Four of Swords Tarot Card

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Four of Swords card indicates an extraordinary restraint of the person who performs the divination, peacefulness, sometimes secrecy and coolness in making a decision.

If this card happens to appear when practicing divination on a specific situation or relationship, the Four of Swords may mean stagnation in business, absence of changes and progress. If Four of Swords happens to appear in a spread – it is a sign that you need to take a break, step aside and wait.

If this card happens to appear when practicing divination on health or physical condition, the Four of Swords indicates that the body is weak, forces are soon to be depleted. The person who performs the divination should immediately rest; otherwise he might get completely exhausted and might catch a disease. Also this person should listen more to his intuition.

In relation to the Major Arcana, the Four of Swords has a complicated meaning. For example, if this card happens to appear when practicing divination on a specific situation or event, and the Tower Tarot Card happens to a appear in a spread – then it is a bad sign, meaning a complete failure and collapse, without any possibility to fix it or to start all over again. If this card happens to appear when practicing divination on relationship, and the Magician Tarot Card happens to appear in a spread – then it’s a warning that a person behaves selfishly and should be less addicted to himself. This combination of cards also characterizes this person as insular, which can’t listen to anyone else’s opinion. It means that you should listen to the opinions of others, otherwise the relationships may simply come to a dead end or just fail.

Card Symbols

  • Lying knight
  • Stained glass
  • Sacred space
  • Three hanged swords on a wall
  • One hanged sword on a tomb
  • Number 4 and an element

Card Meaning

Rest, recovery, rejection of a struggle, loneliness, seclusion, exile, imprisonment, dream of a soul once troubled, and latent period. You must remember that to each of these concepts is necessary to add the word “temporary”. The Four of Swords is a small mercy of Swords, they are resting. When sword rests, it means it has fulfilled its task. On the metaphysical level the Four of Swords card represents a constructive action, a will, which is embodied into a matter.
Additional Card Meanings: Dream of a soul, retreat.

Reversed Card Meaning

Failure to act. A person should stop and think, but instead he throws himself into the fight. “A right action, in the right time, with the right people – leads to correct results” ? Reversed Four of Swords card symbolizes a neglect of this principle.


Forget about everything, take a break and chill out.


You might feel exhaustion, illness, meet some difficulties or impasse.

Card of the Day

The worst thing that can happen today is a complete stagnation in business, and then you might feel worthlessness and weakness. But it might be a simple delay of one of your tasks, or maybe you’ll want to put it away by yourself, because you won’t have time for it today. Even if such a break occurs, you should use it for meditation and relaxation.

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