, etc.
How to Read the 4 of Spades:
Traditionally the 4 of Spades represents illness, recuperation, and the need for caution. From the stability and squareness of the number 4, the 4 of spades symbolizes the 4 legs and 4 posts of the sick bed. Symbolically the 4 of Spades can also represent a hospital room, a jail cell, or a coffin.
The 4♠ can represent a physical illness, and all the feelings and experiences associated with sickness such as rest, confinement, recuperation, exhaustion, taking it easy, moving at a slower pace, being bed-ridden, feeling cooped up or fenced in, staying home, etc.
The 4♠ can also represent anything that is in a poor state of health, or that is progressing too slowly. With diamonds, this card can indicate a unhealthy money situation, with hearts it can denote lovesickness, with clubs “business is slow,” etc.
The 4♠ canindicate feelings of disgust. The seeker is fed up or “sick and tired” of someone or something.
Two 4′s: a solid foundation.
Three 4′s: Fours indicate square things such as tables and rooms, etc. Three 4s can indicate places of amusement such as a restaurant or theater.
Four 4′s: Conferences, stadiums, arenas, and other large gatherings.
Suggested Card Combinations:
Face Card + 4♠ = a person who is ill, rundown, or depressed.
A♣ + 4♠ = a hospital
4♥ + 4♠ = a failing marriage, or an STD.
Meanings furnished by The Art of Cartomancy