Four of Spears – A Music and Tarot Discussion

MUSIC AND TAROT BACKGROUND

One of the best ways to learn something is through making a personal connection to it. Being that Tarot speaks to so many facets of life, lyrics lend themselves well to the cards. Music has power and we make connections to it on a regular basis. In a way, it’s magic because it can transport us back to moment frozen in time as the music and lyrics pluck memories from our minds.

FOUR OF SPEARS

Four of Spears is a card of celebrations. It represents the honoring of life events and achievements when we gather the clan(s) together to recognize these moments. Some common celebrations it refers to are receptions at a weddings or the ceremonies following graduations. It is the moments when you have achieved something but there is still so much ahead of you. We take this moment to honor what we have achieved but are still looking forward to bigger and better things.

KEYWORDS

  • Celebration
  • Marriage
  • Home
  • Happiness
  • Harmony
  • Prosperity
  • Social Events
  • Milestone
  • Accomplishment
  • Success
  • Family Bonds
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Blessings

MY SONG CHOICE

Celebration – Kool and The Gang

Ok. I know it’s kind of an oldie but, honestly, when I pulled this card, Celebration was the first song that came to mind. The whole song is about celebrating the good times. The lyrics don’t tell a story like some of the other songs I’ve mentioned have, but it really captures the spirit of a celebration. Coming together and having a good time which is really what the Four of Spears is all about. It’s also kind of a live-in-the-moment song which is super upbeat! What song would you choose?

On a side note: Doesn’t my musical representation today just fit perfectly?

There’s a party goin’ on right here
A dedication to last throughout the years
So bring your good times and your laughter too
We gonna celebrate and party with you

Kool And The Gang

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MAJOR ARCANA

The Fool
The Magician
The Chariot
Strength
The Horned One
The Star
Judgement

SWORDS (ATHAMES)

Ace
Four
Five
Six
Ten
Knight

 SHIELDS (COINS/PENTACLES)

Three
Eight
Ten
Queen
King

CUPS (CHALICES/VESSELS)

Ace
Five
Ten
Page
Knight
Queen

SPEARS (WANDS/STAVES)

Four
Eight
Page
Queen

Music & Tarot – 4 of Swords

Four of Swords (Athames/Arrows)

Most commonly depicted as a person in a prone state and obviously still and silent. Sometimes interpreted as a death or a stasis. This card reflects some who come to rest because they are forced to do so. Some who are in quiet contemplation or are quietly focused.

KEYWORDS

  • Stillness
  • Mental power
  • Meditation
  • Focus
  • Rest
  • Relaxation
  • Recuperation
  • Solo time
  • Respite
  • Healing
  • Inactivity
  • Reorienting oneself.

MY SONG CHOICE:

The Sound of Silence – Disturbed Cover of Simon and Garfunkel 

The opening lyrics of the song indicate a need for time alone, time in the darkness, to interpret his vision. For me this song really embodies the elements of meditation and mental focus as well as reorienting oneself. The singer knows clarity must come from himself and he wants to share what his intuition/inner voice/inner knowing has revealed to him.

Tell me about your song choice.

Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again.

Simon & Garfunkle (Covered by Disturbed)