Card Meaning: Four Of Swords

Four of Swords


   In the suit that is packed with strife, sorrow and frustration, this card is a calm oasis where one can have a rest and get some time to recuperate. This card deals with positive aspects of the air element: mental clarity, calmness and meditation. When this card appears, take a moment in your life to just do nothing, replenish your energy and fill your self with optimism.


Positive: recovery, replenishment, relief, meditation, withdrawal.

Negative: avarice, negation of one's present state, activity with no result, restlessness.

  The effigy of a knight in the attitude of prayer, at full length upon his tomb. Divinatory Meanings: Vigilance, retreat, solitude, hermit's repose, exile, tomb and coffin. It is these last that have suggested the design. Reversed: Wise administration, circumspection, economy, avarice, precaution, testament.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite

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