This man is usually interpreted as being in the midst of meditation or some kind of contemplation. Thus this means that The Four of Cups card is representative of really considering all of your options in a situation rather than acting too quickly. Some of the more pessimistic interpreters of this card say that it represents inaction, and the refusal to come up with a solution for a certain negative situation. Which interpretation is correct has been a source of debate for a while, as each interpretation is contradictory of the other in tone.
When the four if cups shows up in the relationship area of a spread, it means that you are probably ignoring all of the positive virtues of your relationship in favor of focusing on smaller and more negative aspects. Have you had a few petty arguments lately, or has something small come in between you and your partner. Ignore these smaller things, as the bigger picture is more important. You are focusing too much on inconsequential matters and ultimately ignoring the love of your partner. Do not let this slip past you because this is important.
Seeing the four of cups in the area that represents money means that you are quibbling over little issues and not realizing that the bigger picture is your own happiness and the happiness of others. Maybe you are waiting too much time collecting coupons, or are embarrassing your children by arguing at the cash register for a dollar off. This could even mean that you are trying to cheat companies out of smaller and smaller profits just to save a few cents. In the end, it isn't worth it and these few cents won't make a big difference on your overall quality of life, so why do you do it? Reflect on this for a bit and then decide what you want to do.
When you four of cups tells you of your career it usually means that you have reached some kind of impasse as far as your career is concerned and the chances are that you've already spent too much time in it. The problem is you have been spending too much time deciding what you want to do, and not enough time doing it. In the end, it is more important that you get something done, than it is that you do it a certain way. This is only a general rule, but you should really pay attention to what is going on. You know what needs to be done, so go out and do it.
The other thing that might show up in a four point spread is the four of cups landing on the health and happiness segment of a spread. When this happens, it usually means that you are quibbling over little issues with your health. Just because you have a sniffle does not mean you need to go out and get cold medicine. Sometimes it is easier to enjoy your day when you are able to just put up with smaller hardships.