Four of Swords

Tarot Card Meaning


FOUR OF SWORDS
FOUR OF SWORDS

Four of Swords Yes or No

Four of Swords
(Upright)
Yes or No
Four of Swords
(Reversed)
Yes or No
The answer is vague. 
There will be time to think about your business.
The answer is “Yes”.
Action of compulsion, necessity.

Four of Swords (upright) Keywords

Sleep of the soul. 
Stagnation. 
Stagnation. 
Everything froze. 
Nothing happens. 
Forced peace. 
Detachment. 
Silence. 
Clock stopped. 
Pause. 
Retreat. 
Rest after the battle. 
Truce. 
Fatigue. 
Waste work. 
Retirement or retirement. 
Disease. 
Hospitalization. 
Imprisonment. 
Tomb. 
Loss of relationship, even if they live together. 
Reflection. 
“bury yourself alive”, surrender;
advice – not to isolate yourself from the world, to go out to people, to act;
calming down;
introspection;
the need for treatment;
the need for spiritual renewal;
stagnation;
interrupted activity, rest;
advice – pause;
isolation in personal relationships;
a feeling of loneliness in the union;
convalescence, rest;
prayer, meditation;
calm before a thunderstorm;
travel;
a period of careful planning;
do not strive for the same heights, otherwise they will again lead to the current unpleasant situation.

Four of Swords (reversed) Keywords

Insomnia, bad dreams. 
Exit from the conclusion. 
Recovering from a long illness. 
Slow recovery of strength. 
Caution in business. 
Will.
do not rush to act;
newly awakened activity;
discernment;
no time to relax;
return to work;
healing;
resentment;
illness, isolation;
dissatisfaction, retreat;
expulsion, dismissal, imprisonment;
unpleasant environment;
savings, savings, stinginess;
prudence, management;
music;
distribution;
mercy;
some success;
imposed isolation;
envy, petty jealousy.

Four of Swords Advice

Four of Swords
(Upright)
Advice
Four of Swords
(Reversed)
Advice
Take a break, lie down.Get ready to act.

Four of Swords Warning

Four of Swords
(Upright)
Warning
Four of Swords
(Reversed)
Warning
Potential exhaustion, illness, difficulty, or dead end.You won’t move yourself – the circumstances will force you.

Four of Swords as a Person

Four of Swords
(Upright)
As a Person
Four of Swords
(Reversed)
As a Person
Those who need rest. 
People recovering from illness. 
Medical staff. 
Hospital visitors. 
The patients.
Philosopher, brooding, detached person.
Uninvited guests. 
Prisoners. 
Prisoners. 
Exiles. 
Striking workers.
A person driven by circumstances.

Four of Swords as feelings

Four of Swords
(Upright)
as feelings
Four of Swords
(Reversed)
as feelings
Introspection, spiritual renewal,  stagnation, isolation, loneliness. Resentment, dissatisfaction, dismissal,, unpleasant, envy.

Four of Swords : Card of the Day

The worst thing that can be is a complete stagnation in business , and you have a feeling of your own worthlessness and weakness. 

But perhaps it will be just a delay in one of your affairs, or you yourself will want to postpone some business, because today you will not be able to do it. 

Even if such a break in business does not come entirely by your will, it can and should be used for reflection and relaxation.

Four of Swords as someone sees you

  • Someone who is tired and need rest. 
  • People who is recovering.

Four of Swords : Love

Four of Swords
(Upright)
Love
Four of Swords
(Reversed)
Love
take a small break from each other. 
Temporary separation by mutual consent (“live separately”). 
Relationship type: coming lover on Saturdays.
The time comes to return to each other, otherwise it will be too late.

The Four of Swords indicates that you may feel quite disconnected at this time. It is important that you let your partner know what is happening to you, but at the same time it is not your obligation to feel good all the time so that he feels good.

Your feelings and emotions are yours and you have certain areas that no one can reach more than you. It can be an indication of taking time, of taking a few moments to reflect. Feel free to do it.

If you are looking for love, it is not the time to force things, neither you are in a position to give nor others to fulfill the expectations you have. It is a moment of solitude but well understood, it can be very positive for your life. A better time will come and everything will be directed, for now, rest from relationships.


