Card Meaning: 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.
recovery, replenishment, relief, meditation, withdrawal.
Negative: avarice, negation of one's present state, activity with no result,
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,
— The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite