Get to know the meaning of the card Four of Swords
The Four of Swords shows a man lying on a catafalque in a chapel with his hands folded on his chest, which indicates his need for silence, isolation and recuperation. This is also indicated by the sword on the catafalque, which is yellow in color, just like the figure lying on it. Above the figure on the catafalque there are three swords hanging vertically, indicating the need to solve existing problems. The Four of Swords also shows a stained glass window that depicts a woman blessing a young man, which may in turn indicate mundane matters still present for the figure lying on the Four of Swords. It is also worth noting that the three swords on the card are gray in color, which indicate a certain time of extinction of mental activity, but also of any communication or struggle. The Four of Swords is indeed a symbol of a certain suspension of things, but only for a short period of time. The card is pointing to regeneration of forces, but also to keeping calm and gaining time for further decisions and actions. The Four of Swords represents a time of relief from the pain and suffering received on the Three of Swords, but also indicates cool calculation and a certain distance from your surroundings.
The Four of Swords in an upright position is in itself a very positive sign. However, sometimes it forces us to take a break, which is necessary but not always welcome. The upright Four of Swords, therefore, indicates above all the need for both mental and physical rest. This will not only allow you to recover in both of these fields, but also to prepare yourself for the continuing, not easy battle in the Court of Swords. The Four of Swords in the upright position advises you to refrain from any action and think carefully about your next steps and decisions. For this reason, it is very often equated with suspending some sort of contact, but also simply a time to sleep. The upright Four of Swords is also a period of withdrawal from social life and the need to be with oneself for a while. However, like all Swords, this card indicates a brief period of solitude. Any communication with the upright Four of Swords should only take place within yourself where your subconscious already knows the answers to all your questions. The upright Four of Swords may portend a stay in a hospital, sanatorium, or even a temple.
For ongoing relationships, the upright Four of Swords indicates a moment of isolation between partners. It is not, however, a card that speaks of a breakup, although in itself it may indicate a lack of affection or continued coexistence in the relationship. Under certain circumstances, the Four of Swords in an upright position may speak of feelings of loneliness or even hurt. Therefore, it is necessary to think about further decisions in solitude, allowing you to once again restore harmony within yourself. Most often, however, the Four of Swords in the upright position announces a time of suspension of communication and further course of affairs, which, however, should not last long. However, this time will help you to heal not only yourself, but also an ongoing relationship. In the case of new acquaintances, the Four of Swords in the upright position may indicate a need to rest and think about your future. The person shown in the card may also be reacting in this way to perceived pressures and stressful times, so do not interrupt their period of calm. For single people, the Four of Swords in an upright position does not foretell new acquaintances in the near future. However, expect a journey into yourself where you will face your fears. There you will also discover your needs, which will prepare you for a new relationship.
The Four of Swords reversed indicates a moment when you can finally move forward after a time of stagnation, isolation, and contemplation. In itself, this card is a very positive sign in many matters, heralding an improvement in health, but also a regaining of strength. This is the moment when, after recuperation and calming down, you know what to do next and what you really want from life. For this reason the reversed Four of Swords will herald an improvement also in love affairs or even financial matters. Communication between partners that has been suspended until now will be resumed, and things that were previously on hold will pick up speed again. The Four of Swords reversed is a time for coming out again to the world and people, but with a completely new energy, clear head and balanced emotions. Therefore, if you are still wondering what to do next, the Four of Swords reversed is telling you to stop thinking and start acting. Think about what is most important to you, prioritize, and use the strength you've gained through isolation to better achieve your goals. Don't let anxiety and fear consume you forever.
The reversed Four of Swords in relationship questions is a symbol of the enclosure of feelings, but most importantly of the end of isolation or separation between partners. The card thus heralds a period of regeneration of forces that will help you overcome past problems. Very often the reversed Four of Swords will also speak of the moment when, after a time of stagnation, the relationship you are inquiring about will finally move forward. If your communication has been on hold up until now, then the Four of Swords reversed card portends a renewal of contact. Although we are still talking about swords, and the image shown on the Four of Swords reversed may evoke mixed feelings, it is undoubtedly a good sign in love matters. The card predicts a regaining of self-confidence, which may also prove useful if you are currently looking for a new relationship. So the reversed Four of Swords encourages you to get back out into the world and open up to new acquaintances who can help you find the new love of your life. However, you should exercise some caution when the reversed Four of Swords falls in your questions. When you see it, you cannot afford to let your regained energy be lost too quickly. On the other hand, the reversed Four of Swords reminds you that it is time to put an end to negative states and fears, and get back in the game.
4 of Swords, Four of Spades, 4 of Spades
Withdrawal, artificial order, silencing
Withdrawal, isolation, need for peace, rest, wounded heart, asceticism, loneliness, separation of the marital bedroom, need to rethink decisions and further action
Austerity, end of illness, recovery, return to the world