The last of the three minors associated with Aries, the Four of Wands is linked to Venus in Aries, and to the final ten days of Aries (10th-19th April).
Detail from ‘Four of Wands’
The imagery in the Druidcraft’s Four of Wands evokes a sense of home, of comfort, of being able to relax – all very Venusian. The flowers in particular, in the garlands linking the tops of the wands or staves, suggest Venus (through its rulership of Taurus) – the ‘blossoming of pleasure’ fits with the theme of celebration that’s become associated with this card.
Often we see a castle in the background of this card, but Will Worthington has chosen to use a house – man’s home being his castle, perhaps. It’s not so far in the distance that it’s out of reach, but there’s still a distance to go. The area around the fire is marked out by four wands or staves or bows... four being the number of stability and security (four corners, a square – a solid geometric figure that’s hard to shift). It’s safe to stop and celebrate, to enjoy a break in the journey, to relax – temporarily!
Druidcraft Tarot created by Philip Carr-Gomm and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, illustrated by Will Worthington, published by Connections