In an inverted position, the FOUR SWORD card means untimely action. It’s time for a man to stop and think, and he rushes into battle. “The right action at the right time in the right place and with the right people … leads to the right results.” – The inverted FOUR OF SWORDS symbolizes neglect of this principle. Cancer and its associated planets – the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars – sound in the topic of the FOUR OF SWORDS.
Mars in Cancer is in a fall, so the action at the level of the FOUR DIES OF SWORDS, as it were, freezes, goes into the depths, turns inwards. The moon symbolizes recovery and motherhood. (Maternity is generally one of the keywords for the FOUR OF SWORDS.) Jupiter, symbolizing the protective hypostasis of fire (light grave), in an inverted FOUR OF SWORDS can give such a negative manifestation as tyranny. FOUR OF SWORDS excludes vanity.