The Four of Cups tells that we are emotionally withdrawn. Hurt, betrayed, overwhelmed or just bored with the emotions around us, settling into depression or avoidance is a way of not seeing what you are missing. Three beautiful cups sit just out of reach, but the figure in the card is not looking at them. She is also not looking at the overflowing cup sitting behind her, carrying the replenishment that she needs. Nor is she looking at the stag or the castle, also behind her and waiting for her to come and reap the rewards that they offer. This is an interesting portrait of what we might be missing when we let ourselves withdraw or focus only on the negative.
Mystic Dreamer Tarot