This is not a card to take lightly and careful questions should be asked to try to determine what so troubles the querent. The truly horrible possibilities associated with the card can be mitigated by the cards around it. Hearts close by may indicate that the querent needs to focus more on themselves and their goals to reach out of the doldrums or that someone close to them can offer assistance. Clubs in proximity could point to the querent’s natural pessimism as off putting to the people who can help them achieve what they need and want. Nudging the querent in the right direction might be a little easier in such cases. Spades, as we know, rarely bode well.
In unusual cases, this card might indicate that the querent is already addressing habits or addictions that have nearly ruined their life. If this is the case, they may be on the verge of finding a kindred spirit among those who are helping them fight their dependency. Again, this is a rare indication for the Four of Diamonds, but it is something to consider. Vendredi heureux ~
Header: The Card Players by Lucas von Leyden c 1525