Four of Swords : Career

Four of Swords
(Upright)
Career
Four of Swords
(Reversed)
Career
It is necessary to sit out, lie down, gain strength, wait out the hard times. 
Small profits, poor development. 
Frozen payments.
Something needs to be done. 
May mean start-up capital from savings.

This is a good time to take some time off if possible. It may be a vacation but a weekend may be enough to rest and recharge your batteries. You definitely need this break to put things in perspective.

Some things may not be right in the jam, but trying to force things is not going to fix it. You must have patience. But if you didn’t, you may need to consider another activity or a different position.

If you’re looking for a job, things are going to take a little while, maybe longer than you can accept. This is a kind of obligatory rest. Keep fighting and wait patiently.


Four of Swords : Money

You may have to take a different course of action if you are behind in your payments and you are not sure that the money will arrive. Think of ways to bring in extra money.

If you have your own business, and you are owed money, step up your collection activities, because if you expect people to pay of their own free will, you will have to wait too long. However, the Four of Swords tells you that this financial stagnation is not going to last forever.


Four of Swords : Health

Four of Swords
(Upright)
Health
Four of Swords
(Reversed)
Health
Postoperative rehabilitation, maybe sanatorium treatment, recovery. 
Hospital stay (not in acute conditions).
The person is forced to interrupt rest and recovery. 
Either he got up ahead of time and now there will be complications (not dangerous). 
It may be necessary to conduct a survey.

The Four of Swords indicates that it is not optimal at this time, probably because of the stress you are subjected to. If there have been very painful situations, depression and sadness have a direct impact on the body.

In some cases it may indicate a period of bed rest or even some time in the hospital to recover from an ailment or condition. It’s not a gravity card, it’s all about resting and getting well.


Four of Swords : past, present, future

Four of Swords in past position

The plans you have already drawn up may misdirect you in the upcoming changes. The shadow that you felt hanging over you will soon pass and the warmth of your life will return.

Four of Swords in present position

Organize and explore your thoughts alone. Your dormant qualities of inner strength and self-worth will guide you.

Four of Swords in future position

Spend generous time planning your future. There is no rush to decide what is best for you and the people you care about.


Four of Swords (Upright) Meaning

  • Need for rest and relaxation. 
  • Take a break. 
  • The need for renewal. 
  • Slow period. 
  • Recovery of forces. 
  • Recovery. 
  • Relaxation. 
  • Time-out. 
  • Hang up. 
  • Relief from stress. 
  • A long awaited break. 
  • Health recovery. 
  • Inaction. 
  • Rearrangement. 
  • Retreat. 
  • Need for vacation. 
  • Loneliness. 
  • Prayer. 
  • Meditation. 
  • Deepening into yourself. 
  • Contemplation. 
  • Revaluation. 
  • The calm before the storm. 
  • Hospital stay. 
  • Visit to the hospital. 
  • Visit to the doctor. 
  • Vacation. 
  • Journey. 
  • Peaceful surroundings. 
  • Avoiding everything. 
  • Give me a break. 
  • Let’s pray.

In the upright position, the card symbolizes rest, recuperation, refusal to fight, loneliness, seclusion, exile, imprisonment, sleep of a soul, once a restless, latent period. 

Are you stressed? A temporary respite awaits you. Now is the time to rest and recover from a period of struggle and conflict. 

You need a recovery period that allows you to calm your thoughts and restore your physical strength. The most appropriate situation to relax and regroup your efforts. Some may seek solitude in prayer and meditation. 

Moving away from your daily routines will help you look at the future in a new way. Meditation will help you gain clarity in this situation. Perhaps you are feeling completely exhausted and should take a break from your daily duties. 

How about a vacation or trip to help you distract yourself? 

If you have transferred any illness, then the time for complete recovery comes for you. You can visit the hospital for prevention purposes only. 

Four of Swords is a meditation card.

At the metaphysical level, the Four of swords symbolizes a constructive act, a will embodied in matter. Hermit, shutting himself in his cell and immersed in self-contemplation, does not idle at all – he creates.


Four of Swords Reversed Meaning

Positive Meaning:

  • No time to relax. 
  • Resume action. 
  • The rest is over. 
  • Call to action. 
  • Return to work. 
  • Healing. 
  • Recovering from previous activities. 
  • Forward! 
  • Forward to the assault!

Negative Meaning:

  • Illness. 
  • Insulation. 
  • Discontent. 
  • Retreat. 
  • Resentment. 
  • Renouncement. 
  • Exile. 
  • Loneliness. 
  • Indiscretion. 
  • Problems at work. 
  • Dismissal. 
  • Anxiety. 
  • Opposition. 
  • Strikes. 
  • Boycott. 
  • Disorder. 
  • Conclusion. 
  • Detention. 
  • Link. 
  • Ostracism. 
  • Unpleasant surroundings.

In an inverted position, the FOUR SWORD card means untimely action. 

The positive meaning of this card is that it marks a period of ending rest and resuming action. You’ve had a forced break and now is the time to step up your activities. You have refreshed your strength and can safely continue to deal with stressful situations in your life.

The negative meaning of this card is that it can represent general problems, poor health, and possibly a whole period of forced isolation. Often, the card indicates the resumption of action in a difficult situation. The questioner resumes the previous interests, love affair, career that occupied him in the past.

Read More about Four of Swords Reversed ….


Four of Swords : Spirituality

The Four of Swords indicates a need for space. It takes time and quiet to really get in touch with your soul and the universal energies around you.

Even if you work full time and have fourteen children, if you make it a priority, you can find a minute or two of solitude. Find that moment and take it. Your sanity and your soul are crying out for it.


Four of Swords Relation with Astrology

Four of Swords Zodiac sign:
The Zodiac signs associated with Four of Swords is Libra.

Saturn in the 5th house as a symbol of a break in creativity or in the 6th house as a symbol of illness. Cancer, Mars, Moon, Houses Fourth and Seventh.

Four of Swords represents Truce .

Four of Swords stands for The third decade of Libra from October 13 to October 23.

The third decade of Libra most fully represents the weighing idea of ​​partnership – the idea of ​​the harmony of human relationships as an analogue of higher laws. This decade is characterized by the concepts of justice, goodness and morality, as well as calm optimism, a sense of humor and an attentive attitude towards people.

This decade is governed by Jupiter, which bestows those born in this decade not only with the above merits, but also with compromise (the case when only social norms and the principle of “what is above, then below” are taken too critically).
This decade also tends to see the world as the highest harmony, often turning a blind eye to the fact that the truth has not yet come into the world, and that it has become truly humane, you have to work hard.

Representatives of this decade, in order not to become a traitor to their own ideals, need to more often listen to the inner voice of their own conscience, but in order not to repeat the way of Don Quixote, they must specifically comprehend the realization of their ideals. 

After an unsuccessful attempt to reach the number Three at the level of matter and, having “landed” and, more precisely, having flipped on the ground, the Force (understood metaphysically) finds an acceptable compromise in the form of a reliable and practical FOUR. FOUR is, of course, limited, but at the moment it does not really matter. 

Since we are talking about a temporary respite before a new throw. At the level of the FOUR OF SWORDS a kind of rest takes place, a cure after the struggle of the misconceptions associated with the THREE SWORDS. The ideal, of course, was not achieved, God could not be brought to Earth, but the idol was already sculpted,

The TARO card depicts a figure lying on its back in a resting position. Three swords hang on the wall, one side by side: the mind passively accepts the world as it is, but … he is always ready to be fully armed.
Outside the window, against the backdrop of a noisy world, a man knelt before a woman: consciousness bowed to more refined feelings.


Two of Swords Symbolism (Raider Waite)

Two of Swords in Raider Waite Tarot Deck depict a Four are images of a knight lying in his grave with his hands folded for prayer.

The Four of Swords is a card of stagnation, interrupted activity and forced rest. In this sense, it resembles the Hanged Man’s card, but its difference from it is that it is associated with specific events: the obstacles or difficulties pointed out by the Four are usually simple and understandable, and overcoming them does not require us to overturn all life principles. 

This position is akin to a disease, which also constitutes one of the values ​​of the card. We are forced to interrupt our activities, to pause. 

Whether we will suffer or try to use this pause to deal with ourselves, depends only on us. It’s clear that we can use the pause to work on ourselves, but we would hardly be able to arrange it ourselves of our own free will.


Tarot Cards:

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Swords – Reversed Card Meaning

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Four of Swords Reversed

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