Four of Swords Tarot Card

Four of Swords Tarot Card
Tarot Card Meanings: Tarot Reading and Understanding The Four of Swords Tarot Card

The Four of Swords is a card of inaction. It typically indicates the need to take some time to to relax and recharge.

Upright Four of Swords Tarot Meanings in a Tarot Reading
In its upright position, the Four of Swords represents the calm after the storm of the three of swords. The Four of Swords indicates it is the time to hang up your arms and rest. This is the card of recovery and healing. In terms of business endeavors, the Four of Swords may indicate a period of inactivity. Try not to concern yourself with the lack of action occurring in your affairs. This would be the perfect time to regroup.

In a tarot reading, the Four of Swords also suggests a period of meditation and contemplation.  An emotional cleansing might be in need or you may need to change up your routine that involves more constructive time for yourself.  In your free tarot reading, the Four of Swords advises that it this is not the time to make any rash decisions. In fact, it may be best to do nothing. Sometimes the Four of Swords can indicate a vacation is coming. If not, this would be the time to plan one. In terms of health tarot readings, the Four of Swords may indicate a hospitalization or recovery from an illness.

  • Inactivity
  • Need for rest
  • Vacation or retreat
  • Contemplation and meditation
  • Relief from stress or anxiety

Reversed Four of Swords Tarot Meanings in a Tarot Reading
The Four of Swords reversed typically has two major implications. The first implication refers to the need for you to get back into action. You have been restored to health, and it is time to resume your daily activities again. After a period of relaxation, you feel more capable to cope with the everyday stresses of life. In a tarot spread, the Four of Swords may indicate that you are not taking responsibility for your life. You need to show up for your own life.

The other implication of the Four of Swords reversed is a more negative one. In a tarot reading, the Four of Swords warns of enforced isolation or imprisonment. Its tarot card meanings may refer to those whose behaviors are questionable. You or someone you know needs to watch their behavior. If ones ethics are questionable, they can get caught. Emotionally, this enforced isolation can be a form of depression and/or loneliness. There could be issues at work in which employees are getting laid off. In relationship tarot readings, the Four of Swords can indicate a rejection. Finally, in health readings, the Four of Swords indicates there could be an illness and further hospitalization.

  • Feelings of isolation
  • Withdrawal
  • Failure to take responsibility
  • Lack of action

To learn more about the Four of Swords and relationships, see the Love Tarot section.

© 2010 Tarotreadingpsychic.com. All Rights Reserved. Images of individual tarot cards are from the Aquatic Tarot Deck created by Andreas Schröter and are used with his permission. They are for example purposes only.

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