Short meaning: You’re bored to the point of being apathetic about a particular situation or relationship. The Four of Cups shows your attitude and mind-set aren’t helping. Try to understand what you are feeling and why you are feeling it, so you can start to address your needs.
In-depth meaning: The Subject has become disillusioned within a relationship. Either they are unsure about its sincerity and depth, or they’re just less interested in the other person than they were before. The Subject’s attitude is affecting their behaviour towards the other person and this is just going to generate more issues and insecurities.
It seems unlikely that the Subject really has lost all hope, or else the Eight of Cups would have appeared. With this card there is a sense that not everything is known. To take action, or make a real judgement, based on what they’re thinking would probably not be the right thing to do just now. The Subject needs to dig a little deeper, to see what lies beneath the surface. If there’s hidden potential then great, but if not, the Subject has learned about what they don’t want from a relationship.
Notes on the image: The image shows a struggling tree in stormy water, indicating problems. The tree has lost all of its leaves, you can still see them floating on the water – meaning that this issue has been caught early enough to do something about it. The branches on the tree are still pointing upward meaning the Cups are safely held for the moment, and there is hope of recovery if that is what is wanted.